Apex Grassmarket Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Edinburgh Castle

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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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City Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Family Room, 2 Double Beds | Bathroom | Eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap

Overview of Apex Grassmarket Hotel



Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HS
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift

Room options

Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

City Twin Room

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Queen Beds

City Double Room

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Castle View Superior Room

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, 2 Double Beds

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street - 10 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 11 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 20 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 36 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 1 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 2 min drive
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 2 min drive

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
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 10 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 15 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 18 min walk


  • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 4 min walk
  • Cold Town House - 2 min walk
  • The Bow Bar - 3 min walk
  • Biddy Mulligans - 2 min walk
  • The Fiddlers Arms - 1 min walk

About this property

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

When you stay at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, you'll be in a great location, within a short 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Metro Bar & Brasserie, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a sauna. The restaurant and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Princes Street Tram Stop is 10 minutes and St Andrew Square Tram Stop is 15 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 169 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 1:00 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests travelling with a service animal must contact the property prior to 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


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy


  • Lift
  • Lift door width (centimetres): 100
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • 2 on-site accessible parking spaces
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Front entrance ramp

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Metro Bar & Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 17.50 to 17.50 for adults and GBP 0 to 17.50 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Self-parking costs GBP 15 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Apex Grassmarket Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Apex Grassmarket Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 15 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 1:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Apex Grassmarket Hotel and nearby?
Apex Grassmarket Hotel has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Metro Bar & Brasserie.
What's the area around Apex Grassmarket Hotel like?
Apex Grassmarket Hotel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 6-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and 10 minutes' walk from Princes Street.







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10/10 Exceptional

William, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

stayed room with view of castle. Beautiful great location walked the city. Trouble parking personally guided in off street
john, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

fair enough
If it was a little cheaper would probably be quite happy but expectations were set high due to price. Bed was uncomfortable for me as I don't like a very firm mattress but this is personal choice. The location and service were excellent. Breakfast was a bit bland and sad. Whole hotel feels like it needs a bit of a spruce up but overall a good (not great) stay.
Deborah, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Irene, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Jill, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Petra, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service
Comfortable stay. Good breakfast, lots of choice. Staff and service was excellent. We were in a castle facing room which was lovely but very noisy until late so those wanting an early night do not have a castle view. Expensive stay thought parking should be included
Stephanie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location is great
Wonderful location for Fringe festival, the castle, and the Royal Mile. Nicely laid out. The bathtub/shower combo was a little high for an older person yo climb over, particularly as there aren't grab bars.
Diana, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great vibs
Convenient location and has amenities many other hotels do not. Modern and well appointed
doug, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

George, 4-night trip
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General property information

Reasons to Book
Comfortable Beds & Beautiful Rooms
Check-In Time
2:30 PM