Apex International Hotel - Edinburgh

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS  show map
 4 stars
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Apex International Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

Centrally located in Edinburgh, the luxurious four-star Apex International hotel is only a few minutes away from Armstrong's Shopping Mall and Edinburgh Castle.

Renovated in 2010 and designed in classic style the residence hides behind its walls an ozone swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness centre and a spa.

The hotel’s 170 spacious guestrooms with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle offer signature furnishings, premium bedding, climate control, office desks, separate bathrooms with blended toiletries, satellite television, safes, telephones and internet connectivity.

The Heights restaurant and the Metro Brasserie bar serve innovative Scottish and international cuisine.

Edinburgh Airport is 11km away.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   171.

Rooms

All 170 deluxe non-smoking guestrooms with fabulous Edinburgh Castle views come with designer furniture, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, direct-dial phones, DVD players, safety deposit boxes, spacious bathrooms with complimentary amenities, office desks and free wireless internet access.

Double room is equipped with a king-size bed, natural linen, an ironing board, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer, an alarm clock, a radio, a balcony and a mini-refrigerator.

Deluxe king room offers a king-size bed, natural fabrics, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer, an iron, a clock, a sofa and pay movies.

Superior king room is appointed with a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic bedding, remote curtain control, a sofa, pay movies and a seating area.

All children under the age of 12 may stay for free.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is served for free at the Heights restaurant every morning from 7.30am till 10.30am.

The Heights restaurant offers sensational Scottish delicacies in traditional ambiance daily from 7am till 11pm.

The Metro Brasserie bar serves international specialties in relaxed setting every day from noon till midnight.

Services

All seven contemporary meeting rooms accommodating from two up to 250 delegates come with high-tech office equipment and secretarial service.

Wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Leisure

Leisure and relaxation facilities offer an indoor swimming pool, a steam room, a sauna, a fitness centre, a first-rate spa and a casino.

Additional features

The hotel offers car parking, car rental, concierge desk, doctor on call, 24-hour front desk, smoke detectors, complimentary newspapers and magazines, luggage storage, tour desk, multilingual staff, dry cleaning, maid service, room facilities, air conditioning, ironing facilities, 24-hour room service, dining facilities, business facilities, secretarial service, fax and photocopying service, high-speed internet access, meeting and banquet facilities, conference facilities, facilities for people with disabilities, leisure and relaxation facilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at GBP 12 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • In-room movies
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from 1430 hours

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    700 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    350 m
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    360 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    490 m
  • The Meadows
    600 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    870 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 1430 hours
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    171

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Rooms and availability

All 170 deluxe non-smoking guestrooms with fabulous Edinburgh Castle views come with designer furniture, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, direct-dial phones, DVD players, safety deposit boxes, spacious bathrooms with complimentary amenities, office desks and free wireless internet access.

Double room is equipped with a king-size bed, natural linen, an ironing board, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer, an alarm clock, a radio, a balcony and a mini-refrigerator.

Deluxe king room offers a king-size bed, natural fabrics, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer, an iron, a clock, a sofa and pay movies.

Superior king room is appointed with a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic bedding, remote curtain control, a sofa, pay movies and a seating area.

All children under the age of 12 may stay for free.

Apex International Hotel Double Queen RoomApex International Hotel Double Queen Room
Double Queen Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed
Size: 22m2
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  • Private bathroom
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Stylish room with one Queen size bed, large desk, private bathroom with shower and luxurious amenities.

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    Apex International Hotel Twin Queen RoomApex International Hotel Twin Queen Room
    Twin Queen Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed
    Size: 22m2
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    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious stylish room with two Queen size beds, large desk, private bathroom with shower and luxurious amenities.

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      Apex International Hotel Superior Twin RoomApex International Hotel Superior Twin Room
      Superior Twin Room
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Queen Size bed
      Size: 24m2
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      • Private bathroom
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      Stylish room with two Queen size beds, large desk, private bathroom with luxurious amenities. More space to work and relax in a Superior room.

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        Apex International Hotel Superior Double RoomApex International Hotel Superior Double Room
        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Queen Size bed
        Size: 24m2
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        • Private bathroom
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        Stylish room with a Queen size bed, large desk, private bathroom with luxurious amenities. More space to work and relax in a Superior room.

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          Apex International Hotel Deluxe King RoomApex International Hotel Deluxe King Room
          Deluxe King Room
          Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Double beds
          Size: 28m2
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          Stylish room with a grand King size bed, large desk, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, luxurious amenities. All the extra space and features of a Superior room, plus balcony and some touches that add another dimension to the luxury.

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            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              700 m
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              800 m
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
              350 m
            • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
              360 m
            Parks
            • Princes Street Gardens
              490 m
            • The Meadows
              600 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              870 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 1430 hours
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of rooms:
              171

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex International Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The city centre is only 600m away from the hotel.

            Edinburgh Zoo, a popular entertainment area is within 4.6km from the property.

            The University of Edinburgh, a famous educational establishment is approximately 600m away.

            Waterloo Place, a well-known historic landmark is less than 900m away.

            Edinburgh Castle, a noted cultural site is within 4.2km from the residence.

            Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, a popular museum is about 200m away.

            The Royal Mile, a famous amusement district is just 300m away.

            Armstrong's, a well-known shopping area is only 100m away.

            Tourist attractions

            • Witchery Tours - 100 m
            • camera obscura and world of illusions - 200 m
            • Macdonald Framing - 200 m
            • Edinburgh Castle - 200 m
            • John Murray Archive - 300 m
            • Holyrood House - 300 m
            • Local Heroes Exhibition - 300 m

            Places of interest

            • Old Grassmarket Well - 100 m
            • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill - 100 m
            • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 100 m
            • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk - 100 m
            • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 100 m
            • Camera Obscura - 100 m
            • Tron Kirk - 200 m
            • James' Court - 200 m
            • Netherbow Wellhead - 300 m
            • Magdalen Chapel - 300 m
            • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 300 m
            • Gladstone's Land - 300 m
            • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 300 m
            • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 300 m

            Shopping areas

            • Armstrong's - 100 m

            Museums

            • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 100 m
            • The Writers Museum - 300 m
            • Royal Museum - 400 m

            Theaters

            • Bedlam - 300 m

            Local Attractions

            • Leith - 1.6km
              Edinburgh EH6Scotland
            • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.8km
              75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
            • Inverleith Park - 2.1km
              Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
            • Holyrood Park - 1.7km
              Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
            • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.2km
              The Garden, Edinburgh

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 210 m
              Castlehill, Edinburgh
            • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 180 m
              354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
            • Old Town - 200 m
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            • Greyfriars Church - 320 m
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            • National Museum of Scotland - 320 m
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            • Castle Rock - 130 m
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            • National War Museum of Scotland - 310 m
              Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Castle Terrace - 350 m

              Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

              89% likes this, based on 895 reviews
              Cuisine: Scottish

            • Kanpai Sushi - 480 m

              Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
              Phone: 0131 228 1602

              76% likes this, based on 269 reviews
              Cuisine: Japanese
              Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 25

            • Passorn - 570 m

              Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
              Phone: 1312291537

              73% likes this, based on 401 reviews
              Cuisine: Thai

            • Namaste Kathmandu - 360 m

              Address: 17-19 Forest Road
              Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

              76% likes this, based on 90 reviews
              Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
              Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 30

            • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 560 m

              Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
              Phone: 01312252832

              82% likes this, based on 399 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian
              Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 17

            Getting there.

            Edinburgh International Airport EDI is within 11km from the hotel.

            Dundee Airport DND is approximately 57.3km away.

            Glasgow Airport GLA is about 77.4km away.

            Getting around.

            Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is within 700m from the residence.

            The nearest bus stop is just 200m away.

            Public parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 8 per day.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 1430 hours
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of rooms:
              171

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex International Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Apex International Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Apex International Hotel

            Average guest rating

            7.8out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 420 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            6.0
            Rooms
            10.0
            Service
            10.0
            Value
            8.0
            Dining
            10.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              Excellent location in the old city of Edinburgh;Grassmarket street is a peaceful spot .The square;,surrounded by several Pubs and Restaurants. French,Italian.. And of course Scottish Pubs where you even can have a small meal.,and enjoy live music late afternoon/night. Suberb musicians at some pubs. The hotel staff were in my opinion excellent; I would definately stay there again.(though a little overpriced..;but..we are talking about the main city of Edinburgh) The outdoor pavillon on the backside of the hotel closes at 23.pm.What a pity!A nice garden with palmtrees and comfortable chairs,hope they will remain opened until midnight. ----------------------------------- Don´t hesitate to visit "maison bleue"; a french/maroccan restaurant just about 200 m away from the hotel.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              everything, staff and facilities where excellent

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Nice hotel, right on the grasmarket! View of castle with superior room.

              Small things such as paint work not finished round the doorframe in bathroom. Such a shame as room and hotel in general is lovely. Also upgraded to a superior room as a treat for my auntie as you had the robes and slippers etc. however - they did not have this. Bit of a shame as such a small thing adds to the experience.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              loved the location ,the friendly staff ,and how clean everything was .loved the view at breakfast of the castle a definite plus .

              very hard to find a fault if you pushed me on this i thought the breakfasts were a bit pricey and the drink was a bit on the expensive side but you are a hotel and i expect to pay a bit more but to be honest it is hard to find something that i really did,nt like .

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Pleasant welcoming staff. In particular "well done" to the young receptionist who was sufficiently observant to notice I had a small problem when paying (related to the booking arrangements), and who had sufficient authority to resolve the problem in one movement and with the words "we want to give you reasons to come back to us, and not the opposite...".

              The initial lack of a similar attitude when the problem arose during booking.

            • Older travelers
              8.2

              Comfortable and very clean with friendly helpful staff

              No air con.....rooms very hot!! How slow were those lifts!!

            • Couple
              10.0

              We were upgraded which made our romantic break with a view of the castle extra special. The meal in the top floor restaurant was really good and it was a good idea to have a set menu with a few choices, the beef was exquisite.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              Location fabulous looking directly at Edinburgh Castle and in the popular Grassmarket area with many pubs, restaurants, shops and tourist venues. Room also had a bathtub which is unusual in European cities.

              Very Noisy on the Grassmarket side; should have been tipped off when I noticed sets of earplugs put beside the bed. However, it was still a great location and I would stay there again. Bar service was a bit slow.

            • Couple
              9.6

              We liked the location as it was near to everything in the city centre. We loved the view of the castle from our room, we liked the little touches in the room like the bottled water in the fridge, the sweets and biscuits and the luxury toiletries. The swimming pool was very nice.

              We did think that the bathroom could do with a couple more hooks to hang the towells on after they had been used and the shower needed a bit more water pressure as the water did not come out very fast!

            • Family with children
              7.8

              Very helpful reception staff. Clean, light room. Thoughtful touches like providing a bathmat and rubber duck as well as a cot (crib). Great Location. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel if it wasn't for an uncomfortable bed.

              An uncomfortable, cheap mattress (we were constantly rolling together during the night) and an icy draught from a window that wouldn't close spoilt an otherwise excellent room. The room had obviously been recently refurbished but there were no plug sockets by the bedside tables.

            • Family with children
              9.2

              Sepite being a very busy weekend the staff were all very friendly and helpful - no request was too much. We had two lovely rooms overlooking the castle - I would recommend the view.

            • Single
              9.6

              Very good hotel. Nice room with a fabulous view towards the Castle. Restaurant on the 5th floor has a super view and although I didn't have dinner there, the breakfast was very good.

            • Group of friends
              9.2

              The staff at the Apex International were lovely. The hotel and rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel is in a great location on the grassmarket, short walk to Royal Mile and views of the castle. Just round corner to Greyfriars Bobby for those interested.

              One of the downsides to our stay at the hotel was that our castle view room also looked out on to the Grassmarket where there are many pubs and can get noisy at night. This didn't bother me but my husband made use of the earplugs which the hotel provide.. Also on checking out the hotel kept our bags for us to go back for as we had a late train, they had trouble finding one of our groups bags, it was very busy, but I felt they could have had a better system for storing the bags. We had given ourselves plenty of time so made our train, but there was a bit of a panic..

            • Couple
              10.0

              The whole experience was fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The view from our room was amazing and the service was great.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Friendly and helpful staff. Nice swimming pool at street level - though private enough. Breakfast in 5th floor restuarant with superb views of Edinburgh Castle

              Although it was not an issue for me I was struck by the difficulty that disabled guests would meet. There were a lot of steps into the main lobby and no evident lifts

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Apex International Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              700 m
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              800 m
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
              350 m
            • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
              360 m
            Parks
            • Princes Street Gardens
              490 m
            • The Meadows
              600 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              870 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 1430 hours
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of rooms:
              171

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex International Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

            Use Badge