The Grassmarket Apex is not an hotel of any architectural merit or of beauty either internally or externally. However it is located in the heart of Edinburgh's happening centre, has a good view up to the castle and benefits from truly helpful staff.
Whilst the decor is tired modern, indeed in places somewhat scruffy the bedroom are spacious and airy, the beds are comfortable and the large windows open to allow access to the fresh and often bracing air of Scotland. There are some areas that could do with improvement. Some rooms have no separate shower units despite having large bathrooms. To shower one has to stand in the bath, this being both inconvenient and difficult for the less athletic. The water pressure in the showers is low and can feel weak.
In the bedrooms there are no standard three pins plugs by the beds. This makes it difficult for those (almost everyone these days) with mobile phones to charge whilst using them in bed or with iPads and similar.
The rooms appear not to have either mini bars or safes.
The hotel staff are great. Very helpful and polite. The breakfast is adequate however it is by no means gourmet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 some unique fusion food to share created by the well-known Edinburgh Chef, Tony Singh in the hotel restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apex International Edinburgh
- Hotel Apex International
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland