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Cozy, convenient but most of all chic, the 4-star Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel sits at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, just off the must-see Royal Mile.

Featuring boutique bedrooms and sumptuous suites with free Wi-Fi, a modern restaurant and access to fabulous leisure facilities just next door, an Apex adventure awaits.

Designed with you in mind, find yourself living in luxury in these spacious rooms and suites. With a comfy bed and spacious en suite, enjoy taking a bath or shower with Antipodes organic toiletries, helping you to stay green while you stay clean.

The flat screen TV will keep you entertained and the mini fridge and air conditioning ensure things can be kept fresh. Plus, the Master Suites even have Nespresso Coffee machines to make you feel right at home. Cots and highchairs are available on request.

Since sharing is caring, guests can use the leisure facilities in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, just next door. With weights, resistance apparatus, cardio machines, and a swimming pool, treat yourself to some tranquil time.

In the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, Agua Restaurant and Bar offers classic dining in stylish surroundings. Serving everything from simple sides to moreish meals, it’ll be love at first bite.

Centrally located, just minutes from the infamous The Royal Mile and within walking distance of Lothian Road and Princes Street, this hotel is ideally located.

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 City of Edinburgh Hotel has been welcoming guests since Oct 3, 2006
Hotel chain/brand: Apex Hotels

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of 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, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


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  • The staff speaks English
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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Armstrong's Vintage
    0 miles
  • Grassmarket
    0 miles
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
    0.1 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.1 miles
  • Central Library
    0.1 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.1 miles
  • Gladstones Land
    0.2 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    0.2 miles
  • Princes Street Gardens
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Castle Terrace Restaurant
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.3 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.8 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1.8 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.9 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.6 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.2 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: European

Amenities of Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Apex City of Edinburgh 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.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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 by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds 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.

Mastercard Visa American Express Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that limited parking is available at the hotel. Discounted parking can be found at the nearby parking garage, as well as metered parking.

Guests staying over the Christmas and New Year period are advised to pre-book dinner over these dates, as reservations on check-in cannot be guaranteed.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Apex City of Edinburgh 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 City of Edinburgh Hotel

  • Guests staying at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is 650 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel include:

      • Twin
      • Double
      • Suite
      • Family

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

    • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Agua

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