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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Just returned from a five day stay at this hotel and was pretty impressed. The hotel is in a great location that is close to everything but in a quiet area, we were comfortable able to walk to most locations on our to do list in under 30 minutes and the airport tram platform is a 5 minute walk. We...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kirstine M Many thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your 5 nights here and that you got out and about to see the sights of Edinburgh. Our location is ideal as you say. Really good to hear that you made use of the spa, its always nice...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Having stayed at this hotel two years ago, I thought I would choose this 4 star luxury hotel and booked two rooms for myself and my parents. Upon arrival, one of our rooms was ready and we only had to wait about another 15 mins for the other room which was fine. We were able to complete a very early...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear G829 Thanks for the review. I'm disappointed to hear of the issues within the bathroom and have discussed this with the team. Whilst we have a rolling maintenance programme clearly these points should have been fixed more promptly. Breakfast can be a busy period and we do try to prepare for such times with additional team members in place....

Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights this week and absolutely loved the hotel. We arrived early but the hotel are happy to take your bags. Great. Returned later and our bags were already in our room, fantastic! Room was spacious and clean. Huge bathroom with shower and a bath. The complimentary toiletries and snacks were great and they were replenished on our...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear linzi1985uk Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Great to hear that you had a relaxing stay and made use of the bar and spa areas. I hope we can welcome you back at some point in the future. Many thanks Alan Harbisher General Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

I booked this hotel well in advance for our wedding anniversary, but I was worried about ending up in a basement room with no view. I emailed the hotel and expressed my concerns and received a friendly email assuring me that our "special celebration" was noted. When we arrived we were thrilled to receive an upgrade and a card congratulating...

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear christina119 Great to hear your anniversary break was a success. We always try to honour requests when possible. Calton Hill is a great wee walk from the Hotel and the views are fantastic on a clear sunny day. Pleased to hear you made good use of the £10 direct booking voucher in the bar. All the best Alan Harbisher...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Having travelled to Edinburgh numerous times with work, staying at different hotels. My first visit to the Apex was in 2013 and although it's is beautifully furnished and you get a free rubber duck in your room, I found the room too cold and breakfast service wasn't great. But I stayed there again recently and was surprisingly impressed with the...

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NWDGM, Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are pleased to see that despite your initial reservations on returning to the hotel we are now your first choice and that you find our Hotel fantastic. We are delighted to see that you found...

Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 17 October 2014

My wife and I spent two nights in Edinburgh and chose The Apex Waterloo Place based on Tripadvisor reviews boasting modern rooms with comfortable beds. We found both claims to be true, but this hotel offers so much more. The desk staff, especially the porter, Linda, were top notch and amazingly accommodating. The location is convenient to Old Town, Edinburgh...

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NWDGM, Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear potrezebie, Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see that we were your best hotel experience in Britain and that you found our staff, especially Linda top notch and accommodating. We will ensure your comments are passed onto the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We stopped at the Apex for one night and found it was a pleasant retreat from a cold and wet Edinburgh. We used the bar and restaurant and found the service good and the food very palatable. The room was modern and comfortable with all expected facilities. The location is very convenient to walk into the city or railway station....

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NWDGM, Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are pleased to see you found the service and food you received good and your room modern and comfortable. We are sorry to see you found the one way streets in Edinburgh difficult to navigate...

Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2014

2 friends and l stayed here for 2 night,s on bed and breakfast .we had a king size bed and make up one which at first we were a bit dubious about ,but they were so comfortable had a great sleep the room was clean shower good elmist products plus pillow spray ( fabulous ) dressing gown,s and slippers supplied,...

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NWDGM, Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 612mOtOrhOme13, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are pleased to see you found your room to be comfortable and that you had a great nights sleep. Thank you for your positive feedback with regards to the service and food you received at breakfast...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I had heard about Apex hotels and generally good things. But that had little to do with why I had booked this one for a night. It have everything to do with the conference I was attending for a day at the nearby Balmoral Hotel - to rich for my blood. The Apex Waterloo was close, and had an excellent...

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NWDGM, Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ukstarman, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay and that we managed to exceed your expectations. We are pleased to see that you found the hotel well appointed and styled. It’s great to see...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Agree with other reviewers about the location of this hotel, it really is handy for everything and within easy walking distance of Waverley Station, Princes Street and the Royal Mile. The hotel entrance and reception is from the street but you soon discover on entering the lift that it is actually on level 5 and there are rooms to the...

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Dear Christine D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are pleased to see you found the location of our hotel to be handy and within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main attractions. We are delighted to see that you found our team to be friendly...

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the city centre to the East of Princes Street, this historic building combines traditional features with contemporary style. This four star deluxe hotel has 186 stylish en-suite rooms with widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Other facilities include Elliot's Bar and Restaurant, Events space for up to 184, and a Spa. The spa's pool, sauna and gym are free to guests and a range of Elemis spa treatments can be booked in the single and couples treatment rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Address: 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: ₹ 7,234 - ₹ 22,999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh
Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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