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 area

Overview

Apex International Hotel boasts excellent positioning at a close distance to Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Our Dynamic Earth, offering 171 rooms and a nightclub, an indoor swimming pool and a spa center. Founded in 1996, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2010.

In the historical center of Haymarket district with a magnificent view of Edinburgh. Apex International Hotel is also placed near to Edinburgh Military Tattoo, City Art Centre and Holyrood House.

There are shopping places, such as fairgrounds, department stores and trendy shops nearby.

The hotel is perfectly located about 10 minutes' walk of Edinburgh city center. Turnhouse airport lies within about 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

All contemporary guestrooms come with free Wi-Fi, a work desk, a private balcony, a personal safe and satellite TV along with modern décor. They also have a small fridge, a kettle and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy fine dishes of local cuisine in the stunning on-site restaurant. The Relaxed Metro bar features a terrace and a widescreen TV.

Services

There are cars for rent on site.

Relax

The property indulges guests with a sauna and a health club as well as fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Hotspot wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   171.

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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
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Spa lounge
  • 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 beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • 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 

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.2 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.2 km
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 
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    171

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Rooms and availability

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

Room facilities
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    Twin Queen Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed
    Size: 22 m²
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    Spacious stylish room with two Queen size beds, large desk, private bathroom with shower and luxurious amenities.

    Room facilities
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      Superior Twin Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
      Size: 24 m²
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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.

      Room facilities
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
        Size: 24 m²
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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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          Deluxe King Room
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 28 m²
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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

            hotel Apex International Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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            Hotel Address:

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

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              700 m
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              10.2 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              57.2 km
            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 
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              171

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex International Hotel

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

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

            Places of interest

            • Old Grassmarket Well - 100 m
            • Armstrong's - 100 m
            • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 100 m
            • Camera Obscura - 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
            • Tron Kirk - 200 m
            • James' Court - 200 m
            • Netherbow Wellhead - 300 m
            • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 300 m
            • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 300 m
            • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 300 m
            • Gladstone's Land - 300 m

            Shopping areas

            • Armstrong's - 100 m
            • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center - 200 m

            Museums

            • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 100 m

            Theaters

            • Bedlam - 300 m

            Local attractions

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

            Near 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
              Old Town, Edinburgh
            • National Museum of Scotland - 320 m
              Chambers Street, Edinburgh
            • Castle Rock - 130 m
              EdinburghScotland
            • 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 20 - GBP 27

            • 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 25 - GBP 32

            • 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 18

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from 1430 
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              171

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex International Hotel

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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
            Fabulous
            Based on 433 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            6.0
            Rooms
            10.0
            Service
            10.0
            Value
            8.0
            Dining
            10.0

            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
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              10.2 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              57.2 km
            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 
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • 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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