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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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Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
199Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
123Attractionswithin 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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Just back from staying at this hotel over the Valentines period for 1 night before me and my partner went to Barcelona . I couldn't fault this hotel in any possiable way . The staff , The room , The bed and the hotel ans location overall was amazing . I requested a balconey room
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Dirty sock in our room on arrival, asked for toast at breakfast and had to wait 30mins for it after asking 3 different people ordered Scottish breakfast beans were cold bacon,sausage unable to eat as over cooked definitely not free, very disappointed in this hotel
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Fantastic location, looks great, but some aspects not great such as the beds were way too hard and I found it difficult to sleep - just needed a good mattress topper. There's no private change facility in the pool area which was a problem for me. I won't be going back.
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My stay at Grassmarket Apex was excellent and as a solo traveller I found the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and the food in the restaurant exceptional. This was my second visit and I am planning my third.
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A very comfortable stay. The room was spacious, clean and well maintained. Breakfast was very good; choice and quality, though service was slow on occasion. Enjoyed the pool. Staff pleasant. The location was good; close to centre and two tour bus stops.
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The Standard Double Room at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel
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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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"Ask for room with view of Castle"
"book direct with the hotel"
"Ask for a castle view!"
"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"
US$95 - US$368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghGrassmarketOld Town
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