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23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG Scotland
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Just around the corner from Calton Hill, the 4-star Apex Waterloo Place hotel epitomises 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 with a comfy bed, flat screen TV and spacious en suite with a bath, walk-in shower, and Antipodes organic toiletries to help you stay green whilst 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. With lots to choose from, book in for a relaxing spa treatment and unwind in the fitness and wellness facilities including a swimming pool with contemporary 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, airy bar offers a range of fine wines and quality spirits. Situated 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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Street parking
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
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Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Joe S wrote a review 29 Jan
Alloa, United Kingdom23 contributions20 helpful votes
Very clean and very efficient. Excellent location. However, the food was distinctly average for the price, the bed not especially comfortable and the air temperature in the swimming pool area was very cold. I’m not dissatisfied, but I feel like these little things shouldn’t be an issue given the room rate
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kcoyne409081 wrote a review 28 Jan
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We have stayed in a few but this one was just outstanding! Irena - Who made my partners 30th Birthday visit unforgettable, the chocolates were lovely and a kind gesture. You also made us feel so at home with the coffee and pastries in the morning! Claire - for our wonderful surprise following our spa treatment. Friendly and welcoming woman! Made us feel settled right away and showed us the pool. A huge Thankyou to both Flora and Magda for a wonderful spa day treatment, we both feel like spring chickens!! David - funny at check in, glad he was able to check us in whilst being blinded by the sun. Really friendly chap! Room was beautiful, clean and a wonderful view! We cannot Thankyou enough. It’s been a real memory and we hope to come back soon!
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cvitto750165 wrote a review 27 Jan
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Centrally located hotel, close to all amenities with well appointed and spacious rooms. Super comfortable and huge bed. Unfortunately had no time to use the spa facilities but looked impressive. Would definitely stay again
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Diane M wrote a review 26 Jan
Wishaw, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Having stayed at this hotel on a few occasions, I would recommend for anyone looking for a little break as handy for the station and if going to the theatre. Staff are very friendly and attentive, especially the girl who served us drinks and breakfast
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Don wrote a review 26 Jan
Leicester, United Kingdom172 contributions35 helpful votes
We would definitely stay here again. A beautiful hotel, superbly clean & comfortable rooms! Fantastic food & superb value for money! I didn’t use the Spa facilities but my wife & son & his girlfriend did and they thoroughly enjoyed it! Fantastic location too!
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ppenni286063 wrote a review 23 Jan
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If you want to see Edinburgh this hotel is well-located, comfortable, clean and has a friendly staff, and all at a reasonable price. It is within easy walking distance of the excellent train, bus and tram services and at the same time well-placed for shopping as well as the historical sites of Scotland's capital city.
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Lorraine192 wrote a review 22 Jan
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great location and leisure facilities. Staff very friendly. Would highly recommend. Staff went above and beyond for our stay, it was a special occasion and they made it feel that way. Will definitely be staying at the hotel again.
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Oliviam589 wrote a review 22 Jan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for my birthday. The customer service was great, and the room we had was beautiful. The amenities were lovely- had some nice soaps and liked the addition of coffee/tea facilities in the room. The food was great and the spa facilities were amazing-we used the pool which was gorgeous.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maureenmchugh007 wrote a review 19 Jan
County Mayo, Ireland1 contribution
Lovely clean hotel, staff friendly. Very central. Tram from airport stops about 5 walk from hotel at a cost of £9 return per person. 5 minutes walk from castle. New shopping centre about 2 minutes walk. Lots of lovely restaurants around
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Dear maureenmchugh007, We are delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Ares Asst. Front Office Manager
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AndrewM11148 wrote a review 18 Jan
Glasgow, United Kingdom57 contributions60 helpful votes
Easy check in and friendly staff. Our room was ideal for us as we really only slept there. We were out and about all day and evening. Room had all amenities required. There was no view from bedroom , just rather drab exterior walls but we just closed curtains . Lovely soft towels.
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Dear AndrewM11148, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your experience, we truly appreciate it. We are delighted to read you have enjoyed your stay and will be sure to pass your comments on to the rest of the team. Please do not hesitate to book again, we're looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Ares Asst. Front Office Manager
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US$115 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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APEX WATERLOO PLACE HOTEL - Updated 2023 Prices & Reviews (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Frequently Asked Questions about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Chocolatarium (0.4 km), Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.3 km), and Mackenzie Leather Edinburgh (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Haggis Box, Howies Waterloo Place, and Mamma Roma.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Apex Waterloo Place Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.9 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.5 km), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.5 km).