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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
23-27 Waterloo PlaceEdinburghScotlandEH1 3BHUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel with spa, near Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Free WiFi
  • Luxury Hotel
Great location
Fantastic service
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Ordinary pool
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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh

from $105
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Group Rate
  • x-superior double special
  • x-city double special
  • City Double Room Single Use
  • City Double Room
  • City Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Master Suite
  • Duplex Suite
  • Family Room
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

About Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh

This handsomely updated historic hotel is steps from the Waverley Train Station, Princes Street shopping, and the 18th-century New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh Castle is just 0.9 km (0.6 mi) away.

Hotel Features.
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is home to the PURE Spa, featuring a naturally lit indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a sauna, and spa treatments (surcharge). Elliott's Restaurant and Bar serves modern Scottish cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea, and offers a children's menu. Room service is available 24 hours a day. This hotel is completely nonsmoking.

Guestrooms feature 40-inch LED TVs with digital service including Sky Sports. Wireless Internet access and local calls are complimentary. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, compact refrigerators, complimentary bottled water, and in-room safes. Large desks come with ergonomic chairs. Rooms are air-conditioned, and windows open. Guests are “greeted” by a sassy, mushroom-colored Apex rubber duck, which they can take home as a gift. Bathrooms offer bathtubs and/or walk-in power showers, along with luxury toiletries.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 184 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


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

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

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



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

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
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1819
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The on-site PURE Spa offers body wraps, body treatments, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, massages, and couples treatments.

The Spa features indoor swimming pool with contemporary poolside seating. Guests can unwind in the soothing sauna and steam room, or make use of the fully equipped fitness suite. Elemis treatments also available.

Advanced reservation is required for massages and treatments.

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 11.00 and GBP 15.50 per person (approximately)

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

What’s around Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh


  • In New Town
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 9 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 15 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 16 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 10 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 12 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 1,164 reviews

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
Conveniently located to the castle, Royal Mile, and train station. Lots of dining options in the area
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
affordable luxury and a rubber duck
This place was really very nice, especially for the price. tough to beat the location, right up the street from the train station and walking distance to all the attractions. and... a free rubber duck, LOL (google apex rubber duck)
gerald, us3 night trip with friends
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
The hotel has an amazing spa!!
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
Simple, no complications, and great service. Definitely recommend.
Rafael, us3 night business trip
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
Better security required
Ordinarily I don't give poor reviews, but I was quite disappointed that Maintenance came into my room without knocking while I was napping after my overnight flight to Edinburgh. There isn't a secondary lock on the door and when I mentioned it to Management little was done. Considering that this was the second time that day that Maintenance had come, the first time they knocked and I opened the door, it felt as if they were attempting to enter without purpose. I didn't feel safe and would've changed hotels if there had been availability elsewhere.
Melanie, us3 night business trip

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh

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