Apex International Hotel

Address: 31 - 35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HS, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Lauriston area of Edinburgh, is near Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, and Tartan Weaving Mill.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsApex International Hotel Edinburgh

    Reviewed by tanyaboyer

    2 stars

    Reviewed May 12, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Very close to the centre of town however the room is very small

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by verity.huntley

    A nice Hotel

    Reviewed Mar 13, 2012
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    A very nicely kept hotel with comfy rooms and a nice swimming pool over looking the castle.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Apex International Hotel Edinburgh

    Apex international ok


    we stayed at the apex international edinburgh on 23 and 24 april 2004. rooms were ok but nothing special, a bit basic. Walls were very thin, a bit annoying when you have a stag party in next room. Great location and plenty of good shops and bars within a few minutes walk. Would stay here again only because of the good location.

    My stay was well worth it


    We arrived in Edinburgh w/out a reservation and made the reservation at the airport.First, location is very good. The plaza its located on is quite a fun little place and the castle is minutes away.Very modern decor and clean entrance. If you have heavy luggage I recommend a porter to carry luggage from the street to the elevators - 2 set of stairs.We were jetlagged and asked for a quiet room in the back. It was a quiet room! The room was small but clean and well decorated with a sort of modern, yet cozy feel. The bathroom was a treat with its custom toiletries. I have been to many hotels and this hotel's toiletries were excellent and plentiful. They sell them too.The concierge recommend a great restaurant in the west end. Breakfast is upstairs and the view of the Castle is spectacular. The buffet was good, I'm picky, and the omelettes were good, not great.We would go back.

    Grassmarket the place to be


    Best hotel I stayed at in the UK. Wonderfully clean with lots of room in both the bedroom and bathroom. The location was excellent for visiting Edinburgh. No doubt I'd stay there again when I return.

    Great hotel


    I really enjoyed my stay here. I was originally booked into the Sheraton. My partner found the Apex chain on line and we booked the 99 GBP rate including VAT and breakfast. We arrived and were upgraded to a castle view. The room was nicely decorated in a W style. I liked the sparseness and the duck which is currently residing at my house. The hotel has a great restaurant though the restaurant is showing its age.

    The toiletries are great too. I inquired about getting some more to take home, but they are so popular, they can't keep them in stock.

    My only complaints about the hotel are the lack of a fitness center (they say that many clients have asked for one), the walls are a bit thin and that those rooms facing Grassmarket can get loud when the bars close.

    Would I return? Yes. I would like to see the Apex City hotel -- I think they are bit more upscale, but no views.

    Wonderful Hotel! Great Staff!


    We stayed here for three nights! We had an executive room with a king size bed and a fabulous view of the Castle. The room was nice and comfortable (but small by American standards). The breakfast was great.

    We enjoyed having both hot and continental choices. The wait staff were very attentive and pleasant. The hotel is in a great location - near lots of great restaurants. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    Brilliant hotel


    We only stayed for 1 night after making a late booking the room was an executive,king bed, castle view & full scotish breakfast. The room was of high standards included a safe, tv, iron & ironing board, trouser press & hairdryer even a rubber duck for your bath. A lovely trendy modern hotel and we would not hesitate coming back here again. (married couple late thirties on a break without kids)

    Great Place to stay


    We took the advice of an earlier review & phoned ahead to reserve a castle view - although we didnt actually spend much time in the room, it was a great at night. We stayed when Scotland won at Rugby and we did find that the partying went on til about 4am - but it was so good natured that it wasnt a problem. There were a few Hen & Stag parties - all of which were having a great time, and in no way infringed upon our weekend. The only comment l would make about the hotel is stick with the omelete breakfast - the full english wasnt all that!!! As for Edinburgh the audio tour of Holyrood was good, but the audio tour of the castle was a waste of time and tedious. If your looking to go shopping l would not recommend Edinburgh - London & Dublin are much better!

    Great Night Out


    We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, it was only one night but it was really good night, The rooms here are nice and modern ours was supposed to have a king bed although we checked in late, we ended up with two queen beds, with a superb view of Edinburgh Castle from the huge floor to cieling windows and all the ammenities you would expect, Breakfast was included in our rate and was served in the Heights Restaraunt and was the Docs orders after a night on the town in edinburgh (Thats another review) The bar in the hotel was great and opened into the early hours where we had a good laugh with other guests.. Another point is our evening meal in the hotel in the Metro Brasserie was really nice and extremely well priced at £24 for two for 3 courses with a cocktail and a beer. All in All a great place to stay in edinburgh

    I will stay here again!!!


    We spent three nights here and loved it. As stated before, get a room with a view of the castle....it's great at night. Across the street is a handful of very nice pubs that serve food, of course. On a side note, the Apex City hotel is a stones throw away from this place - so it is probably a good choice as well; but this hotel gives you a free bathtub rubby ducky to take home as a souveigner...how can you beat that?????

    Great hotel with a view


    We really lucked out with our run of house room. It was absolutely gorgeous- at night Edinburgh Castle was all lit up right outside my window.

    I loved the room decor and amenties. Breakfast was very nice in The Heights Restaurant, more so because it was included in the room price.

    There's a very happening bar downstairs at night and it's very lively on the whole street (Grassmarket has plenty of pubs!)

    We'd definitely stay there again the next time we visit Edinburgh.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Apex International Hotel Edinburgh

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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