Apex Grassmarket - Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Health club

Overview

The 4-star Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located in old Edinburgh, 5 minutes away from Writers\' Museum . The stylish building was renovated in 2010 and now combines historic architecture with modern technology.

Located in a shopping area with golf courses, restaurants and cafés, guests will see why Apex Grassmarket Hotel is admired by many tourists. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Fairgrounds, trendy shops and department stores are within meters of the property.

The hotel's prime location offers to get to Turnhouse airport in 20 minutes by car.

Rooms

Staying in one of the hotel’s 171 cozy rooms, guests will enjoy a magnificent view over the castle and make use of satellite television, climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, a balcony and a trouser press. They feature en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The onsite stunning restaurant entices with contemporary dishes. Guests can unwind at the award-winning Facilities Include A bar serving a wide range of coffee and tea. The property is located near a train station, about 350 meters from Castle Terrace and Namaste Kathmandu serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

There are a storage room, a car park and a news stand provided on-site.

Relax

Apex Grassmarket Hotel pampers guests with a night club, a casino and a swimming pool. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet 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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Changing of linen

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2.30 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1200 ft
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    1200 ft
Parks
  • Castle Rock
    900 ft
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2.30 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    171

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Rooms and availability

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|City Twin Room

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room has 2 queen-size beds with a view of Edinburgh Castle, a bath and/or walk-in shower, a mini fridge and safe, free WiFi and local calls. Additional features include a 42-inch TV with Freeview, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and board.

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room has 2 queen-size beds with a view of Edinburgh Castle, a bath and/or walk-in shower, a mini fridge and safe, free WiFi and local calls. Additional features include a 42-inch TV with Freeview, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and board.

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Family Two Room Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room has 2 queen-size beds with a view of Edinburgh Castle, a bath and/or walk-in shower, a mini fridge and safe, free WiFi and local calls. Additional features include a 42-inch TV with Freeview, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and board.

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Family Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|family room

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

Apex Grassmarket photos Room Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Local calls
  • Media:Television
Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Superior Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room includes a queen-size bed with view of Edinburgh Castle, a bath and/or walk-in shower, free WiFi and local calls. Additional benefits include a 42-inch flat-screen TV with Freeview, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge and safe, iron and board.

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|deluxe double/CP

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Deluxe King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Top floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This room includes a king-size bed and a balcony with view of Edinburgh Castle, a bath and/or walk-in shower, free WiFi and local calls. Additional benefits include a 42-inch TV with Freeview, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge and safe, iron and board.

Apex Grassmarket Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours400 ft
  • Edinburgh Castle700 ft
  • Macdonald Framing700 ft
  • Local Heroes Exhibition1000 ft
  • John Murray Archive1000 ft
  • Holyrood House1000 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

  • Old Grassmarket Well400 ft
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours400 ft
  • Armstrong's400 ft
  • Camera Obscura400 ft
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre400 ft
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk400 ft
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill400 ft
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience400 ft
  • James' Court700 ft
  • National Library of Scotland1000 ft
  • The High Kirk Of St. Giles1000 ft
  • Netherbow Wellhead1000 ft
  • Central Library1000 ft
  • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue1000 ft
  • Magdalen Chapel1000 ft

Museums

  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center700 ft
  • The Writers Museum1000 ft

Theaters

  • Bedlam1000 ft

Local attractions

  • The Scottish Parliament5000 ft
    Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle
  • Mansfield Traquair5100 ft
    Church House East London Street
  • Holyrood Park 1.0 mi
    1 Holyrood Park
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.0 mi
    Canongate
  • The Queen\'s Gallery 5200 ft
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate The Royal Mile

Near the hotel

  • Edinburgh Castle 1000 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile 1000 ft
    Royal Mile
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience 600 ft
    354 Castlehill
  • Castlehill600 ft
    East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions700 ft
    Castlehill The Royal Mile
  • Grassmarket400 ft
    21 Grassmarket Old Town
  • University of Edinburgh 500 ft
    EdinburghScotland

Restaurants nearby

  • Castle Terrace1200 ft

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

  • Kanpai Sushi1600 ft

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

    76% likes this, based on 269 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 34

  • Passorn1900 ft

    Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
    Phone: 1312291537

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

  • Namaste Kathmandu1200 ft

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

    76% likes this, based on 90 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 40

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant1900 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    82% likes this, based on 399 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 23

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2.30 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    171

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex Grassmarket

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Apex Grassmarket Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 441 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 Grassmarket - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1200 ft
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    1200 ft
Parks
  • Castle Rock
    900 ft
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2.30 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    171

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex Grassmarket

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

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