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Hotel Description

Apex Grassmarket Hotel places you in the centre of Edinburgh, steps from Grassmarket and within a short 5-minute stroll of Royal Mile. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs and safes are featured in all 169 rooms. Additionally, 24-hour room service, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are available.

Enjoy the fitness centre and sauna. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business centre and concierge services. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM and on weekends between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 4-star Old Town hotel include Greyfriars Kirk and Scotch Whisky Experience.

City Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$118* Per night/room 14 Nov. - 15 Nov.

Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Castle View Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apex Grassmarket Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Oct. 2019 by Kirsty

Hi there, Thank you very much for the good review. We really appreciate your feedback, and hope to welcome you back another time. Kind regards, Kirsty Front Office Shift Leader

4 out of 5
Nice place. Our room was above the outdoor bar area, and a little noisy until mid-evening in fine weather.

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
This is our favourite hotel each time we visit Scotland from Australia. Always comfortable and clean. This time however we had our toilet leaking and the vanity sink blocking up. We did report this. This would not change our opinion of the hotel or stop us visiting again or recommending it to everyone. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Posted by , from Australia on 9 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5

Interesting hotel with great view of the castle

Easy to walk from the railway station. Staff made our stay enjoyable. Fantastic location central to everything. The community is friendly has great architecture food and shops. Hop on Hop off bus close by. Amazing short break will definitely return and stay longer.

Posted by , from Australia on 13 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5

Dark room

There are no room lights in these very convenient and comfortable rooms. Only bedside lamps. As it got dark at 4pm this is an issue for usability of the room.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jan. 2018 by Craig Tidy

Dear Amy, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologise for the lighting issue you had with your room, it seems this design can become an issue especially at this time of year. I will certainly pass your feedback on to management. On the other hand I am glad you found the rooms comfortable for your stay. We do hope to welcome you back, Thank you Craig Tidy - Front Office Supervisor

3 out of 5

Great location

Carpark is handy. Luggage has stairs when u come into hotel, so take ur muscles to lift them. Hotel seems a little tired, but rooms were very good.

Posted by on 14 May 2017

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3 out of 5

Expensive for what offered

Pros: The staff. All friendly and helpful.
Cons: See above
Location: Lots of activity and energy in immediate area with festivals.
Steps at entry difficult with luggage. Noisy without double glazing. No safe. Expensive for what got. No plain food available except breakfast. TV erratic , difficult to operate and limited.

Posted by , from Australia on 23 Aug. 2016

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3 out of 5

Good view

Great views of the castle from our 2nd floor room. A little bit noisy at night as overlooks a few pubs and restaurants in the grassmarket. A short walk from most items of intetest and about a 15min walk up the hill and down the other side from the station. Overall pretty good value.

Posted by , from Sydney on 20 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

Nicely located hotel but getting old and run down

Pros: The staff
Cons: Update the rooms
Location: Close to everything and walking distance to most places
Rooms need to be updated as getting out dated unfortunately there was a seem in the room when we first arrived but the staff were great and really helpful

Posted by , from sydney on 20 Oct. 2015

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Property Features

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business centre. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Apex Grassmarket Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 169 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool1
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12.3 km / 7.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers 169 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Electric kettle
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Metro Bar & Brasserie – On-site restaurant.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property’s breakfast is available for free for children 0 to 12 years old. Children 13-17 breakfast fee is the same as adults charges. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Online Penalty Collection


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.5 for adults and GBP 15.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 12 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.