Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Royal Mile

8.8/10 Fabulous

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Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
The price is €200
Price available on 29/08/2022
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HS
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 20 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 1 min drive
  • George Street - 9 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 16 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 17 min walk

About this property

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

When you stay at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, you'll be in a great location, within a short 10-minute walk of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the indoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a fitness centre, a sauna and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 169 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 2 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Metro Bar & Brasserie – On-site restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 17.50 for children (approximately)


  • Self-parking costs GBP 15 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket
Apex International Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Apex International
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Alan, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Would stay again
We had a room with castle view and balcony. Mostly ok. Bed very uncomfortable. Really needs a new mattress. Spa was nice, pool and gym clean and mostly empty. Requested a champagne bucket as had a romantic weekend away and received a tub with ice for beer teens and wine glasses instead, a bit disappointing for a 4 star hotel. However overall would stay again, parking £15 per night which in the centre of Edinburgh is reasonably decent.
Karolina, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Apex or Apex Grassmarket?
Check in was easy…after we got to the correct hotel. Apex has 2 hotels within a block of each other and we arrived to wrong one. View from our room was spectacular of Edinburgh Castle! Room is ok. Mattress not so comfy. Patio door won’t lock and opens by itself. Bathroom and shower good. Nice pressure on the shower Breakfast was good. Lots of choices . Good coffee
Mary, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location for old town
Great location near the castle. Hotel clean and staff lovely. Not sure it’s worth the price compared to other hotels though. Breakfast had great choice but buffet menu can’t compete with a Premier Inn.
Debbie, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Pepper sauce @ 120
Stay was excellent apart from having to struggle with suitcase up the stairs to the lift. First time I’ve stayed somewhere and nobody helps with luggage other than that everything was brilliant.
3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good hotel
Good location and good hotel. 2 Nice double beds in the family room.
Laura, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

IAN, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pricey but great location
This is one of two Apex Hotels right on Grassmarket Square. Excellent location, friendly staff and clean rooms. Common areas — such as hotel hallways — weren’t always kept clean (staff shortage?) but overall I would recommend
John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great view!
This hotel is in the perfect location to enjoy all of Edinburgh! We had a spectacular view of the Edinburgh Castle right outside our hotel window. I felt like some of the hotel staff was not overly friendly. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to all that visit this area!
Mary, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Very disappointing
Very disappointed with our stay given the price we paid. Communal areas felt shabby and uncared for. Our room was ok with castle view but lack the style and designer touch of previous stays in Apex hotels. Worse was breakfast. The service was chaotic and the dining area itself is depressing if you are seated downstairs. The food was of very poor quality and the eggs florentine I asked for served with raw rather than wilted spinach. Bacon chewy and inedible. When asked at checkout if we had enjoyed our stay I said ‘No’ only to be completely ignored by the person asking the question?!!! What a joke. This will be the last time staying at an Apex after this experience. It was not worth the money
Jeanette, 3-night family trip
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