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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, just minutes away from The Royal Mile and famous Edinburgh Castle. All rooms and suites provide plenty of natural light, comfort, and space. You’ll also find complimentary luxurious Elemis toiletries, a 42” LCD TV and vanity area with hair dryer and mirror in your room. Upgrade to a City Plus Room and you’ll also find air-conditioning, bathrobes and your very own Nespresso coffee machine. Downstairs, you can relax in Agua Restaurant and Bar. This modern space is set back from the bustling Grassmarket and offers a wide selection of dishes through its all day dining menu including burgers, steaks and pastas. Afterwards, retreat to the lounge and choose from an extensive wine list or sip on an expertly prepared cocktail with Castle views.
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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
215Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
134Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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We stayed 4 nights in Feb.Really great location on Grassmarket.The only issues we faced were hot water issues on 2 days of our stay..No hot shower..not good communication with guests on the issue..but it was sorted on day 2.
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Myself and my partner stayed at this hotel for my birthday while we visited Edinburgh. The room was lovely, comfortable and extremely clean. The corridors and seating areas mirrored the fresh feel of the rooms also and offered comfortable couches to sit on and enjoy the view
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Great location for castle and plenty bars and restaurants etc nearby. Easy walking distance from bus and train stations although there is limited parking. Good selection at breakfast of hot food cereals etc
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Grassmarket was the perfect location for seeing Edinburgh. The hotel was fresh, new, staffed really very well, couldn't have needed anything else......loved the walk-in shower. The huge TV. Very good, comfortable bed. Had a fantastic view of the Castle from our fourth floor
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Got a great deal through Expedia and couldn't believe the value for money!. This place is in a fantastic location, slap bang in the middle of the Haymarket with easy accessato the whole city centre. You would struggle to find anything more central. The rooms are spacious, beds
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Do ye have a gym?
Do ye have a gym?
Not this location.
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There is very limited car parking at the hotel which is on a first come first served basis. There are local car parks nearby. Some of the parking in the area is also very expensive. I would suggest contacting the hotel directly about local parking, they are very helpful & knowledgeable about the area.
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Yes, you can leave it with the front desk, they will hold them for you while you go out and can go back to the hotel late just to pick it up.
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Hello Sam15855, You can ride either the bus or tram from the airport. They drop you near Edinburgh Waverley station. The hotel is then a 10-15 minute walk. Some of these routes are steep so please keep that in mind if you have lots of luggage. We look forward to see you. Kind Regards Mike
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"We had a very quiet room that did not face towards the Grassmarket. Room 2123"
"Worth upgrading from basic to next level."
"Avoid rooms facing The Grassmarket if you are a light sleeper."
"top floor overlooking the castle"
"hotel has elevators so accesable for everyone, a private parkingspace and a congierge service."
USD 81 - USD 331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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