Apex City

61 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2HJ United Kingdom
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Hotel Apex City


With four-star amenities, award-winning onsite dining and a view of Edinburgh Castle, guests will enjoy contemporary luxury and convenient access to the Scottish capital’s main attractions at Apex City Hotel.

Each of Apex City’s 119 rooms, ranging in size from 24 to 43.10 square metres, features free Wi-Fi, 42” LCD TVs with Freeview channels and coffee making facilities.

Access to Yu Time Technogym™ and its Ozone pool, located at nearby Apex International, is open seven days a week and complimentary to all guests.

In addition to 24-hour room service, the AA Rosette award-winning Agua restaurant and bar is located on premises. It has several gluten-free and vegetarian choices and its dishes are made from 100% locally sourced ingredients.

Rich in history, Edinburgh offers guests plenty of opportunities for touring and sightseeing in addition to the Castle, such as Holyrood Palace, St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Scottish National Gallery.

Price range

from ‎$103 to ‎$115


Apex City


61 Grassmarket, EH1 2HJ, Edinburgh United Kingdom | 0.1 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +44(131)2433456 | Fax:+44(131)2256346 | Official Homepage

Suitable for

  • Business People
  • Large Groups

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Ironing board,
  • Windows that open,
  • Television,
  • Hairdryer,
  • Central heating,
  • Electric kettle,
  • Pay-TV,
  • Radio,
  • Satellite TV,
  • Desk,
  • Telephone,
  • DVD player/ Video recorder,
  • Stereo system/ CD player,
  • Internet,
  • WiFi in the rooms,
  • Cost of wireless internet in rooms,
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Hotel features

  • Business center,
  • Cafe,
  • Entrance hall/ lobby,
  • Express check-in / out,
  • Elevator,
  • Parking lot,
  • Hotel bar,
  • Hotel safe,
  • Conference rooms,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • PC with internet,
  • Restaurant,
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Laundry service,
  • WiFi in Lobby,
  • Room service,
  • Concierge,
  • Number of restaurants,
  • Number of floors,
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Sports Facilities

  • Billiards,
  • Boats to Rent,
  • Golf Course,
  • Sailing,
  • Surfing,
  • Diving

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • On the Spot
    Situated in the centre of the city, you’ll find yourself able to take in exciting historic attractions like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Holyrood Park and Princes Street ...
  • Bang for Your Buck
    Offering comfortable rooms, clean, modern facilities and a convenient location, you might be most impressed by how the reasonable rates of all the services and amenities when the ...
  • Weekend Getaways, for Couples, Singles or Friends
    Thanks to where it sits and the restaurants, stores, and sights immediately surrounding it, this hotel has something of a reputation as an optimal place for a quick weekend trip ...
Negative Reviews
  • No Place to Chill Out
    In spite of being trendy and cutting edge, the hotel’s lack of air-conditioned rooms and windows which do not open fully can make sleeping a little stuffy on warmer nights, which ...
  • No Way to Turn the Volume Down
    What the location gives, the location takes away Being in the heart of Edinburgh means that street noise is a year-round issue you’ll have to contend with, not the least of which ...
  • Paying to Park
    An undercutting aspect is the lack of complimentary valet service or free parking services Having to pay for private parking on top of one’s hotel bill and travel expenses might ...
Rating Overview
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Test Score

out of 100
Excellent Result from 20 Quality Tests
90% recommend this hotel (18 out of 20 testers)
97% say the hotel is suitable for business travellers
84% say the hotel is suitable for couples

Good To Know

  • There are lots of museums and attractions in the area
  • The area surrounding the hotel is idyllic
  • There is good nightlife nearby (bars, clubs)
  • There are good shopping opportunities nearby

Results in detail (Data is based on the average of all hotels on trivago)

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87 out of 100 based on 5766 reviews
Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh Festival takes place every year in mid August and early September. By definition, Edinburgh Festival does not apply to only one single event. It refers to a lot of events that take place at the same time simultaneously. For instance there is the official International Festival that takes place in operas, theatres and stages all over the city. Every year different plays are shown like Macbeth and other Shakespeare plays and some contemporary plays. It brings together top performers of music and dance. An alternative to the festival are the Fringe and the Free Fringe Festivals--a performing arts festival, taking place mainly on the streets of the city. It usually shows more unusual and not so official performances, sometimes even experimental ones, that might not even be allowed to be performed in official venues. In addition to that, there is also the Military Tattoo that is a is celebration of the Commonwealth and includes displays by the British Armed Forces and some military bands. For book lovers, there are also the Book Festivals.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Outlook Tower on Edinburghs Royal Mile contains a Camera Obscura which has been in operation for over 150 years. The Camera projects a live moving image of the city onto a table in a dimmed room in front of the audience. The Tower also contains an exhibition of photographs of Edinburgh past and present and a collection of 3D holograms. There are views across the city and Edinburgh Castle from the rooftop terrace.

The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

The production of whisky in Scotland dates back over 500 years. The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is a museum and miniature theme park dedicated to this Scottish tradition. The introductory tour is a guided walk through the different processes involved. There is a model showing how a distillery is laid out and adults are given "a wee dram" to taste. The heritage centre ghost then explains the concepts of "nose", "angel share" and "maturation". The tour finishes with a ride through a historical pageant in a whisky barrel. The Centre has its own shop and restaurant. Open daily except Christmas Day 9:30am to 6:30pm (May Sep) 10:00am to 6pm (Oct Apr) Tickets: Adults: £ 8.95 Seniors, Students, Disabled: £ 6.75 Child: £ 4.75 The centre is wheelchair accessible.