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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
City Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
City Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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

8,8/10 Fabulous

1 002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HS

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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
  • Grassmarket - 1 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 10 min drive
  • George Street - 9 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 8 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 12 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 30 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


  • L'étoile - 2 min walk
  • Petit Paris - 2 min walk
  • The Coffee Mill - 2 min walk
  • Made in Italy - 2 min walk
  • Let Me Eat - 3 min walk

About this property

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

When you stay at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, you'll be in a great location, within just a 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 upscale hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say great things about the breakfast and location.



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/140°F 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 sanitizer 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 - 2 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • 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

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite 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) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 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 center
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/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
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Metro Bar & Brasserie - Onsite 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 sanitizer.


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 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Apex Grassmarket Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Apex Grassmarket Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 15 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Apex Grassmarket Hotel and nearby?
Apex Grassmarket Hotel has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Metro Bar & Brasserie. Nearby restaurants include The Bow Bar (3-min walk), Cafe Andaluz (4-min walk), and La Barantine Victoria (4-min walk).
What's the area around Apex Grassmarket Hotel like?
Apex Grassmarket Hotel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 4-minute walk from Royal Mile and 6 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Levi, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James and Theresa
We had a lovely three night stay celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. The staff were lovely and our room very comfortable with the fantastic view of the Castle. The only negative was the pool area was not dried out and the risk of slipping was too high for my wife and I to take a chance using the pool.
James, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful city
wonderful stay, nice hotel and a very welcoming staff
Bernadette, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel - would stay again
Perfect location, lovely rooms, comfy beds, friendly staff, easy check-in and check-out (with the offer to leave my bags so I could continue sight-seeing on my last day), and a fantastic view of the castle from the pool - which I had to myself :)
Alexandra, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel in a fab location!
We really enjoyed our stay here for our first anniversary! The staff were so lovely and helpful and we loved the view of the castle from our room - it was really special! Lovely pool and sauna area which we made the best of during our short visit. Would totally recommend, keen to return or try one of the other Apex hotels in the area if we return to Edinburgh :)
Emily, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ashleigh, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location. Amazing breakfast.
Jarred, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing couple of days
Amazing stay, super clean super friendly and really helpful staff. Highly recommend Apex grassmarket Edinburgh.
A room with a view
ANDREW, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel and the views made the price worth it
We booked friday and saturday night consisting of two nights. This was around £220 a night. We booked the room with two double beds. Each one was well made and comfy. The room was big enough for us with a TV. The bathroom had a shower and was OK. We got tea and coffee and biscuits. The milk was long life but definitely should have been fresh with the price of the rooms. We had to ask for more milk as there was not enough. We was provided towels each night. The most amazing view was of the castle. As we opened the curtains we had the most amazing view. That was totally worth the money!!! Hotel was clean, nice and there is a swimming pool. Prices of drinks and food is over expensive, so we eat and drank out. Breakfast was £17 each!!
Laura, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Ashley, 2-night trip
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