Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 GrassmarketEdinburghEH1 2HSUnited Kingdom
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About Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located in Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket area. Set in the Old Town and surrounded by medieval architecture, Grassmarket is a must see for shopping, taverns, music and more. Waverly Station is a ten-minute walk or five-minute taxi journey.

Rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 42” LCD TVs, tea/coffee makers, hairdryer, iron with ironing board, vanity mirror desk, and luxury toiletries. Family and deluxe rooms are available with views of Edinburgh Castle.

Enjoy a workout at the Technogym fitness centre or relax in the sauna or indoor pool. Seven meeting spaces - up to 250 people - for business or social functions are available, along with onsite parking (for a fee).

Dine on Scottish fare at the Metro Bar and Brasserie. This glass-fronted eatery boasts stunning views of the Edinburgh Castle.

From Apex Grassmarket Hotel, the National Museum, Edinburgh Castle and The Elephant house are a mere six-minute walk away. Slightly further afield at a 10-15-minute walk is Princes Street and the Royal Mile.


31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8000498000 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:30
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Ideal location for sightseeing and dining

The Apex International is located in the Grasslands area in Edinburgh’s Old Town, with fabulous architecture and history There is much to do, from walking the cobbled shopping streets and visiting the pubs and bars to taking in attractions like Edinburgh Castle The hotel is near everything and conveniently close to Waverly Station.

Friendly staff and great facilities

The staff is attentive and welcoming; the check-in process is efficient. The indoor pool is well maintained and modern, well worth a visit. To add to the experience, breakfast is very enjoyable, especially when overlooking the scenic castle view.

Free in-room Wi-Fi and skyline views

Rooms are large and clean with wonderful views of the Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding area Furthermore, they are cosy and the beds very comfortable Free Wi-Fi comes in handy whether for business or travel.

Negative Reviews

Noisy rooms

Depending on where your hotel room is, the noise from the busy street out front may keep you up, especially on weekends Also, the windows aren’t sealed well The noise can continue past midnight, which is unfortunate when travelling and looking forward to a good night’s sleep.

Disorganized, slow daily breakfast

Breakfast gets busy and can become messy fast on the weekend Staff can’t clear up or restock fast enough You may need to wait in a queue for a table and the full breakfast can take forever to arrive That said, the views from the restaurant are lovely if you are willing to be patient.

Poor overall value

Apex International rooms and services simply don’t live up expectations Rooms are average and bathrooms need an update Additionally, service at breakfast and the bar is slow Finally, the car park has limited parking available; be prepared to look for street parking if it’s full.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1900 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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    9.0 /10
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    8.8 /10
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    8.7 /10
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    8.4 /10
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    8.7 /10
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    8.0 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 1900 reviews