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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HJ, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Great room
Very comfortable
Tasty breakfast
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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh

from $65
  • from $65
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • City Double Room Single Use
  • Master Suite
  • City Plus Double Room
  • City Plus Twin Room

What’s around Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Princes Street - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km
  • Royal Mile - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km
  • Edinburgh Castle - 0.5 mi / 0.8 km
  • George Street - 1 mi / 1.6 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • University of Edinburgh - 1.5 mi / 2.4 km

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 8 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 12 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

About Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh

The modern Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. The hotel offers clear views of nearby Edinburgh Castle and is close to the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, the Parliament buildings and the shops on Princes Street. Edinburgh Waverley train station is less than a mile away, while Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 7 miles from the hotel.

Hotel Features.
The ultra-modern interior of the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, which opened in 2002, leads off the medieval cobbled streets of Grassmarket. Leather and steel armchairs are dotted around the lobby, which offers views of the castle through large windows.

The long Agua Bar and Restaurant serves Scottish specialities such as mille feuille of Highland game casserole. Charcoal-colored banquettes line the walls, with broad dining chairs on the other side of the tables. For breakfast, guests can choose from a continental buffet or cooked Scottish breakfast. Drinks and light dishes are served in the adjoining bar area.

Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. The hotel has 4 calm library spaces, with views of the castle. A selection of DVDs (surcharge) is available at reception.

The Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel's 122 guestrooms feature framed photographs of Edinburgh, back-lit headboards and suede armchairs. The airy rooms, decorated in neutral colors, offer free wireless Internet access, TVs, DVD players, and tea/coffee making facilities. Bathrooms have baths and separate walk-in showers, heated towel rails, and complimentary designer toiletries.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 122 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 427
  • Conference space size (meters) - 40
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Agua - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Apex City Edinburgh
  • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
  • Apex City Edinburgh Hotel
  • Hotel Apex City
  • Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
  • Apex City Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Edinburgh City
  • Apex Edinburgh City Hotel
  • Apex Hotel
  • Apex Hotel Edinburgh City
  • Hotel Apex
  • Hotel Apex Edinburgh City
  • Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the Hotel using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 12 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,003 reviews

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh
Great Hotel, Great Location
This was the perfect city for Edinburgh. It is totally central to the city and right next to the idyllic Victoria Street and just around the corner from all major tourist attractions. Rooms were spacious and modern with lots of power outlets and easy for us to maneuver around each other comfortably. The staff was friendly and hospitable with anything we needed. Bonus: Booking through we got 25% off on room service which came within 20 minutes.
Kathrynn, us3 night romance trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Would stay again
Welcoming staff, A nice bedroom very comfortable bed and a large bathroom with a bath and seperate shower cubicle. Great position in the Grassmarket plenty of pubs and eateries across from the hotel, also the Hop on Hop Off Tour Bus stops in the Grassmarket. Disappointed with the breakfast barmcake sandwiches it was a lot of bread with one sausage in it.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh
Basic review
So much in the area to do, especially if your looking for night life.
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh
Great stay in Apex City of Edinburgh
Hotel was in a great location. Staff was very helpful and room was always cleaned well. One evening the fire alarms went off (someone overheated their curling iron) and the situation was handled very efficiently. I would definitely recommend this hotel, as it was recommended to me by a good friend in Scotland.
Linda, usTrip with friends
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh
Capital stay
Great location, central to lots of shops and attractions
Timothy, usRomance trip

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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh

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