$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Apex City

4 stars
View map of 61 Grassmarket, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 2JF

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
50 reviews
Perfect hotel

The location was central to so many things to do in Edinburgh, it was perfect. I'm going to try to... See full review

  • Veronica L.
  • Apr 14, 2015
good

it is a good hotel with very nice service and also the location is good as well. Thanks for... See full review

  • yang l.
  • Apr 7, 2015
Stylishly modern deluxe hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket
The Apex City hotel is found in the center of Edinburgh’s fashionable Grassmarket district. The hotel features 119 stylish bedrooms, AA rosette winning Agua Restaurant, private dining, meeting, and event venues. Guests can relax and find solitude in one of the hotel’s library areas. Free wireless Internet and telephone access are available throughout.
Highlights
  • Located in Edinburgh’s historic yet fashionable Grassmarket
  • Award winning seafood restaurant
  • Excellent meeting and business facilities
  • Children under 12 stay and eat free when sharing a room with two adults
Rooms
Apex City has 119 bedrooms to choose from, all of which are non-smoking. Six different sizes of rooms are available, including city queen, city family room, and master suite. All rooms come with a bath and/or walk-in power shower, 42” LCD screen televisions with satellite channels, free wireless Internet, and free local calls. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all rooms. Family rooms include one double bed and one sofa bed. The suite is equipped with a fridge, safe, and surround sound, as well as having an exceptional view of the castle.
Features
Agua Restaurant, located in the hotel, is one of the best seafood restaurants in Edinburgh. It has won an AA rosette for its cuisine, which features plenty of locally sourced fish and seafood. The restaurant offers traditional meals for those who do not like fish. Vegetarian choices are also offered on the menu. Food is served from the a la carte menu at dinner and lunch. A bar menu of lighter meals, sandwiches, burgers, and snacks is available from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant is open for breakfast to guests only and is open to the public from 12 p.m. every day.
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station (4 minutes by taxi)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.3 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
Nearby attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (1.1 mi/1.77 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3 mi/4.82 km)
Business
  • Free, high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Three medium meeting spaces
  • Dedicated event planning team
  • Free AV equipment
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.8 mi/1.28 km)

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Apex City Rooms

Standard
City room amenities include 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, 42" widescreen LCD TV, walk-in shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, specially blended toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, textured fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Superior
Superior room includes 1 double bed, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, walk-in shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Master Suite
Master Suite includes 1 King Bed, separate living area & Castle View, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, walk-in shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Grassmarket: 0 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.4 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.6 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.6 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.6 mi
  • People's Story: 0.6 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.7 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.8 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.8 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.8 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 0.9 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.9 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.9 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Newington: 0.9 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood: 1 mi
  • Dalry: 1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • Greenhill: 1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1.1 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.1 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Apex City Hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh's old town, with easy access from Waverley Station. There is limited car parking available on site, and additional spaces close by at a multi-storey car park on Castle Terrace. There are three rooms in the conference centre, chic and stylish with light reflective black glass table tops and they all come with an impressive range of facilities; TV and video, projector, flipchart, fax and phone, wi-fi internet access, ice-cold drinks fridge, complimentary fresh fruit platter and snacks. The City Suite is perfectly designed for a medium size boardroom, or a theatre capacity for 70. The flexible Nice and Seattle rooms are perfect for small and medium meetings, main room breakout, training sessions, and board meetings for up to 16.

Dining

Agua Bar and Restaurant
Set in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, the hotel's Agua is an AA Rosette-winning restaurant with cool, stylish interiors, offering classic food with a modern twist and using the best locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:30 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Apex City

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Veronica L.
Business
Whittier
Apr 14, 2015

Perfect hotel

The location was central to so many things to do in Edinburgh, it was perfect. I'm going to try to stay at this hotel every time I'm in town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yang l.
Business
NewYork
Apr 7, 2015

good

it is a good hotel with very nice service and also the location is good as well. Thanks for everything, I will recommend to my family and friends. Hope have another chance to come back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MTMM
Business
Portlaoise, Co Laois
Apr 6, 2015

Nice hotel and great location

Had a lovely stay at the Apex City Edinburgh. Rooms are comfortable. Lighting could be a bit better and I would prefer if they had safes installed in all rooms. Breakfast was tasty and there was a good selection. I would recommend this hotel to friends and I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John and Tara
Business
Nazareth
Mar 24, 2015

Great Location and a Great Value

My wife and I went to Edinburgh for a week on our anniversary. The Apex is located in the grassmarket which is a fun part of the old city. Plenty of pubs and shops just outside the door, and under a five minute walk to Saint Giles, the castle or the theater. The hotel provides parking for 10 pounds a day, but there are only 8 spots and it's first come! Nice in hotel restaurant. They do offer a modern gym, but it is located in their sister hotel 50 feet down the sidewalk. Overall, we were very pleased.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
valerie m.
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Great trip

Booked for 3 nights arrived early to leave in bags and were very pleasantly surprised to be told there was a room available for us at this time approx 9.30 in the morning staff are very pleasant friendly and accommodating on the minus side our room was very close to reception which is on the first floor because of renovations and we found it to be very noisy at times but overall a great stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
david n.
Business
N/A
Jan 20, 2015

Centrally Located

Great breakfast and centrally located. Near Waverly Train Station, and Grass Market

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
faraway
Business
england
Aug 11, 2014

city break

In general we were delighted with our choice of hotel the location for us was perfect and the food and staff very good, the one thing which was disappointing and, in the summer months, would stop us from using this hotel again was the lack of air conditioning in the bedrooms and corridors. We did not think a four star hotel would require the need for large and sometimes noisy fans.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a tour bus ticket to include fast track entrance tickets to the castle,royal yacht brittania and holyrood house.

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pali
Business
Zurich, Switzerland
Jul 29, 2014

Excellent location for getting known the city

The best on this hotel is its location, just 15 minutes to walk to Edinburgh Castle and to the Royal Mile. The room was a bit to warm, first we got one with a "view" at a parking lot, but eventually we could change to a better situated room with a more agreeable outlook. The beds, furniture and the equipment of the bathroom were o.k., but on our 2nd day the warm water run out and during 2 days we could not take a shower, which should not happen in a 4stars hotel. The breakfast was very good, the service a little slow but very polite. We can recommend the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mick the brick
Business
suffolk
Jul 1, 2014

everything i hoped it would be

Very helpful and friendly. Will definitely book there again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

George street, Thai restaurant on the roof, absolutely fantastic

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uncle No1
Business
Nagoya ,Japan
Jun 2, 2014

Close to Castle

This hotel is located within walking distance to the castle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Very good.

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