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Room type

City Twin Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

City Double Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Family Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Double Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

City Double Room Single Use

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Get an overview of this hotelNext to Edinburgh Castle in the Grassmarket

Near Royal Mile

Set on the cobbled Grassmarket, this contemporary hotel is overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, and is within 500 metres of The Royal Mile and Princes Street gardens.

Top-floor restaurant

Modern Scottish dishes are served in the top-floor restaurant, which offers views of the lit-up castle at night; the castle can also be seen from the swimming pool in the basement spa.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Guestrooms feature richly coloured fabrics, suede upholstery, limited edition photo prints by Scottish artist Richard Demarco, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include free rubber ducks.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the Apex International Hotel, and the concierge can provide information on local tourist attractions.

The hotel houses five conference rooms, with capacity for up to 200 people, and able to accommodate business meetings, wedding receptions, and banquets.

Secure parking is provided on site for up to 60 cars (surcharge).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 906 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 84 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Health club 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 171 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Heights - Narrow restaurant located on top floor of hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Edinburgh Castle, which is lit up at night. Warm decor in wood, marble, chocolate brown upholstered chairs, and white linen topped tables. Serves contemporary Scottish and international dishes. Open for breakfast daily, and dinner Monday to Saturday.

Metro Bar - Modern split-level bar and brasserie overlooking the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. Upper-level bar has low tables, leather sofas, and a plasma-screen TV.

Nearby Things to Do

Yu-Time Leisure facilities, located on the hotel's basement level, include a gym with treadmills, exercise bikes, weight machines and wall-mounted TVs; complimentary bottled water and towels are provided. There is also a stainless steel, ozone-treated pool with views out to the Grassmarket and castle, and a ‘tropicarium' with sauna and solarium. Access to the spa is complimentary and is exclusive to Apex Hotel guests.

Arthur's Seat, two miles from the hotel, offers many different walks with views over Edinburgh Castle and the old town and, on clear days, to the Ochil Hills and the Firth of Forth. There are over 20 golf courses in and around the city.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: GBP 12 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Kids eat free offer:

  • Children up to 12 years old eat free when dining off the kids' menu with an accompanying paying guest staying and dining at the hotel

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