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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#46 of 161 hotels in Edinburgh
Travellers' Choice
Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located in Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket. Nearby, you’ll find the characteristic Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard and The Royal Mile, making this hotel the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to explore the city. Your room will be stocked with both essentials and added extras like complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious Elemis toiletries and a 42” LCD TV. Choose a Deluxe or Family room and you’ll also get an Edinburgh Castle view to make your stay extra special. Kick-start your day with a refreshing swim in the hotel swimming pool or use the Technogym fitness studio, free of charge. Later you can try delicious cuisine at the hotels' Metro Brasserie restaurant.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Helena Holland wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We were unable to stay at Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh because of the latest Covid restrictions. Sadly even though the situation was not of our doing we were unable to recover any refund whatsoever. It’s bad enough to not have our long awaited family get together because of Covid but to get no refund is absolutely unacceptable. Hotels.com approached the Manager and was told that we would not be receiving any part of our money back. Very disappointing
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
rhunte381684 wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Would visit again. Restaurant wasn't too great, but overall experience was nice. Receptionist was lovely. Waiting staff were nice enough but we had to ask for cutlery for our dinner, after Waiting for the 2 staff noticing us with our hand up, there were only 3 tables in so it shouldn't have been hard to get their attention but they were having a conversation. The room can't be faulted although i would suggest looking at the heating, we had to leave the window open all night because it was very warm and that in turn meant a lot of traffic noise.The rest of the hotel was clean and beautiful.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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starry19840 wrote a review Dec 2020
Newtownards, United Kingdom153 contributions39 helpful votes
We got married in edinburgh a few weeks ago and used this hotel to stay at. It was such a lovely hotel, upon arrival we checked in, it was all very covid professional, we used a new pen rather than a used one and details taken. The man at front desk was very helpful when we asked where the city chambers were. Very friendly. When we got to our room, we couldn't get over the view of the castle, it was amazing. We had a balcony as well which we are able to take pictures on in our wedding outfits. The bed was huge and so was the room and bathroom. It was very comfortable. The room was cleaned every day. Any time we seen staff in the corridor they always greated with such warmth. Even though the hotel bar was closed we were able to order room service, which was great. We had breakfast each morning. A good selection on the menu. It was table service but you could still order quite a bit. The food was fresh and yum. Good start to the day. The restaurant staff were also friendly taking time to chat to us. Thank you for a lovely and safe stay. We hope to visit again when edinburgh as fully opened
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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aliorchard wrote a review Dec 2020
Edinburgh19 contributions56 helpful votes
Today’s afternoon tea at the Apex Grassmarket was fantastic. So fresh and everything home made. Portion sizes large and delicious sandwiches generously filled. Home made scones and cakes all presented beautifully. We couldn’t finish it so were offered a box to take the rest home 😊 The staff could teach a thing or two on what excellent customer service should be too! Efficient, welcoming, friendly service and nothing too much trouble. Look forward to visiting again very soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ZoeLouise07 wrote a review Dec 2020
East Lothian, United Kingdom1 contribution
Rooms and restaurant was great. Staff were friendly. Our power went off 3 times the first day, it was fixed each time but no apology was given. It then went off again the next morning and no one seemed to know anything about it. The pool was in desperate need of cleaning. There was a thick layer of dirt above water level on the surroundings of the pool.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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USD 123 - USD 285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.5 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.4 km), and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, Tupiniquim Brasil crepes, and Colonnades At The Signet Library.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Apex Grassmarket Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Apex Grassmarket Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.6 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.5 km), and Gilmerton Cove (6.1 km).