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Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Grassmarket

  • Free WiFi
From
$162 CAD

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from December 22 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).

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9.0.Superb.
  • Nice views, ended up with a room that had small windows and a shower that just got water…

    Feb. 19, 2020

  • Perfect location, welcoming staff who upgraded us free of charge to a castle view room.…

    Jan. 14, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Convenient
Safe
Shopping
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 169 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street - 8 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 10 min walk
This property is closed from December 22 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room
  • Castle View Superior Room
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony

Location

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street - 8 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 10 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 20 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 21 min walk
  • The Hub - 5 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 16 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 17 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 169 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (GBP 12 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Metro Bar & Brasserie - Onsite restaurant.

Small print

Also known as

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket
  • Apex International Edinburgh
  • Hotel Apex International
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 12 per day with in/out privileges

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.5 for adults and GBP 15.50 for children (approximately)

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Apex Grassmarket Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from December 22 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 12 per day.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:30 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Metro Bar & Brasserie. Nearby restaurants include The Bow Bar (3-min walk), Timberyard (4-min walk), and Oink (5-min walk).
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a fitness center.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel

    Great hotel

    Helen, 2 night family trip, Jan. 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It’s walkable distance to the landmarks and rooms have amazing view for sure. We travelled with a toddler so the swimming pool was a bonus. Very comfortable bed and restaurants are accessible, only cross the street!

    2 night family trip, Dec. 22, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The first room we were put in had a shower tub that was taller than my knee. It was a steep climb in and there were no bars for support.even the non slip mat was slippery. I hit my shoulder as I tripped and even the half glass partition opened up and gave no support. I let the manager know and was moved to a room with a walk in shower. That shower had a door that could not fully close and the floor was a puddle. I am puzzled by the lack of safety meadures

    4 night trip, Dec. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent location and view of the castle. Very friendly, helpful services at the hotel and the local restaurants and shops.

    3 night family trip, Nov. 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location of hotel was easily accessible from the airport. Location allowed walking to city's main attractions. The hotel offered a good breakfast and supper.

    Lucac, 3 night trip, Oct. 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location is perfect, room is spacious and clean. Staff is helpful!!!

    2 night family trip, Oct. 12, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    We liked the view of the castle which we could enjoy from our bedroom. The location was convenient but being close to the pubs in the area was bad since the noise of the drunken souls out late at night shouting, screaming didn't help us with catching up on our jet-lag! Was very disappointed with the attitude of the front desk staff as to our poor "stream" of flow of water from the sink in the bathroom on the 5th floor. They did state that the problem was know to them for 3 to 4 days of our arrival, why then where we appointed to this room? We complained and they said they sent the maintenance staff to oversee the problem but nothing could be then. Why then did they not notify us either by a phone message or note in our room until late in the night. At this point my husband and I didn't have the energy or time to move rooms by repacking all our things, etc. They did try to give us a bottle of wine but all I wanted was to be able to wash my face and brush my teeth and my husband had to shave. Imagine the wasted time and frustration of groing thru this. They claimed the water flow was hampered by staying on the 5th floor. Have stayed at various hotels all over the world and have not encountered this issue.

    3 night romance trip, Oct. 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I liked the size of the rooms and t he saff was very friendly

    4 night romance trip, Oct. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was excellent on our one week stay. Room was spacious , staff was very helpful from check in to check out. We had breakfast every morning which had a lot of variety and was excellent.

    7 night romance trip, Sep. 27, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Our room was accompanied by outdoor noise and aggravation. Their idea of making up for the noise was offering us alcoholic drinks at the bar. Meanwhile, we could not use them. Toilet seat was not installed properly and broke off completely. My daughter was very ill from food poisoning caused by our dinner that night out. She vomited at least (20x) twenty times from 2:00 am till we officially checked out @1:00 pm. She was still sick and throwing up in the street after check out, while waiting for a taxi. This hotel felt the need to charge (30) thirty pounds extra for our stay. It was said to be 10 pounds charge for every hour after 11:00am. You do the math. Note: our Canadian dollar is worth much less! The bed was very uncomfortable. It was like laying on a rock and the pillows were about the same quality. Overrated hotel most definitely! We were especially, looking forward to this one during our stay in Scotland because, it is located so close to Edinburgh Castle. Would not recommend this hotel first. Some of the staff were helpful and seemed compassionate while, others were all business. Never did see or use their pool facilities. Overall, we were extremely disappointed! Would not go back nor, would we recommend this hotel to anyone.

    1 night family trip, Sep. 18, 2019

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