Apex Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi
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

Apex Grassmarket is a 5-story hotel in a historic area of Edinburgh at a close proximity to Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions offering luxurious rooms with a stunning view over the castle. Since 1996, it has been hosting guests in the historical center of Edinburgh.

The property is notable for the major setting close to a museum, a gallery and a tower as well as gardens and hills. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Trendy shops and department stores are located nearby.

There is Edinburgh Waverley train station nearby. Turnhouse airport can be reached within 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

This charming hotel comprises of rooms like deluxe king room, superior king room and standard queen room with chic decor and such comforts as satellite TV, a trouser press, a private balcony, LCD flat-screen TV and free wireless internet. They offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can also enjoy contemporary meals at the stylish restaurant. Facilities Include A bar is available on site. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Castle Terrace and Namaste Kathmandu are about 350 meters from the property.

Services

Offering car rental services, Apex Grassmarket Hotel induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

Guests will be pleased with a spa lounge, a sauna and a health club provided on site. The property offers fitness classes and a gym to keep shape.

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
  • 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
  • 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 available

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • 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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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 1 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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Rooms and availability

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Standard Twin Room
City view
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|City Twin Room

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room - 2 double beds

Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

Apex Grassmarket photos Room Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Apex Grassmarket photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double

Deluxe King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Top floor
  • Media:Television
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Apex Grassmarket Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours100 m
  • Edinburgh Castle200 m
  • Macdonald Framing200 m
  • Local Heroes Exhibition300 m
  • John Murray Archive300 m
  • Holyrood House300 m

Popular areas

  • Royal Mile300 m

Places of interest

  • Old Grassmarket Well100 m
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre100 m
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk100 m
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill100 m
  • Camera Obscura100 m
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience100 m
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours100 m
  • Armstrong's100 m
  • James' Court200 m
  • Central Library300 m
  • The High Kirk Of St. Giles300 m
  • Netherbow Wellhead300 m
  • National Library of Scotland300 m
  • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue300 m
  • The Edinburgh Sheriff Court300 m
  • Magdalen Chapel300 m

Museums

  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center200 m
  • The Writers Museum300 m

Theaters

  • Bedlam300 m

Local attractions

  • Leith1.6 km
    Edinburgh EH6Scotland
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One1.8 km
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park2.1 km
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park1.7 km
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden2.2 km
    The Garden, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions210 m
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience180 m
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Old Town200 m
    EdinburghScotland
  • Greyfriars Church320 m
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland320 m
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock130 m
    EdinburghScotland
  • National War Museum of Scotland310 m
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Castle Terrace350 m

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

  • Kanpai Sushi480 m

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

    76% likes this, based on 269 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 25

  • Passorn570 m

    Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
    Phone: 1312291537

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

  • Namaste Kathmandu360 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 23 - GBP 29

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant560 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    82% likes this, based on 399 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 16

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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