US$105 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 15 Mar 2015 Check-out 16 Mar 2015

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
View map of 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BH

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
46 reviews
weeks break

Fabulous time could not complain about anything well we would have liked to stay longer !! See full review

  • Patricia A.
  • 14 Feb 2015
Fifth annual visit

Special visit this year celebrating 40 years marriage and retirement. We love this hotel, location... See full review

  • Alicat
  • 23 Dec 2014
The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury boutique hotel is also close to St James Shopping centre and the Royal Mile Jewelry area, for those in search of an indulgent gift. Visitors also have culture on the doorstep in the form of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
General

The brand new facilities at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh's spa - Yu Time - are certain to be an attraction, and guests have full use of the swimming pool, gym and sauna plus full range of pampering treatments.

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

No parking available.
Location

Guests staying at the Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh are only a minute's walk to Edinburgh Waverley train station and bus stops. The hotel is highly convenient for business guests being located close to Edinburgh's busy financial district.

Apex Waterloo Place is ideally located in the heart of the city at the east end of Princes Street. The hotel couldn’t be more accessible to the main business districts and all the attractions that Edinburgh city centre has to offer. The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is within a few minutes walking distance of Waverley rail station and access to the Airport bus which runs every 30 minutes to the Airport with a journey time of 25 minutes. A host of attractions, including the Castle, the Scott Monument, Holyrood Palace and the main shopping districts are all close by.
Dining

The Apex's Elliot's Bar and Restaurant serves guests fresh traditional Scottish cuisine in a light- filled Georgian room along with a comprehensive wine list. Guests are also highly recommended to enjoy afternoon tea during the stay.
Rooms

Spacious contemporary rooms combine traditional comfort with practical conveniences. As well as a 42 inch LCD TV, king sized bed, and luxury toiletries, rooms are equipped with a large writing desk, plus free wireless Internet access.

All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa Rooms

City Double
City Double room amenities include a Queen bed, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, shower, bath, large desk, selected teas and coffee, luxury toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls.
Superior Double
A more luxurious Superior room includes a King bed, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, with extra touches of CD/DVD player, soft bathrobe, slippers, a full range of luxury toiletries, fridge and safe in addition to City room amenities of 42 inch wide screen LCD TV, shower, bath, large desk, selected teas and coffee, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. Please note all rooms are Non Smoking.
City Twin
City Twin room amenities include two single beds, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, shower, bath, large desk, selected teas and coffee, luxury toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls.
Deluxe Double
A spacious Deluxe room includes a King bed, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, with extra touches of CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, Nespresso coffee machine, soft bathrobe, slippers, separate bath and spacious walk-in shower, a full range of luxury toiletries, fridge and safe in addition to City room amenities of large desk, selected teas and coffee, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. Please note all rooms are Non Smoking.
Master Suite
A spacious 40.5 sq m Master Suite with King bed, Bath and spacious walk in shower with luxury toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Separate living area with sofa, fridge, safe, iron and board Tea and coffee making facilities Nespresso coffee machine with a sweet or savoury snack A selection of magazines Complimentary Water Complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls Two 42 LCD TV with satellite channels and Sky Sports Bose surround sound system CD/DVD player with a selection of DVDs and iPod docking station
Duplex Suite
Large Duplex Suite with King bed. Spacious room with views over Waterloo Place Bath and spacious walk in shower with luxury toiletries Bathrobes and slippers On two levels with separate living area with sofa, kitchenette, dining table and chairs, fridge and safe, ironing equipment, Complimentary tea and coffee, Nespresso coffee machine with a sweet or savoury snack A selection of magazines Complimentary water Complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls 42 LCD TV with satellite channels and Sky Sports Bose surround sound system CD/DVD player with a selection of DVDs and iPod docking station

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

55.9541 -3.1868
Area served
Edinburgh
Nearby airports
The Hotel is within a few minutes walking distance of Waverley rail station and access to the Airport bus which runs every 30 minutes to the Airport with a journey time of 25 minutes.
Area description
Situated in the heart of the capital, our new hotel is located at the east end of Edinburgh's famous Princes Street. Easily accessible, the hotel is just one minute from Waverley station and close to the city's main shopping district.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.3 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.4 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.4 km
  • People's Story: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.5 km
  • The Canongate: 0.5 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.6 km
  • Cowgate: 0.6 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.6 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.7 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.7 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.7 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.4 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.4 km
  • People's Story: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.5 km
  • The Canongate: 0.5 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.6 km
  • Cowgate: 0.6 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.6 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.7 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.7 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.7 km
  • Princes Street: 0.7 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.8 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.8 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.8 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.8 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.8 km
  • Holyrood: 0.9 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.9 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.9 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.9 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.1 km
  • Canonmills: 1.2 km
  • Trinity House: 1.2 km
  • Lauriston: 1.2 km
  • Pilrig: 1.3 km
  • Georgian House: 1.4 km
  • Easter Road: 1.4 km
  • Powderhall: 1.4 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.5 km
  • Meadow park: 1.5 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.5 km
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.7 km
  • Sciennes: 1.7 km
  • Meadowbank: 1.8 km
  • Warriston: 1.8 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.8 km
  • Fountainbridge: 1.8 km
  • Marchmont: 1.8 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Waterloo Place Hotel is ideally located at the east end of Edinburgh's Princes Street, just moments from Waverley Station and a short walk to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. There are five stylish rooms in the conference centre with capacities from 10 to 150, 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 Waterloo Suite is the largest of the meeting rooms, holding up to 150 delegates. It's perfect for theatre-style presentations, announcements and press conferences, receptions and private meals and banquets. The four smaller rooms; Forth, Calton, Regent and Waverley have capacities of up to 60, and offer a choice of flexible layouts from boardroom to cabaret.

Dining

Elliots Bar and Restaurant
Elliot's Bar and Restaurant has a great sense of style with an ornate corniced ceiling, original fireplaces and expansive Georgian windows flooding the dining room with natural light. Mouthwatering menus using, whenever possible, locally sourced seasonal ingredients, offer an array of 'modern Scottish' dishes. An extensive wine list along with superb service makes Elliot's Restaurant an ideal venue for every occasion.

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.

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Guest Reviews (46)

Ratings and reviews for Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patricia A.
Business
N/A
14 Feb 2015

weeks break

Fabulous time could not complain about anything well we would have liked to stay longer !!

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

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alicat
Business
Derbyshire, England
23 Dec 2014

Fifth annual visit

Special visit this year celebrating 40 years marriage and retirement. We love this hotel, location is perfect for bars, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. Everything is in walking distance. The bottle of prosecco and chocolates which were in our room with compliments from the hotel were a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. We recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Jamie's Italian restaurant, lovely food and atmosphere. Pre-booking is recommended.

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LieuPham
Business
Stavanger, Norway
28 Jul 2014

Good stay during business trip

It was a good stay during business trip. The room was very clean and comfortable. Location is good. However there are few "minus" points such as: the drainage of the sink in the bath room was bad on the first arrival day, the glass door of the shower room makes noise when open/close, the air con turn off automatically in the middle of night.

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

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Icebear
Business
Helsinki
9 Jun 2014

Icebear

the room was without any view, just old wall opposite, 1 M ahead of the window, big disappoinment for me. I cannot recommend this kind of room/hotel, also the price is high and that kind of room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maggiemay
Business
Newcastle. England
8 Dec 2013

Fantastic shopping weekend

Location is excellent,short walk from train station and attractions,and remarkably quiet considering location. Lovely room and comfy beds and nice soft pillows. Could not fault this hotel. We did not eat in Hotel so can't comment on food.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You must visit The Dome on George Street For food or just a drink,especially during Xmas celebrations,it has the WOW factor like no other.

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jaga
Business
Queensland, Australia
21 Oct 2013

Weekend in Edinburgh

The hotel itself was well located within walking distance of the railway station, Edinburgh Castle and alot of other attractions. The hotel itself had a nice modern decor. The 24 hour bar was also a plus. The hotel room itself was very clean and comfortable apart from the hot water in the shower which was just lukewarm for the whole stay. The staff both in reception and at breakfast were not overly friendly and helpful and this would have made the stay alot more enjoyable. The tour desk person on the other hand was very friendly and quite helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brisneylandkim
Business
Queensland, Australia
7 Sep 2013

Wonderful Hotel, Fantastic Staff

Sorry the 4* rating on value was because I booked the busiest week-end of the Edinburgh Festival which was quite expensive, but otherwise this hotel was brilliant. Great location with fantastic staff members who were happy to help out with restaurant reservations (on a very busy Saturday night) and hold my large suitcase as I went on an overnight tour to the Highlands (even though I was staying at their sister hotel on my return). The duck was a cute idea and I'll try to upload the photo for the competition soon.

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

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JSH74
Business
Finland
2 Jan 2013

Fine, modern hotel

The hotel is located in Edinburgh new town, just outside the busiest area, i.e, Princes street. Front of the hotel is an old building while most of the rooms are in a new section in the backside. The old and new architecture have been combined very well (stylevise). Hotel restaurant has a small but interesting seasonal menu based on local ingredients (mostly meat, only one vegeterian option). Room service provided pretty good food as well. Service was nice, the young staff tried their best, which at times felt perhaps a bit too much.

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

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DJmac55
Business
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
23 Mar 2012

Apex Waterloo, Take a warm coat.

The hotel was as I expected, clean and plush, If only the heating in our room was as warm as our welcome from the staff. Filled in a comments card and as yet had no feedback.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The food is first class in -house.

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
15 Aug 2011

Terrific hotel well located to

Terrific hotel well located to everything Edinburgh has to offer...make sure you visit the Royal Hotel and Oyster bar nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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