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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The location of the hotel is excellent. It's right in front of Grassmarket and the Old Town. The front desk service, especially from Sarah Docherty, was caring, friendly and excellent. The hotel needs to improve in the air conditioning. I'll definitely book this hotel again!!

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Seng Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Sarah. I know she will be really pleased that you took the time to mention her by name and I will make sure I thank her personally. I do appreciate you taking the time to review the hotel and am glad that you will "definitely book us again". Kind regards Lindsay...

Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Just checked out today and was sad to leave Edinburgh so much to see so little time. This hotel was in a great location at the grassmarket in the old town and was within easy walking distance of mostly everywhere and if you dont want to walk a great bus service right outside hotel. The hotel was very clean and...

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review following your recent stay with us. I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit and it was nice to read that you were "sad to leave". As you quite rightly mentioned we are very lucky to be situated in the heart of Edinburgh and very close to all the attractions....

Newbridge, Ireland
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Great location, bed I thought was going to be too soft but it was amazingly comfy. Had everything we needed. Reception staff excellent n the text to say our room was ready was fantastic as we had arrived into the city at 9am n they were more than happy to store luggage which was a bonus

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Lindsay S, Guest Relations Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am glad you found your bed to be "amazingly comfortable". Beds are such a personal thing and sometimes a guest can find the mattress hard, while it is too soft for the next person that sleepsonn it. I am glad it was spot on for your stay. Your review is very much...

Florida
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed here for a week with my daughter on a scouting trip for her upcoming Edinburgh University course. Everything was satisfactory: the room and facilities met all our needs. It's right on the Grassmarket which has lots of good (if slightly "touristy") restaurants and pubs, and is very central & convenient for the city (closer to the old town than...

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I do hope your daughter managed to get everything arranged for her time at Edinburgh University? With the hotel being situated so close to the University, and your review suggesting you enjoyed your stay, I do hope you will return to us should you find the time to come all the way from...

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Bright clean yet cosy boutique hotel in the middle of old Edinburgh outstanding location next to pubs, restaurants and sights. Food was outstanding!!! Caters to groups flawlessly . Service helpful, friendly yet unobtrusive. Spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Could use more hooks to hang items in bathroom . No idea why bathroom door is glass (opaque but light shines through...

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barbara It was great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much that you were "sad to leave". I am particularly pleased you enjoyed the food in our restaurant and I will make a point of passing your praise to my kitchen team. I do appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback and hope you...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2014

It was my boyfriend's birthday and we spent two nights in this lovely hotel mid week. When booking I explained this and requested a room at the front of the hotel and we weren't disappointed. We had an excellent view of the Castle. The manager even placed a card in our room treating the birthday boy to a drink at...

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gina Thank you for your very nice review - I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and would "recommend" the hotel. It was good to read that your boyfriend enjoyed his birthday treat and managed to find time to enjoy a drink at the car. Edinburgh is a great City for special occasions and hopefully you will...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed in a suite at the top of the hotel, this was great, so clean and good amount of room for money paid. You do have to remember that this hotel is in the city centre so there will be some noise at night at the weekends, but to be honest, being high up, not that much noise was...

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gazzer333, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on the Apex City and whilst I am pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and the service from the majority of our team, I was dissapointed to hear that we had someone on shift who obvisouly had not had a coffee to kick start their day...

London, UK
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Just back from a two night stay at the Apex City and will only repeat what has been said before. Its perfectly located, (with great views of the castle), offering a wide choice of pubs, bars and restaurants, (Black Cat, Bow Bar and Last Drop were particularly good), spacious and clean rooms and a wide choice for breakfast. Special thanks...

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Travel-HappyLondon, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on the Apex City and I'm pleased to hear that you had a great stay and enjoyed the services and facilities that we offer. I am glad to see that you made time to visit some of Edinburgh's best known bars which offer some great local brew and...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is the best place to stay in Edinburgh. You are close to everything. All within walking distance. The rooms are very good with lots of room. Tea and coffee and biscuits always available. Grassmarket has many many places to eat and drink and they are all good. We decided not to take the buffet breakfast and went to the...

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Powaytricia, Many thanks for completing a review on the Apex City and it was great to hear that you had a good stay and that you found our location perfect for your needs, we are very fortunate to have such great ammenties on our door step. You are quite right that the rooms at the back of the hotel...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Me and my boyfriend have just came back from a stay in this hotel, when we arrived we weren't able to check in so we left our bags and had a walk around the shops and stuff, however when we got back our room still wasn't ready so we were given complimentary drinks and were told to wait 15 mins,...

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a review on the Apex City hotel and I was so pleased to hear that you had a great time. I'm very sorry that your room was not ready for your arrival and that our staff dealt with it to your satisfaction. Our Master suites are fantastic and make you...

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Agua Restaurant & Bar
Agua Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, this contemporary hotel has 122 stylish rooms. Designed for comfort, rooms include HD widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Facilities include Agua Bar and Restaurant, event space for up to 80 delegates, use of leisure facilities a few doors away at Apex International including pool and gym. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Address: 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: €87 - €257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Apex City Edinburgh
Hotel Apex City
Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
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#24 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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