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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 Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Great room
Tasty breakfast
Bar and Beverages
Standard bar
1094See all 1,094 reviews
From 415 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

from $73
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Castle View
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, Castle View

What’s around Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 7 min walk
  • Princes Street - 10 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 1 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

About Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

Near Royal Mile.
Set in the historic Grassmarket area, this contemporary hotel is overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, and is within 500 metres of The Royal Mile and Princes Street gardens.

Hotel Features.
Apex Grassmarket Hotel has fitness facilities, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Apex Grassmarket Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Amenities featured in guestrooms include LED cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. All guestrooms provide complimentary bottled water. Bathrooms provide hair dryers. All guestrooms at Apex Grassmarket Hotel are non-smoking.

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


  • 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
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 906
  • Conference space size (meters) - 84
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

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.

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

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

Very Good 8.4 From 1,094 reviews

Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Never again!
The room was small and had a terrible tub/shower combination. We had difficulty stepping up and into the tub. There was no grab rail and the step up was about 18". Not fun when wet. Right outside our room they had a roof leak so there were missing ceiling tiles and buckets to catch the water. Very unsightly. The breakfast offering was very confusing and required a separate menu for all the "options" and pricing. Most of the staff we came into contact with were very cold and didn't seem happy in their work. We will not stay here again.
Steve, us2 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Great Stay
Great location, great service, very clean, great restaurants. Only complaint was small bathtub.
Nicole, us3 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
It was in a nice location with restaurants across the street. I loved the lift and the restaurants inside the hotel. There was 24 hr front desk. It was all good except that there was no AC although there was a fan to plug in. I didn’t think the lack of AC would be an issue in October but it sure was. Leaving the window open all night was not an option as the street below was too noisy. The bedding was nice, but the mattress was hard which irritated my shoulder issue.
Deanne, us4 night trip
Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
WiFi did not work and had sink issues
The location is great and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Three major issues with this visit. Firstly, the free Wi-Fi stopped working on all of our devices after a couple of days and did not work the rest of the trip. The staff was not very helpful when it came to trying to fix it. They made us call the supplying Wifi company, who did not fix the problem. Secondly, during our stay the faucet came flying off the bathroom sink spout while I was washing my face. Thankfully I did not get hit, only soaked from head to toe. Needless to say the entire bathroom, floor to ceiling, was completely soaked. A man came up to clean the water and fix the sink (he was helpful), but again the overall service and communication with the front desk staff during the debacle was poor. We got complimentary breakfast for 2 mornings for our "troubles" which unfortunately just did not cut it. Lastly, the bathtub/shower is a disaster waiting to happen. It sits very high and you have to climb over the tub to get in without any sort of handle to hold on to- dangerous for all ages. There is only a partial glass panel shielding the water so it inevitably gets all over the bathroom floor during a shower. I never really write reviews, but the disappointments here were noteworthy. We have stayed in the Apex Hotels before and were very disappointed with the service this time around.
A Traveler, us6 night trip
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

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Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

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