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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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County Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous stay at this hotel for 1 night. Front of house staff extremely helpful. Very centrally located within walking distance of all areas of the city. Family Room was exceptional with a castle view.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel but a bit difficult to find even with a sat nav. Didn't help having 2 Grass market hotels and 2 Apex hotels in the same street... Hotel friendly lovely views great beds great location. Great stay

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Apex hotel sits in the middle of the Grassmarket, a very short walk up lovely Victoria St to the Royal Mile. On checking in I was told I'd been upgraded and had a room at the front of the hotel, a nice surprise but it turned out all 20 of us in my party had been told the same...

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Thank Keefy52
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit to Edinburgh to see exhibition in museum and markets - nice hotel in good location with good facilities, friendly / professional / helpful staff - nice to have an on-site car park charged at a reasonable rate

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Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very tidy clean and helpful establishment. Food was of great value and excellent taste. As it was a Christmas holiday we didn't try the pool or sauna and steam room. So can't comment. We will be back.

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Choppington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Every aspect of the hotel is great. Helpful staff. Comfortable spacious rooms with a perfect location. Close to the castle, the royal mile and Prince Street just a short walk away. Would recommend everything about this hotel

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Thank Helen M
Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay in Edinburgh was very enjoyable. The hotel was very clean and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The room had an exceptional view and we loved the location of the hotel itself. The one draw back were the beds. We found them to be very hard and the pillows and cushions disappeared into nothing. Apart from that...

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location just below the castle, and amid the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket, this hotel offers value accommodation for visitors eager to explore the city. the rooms are comfortable but can be a bit noisy at night during the tattoo and arts carnivals. the restaurant offers a reasonable meal and a nice setting for a night cap

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night to enjoy the Christmas Market. Really good position with cafes and restaurants all around. Excellent value. Very comfortable hotel. Well maintained. Excellent staff who went out of their way to welcome and be helpful - will definitely return

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel, Very comfortable room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Fresh towels every day . Breakfast was excellent, plenty of choice also evening meal was lovely. Staff very good. Would recommend this hotel, we were there for 2 days would have liked it to be longer

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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 )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Heights Restaurant
Heights Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Scottish, British
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, this contemporary four star hotel has 169 stylish rooms, many with panoramic views of the castle and city skyline. Designed for comfort, the rooms include 42 inch wide screen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, tea and coffee, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Facilities include restaurant, bar, meeting and event space for up to 250 delegates, and pool, tropicarium and gym. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Address: 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $134 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Grassmarket Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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Also Known As:
Apex International Edinburgh
Hotel Apex International
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“The rooms at the front have a great view of the castle but can be very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Keefy52, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“upper floors offer better insulation from street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles lesleighbryanbalwin, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles theconnellyclan5, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“had read reviews about noise outside but not a problem when we visited”
 of 5 bubbles graemek2015, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at the front with castle view”
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