US$97 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 21 Feb 2016 Check-out 22 Feb 2016

Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

4 stars
View map of 31-35 Grassmarket, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
37 reviews
Excellent location in Edinburgh

Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full... See full review

  • Asbjorn
  • 4 Mar 2015
Really nice

Hotel room was big. Two double size beds. The room was clean warm and quiet and the staff is really... See full review

  • nikolasz
  • 25 Jan 2015

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, Apex Grassmarket Hotel- formerly Apex International Hotel makes for an ideal base for travellers in Edinburgh. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is just across the road as is Princes Street Gardens - perfect for a relaxing stroll. With the National Museum of Scotland on the doorstep as well as the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, guests have plenty to see and do in the vicinity.

General

Apex Grassmarket Hotel- formerly Apex International Hotel is well appointed with 24 hour room service, concierge services and conference facilities. An ozone swimming pool, sauna and gym are also on offer to guests. 

Location

Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located on Grassmarket, with its charming shops and restaurants and benefits from excellent transport links. Edinburgh Waverley station is a few minutes' walk away as are all major city bus routes. Edinburgh International airport is a short drive away.

  • 10 km to the Airport (Edinburgh)
  • 10 min drive to the Train Station (Waverley)
Dining

The Heights restaurant at Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh Hotel with its fantastic rooftop location, serves traditional Scottish cuisine. The relaxing ambience of the Metro Bar and Brasserie is ideal for a light meal, snack or drink - from an extensive range of fine wines and cocktails.

Rooms

The spacious non-smoking rooms feature limited edition art on the walls and all benefit from LDC TVs, a large writing desk, walk in power shower and wireless Internet access.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel Rooms

Family Room
Enjoy your stay in our sophisticated Family rooms measuring an average of 24 square metres with two Queen size beds. The spacious bathrooms have separate bath and/or spacious walk in shower with luxurious Elemis toiletries. Your in-room essentials also include a large desk and chair, fridge, safe, iron, ironing board, tea and coffee facilities, a sweet treat and complimentary still and sparkling water each day.
City Twin
City room amenities include 2 queen beds, 42" widescreen LCD TV, shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, specially blended toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, textured fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
City Double
City room amenities include 1 queen bed, 42" widescreen LCD TV, shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, specially blended toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, textured fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Superior Double
Superior room includes 1 queen bed, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Deluxe Double
Deluxe room includes 1 king bed, balcony with Castle Views, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

55.9472 -3.1965
Area served
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nearby airports
Dundee, (DND), 60.00, MI, S; Newcastle Intl, (NCL), 98.00, MI, NW; Glasgow International, (GLA), 45.00, MI, E; Edinburgh Turnhouse, (EDI), 8.00, MI, E; Glasgow Prestwick, (PIK), 78.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Within the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle sits the Apex Grassmarket Hotel. With bedrooms that are within what seems touching distance of the castle aswell as a rooftop restaurant with unrestricted views of Edinburgh's show piece attraction there is no better place to stay. With a mix of conferencing facilities aswell as a gym and pool the Apex Grassmarket Hotel is an ideal place to stay on either business or leisure.

Nearby points of interest

  • Grassmarket: 0 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.2 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.2 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.3 km
  • Lauriston: 0.3 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 km
  • Parliament House: 0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.4 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 km
  • Cowgate: 0.5 km
  • Princes Street: 0.5 km
  • Grassmarket: 0 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.2 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.2 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.3 km
  • Lauriston: 0.3 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 km
  • Parliament House: 0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.4 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 km
  • Cowgate: 0.5 km
  • Princes Street: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.6 km
  • Meadow park: 0.7 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.7 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.8 km
  • Fountainbridge: 0.9 km
  • Lochrin: 0.9 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.9 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Georgian House: 0.9 km
  • Trinity House: 1 km
  • Marchmont: 1 km
  • People's Story: 1.1 km
  • The Canongate: 1.2 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.2 km
  • Haymarket: 1.3 km
  • Sciennes: 1.3 km
  • Bruntsfield: 1.3 km
  • Calton Hill: 1.4 km
  • Dean Village: 1.4 km
  • Merchiston: 1.4 km
  • Dalry: 1.5 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.5 km
  • Newington: 1.5 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.5 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.5 km
  • Holyrood: 1.6 km
  • Greenhill: 1.6 km
  • Canonmills: 1.7 km
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.8 km
  • Church Hill: 1.8 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Apex Grassmarket Hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh's old town, with easy access from Waverley Station. Car parking is available at the hotel at a cost of 12.00 per day, and additional spaces close by at a multi-storey car park on Castle Terrace. There are six rooms in the conference centre, chic and stylish with light reflective black glass table tops and they all come with an impressive range of facilities; TV and video, projector, flipchart, fax and phone, wi-fi internet access, ice-cold drinks fridge, complimentary fresh fruit platter and snacks. The Apex Suite is our largest events room in Edinburgh with a capacity of 250, superb acoustics and feature lighting - perfect for larger meetings, presentations and product launches. The flexible Sydney, San Francisco and Amsterdam rooms are perfect for medium-sized meetings, and the smaller Rome and Montreal rooms are suitable for up to 10 boardroom.

Dining

Metro Bar & Brasserie
At Metro Bar & Brasserie you can enjoy informal dining and something for every taste as you take in iconic views of Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. Surrounded by Edinburgh's historical past you will be able to choose from Metro's tasty choice of menus. Our A La Carte menu features mouthwatering favourites such as Beer Battered Haddock with chunky tartare sauce with thick cut chips and garden peas.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:30
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David S.
Couples
N/A
15 Oct 2015

Not bad...not bad at all

The location of the hotel was great within walking diatance to the castle, royal mile and Hollyrood House. Reception staff very helpfull and polite. Only negative for me was the pillows were very soft but plentiful and our room wasnt serviced till approximately 4pm each day of our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ai Vee N.
Family
N/A
7 Sep 2015

Good for a short trip

The location is good if you want to visit the Edinburgh castle. Wonderful view from room. The room is comfortable and clean. The staffs at the desk are always helpful and friendly. The breakfast can be a miss, nothing special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Asbjorn
Couples
Sandvika
4 Mar 2015

Excellent location in Edinburgh

Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full scottish breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tom C.
Single
Esher
4 Mar 2015

Sports Trip

Staff very helpful. A slight problem with bathroom sink, but it was fixed promptly. A great view of Edinburgh Castle from the restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nikolasz
Friends
Limassol
25 Jan 2015

Really nice

Hotel room was big. Two double size beds. The room was clean warm and quiet and the staff is really friendly. Location is great 5-10 min walk to anywhere. Hotel has a view of the Castle but unfortunately our room did't. But still it was a nice stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andrew w
Couples
Queensland
25 Nov 2014

Great Hotel and Great Staff

Upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted by a very polite guy at bthe reception desk nothing was to much trouble for him and the information we recieved about Edinburgh was terrific. We stayed in a deluxe room overlooking the castle,that was stunning, the whole experience of staying at the Apex was great and if we go back to Edinburgh this hotel will be our first choice Thanks to everyone at the hotel you made our stay one we shall never forget

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Sttay in a deluxe room the view of the castle from the balcony is lovely

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kathryn Paul and Frances
Family
Gosforth, Cumbria
25 Nov 2014

Apex Intl. Edinburgh

location couldn't be better, the whole central area is within walking distance. The pool and gym were a treat every morning. The room was clean and comfortable, as was the bathroom; I would suggest at least a grabrail be provided in the shower, over the bath, which is essential for people like me with a slight disability. We didn't take breakfast since it is expensive for people who only require porridge, tea and toast. Overall, a very pleasant stay in a magnificent city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

One is spoilt for choice of restaurants, right across the road.

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
marci
Couples
Pisa, Italy
1 Aug 2014

Not convenient

The hotel has a very good location but the rooms are very small. We got a room facing a grey wall with a very strong ventilator noise. The room had no air conditioning. There is no relation between what you pay and what you get.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eva NSW
Family
NSW
24 Apr 2014

Great location

Great experience and location! Staff are friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ian R
Couples
Perth, WA
3 Feb 2014

Castle view

Great hotel with view of Edinburgh Castle from the bedroom window. Exceptionally polite and helpful staff - always willing to do that little bit extra. Very centrally located with walking distance to most of the major sites of Edinburgh. Great place for a few days in Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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