$122 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 12, 2015 Check-out: Jul 13, 2015

Apex International

4 stars
View map of 31-35 Grassmarket, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
69 reviews
Great hotel

Very pleasant hotel, walked to all the major attractions from there. Room was nice , and reception... See full review

  • Swati B.
  • May 26, 2015
fab weekend away

This hotel was fabulous.It is in the grassmarket area and is close to all the fab pubs and... See full review

  • Michael H.
  • Mar 9, 2015
The Apex International Hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, with 169 stunning luxury rooms, two restaurants (including Heights with two AA rosettes and fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle), private dining, extensive conference and event venues, and luxurious leisure facilities including pool and gym. Free wireless Internet and telephone access are available so guests can stay connected.
Rooms
The Apex International has 169 rooms to choose from, all of which are non-smoking. Five different styles of rooms are available, from standard city queen to deluxe king. All rooms come with at least one queen sized bed, a desk and chair, a bath and/or walk-in power shower, and are decorated with limited edition art. 42” LCD screen televisions come as standard with satellite channels. Deluxe rooms also include a balcony with views of the castle, a fridge, and a safe. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Property features
The hotel has two dining venues, Heights Restaurant and Metro Bar & Brasserie. Heights has an outstanding view of the Castle, balcony access, and two AA rosettes. Breakfast is served seven days a week and dinner is served Thursday-Saturday. Metro is open for lunch and dinner, Monday-Sunday. A traditional Sunday roast is served every week. The restaurants can be hired for private dining, or guests can hire one of the six other private dining venues. Yu Time leisure and fitness zone offers a state-of-the-art gym, tropicarium, and stainless steel pool. Yu Time is only available to guests and is open daily. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Highlights
  • Located in Edinburgh’s historic yet fashionable Grassmarket
  • Luxury rooftop restaurant with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle
  • Relaxed bar and brasserie
  • Excellent meeting and business facilities
  • Children under 12 stay and eat free when sharing a room with two adults
Nearby attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Edinburgh Old Town (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
Business
  • Free, high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Seven meeting venues
  • Dedicated event planning team
  • Free AV equipment
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station (4 minutes by taxi)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.2 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center

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Apex International Rooms

Family Room
Enjoy your stay in our sophisticated Family rooms measuring an average of 24 square metres with two Queen size beds. The spacious bathrooms have separate bath and/or spacious walk in shower with luxurious Elemis toiletries. Your in-room essentials also include a large desk and chair, fridge, safe, iron, ironing board, tea and coffee facilities, a sweet treat and complimentary still and sparkling water each day.
City Twin
City room amenities include 2 queen beds, 42" widescreen LCD TV, 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.
City Double
City room amenities include 1 queen bed, 42" widescreen LCD TV, 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 Double
Superior room includes 1 queen bed, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, 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 calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Deluxe Double
Deluxe room includes 1 king bed, balcony with Castle Views, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, 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 calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

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

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Apex International is centrally located in Edinburgh's old town, with easy access from Waverley Station. Car parking is available at the hotel at a cost of 12.00 per day, and additional spaces close by at a multi-storey car park on Castle Terrace. There are six 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 Apex Suite is our largest events room in Edinburgh with a capacity of 250, superb acoustics and feature lighting - perfect for larger meetings, presentations and product launches. The flexible Sydney, San Francisco and Amsterdam rooms are perfect for medium-sized meetings, and the smaller Rome and Montreal rooms are suitable for up to 10 boardroom.

Dining

Heights and Metro
There are two dining venues to choose from. The award-winning Heights Restaurant serves up fresh, imaginative fine cuisine with the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Metro Bar and Brasserie offers laid-back dining in cool, relaxing surroundings.

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 International

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 69
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael H.
Business
N/A
Mar 9, 2015

fab weekend away

This hotel was fabulous.It is in the grassmarket area and is close to all the fab pubs and restaurants that are close by.We arrived at 9 o clock in the morning after catching early flight from Dublin and went to reception hoping we could leave our bags in the hold until later but the girl on reception changed our allocated room number and we were able to book in straight away much to our delight. We did not eat in the hotel but had a few drinks there and it was nice bar but quiet.Would highly recommend this hotel as it is very central to all Edinburgh has to offer which it has in abundance.

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

Business

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Margarita M.
Business
N/A
Feb 25, 2015

Excellent Hotel

The staff were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble couldn't fault them.

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

Business

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kelley
Business
Dublin
Jan 4, 2015

Lovely holiday

Loved our staff at apex!! Great location, excellent

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

Business

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Countess L
Business
Chicago
Nov 20, 2014

Quite an average hotel

We stayed at Apex over July 4th weekend. The overall impression of the hotel is quite plain. The decoration is pretty much minimalist style. The location is in an average neighborhood. The room was small but with a very nice view of the Edinburgh Castle.

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

Business

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super partner
Business
Nottingham
Sep 24, 2014

Couple weekend break

Great staff, great location, great food and great price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mussels and steak = great food

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Padeit
Business
Montevideo, Uruguay
Sep 3, 2014

Fabulous Hotel

From the start, reception staff was excellent and extremely helpful. The room very comfortable with an awsome view of the Castle and the beds were the most. Wonderful pool and sauna facilities. Breakfast was delicious and very good price/value. The only problem, difficult to solve by the hotel is the noise at weekend nights because of pubs all over the street. The hotel provides earplugs which were necessary in order to sleep.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

use the Hop on Hop off bus tours. Very useful to go around the city and visit all you want at a cheaper price.

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Crushing couple
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Aug 1, 2014

No A/C

No A/C, and windows didn't open very much. Very hot and stuffy in room and lobby! Most nice modern 4 star hotels in the area have it. We had wanted to stay at their Waterloo location, but they didn't have two nights, so we never even checked for a/c at this one since the Waterloo has it. Lesson learned! The room was shabby modern. Terrible pillows, awful bed -very lumpy. Mold in the shower. Very high awkward bath tub/shower combo to step out of, nearly fell. Huge gauges/scratches in the wooden floor that should have been repaired. Would never call this a 4 star!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast was very good at their upstairs restaurant. Great view of the castle.

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Swiss Dude
Business
Zurich
Jul 21, 2014

amazing view from restaurant

amazing view to castle from top floor restaurant (breakfast) but you need to go early or be very patient to stand in a long waiting queue. long waiting in the dinner restaurant (lowest floor). friendly staff. good location at grassmarket with lots of pubs. quite expensive hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

castle and old town are only a few minutes walk away

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Countess L
Business
Chicago
Jul 10, 2014

Average Hotel, Room is small

I've booked a premium room with Edinburgh castle view. But the room was very small and could barely turn around. The hotel was kind of plain, clean but kind of minimum style. We slept well. Next time I will choose a more upscale hotel in Edinburgh

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

Business

Review of Apex International

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonthn
Business
Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 28, 2013

Great View and Great Location

We asked to get a view and for a few dollars a night more they moved us from the back to the front with a great view of edinburgh castle. Had dinner upstairs also with view...food and service was great. Would stay there again.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great pubs in plaza across street and royal mile is five minute walk.

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