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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HS, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
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  • A really nice hotel in a lovely area. Only negative comment is that the bathroom could…Aug 13, 2020
  • Great staff who do everything they can to make their guests visit as comfortable as…Aug 3, 2020

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

from £89
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room
  • Castle View Superior Room
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony

What’s around Apex Grassmarket Hotel


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 4-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 8-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 10-minute walk
  • George Street - 11-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 20-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 16-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 11-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 17-min walk
  • Kingsknowe Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children 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



  • Self-parking* on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool 1
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Metro Bar & Brasserie – On-site restaurant.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


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 sanitiser.

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

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)

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 for Apex Grassmarket Hotel

  • Does Apex Grassmarket Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • Is parking offered on site at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
    Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 12 per day.
  • Is there a pool at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:30 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Caffe Piccolo (1-min walk), Petit Paris (2-min walk) and Made in Italy (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,325 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
reat location, clean and friendly
Lovely hotel, great location. Fab service especially during this time when hotel has just opened back up after COVID - we felt very safe.
Colette, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay for my birthday
Amazing stay for my birthday. We were so well looked after. The hotel was well llaced and the staff were very helpful and made our stay so wonderful.
Christine, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Exceptional, outstanding Hotel
Excellent Hotel with fantastic views. Situated in a lovely, vibrant part of Edinburgh soaked in History. Brilliant views of the Castle
Kevin, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A good hotel
Everything went fine.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a great time and the hotel was very comfortable. Love the pool too.
Andrew, gb2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Cleanliness was atrocious Not a 4 star hotel
Connor, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Not up to usual Apex standard sadly
Disappointing compared to Temple Court and Bath Apex hotels. Shoddy building, Uncomfortable bed, cleaning staff took our room key from the room, poor room service- who puts mayonnaise in a toasted sandwich?! Very sad breakfast- buffet one day, cooked the next- several items missing. Staff serving breakfast who actively avoided the customers- wouldn’t make any eye contact and didn’t know the answer to questions. Overall, a disappointing stay, we regularly stay in other Apex hotels but won’t be visiting the Grassmarket on our return to Edinburgh.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Hogmanay!!
Absolutely perfect stay we had a room that overlooked the castle on New Year’s Eve so could watch the fireworks from the warmth of our room !! Doesn’t get better than this hotel for location
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gaurav, gb9 night trip
Poor 2.0
Worst hotel forever!!!
Worst experience ever. My car was damaged in the hotel car park. The staff were not helpful at all. I have asked to speak to the manager. The assistant Craig said the manager was on holiday. Really typical answer! Tiny words on the sign in the car park!!! No CCTV!!! If you like your car is damaged, you can park there. Refused to provide the receipt of my stay because they cannot access my booking and payment information. I have stayed so many hotels, this is the first time that the staff refused to provide an invoice for my stay!!!!!!!
Shanshan, gb3 night family trip

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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