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In the vibrant Grassmarket area, the Apex Grassmarket Hotel has a sauna, a pool, a gym, an award-winning restaurant, and free WiFi for guests to enjoy. Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are 15 minutes’ walk away.

The leisure facilities at Apex Grassmarket Hotel include Technogym fitness equipment and a swimming pool. Metro Bar & Brasserie offers seasonally rotating menus.

Each luxurious room has a widescreen TV, an en suite bathroom with shower and free luxury toiletries, and tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water.

The Royal Mile is 650 yards from the property, and the National Museum of Scotland is 600 yards away. Edinburgh Airport is a 25-minute drive from the Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Oct 2006.
Hotel chain/brand: Apex Hotels

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Private parking at the hotel


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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
City Twin Room
  • 2 double beds
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City Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Family Room
  • 2 large double beds
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Triple Room
  • 2 large double beds
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  • The staff speak English

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About Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Oct 2006

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  • How much is breakfast to buy on the day if not included in price

    £13 if added the night before, £15.50 in the morning.


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    Asked about: Family Room • Answered on 7 February 2020
  • Are there bathrobes in the room?

    Only in the Castle view deluxe rooms.


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    Asked about: Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony • Answered on 7 February 2020
  • Is there parking?

    Yes we have onsite car parking which is charged at £12 per night and on a first come first served basis.


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    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • How far from Waverley Station as I have just been changed to this hotel from the City so hoping it’s equally as close to train station.

    Our Grassmarket hotel is only 3 doors down from our City location, so travel to and from Waverly is identical.


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    Answered on 27 August 2021
  • Is the swimming pool open

    Hello - yes the pool is open and slots must be booked with Reception upon check in. Best regards, Apex Reservations Team


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    Asked about: City Twin Room • Answered on 29 September 2020
  • Hi there just wondering if your rooms with a balcony are a private balcony or one long balcony in which people can come to the outside of our room?

    Hello Our rooms with balcony have private balcony which is privately accessible from own room. Loi /Reception Apex Grassmarket


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    Asked about: Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony • Answered on 18 October 2021
  • Hi do you have cloth iron available in the rooms? Thanks!

    Hello, yes, all of our rooms have iron and ironing board.


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    Answered on 2 August 2021
  • do you have a room with three beds? 3Adults

    Hi, It would only be 2 queen size beds, a family room.


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    Answered on 16 July 2020
  • isitnear train station

    The hotel is 10min walk from Waverley Station or 20min walk from Haymarket station. - Thank you - Craig


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    Answered on 12 November 2019
  • Do you have anywhere secure indoors to store a bicycle please (in the room would be fine if allowed)? Also what is earliest check in time? Thanks

    Hello, yes you can leave your bicycle with us a reception and the earliest check-in time is 14:00


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    Answered on 22 May 2021
  • Hiping to come with family for the Tattoo but my eldest daughter is a dependent wheelchair user. Can I book a room for her, myself and my partner

    We have rooms suitable for wheelchair users.


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    Answered on 11 December 2020
  • Is smoking permitted on the balconies?

    Dear Guest, Smoking is not allowed in the Hotel premises, except for the designated areas. Unfortunately, our balconies are not part of the aforementioned designated areas. If there is anything else we can do to help, please let us know


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    Asked about: Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony • Answered on 6 November 2020
  • Was wanting to give to grandaughter for Christmas gift for her to bring friend. They will.both be 17 years, sensible, college students. Will you accept booking for two girls aged 17years?

    People under age 18 are not allowed to stay in hotel, without supervision.


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    Asked about: City Twin Room • Answered on 24 October 2020
  • Can you see the fireworks New Year’s Eve if you have a castle view room

    Yes you will have one of the best views in the city to see the fireworks from the castle


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    Answered on 14 October 2021
  • Hello, is the pool free for all guests?

    Hello,yes it is free


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    Answered on 13 June 2021
  • My son will be 21 on 1st October and I will be bringing him to Edinburgh for 2 nights from 30th Sept. Do you offer a service that can put balloons or similar in the (twin) room? I would be willing to pay extra. Thank you.

    Thank you for choosing Apex Grassmarket Hotel for your stay. We will do everything we can to ensure that it will be a trip to remember. Please note that we do have the following extras available, if you wish to add them to your reservation.


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    Answered on 1 September 2020
  • Can you see the fireworks from this hotel on nye? Thanks

    yes you can see the new year fire works from the castle in our castle view rooms, also an amazing view from the out side of the hotel also.


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    Answered on 14 October 2021
  • Hi, are you able to use the pool before you check in? Or just as soon as you check in?

    Hi, Just as you check-in . Thanks


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    Answered on 19 August 2021
  • is there a hairdryer in the room

    Yes, there are hairdryers located in all rooms Kind regards, Apex Grassmarket Hotel Reception


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    Answered on 23 July 2021
  • Hi. Is the pool currently open for guests to use? Thanks

    Hello - yes, the pool is open for guest. Time slots for this must be booked with Reception upon check in. Best regards, Ali - Apex Reservations Team


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    Answered on 29 September 2020
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
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 imposing Edinburgh Castle looms over the city.

What's nearby
  • Grassmarket
    0 miles
  • Armstrong's Vintage
    0.1 miles
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
    0.1 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.2 miles
  • Central Library
    0.2 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.2 miles
  • Princes Street Gardens
    0.2 miles
  • Gladstones Land
    0.2 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Witchery by the Castle
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.3 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.3 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.8 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1.7 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.8 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.4 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    8.8 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.6 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.1 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    Metro Bar & Brasserie

    Cuisine: Scottish, International

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 12 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Wellness
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

From 14:30 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

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

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

The fine print

Please note that 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

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

FAQs about Apex Grassmarket Hotel

  • Guests staying at Apex Grassmarket Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Metro Bar & Brasserie

  • Check-in at Apex Grassmarket Hotel is from 14:30, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel is 350 yards from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at Apex Grassmarket Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple
    • Quadruple
    • Partner offer

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Apex Grassmarket Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking

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

  • The prices at Apex Grassmarket Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

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

    • Indoor pool
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Indoor pool (all year)
    • Live sport events (broadcast)