Apex Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS  show map
 4 stars
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Apex Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Health club

Overview

The 4-star Apex Grassmarket Hotel lies within 1.9 km from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Craigmillar Castle and Inverleith Park. Since 1996, it has been hosting guests in the historical center of Edinburgh.

The major location makes a museum, a gallery and a tower easily reachable. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

Guests will find trendy shops and department stores in the vicinity of the hotel.

This charming hotel is very near to Edinburgh Waverley train station. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Turnhouse airport by car.

Rooms

The property comprises of luxurious rooms appointed with satellite television, a trouser press, a private balcony, high-speed internet and climate control. Some rooms have the castle view. In-room self-catering facilities include a small fridge, a kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy fine dishes of contemporary cuisine in the stylish on-site restaurant. Facilities Include A bar offers various types of tea and coffee. A historic area features Castle Terrace and Namaste Kathmandu within 350 meters of the venue.

Services

Guests can rent cars on the premises.

Relax

A spa lounge and a health club are available for guests' relaxation. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   171.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Television in lobby
  • Health club
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room movies
  • DVD player
  • International calls
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    700 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.2 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.2 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    350 m
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    360 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    490 m
  • The Meadows
    600 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    870 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    171

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Size: 20 m²
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      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 24 m²
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        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 24 m²
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          Bed type: Double beds or Double bed
          Size: 24 m²
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            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 24 m²
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                Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
                Size: 28 m²
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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Apex Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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                      Hotel Address:

                      31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Edinburgh
                        700 m
                      Airports
                      • Turnhouse (EDI)
                        10.2 km
                      • Dundee (DND)
                        57.2 km
                      Train Stations
                      • Edinburgh Waverley station
                        800 m
                      • Bus stop
                        300 m
                      Restaurants
                      • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
                        350 m
                      • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
                        360 m
                      Parks
                      • Princes Street Gardens
                        490 m
                      • The Meadows
                        600 m
                      Ski areas
                      • Midlothian Ski Centre
                        870 m
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-in:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2010
                      • Number of floors:
                        5
                      • Number of rooms:
                        171

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                      What's nearby

                      Tourist attractions

                      • Witchery Tours - 100 m
                      • Macdonald Framing - 200 m
                      • Edinburgh Castle - 200 m
                      • camera obscura and world of illusions - 200 m
                      • Holyrood House - 300 m
                      • John Murray Archive - 300 m
                      • Local Heroes Exhibition - 300 m

                      Places of interest

                      • Old Grassmarket Well - 100 m
                      • Armstrong's - 100 m
                      • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 100 m
                      • Camera Obscura - 100 m
                      • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill - 100 m
                      • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 100 m
                      • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk - 100 m
                      • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 100 m
                      • Tron Kirk - 200 m
                      • James' Court - 200 m
                      • Netherbow Wellhead - 300 m
                      • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 300 m
                      • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 300 m
                      • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 300 m
                      • Gladstone's Land - 300 m

                      Shopping areas

                      • Armstrong's - 100 m

                      Museums

                      • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 100 m
                      • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center - 200 m

                      Theaters

                      • Bedlam - 300 m

                      Local attractions

                      • Leith - 1.6 km
                        Edinburgh EH6Scotland
                      • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.8 km
                        75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
                      • Inverleith Park - 2.1 km
                        Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                      • Holyrood Park - 1.7 km
                        Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
                      • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.2 km
                        The Garden, Edinburgh

                      Near the hotel

                      • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 210 m
                        Castlehill, Edinburgh
                      • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 180 m
                        354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
                      • Old Town - 200 m
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                      • Greyfriars Church - 320 m
                        Old Town, Edinburgh
                      • National Museum of Scotland - 320 m
                        Chambers Street, Edinburgh
                      • Castle Rock - 130 m
                        EdinburghScotland
                      • National War Museum of Scotland - 310 m
                        Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

                      Restaurants nearby

                      • Castle Terrace - 350 m

                        Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

                        89% likes this, based on 895 reviews
                        Cuisine: Scottish

                      • Kanpai Sushi - 480 m

                        Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
                        Phone: 0131 228 1602

                        76% likes this, based on 269 reviews
                        Cuisine: Japanese
                        Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 26

                      • Passorn - 570 m

                        Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
                        Phone: 1312291537

                        73% likes this, based on 401 reviews
                        Cuisine: Thai

                      • Namaste Kathmandu - 360 m

                        Address: 17-19 Forest Road
                        Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

                        76% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                        Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
                        Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 30

                      • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 560 m

                        Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                        Phone: 01312252832

                        82% likes this, based on 399 reviews
                        Cuisine: Asian
                        Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 17

                      Hotel information
                      • Check-in:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2010
                      • Number of floors:
                        5
                      • Number of rooms:
                        171

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex Grassmarket

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                      Apex Grassmarket Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Apex Grassmarket

                      Average guest rating

                      7.8out of 10
                      Fabulous
                      Based on 433 reviews

                      Rating by category:

                      Location
                      6.0
                      Rooms
                      10.0
                      Service
                      10.0
                      Value
                      8.0
                      Dining
                      10.0

                      Guest reviews

                      • Group of friends
                        8.8

                        Excellent location in the old city of Edinburgh;Grassmarket street is a peaceful spot .The square;,surrounded by several Pubs and Restaurants. French,Italian.. And of course Scottish Pubs where you even can have a small meal.,and enjoy live music late afternoon/night. Suberb musicians at some pubs. The hotel staff were in my opinion excellent; I would definately stay there again.(though a little overpriced..;but..we are talking about the main city of Edinburgh) The outdoor pavillon on the backside of the hotel closes at 23.pm.What a pity!A nice garden with palmtrees and comfortable chairs,hope they will remain opened until midnight. ----------------------------------- Don´t hesitate to visit "maison bleue"; a french/maroccan restaurant just about 200 m away from the hotel.

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        everything, staff and facilities where excellent

                      • Group of friends
                        7.4

                        Nice hotel, right on the grasmarket! View of castle with superior room.

                        Small things such as paint work not finished round the doorframe in bathroom. Such a shame as room and hotel in general is lovely. Also upgraded to a superior room as a treat for my auntie as you had the robes and slippers etc. however - they did not have this. Bit of a shame as such a small thing adds to the experience.

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        loved the location ,the friendly staff ,and how clean everything was .loved the view at breakfast of the castle a definite plus .

                        very hard to find a fault if you pushed me on this i thought the breakfasts were a bit pricey and the drink was a bit on the expensive side but you are a hotel and i expect to pay a bit more but to be honest it is hard to find something that i really did,nt like .

                      • Older travelers
                        9.2

                        Pleasant welcoming staff. In particular "well done" to the young receptionist who was sufficiently observant to notice I had a small problem when paying (related to the booking arrangements), and who had sufficient authority to resolve the problem in one movement and with the words "we want to give you reasons to come back to us, and not the opposite...".

                        The initial lack of a similar attitude when the problem arose during booking.

                      • Older travelers
                        8.2

                        Comfortable and very clean with friendly helpful staff

                        No air con.....rooms very hot!! How slow were those lifts!!

                      • Couple
                        10.0

                        We were upgraded which made our romantic break with a view of the castle extra special. The meal in the top floor restaurant was really good and it was a good idea to have a set menu with a few choices, the beef was exquisite.

                      • Group of friends
                        7.8

                        Location fabulous looking directly at Edinburgh Castle and in the popular Grassmarket area with many pubs, restaurants, shops and tourist venues. Room also had a bathtub which is unusual in European cities.

                        Very Noisy on the Grassmarket side; should have been tipped off when I noticed sets of earplugs put beside the bed. However, it was still a great location and I would stay there again. Bar service was a bit slow.

                      • Couple
                        9.6

                        We liked the location as it was near to everything in the city centre. We loved the view of the castle from our room, we liked the little touches in the room like the bottled water in the fridge, the sweets and biscuits and the luxury toiletries. The swimming pool was very nice.

                        We did think that the bathroom could do with a couple more hooks to hang the towells on after they had been used and the shower needed a bit more water pressure as the water did not come out very fast!

                      • Family with children
                        7.8

                        Very helpful reception staff. Clean, light room. Thoughtful touches like providing a bathmat and rubber duck as well as a cot (crib). Great Location. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel if it wasn't for an uncomfortable bed.

                        An uncomfortable, cheap mattress (we were constantly rolling together during the night) and an icy draught from a window that wouldn't close spoilt an otherwise excellent room. The room had obviously been recently refurbished but there were no plug sockets by the bedside tables.

                      • Family with children
                        9.2

                        Sepite being a very busy weekend the staff were all very friendly and helpful - no request was too much. We had two lovely rooms overlooking the castle - I would recommend the view.

                      • Single
                        9.6

                        Very good hotel. Nice room with a fabulous view towards the Castle. Restaurant on the 5th floor has a super view and although I didn't have dinner there, the breakfast was very good.

                      • Group of friends
                        9.2

                        The staff at the Apex International were lovely. The hotel and rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel is in a great location on the grassmarket, short walk to Royal Mile and views of the castle. Just round corner to Greyfriars Bobby for those interested.

                        One of the downsides to our stay at the hotel was that our castle view room also looked out on to the Grassmarket where there are many pubs and can get noisy at night. This didn't bother me but my husband made use of the earplugs which the hotel provide.. Also on checking out the hotel kept our bags for us to go back for as we had a late train, they had trouble finding one of our groups bags, it was very busy, but I felt they could have had a better system for storing the bags. We had given ourselves plenty of time so made our train, but there was a bit of a panic..

                      • Couple
                        10.0

                        The whole experience was fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The view from our room was amazing and the service was great.

                      • Older travelers
                        7.8

                        Friendly and helpful staff. Nice swimming pool at street level - though private enough. Breakfast in 5th floor restuarant with superb views of Edinburgh Castle

                        Although it was not an issue for me I was struck by the difficulty that disabled guests would meet. There were a lot of steps into the main lobby and no evident lifts

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Apex Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2HS

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Edinburgh
                        700 m
                      Airports
                      • Turnhouse (EDI)
                        10.2 km
                      • Dundee (DND)
                        57.2 km
                      Train Stations
                      • Edinburgh Waverley station
                        800 m
                      • Bus stop
                        300 m
                      Restaurants
                      • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
                        350 m
                      • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
                        360 m
                      Parks
                      • Princes Street Gardens
                        490 m
                      • The Meadows
                        600 m
                      Ski areas
                      • Midlothian Ski Centre
                        870 m
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-in:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2010
                      • Number of floors:
                        5
                      • Number of rooms:
                        171

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghApex Grassmarket

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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