Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationScott Monument11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)33 min drive

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About this area


Near a train station, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighborhood in Edinburgh with good shopping. National Museum of Scotland and Usher Hall are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Edinburgh Zoo are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • The Hub - 4 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 4 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 33 min drive


  • The Bow Bar - 2 min walk
  • Made in Italy - 3 min walk
  • Made in Italy - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Andaluz - 3 min walk
  • Petit Paris - 3 min walk

About this property

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4-star Edinburgh hotel in Old Town Edinburgh, walk to Royal Mile
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 122 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and LED TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water.
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers 122 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (GBP 15 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 17.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Restaurants on site

  • Agua

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 2 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.50 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 558 out of 969 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 321 out of 969 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 54 out of 969 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 23 out of 969 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 969 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is an excellent hotel in an amazing location. Staff were great, hotel was really nice. There are about 8 parking spots in back and we were lucky to get one. Only issue it was so hot in the room which made it a little uncomfortable. A fan was provided and it helped a little but it was still hot.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Oue midweek stay at Apex City of Edinburgh was delightful, Mercy the Duty Manager and June the receptionist were a wealth of information and advice regarding places to go and the most economical ways to get there. I would recommend anyone staying at this hotel to ask these 2 for sightseeing advice. My only gripe was the hotel had no leisure facilities on site and the sister hotel a few doors down had the smallest pool and changing rooms I had ever seen in a hotel of that size.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location with a great view of the Edinburgh Castle from outside the hotel or from a communal area on each floor by the windows during the day (reflection of inside lighting makes it hard to get a picture at night). But our whole stay was overshadowed by the fact that our room (room 3135) smelt like a public bathroom/drain/waste. It was obvious staff knew about the issue but did nothing to help or move us. On one occasion the person who refreshed the room used bleach in an attempt to get rid of the smell. Unfortunately that did nothing to solve the problem and the smell returned quickly. The smell was obvious as soon as you opened the room door and stayed in the room for our entire stay. Not sure why the room was even being used as the hotel was not apparently busy/full.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location, the room was a great size and a unforgettable 3 nights.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022