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Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
31-35 GrassmarketEdinburghScotlandEH1 2HSUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Greyfriars Kirk
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
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Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

from $109
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Castle View
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds, Castle View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Castle View

What’s around Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 7 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 11 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 17 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 12 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 169 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/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


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • 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
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Metro Bar & Brasserie - Onsite restaurant.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Apex Hotel International
  • Apex Grassmarket
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apex International Edinburgh
  • Apex International Hotel
  • Apex International Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Apex International
  • Apex International Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket 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.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. 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 with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between GBP 13.00 and GBP 16.00 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

Very Good 8.4 From 1,123 reviews

Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Worse 5 stars hotel in the world
According to Check out is noon but they said we change that to 11 am and they want me to pay 20 pounds for extra 2 hours. I checked out 12:40pm i said it is only 40 min !!!! so they wants me to pay 10 pounds Didn’t like the way they are dealing with customers I’ve been in many 5 stars hotel around the world but this hotel is the worse
Zamel, us3 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Noisy but worth it!
Loved the location close to the castle and the shopping on the Royal Mile. The rooms were clean, the bed was comfy and the staff very helpful. The room itself was a little warm and we had to open our windows. Being that we were on a lower level floor the outside noise was a little bit much at the late hours while trying to sleep. Food was excellent in the hotel restaurant and they were accommodating to our food needs. We were pleasantly surprised with some evening music from the bar while a group tour was staying and had their own entertainment.
Dawn, us2 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
You can do better
The hotel itself is fine. The room was large and comfortable. The problems came in two waves. First, it was dreadfully hot in the room and the heaters were going throughout the hallways and common areas. There is no AC so we had to open the window to try to cool it off. The location is wonderful, but that means lots of traffic noise and street noise in general- and with open windows, we got very little sleep. The second problem came from the desk. When we asked if we could extend our stay one more night, (upon first arrival) we were told "Sure, no problem, just let us know in the morning". When we asked about changing rooms and extending the stay, the desk informed us that they were totally booked and had no room for us at all. We could have used that evening searching out a new hotel, but instead had to pack our bags and hit the street trying to locate another. Poor performance by the desk staff.
Larry, us1 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Perfect location
Great location and wonderful service.
Alicia, us2 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Excellent location and staff, very nice stay
Everyone was so fabulous to us at check in. We flew all night and arrived very early, so we knew our room would not be ready. They took care of our bags, gave us toiletries and the key to the Spa to freshen up. We ate a delicious breakfast (restaurant service wasn't as hospitable as the hotel, but the quality was good) and walked around like zombies around this BEAUTIFUL area for several hours. We came back and rested in the lounge until our room was ready. The view was stunning and the room was very well appointed.
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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