$80 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 8, 2015 Check-out: Feb 9, 2015

Apex International

4 stars
31-35 Grassmarket, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
57 reviews
4 Lady pensioners see the Christmas markets

arrived 8am, we were going to leave the cases but our room ready! Staff very friendly, helpful.... See full review

  • MoniN
  • Dec 7, 2013
Leisure stay

Great location in the middle of Grassmarket. Great value for money only downside was that we had a... See full review

  • Dani
  • Jan 7, 2015
Deluxe four-star hotel in one of Edinburgh’s trendiest districts
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.
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
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.
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.
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station (4 minutes by taxi)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.2 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)
  • 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)

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Apex International Rooms

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.
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.

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

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1430
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (57)

Ratings and reviews for Apex International

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 57
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dani
Business
Manchester
Jan 7, 2015

Leisure stay

Great location in the middle of Grassmarket. Great value for money only downside was that we had a family room which faced Grassmarket and was quite noisy

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Xmas 2013
Business
Geneva
Dec 27, 2013

Great Scotish hospitality

This hotel is very well located and if you are lucky enough to get a room that faces the castle, the view is wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are very clean and sufficiently large (we were 4 people) and the hotel is family-friendly. The pool was beautiful, but too cold for us. Luckily the sauna was toasty. We can only recommend this hotel and we will definitely return.

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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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tennessee Mom
Business
Franklin, Tennessee
May 25, 2013

Watch our for Saturday revelry in Grassmarket St. pubs!

We arrived late on Saturday night and were given a room looking out at Edinburgh Castle and facing Grassmarket. Evidently Friday and Saturday nights are wild at the pubs -- with so much noise that we could not sleep until after 2 AM, even with the windows closed. The next day the staff was happy to move us to another side of the building where it was much quieter. After that, our stay was just fine. The location is excellent for touring the Old Town section of Edinburgh. Just avoid rooms looking out on Grassmarket ST. on Friday and Saturday nights.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Harries Family
Business
Cardiff
Apr 12, 2013

A pleasant stay not more than that

I was disappointed with this Hotel. All areas of the Hotel looked very tired indeed. Whilst the room had plenty of room for three of us and the beds were comfortable, it was very warm with no air con. I would hate to think what it would be like in the summer. The public areas were not inviting and the bar looked better in the night than it did in the day- very grubby However the staff were so friendly, efficient and so helpful, it was refreshing. I did not consider it value for money . Location was not great , would have preferred to be more central with buses passing by. Fantastic views of the Castle though.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonny twenty
Business
U.S.
Feb 20, 2013

Location is perfect!

The hotel staff were absolutely professional and very helpful. The hotel staff projected a strong "at your service attitude." The hotel was right below the Edinburgh Castle which created a spectacular view every morning as we began out daily adventures. The room appeared to be a little out dated. The bathroom was very clean. The shower did not produce very hot water and the toilet in the bathroom was uncomfortable because it was right against the wall with the toilet paper roll placed right above your leg.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Van and ghost tours, restaurants, the royal mile, stores and shops, and the Edinburgh castle are within walking distance.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Proud Mom of an Edinburgh Graduate
Business
Denver, CO
Jul 5, 2011

Fantastic Family Trip

Great location, super rooms - large beds, super clean and great staff

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Located in GrassMarket - some of the best Pubs including the Last Drop my favorite. Within five minute walk to the Castle and Royal Mile.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix
May 18, 2011

Great Location to Everything!

One of the best UK hotels I have stayed in. The Staff was very helpful and courteous. The hotel is very nicely decorated and rooms are comfortable. The location is just minutes from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal mile.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chapel Hill
Aug 19, 2009

Apex International

When I got to the hotel they did not have our orbitz booking - I had the paperwork in hand. It was all sorted out by the end of the day. We had a problem getting into our rooms, but as a sweetner, the hotel gave us complimentary breakfast for the days we were there, sent up champaign to our rooms and provided a cab to take us to a show.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, New York
Jul 6, 2009

Good value, attentive staff

Attended daughter's graduation from UofEdinburgh. Visited as many sites as possible the few days there. Edinburgh is not to be missed. Principal gripe with the hotel was the late night noise coming from all night revelers. Something the hotel should consider when renting out their facilities for parties.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Le Petit Paris, directly across the street from the hotel was the best restaurant we tried in the five days we were in Edinburgh. A talented kitchen producing excellent cuisine at reasonable prices. Cannot comment on dining facilities at the hotel as we never used them.

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