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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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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
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
202Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
121Attractionswithin 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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Fantastic Hotel, Staff were Brilliant ,Food Excellent , It was very cold there in December the highlight of our Day was coming back to the Apex it was so warm and our Bedroom was so Cosy, Fantastic View of the Castle ,We loved this Hotel ,Very nice young man at reception when he
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Really friendly staff, very helpful. Evening meal really nice but breakfast overcharged with £6pp supplement on top of what you paid if you want a fry up. 100 yards any direction will get you breakfast cheaper.
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Stayed here with our kids (teens) for a week, in two rooms. Rooms are a little tired, breakfast is o.k usual buffet, and expensive if you don't have big eaters. It is close to attractions but be warned it is a steep climb to most of them.
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Last minute overnight pre meeting on the Monday . Great rate for n and b and got upgrade on arrival with balcony and castle view. Restaurant lovely meal for 15 pounds for 2 course with wine . Comfy bed and lovely bathroom Stay at apex where I can and this did not disappoint
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As part of of a group celebrating my nieces 50th birthday in Edinburgh, we booked an overnight stay at the Apex, Grassmarket hotel. On arrival we enquired whether the room had twin beds or a single double bed. The receptionist starkly told us that we would basically have to
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The Standard Double Room at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel
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The King Room at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Do you have to pay extra to use the amenities such as the pool at gym?
Do you have to pay extra to use the amenities such as the pool at gym?
No pool can be used free
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Yes, there are a number of restaurants that are open for breakfast within 200 ft of the hotel. You can look them on Google map. We ate at a coffee house right next door and it was pretty good.
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Children are allowed anytime as far as I know, did not see any programs offered. It was very warm, smallish but clean.
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"Ask for a castle view if on holiday but rooms on the other side would be quieter for work."
"2023-5-7 etc have the castle view, facing the grassmarket side"
"access to historic areas difficult for guests with mobility problems"
"Ask for a castle-view room"
"ask for a castle view"
USD 85 - USD 346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghGrassmarketOld Town
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