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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

From the Minute I arrived until the day of departure I felt all the staff I meet were very professional and very happy and always willing to help you. Check in was very fast, and we had left our luggage in the morning and when we went to check -in our luggage had be taken up to our room for...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JenPower Thanks for such a wonderful review. It is great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and following on from our emails and voicemails its great that you already have plans to return. The Suite you stayed in is a great room and well worth the climb up the stairs! It is really fantastic to be ranked as...

Reviewed 31 August 2014

Booked a three night stay here over the (English) August Bank Holiday weekend for the Fringe Festival. The hotel is situated in the heart of town, making it very convenient to get around. With bars and restaurants nearby, we didn't use the hotel's, so cannot comment. We drove and parked nearby. Parking can be a bit of a problem, but...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GregoryWBridges Thanks so much for the positive review. Sounds like you enjoyed your stay in one of our Duplex Suites and it is great to hear it described as "Probably one of the best city centre rooms that I have ever used" Discounted parking at the QPark at the Omni Centre is convenient as is our slightly hidden entrance...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I stayed in Edinburgh for a long holiday weekend and was very happy with my stay at the Apex. The location is perfect and is within easy walking distance of the city center and all of the sights you want to see. Yet through all of the activity during the Fringe festival, there was no street noise so it was...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wittgrad22 Great review, really pleased that you enjoyed your stay during August. I hope you managed to take in some shows and soak up the Festival atmosphere. Sorry to hear of the WiFi problems. Our external provider is usually very quick to fix faults, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thanks for the positive mention for the team. Always nice...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 August 2014

LOOKING BACK ON IT, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel was a good, comfortable, ultra-clean resting place while in Edinburgh, and good value. Hotels in Edinburgh during the Festival fill us fast. Get working on your hotel reservation very early (very, very early, gentle reader). Preparing for our Scottish holiday, I researched several hotels online, weighing different elements, and then reached...

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Hawick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Well have stayed at this hotel many times it is bay far the best in that price range .friendly staff very comfortable beds .clean convenient close to shops theatre and attractions there is parking just round the corner Would recommend .

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jfalla2014 Great to hear you had a brilliant weekend and that you are a regular guest here at Waterloo Place. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Alan Harbisher General Manager

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Just could not fault any of the main things you want out of a hotel. We had a suite and thought for the location it was extremely good value for money. The hotel location is perect. 2 mins from Calton Hill for the best view in Edinburgh, 3 mins from the East side of Princes Street and Waverley station, 2...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear StuartfromRugby Thanks for taking the time to post your positive review. As many reviewers have commented, out location is without doubt one of the best in Edinburgh being so convenient to transport links, attractions and shopping. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we'll see you returning in the future. Many thanks Alan Harbisher General Manager

South Orange, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Enjoyed our stay at Apex Waterloo. The location is perfect. Walking distance to old town and other attractions. The room was a little small for three of us but nice. The restaurant for breakfast was good but we found simpler and cheaper alternatives close by after our first morning. Wifi was mostly not working throughout our stay. Shower never got...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RafarbGeep Thanks for the positive review despite having had a few issues during your stay. Really sorry to hear of the WiFi problems. Our external provider is usually very quick to resolve any problem. I am sorry that this was not the case on this occasion. Our AC goes down to 19 degrees Celsius which is normally cool enough...

Bungendore, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Have not stayed in a better place in our 5 weeks (to date) trip. Staff unloaded suitcases from car & took them to our room while we parked. Huge bed with soft pillows & the best shower you could wish for! Quiet, excellent food, friendly staff & walking distance to Royal Mile & Hopon/Hopoff bus. Don't stay anywhere else in...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenny J It's fantastic to hear that we currently top your list of places you've stayed during your 5 weeks of travel. It would be great to welcome you back if you come this way again. Enjoy the rest of your time away before heading home to Australia. All the very best Alan Harbisher General Manager

Fort William
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This hotel was in an ideal situation to see the sights of Edinburgh. The room was clean and fresh and though looking out on to Waterloo Place there was no noticeable noise. We were pleasantly greeted by reception staff who gave clear direction to the room. There was also city parking fairly close by but at a cost of £18...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mavis V Many thanks for posting your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our Front Desk Team were helpful. Our location is great, close enough to the City Centre attractions and shopping yet just far enough away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets. It's also good to hear you...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The apex has it all, fabulous service, beautiful rooms, great food all tucked into the center of the city. We walked to the old city, shopping on Princes Street, and to Calton Hill from here. You want to make sure to get a room facing the old city, not behind the hotel.

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Dear Emily C Thanks for posting your positive review following your recent stay. It certainly sounds like our location suited you and I hope you saw all the sights and attractions during your time here in Edinburgh. I hope to welcome you back to Waterloo Place should you be planning any further trips to Edinburgh. Warmest regards Alan Harbisher General...

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the city centre to the East of Princes Street, this historic building combines traditional features with contemporary style. This four star deluxe hotel has 186 stylish en-suite rooms with widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Other facilities include Elliot's Bar and Restaurant, Events space for up to 184, and a Spa. The spa's pool, sauna and gym are free to guests and a range of Elemis spa treatments can be booked in the single and couples treatment rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Address: 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $151 - $489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh
Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Note that the windows in the top floor are slightly smaller,since is a historic building.”
 of 5 bubbles AceF1969, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a high floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 602Karen, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sadly ,our room didn't have a view. I would keep this in mind for future bookings”
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“Duplex suite is superb”
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“our room was at the back and was very quiet”
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