• Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage storage

Just around the corner from Calton Hill, the 4-star Apex Waterloo Place hotel epitomizes luxury living in the heart of Edinburgh. With a stylish spa, swimming pool, restaurant, sumptuous rooms, and elegant suites, all with free WiFi, an Apex adventure awaits. Find yourself relaxing in your room a bed, flat screen TV and spacious en suite with a bath, walk-in shower, and Antipodes organic toiletries to help you stay green while you stay clean. The mini fridge and air conditioning will keep things fresh and some rooms have a Nespresso Coffee machine so you can make yourself at home. Cots and highchairs are available on request. Book in for a relaxing spa treatment and unwind in the fitness and wellness facilities including a swimming pool with poolside seating, sauna, and steam room. If you’d rather sweat it out another way, head to the fitness suite – great for working up an appetite… Serving traditional Scottish cuisine, take delight in every bite at the award-winning Elliot’s restaurant. With elegant Georgian features and a grand fireplace, the bright bar offers a range of fine wines and quality spirits. Located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off Princes Street, the hotel is 550 yards from the historical Royal Mile. Plus, it’s just a 5minute walk to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and 15 minutes on foot from Edinburgh Castle.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 3, 2009
Hotel chain/brand:
Apex Hotels

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Linda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    My room was amazing. It had all the comforts of home and then some. The television was HUGE. The restaurant food was 5 star. The staff was wonderful.
  • Larry
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was great. Upon early arrival at about 10am, found my room unexpectedly available! It even had a view! Hotel and room were spotless! Very walkable to Carlton Hill, Waverly train station, Royal Mile and more.
  • 1kflyer
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Comfortable, quiet rooms. Great breakfast buffet and hot items on order.
  • Kim
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was ideal, very close to train station and easy walking to major sites.
  • Carboneau
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room, location and breakfast were all outstanding! Keep up the great work!
  • Lizabeth
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Wonderful hotel in an excellent location. The room was very comfortable , clean, spacious and quiet! The staff was very accommodating.
  • Patricia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The rooms were nice. The pool was awesome and the food was excellent!
  • Sara
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent staff in the spa reception, must informative.
  • Michelle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Easy walk to the Royal mile and other attractions. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful.
  • A'shaima
    -The rooms were impeccably clean and spacious, and the family room was incredibly comfortable. -The prompt room service and welcoming staff truly enhanced my experience. -The hotel provided a 5-star service, and the breakfast options were...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi What and where are the parking options and how much does it currently cost for weekends. I am looking to stay on a Saturday and Sunday night

    The Apex Waterloo doesn't have a car park however we collaborate with Q Park. A discount code can be provided by by us prior to arrival for the servic..
    Answered on 8 May 2023
  • Do we have to pay extra for using the pool? Or is it included in the room price please?

    it is included in the room price.
    Answered on 10 August 2021
  • Hi how much is it to add on breakfast and evening meal.

    breakfast will be £13.50 if you pre book with us the day before you have breakfast ,if you would like breakfast on the day it would be £15.50 and a th..
    Answered on 17 February 2022
  • How do you book the spa? Can you book it before you arrive?

    Are spa isn't yet up and running it will be opening in October some time and then our spa diary for booking will be opening back up.
    Answered on 26 September 2021
  • Hi there, the superior double room is listed as having a ‘bath and/or shower’ - I’m ideally looking for a room with a bath and shower or shower?

    Hello - some of the rooms have both bath and shower so you would need to request which you would like when booking. Best regards, Ali - Apex Reservations Team
    Answered on 8 March 2021
  • Hi, can a family room fit 3 adults from same family (mum,dad and daughter) and how much is it going to be for all of us for one night sat/sun 28aug

    Hi, yes, the family rooms can fit 3 adults. The prices of this vary depending on the dates you choose. If you want you can give our Reservations team..
    Answered on 3 January 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Elliot's
    • Cuisine

Amenities of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £20 per day.
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Express check-in/out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Business center
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key card access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Elevator
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Indoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • Heated pool
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/Beach towels
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Locker rooms
    • Fitness
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Steam room
    • Spa facilities
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Apex Waterloo Place Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:30 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.


    When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Apex Waterloo Place Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Guests are offered a discount at the Q Park Multi story car park on Greenside Row if they book online in advance.

    If you have made a nonrefundable booking, Apex will send a secure link via email and SMS, if a valid mobile number has been provided. Please complete the pre-payment using this secure link. This link is only valid for 24 hours, if payment is not received within this time, your reservation will be canceled.

    Please inform Apex Waterloo Place Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

    • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Spa
      • Fitness center
      • Sauna
      • Massage
      • Spa facilities
      • Locker rooms
      • Fitness
      • Swimming pool
      • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
      • Steam room
      • Spa/Wellness packages

    • The prices at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is 2,450 feet from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Suite
      • Family

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Elliot's

    • Guests staying at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish