Apex Haymarket Hotel

3 stars
View map of 90 Haymarket Terrace, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
14 reviews
Happy Hotel

Lovely greeting from the reception on arrival. The room was perfectly clean and very well... See full review

  • atrevel
  • Oct 26, 2014
Very pleased.

We can recommend this property for its location and comfort. For a chain hotel we were satisfied... See full review

  • AshTrav
  • Oct 6, 2014

The Apex European Hotel in the West End of Edinburgh city centre is just minutes from The Gallery of Modern Art, the Dean Gallery, and the shops of Princes Street and George Street. Guests who travel by rail appreciate the hotel's proximity to Haymarket Station, just 656 feet (200 meters) away. Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish international rugby, is within a 15-minute walk. Guests can choose from 66 stylish bedrooms, the Metro West Bar and Restaurant, and conference facilities.

Rooms

The 66 rooms in the Apex European Hotel offer an affordable option for business and leisure travelers. Fittings and furnishings are up to contemporary standards, with free wireless Internet, free newspaper, tea and coffee, widescreen television, CD/DVD player, lending library, and a free souvenir Apex Duck. 24-hour room service is available, along with concierge service and same-day laundry.

Property features

Guests can choose from a wide variety of restaurants and bars in Edinburgh's West End or drink and dine in the Metro West end Bar and Brasserie. Relaxed private dining is also available in three event rooms. The Bar and Brasserie offers regular fixed-price specials from a menu that emphasizes fresh ingredients sourced with care.

 

Three well-equipped conference rooms feature televisions and video, projector, flipchart, fax and phone, wireless Internet, refrigerator, complimentary fresh fruit platter, and snacks.

Highlights
  • Easy access to business and tourist districts
  • Free wireless Internet and local phone calls
  • Free parking (first come, first served)
Nearby attractions
  • Murrayfield international rugby stadium (0.8 mi/11.5 km)
  • Princes Street (shopping) (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Old Town (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Festival Theatre (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Holyrood Palace & Scottish Parliament (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
Business
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • Business and financial district (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Transportation
  • Haymarket Rail Station 200 meters
  • Edinburgh Airport 20 minutes by car

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Apex Haymarket Hotel Rooms

Small Double
The small double rooms provide the same amenities as our city rooms, only in a slightly smaller space: 1 queen bed, widescreen LCD TV, desk, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local calls.
City Double
City double room amenities include 1 queen bed, widescreen LCD TV, desk, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local calls.
City Twin
City twin room amenities include 2 single beds, widescreen LCD TV, desk, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local calls.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • West Coates: 0.2 mi
  • Dalry: 0.2 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.2 mi
  • Roseburn: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.5 mi
  • Ardmillan: 0.6 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Tynecastle Stadium: 0.6 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.6 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.7 mi
  • Westfield: 0.8 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.8 mi
  • Polwarth: 0.9 mi
  • Ravelston: 0.9 mi
  • West Coates: 0.2 mi
  • Dalry: 0.2 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.2 mi
  • Roseburn: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.5 mi
  • Ardmillan: 0.6 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Tynecastle Stadium: 0.6 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.6 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.7 mi
  • Westfield: 0.8 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.8 mi
  • Polwarth: 0.9 mi
  • Ravelston: 0.9 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.9 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 0.9 mi
  • Comely Bank: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 mi
  • Shandon: 0.9 mi
  • Scott Monument: 1 mi
  • Lauriston: 1 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 1 mi
  • The Grange: 1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • Greenhill: 1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Grassmarket: 1.1 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Princes Street: 1.1 mi
  • Craigleith: 1.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 1.1 mi
  • Saughton: 1.1 mi
  • Church Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.2 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 1.2 mi
  • Balgreen: 1.2 mi
  • Slateford: 1.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 1.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • Marchmont: 1.3 mi
  • Beechmount: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 1.3 mi

Dining

Metro West End
At Metro West End Bar and Restaurant, look out for the special fixed price options which offer great discounts and exceptional value for money. Of course, there's an emphasis on fresh ingredients - sourced and prepared with care, and the discrete, personal service is everything you'd expect from an Apex Hotel. After all, eating should always be relaxed and enjoyable.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Apex Haymarket Hotel offers a handy city centre location, just 200 metres from Haymarket Station, and it's a straight road from here to Edinburgh Airport. There is also limited car parking on site which is available at a surcharge. 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 and free WiFi access. The Euro Suite is incredibly flexible, and is ideal for theatre-style presentations for up to 80, classroom sessions, board meetings, training days and private dining. The Athens and Stockholm rooms are ideal for training for up to 10 per room, brainstorming and break-outs from larger sessions.

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 Haymarket Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
atrevel
Business
Cornwall
Oct 26, 2014

Happy Hotel

Lovely greeting from the reception on arrival. The room was perfectly clean and very well presented. Even managed to get parking which was a bonus. The hotel restaurant serves excellent food and the service was friendly/ efficient. The position in the West End was perfect for access to the castle, museums and botanical gardens. Will definitely stay again instead of using the Travelodge.

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

Get yourself the Tastecard as the hotel restaurant accepts it which means 50% of the food bill when pre-booked.

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AshTrav
Business
Ashland, OR
Oct 6, 2014

Very pleased.

We can recommend this property for its location and comfort. For a chain hotel we were satisfied and it felt more independently owned. Nothing grand. Solid service and reasonable amenities.

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

Business

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tommurphy73
Business
Ireland
Sep 22, 2014

Nice Hotel

Highly recommend this hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Any Name from America
Business
Lincoln, UK
Aug 5, 2014

Wonderful Staff

The staff were polite and helpful and the room was clean, roomy and comfortable. The hotel was in the quiet area away from the city center but there were some shops and pubs within easy walking distance and the train station was quite close. Quite a long walk to the other side of the city to see the palace.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Didn't realize the Festival was the month of August and the Royal Mile was extremely crowded with various entertainers passing out flyers.

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cser
Business
San Jose, California
Oct 8, 2012

Great Local Hotel

The hotel is in a great location in Haymarket. It's 2 blocks from the train station and taxis, a half hr walk to all the Royal Mile (touristy stuff), and within easy walking distance to lots of pubs and restaurants. The hotel staff was amazing! They were really attentive and helpful with giving directions. It's in a quiet location by a suburb area. The rooms were a good size, but the bed was too

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I suggest going to the The Mercat Bar & Restaurant. Graham (the owner) is incredibly friendly! It's a cute local restaurant with a whisky bar and lounge downstairs. It's definitely the place to go for good food and whisky. And if you like restaurants with very few tourists and more locals then this is the spot.

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Happy Americans
Business
Edinburgh
Jul 28, 2012

Americans in Edinburgh

We just spent 4 nights at this hotel. The location was perfect and we were able to walk or catch a bus to all city sites and attractions. Reasonably priced, room was clean and plenty of space for the both of us. The staff was very pleasant and helpful with suggestions for sight seeing. I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends and families.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The castle

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Time in Scotland
Business
Des Moines, Iowa
Jun 16, 2012

Nice, but...

Generally, this was a very peasant hotel, and would most likely stay again, the lack of any temperature control made it uncomfortable for sleep as the days got warmer. Our window only opened an inch and a half, which allowed pretty much no air movement, especially after the housekeeping staff kept closing it! The small oscillating fan just didn't help much.

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

Business

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dalian Dave
Business
Dalian, Liaoning, China
Jan 25, 2012

Visit Home

Friendly and helpful staff. Room a little on the small side but clean, warm and comfortable. Excellent location for us as very close to Haymarket station and also only a 15 minute walk from Princes Street. Food and drink prices in the hotel are expensive compared to other local bars and restaurants. However, as Edinburgh is my home town I know where to go and where not to go. Would I stay there again? Yes!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Edinburgh, UK
Jan 2, 2011

NYE

The hotel was really nice overall, beautiful, comfortable room except that our room had zero internet service which was a large inconvenience. Shower pressure was pretty bad but other than that no negatives to say. The walk to Princes St is actually about 20 minutes not 10 like the website says. The food in the hotel's restaurant and from room service was of good quality and not overly priced at all

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

Business

Review of Apex Haymarket Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Evie
Business
Cork, Ireland
Sep 16, 2010

Great hotel

Its a fantastic hotel which is just a ten minute walk to Princes Street (the main shopping street) and castle etc, it is a little bit out but its cheaper than staying in the centre and the ten minute walk is nothing, would definitely go back there.

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

Business

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