Apex Grassmarket - Edinburgh

ex. Apex International

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HSshow map
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Health club

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room films
  • DVD player
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2.30 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle700 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land700 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk3000 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements1700 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre2000 ft
The MeadowsThe Meadows2000 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1400 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre2000 ft
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions700 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
GrassmarketGrassmarket400 ft21 Grassmarket Old Town
The Scotch Whisky Experience The Scotch Whisky Experience 600 ft354 Castlehill
University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh 500 ft EdinburghScotland
CastlehillCastlehill600 ftEast of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket
George Heriot\'s SchoolGeorge Heriot\'s School800 ft8 Lauriston Place
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Castle TerraceCastle Terrace1200 ft33-35 Castle Terrace
Namaste KathmanduNamaste Kathmandu1200 ft17-19 Forest Road
Kanpai SushiKanpai Sushi1600 ft8-10 Grindlay Street
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant1900 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
PassornPassorn1900 ft23-23a Brougham Place
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat3700 ft
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.4 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.5 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.8 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral4300 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons4600 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.2 mi
Calton HillCalton Hill4000 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.0 mi
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle 900 ftCastlehill, Edinburgh
Royal Mile Royal Mile 1000 ftRoyal Mile
Castle Rock Castle Rock 800 ftThe Royal Mile
I.J. Mellis CheesemongerI.J. Mellis Cheesemonger900 ft30A Victoria Street Grassmarket
Gladstone\'s LandGladstone\'s Land1000 ft477B Lawnmarket Royal Mile
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.1 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
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Location
10.0
Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Lovely hotel in perfect location of Edinburgh's old town. Beautiful views of the castle from bedroom window. Nice, clean rooms, although some areas of the hotel could do with a little TLC.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The rooms were clean and tidy but due to attending a conference it meant we did not eat at the hotel so I cannot comment on that side of it.

    The sauna was not hot and the swimming pool was very small so with about 15 children in it it meant I could not swim in any direction - more like a cool bath than a swimming pool. The leisure facilities are poor compared to the Apex International in Dundee.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location was excellent with great proximity to the castle and there were many bars and pubs opposite the hotel which was perfect for the evening. The rooms were clean and the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. I think the overall price represented good value for money and I would recommend it to others.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Superb location, rooms very spacious, clean and well equiped, staff friendly and helpful, breakfast excellent, would book again.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Nice relaxed surroundings presented to a high standard at a reasonable price. Perfect location for our City Break with easy access to all trhat Edinburgh has to offer. Only dined in the Heights Restaurant for breakfast but this offered good food in an excellent location with 'to die for' views of the Castle.This is my second visit to the City and this Hotel and would definitely return here again - a view firmly supported by the friends we brought on this trip.

    Have not had any bad experiences other than the main bar running out of a couple drinks.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Staff were very friendly, room-bathoom-bed very clean andcomfortable, indoors pool, gym and sauna very clean and nice. Our stay in the hotel was fantastic

    Just some little problems with the wifi in the room the first day

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I found this hotel great for our city center Edinburgh trip, staff were helpful and friendly. We had a great room that was clean and had everything we needed, even down to a rubber duck for my son's bath time. Room service was fast and tasty. Pool/gym we had to our self most if the time, both were well kept. over all i would stay here again and plan too.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location of the hotel was excellent and is situated close to Edinburgh Castle. The hotel was warm and comfortable. Would visit again.

    There was no restaurant menu for the older kids. It was either a menu for very young children or gourmet menu for adults. There were no coat hooks in bedrooms.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Well situated, comfortable bar, fabulous view of the castle from the breakfast room friendly staff.

    Only one working lift with no signposted access to stairs as an alternative during a very busy weekend. This meant long waits going too and from the room. No spaces in the hotel car park.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Nice and relaxing great views of castle and good location for going out.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    everything was great , but most of all me and my wife love the view. we had a brilliant view of the castle from the balcony. the staff where great , and would recommend this hotel too anyone

    the view most of all , but the room was really lovely

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The view of Edinburgh castle was out of this world.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It has a great location, with lovely views of the castle and lots of food and bars nearby.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    second time we have stayed in apex and wont be the last,location great,rooms comfortable and very clean,amazing view of the castle,staff friendly,food good,stayed in many hotels in edinburgh and apex is by far our favourite.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location in the heart of Edinburgh and on the Grassmarket was the main reason we chose the Apex. The staff on reception were excellent, very curteous and helpful, room was spotless, warm and quiet and the on site parking was good value for a city centre.

    We tried to have a meal in the bistro which was far from busy at the time, but the service was poor. The bread we ordered never arrived, my broth was weak and tasteless, the chicken in both our main courses was undercooked and the accompanying potaoes were cold. We couldn't eat it and sent it back prefering to find somewhere else to eat.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  850 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2.30 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.1 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
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