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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
61 GrassmarketEdinburghScotlandEH1 2HJUnited Kingdom, 0203 027 9779Great location! See map

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Greyfriars Kirk
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  • Free WiFi
  • Luxury Hotel
Great location
Fantastic service
Rather comfortable
Great room
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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

from £79
  • x-standard double/twin room
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Superior Double
  • xx- Superior Twin
  • x-Superior double special
  • x-City Double Special
  • City Double Room Single Use
  • City Double Room (Promotional)
  • City Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds (Promotional)
  • Master Suite
  • City Plus Double Room
  • City Plus Twin Room

About Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

The modern Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. The hotel offers clear views of nearby Edinburgh Castle and is close to the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, the Parliament buildings and the shops on Princes Street. Edinburgh Waverley train station is less than a mile away, while Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 7 miles from the hotel.

Hotel Features.
The ultra-modern interior of the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, which opened in 2002, leads off the medieval cobbled streets of Grassmarket. Leather and steel armchairs are dotted around the lobby, which offers views of the castle through large windows.

The long Agua Bar and Restaurant serves Scottish specialities such as mille feuille of Highland game casserole. Charcoal-colored banquettes line the walls, with broad dining chairs on the other side of the tables. For breakfast, guests can choose from a continental buffet or cooked Scottish breakfast. Drinks and light dishes are served in the adjoining bar area.

Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. The hotel has 4 calm library spaces, with views of the castle. A selection of DVDs (surcharge) is available at reception.

The Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel's 122 guestrooms feature framed photographs of Edinburgh, back-lit headboards and suede armchairs. The airy rooms, decorated in neutral colors, offer free wireless Internet access, TVs, DVD players, and tea/coffee making facilities. Bathrooms have baths and separate walk-in showers, heated towel rails, and complimentary designer toiletries.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 122 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


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

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 427
  • Conference space size (meters) - 40
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping (daily)

Special features


Agua – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Apex City Edinburgh Hotel
  • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
  • Apex City Edinburgh Hotel
  • Hotel Apex City
  • Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
  • Apex Hotel
  • Apex City Edinburgh
  • Apex
  • Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
  • Hotel Apex City
  • Hotel Apex
  • Hotel Apex Edinburgh City
  • Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the Hotel using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 12 per night

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

What’s around Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel


  • In Old Town
  • Greyfriars Kirk (4-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (7-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (7-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (10-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (10-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (11-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (19-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 24-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 12-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 18-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 829 reviews

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
A good place to stay
A lovely hotel with a nice restaurant. The Grassmarket is a lovely part of the City.
Paul, gb1 night trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Fantastic trip to Edinburgh with a top quality hotel as a base for sightseeing in the old town. Extremely quiet and clean hotel. Well done apex we had a lovely time.
Karl, gb2 night trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Great Hotel !!!
Had a fantastic time ! Complimentary upgrade was the icing on the cake!!! Would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Edinburgh. Great location for shopping and entertainment!!
Joseph, gb1 night trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Right inside the heart of the tourist areas
The hotel was in an excellent position and areas we wanted to get to were within a ten minute walk. We were upgraded which was a nice surprise and we found everything really good. .
Walter, gb1 night trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Lovely hotel with great service. Receptionist even came outside to meet us at the entrance to the car park and confirmed our booking and availability of a parking space. Would definitely return.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip

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