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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This hotel is a little gem in the middle of a big city, on out return journey from Edinburgh we we're discussing the hotel and could the only niggle we had was that there was no under sheet provided for the bed settee. We would rate our whole stay as a totally enjoyable and pleasurable experience 100 out of 100....

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

Dear Citychris132, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see that you describe us as perfect. It’s fantastic to see you found our staff to be helpful and courteous and that you enjoyed breakfast and dinner with us. We have passed...

Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. It is handy for Waverley Station, the Golden Mile and Princes Street. The pre-theatre fixed menu (5.30 to 7pm) was so good we came back the following evening!! WE will be back when we next come to Edinburgh

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

Dear Ian S, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We have passed your fantastic feedback with regards to our Early Dining menu onto our Chefs – we are delighted that you enjoyed the...

Glasgow
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed on night and hotel was lovely. Went for the superior room and found a nice spacious room with elemis products which is a really nice touch. Hotel is well kept and very clean. Breakfast was abit disappointing as the eggs Benedict looked like it had been under a spotlight to long but we weren't charged so that's ok. Loved...

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

Dear Gillyd-7, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see you found the hotel well kept and clean and that you loved Earl our rubber duck. We have passed your comments with regards to the eggs Benedict onto our Head Chef for...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and couldn't have picked a better hotel than this one! The place is very modern, clean, and they have the friendliest staff of any hotel I have ever stayed at. The beds were very comfy and the spa was nice. There were many amenities that you wouldn't even think of in the rooms,...

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Dear Heather H, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review with regards to your visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We were delighted to see you that you describe our hotel as awesome. It’s wonderful to see you enjoyed the amenities in your room and most off all that you found our staff the friendliest...

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great location in easy walking distance from all central attractions. On the whole, very nice, stayed over hogmanay/new year. A little pricey for the bar/resto but didn't feel ripped off in any way. A fair deal for a pretty good standard.

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Dear Alex M, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with regards to your visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay over Hogmanay/New Year. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards Natalie Watts Deputy General Manager

Bracknell Englan
Reviewed 4 August 2014

My husband and I enjoyed staying at this very central hotel. Nice smart room and stylish bathroom, well equipped. Bit on small side and only a desk chair to sit on not two comfy chairs which we would have expected. Staff very helpful and polite and food very good. Would stay again but hope for a bigger room! Beds very...

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

Dear Rencat22, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay. Please do let us know when you are looking to stay again in order that we may make a note on your reservation with regards to your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The Apex Edinburgh has a very good location off Princess Street, reception staff very friendly on check in and out Family room was dark with small window overlooking internal pipework, reception talked us into breakfast for first morning - poached eggs baked, smoked salmon and scrambled egg served without Smoked Salmon (got it after sending back) Overall the experience was...

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

Dear wilderness_explorers, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and for providing us with such valuable feedback. We are delighted to see that you found the Reception staff friendly and that you found the location of our hotel to be good. We are sorry to see...

Portsmouth
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Apex Waterloo hotel is an incredible place to stay. The infinity pool was unlike anything I've ever seen in Scotland, and the beds were dangerously comfortable. The hospitality and professionalism of the staff was above reproach, especially Kym. She should get a raise for her warm and helpful advice every morning!!!

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Dear Caseyjackson13, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see you found our hotel an incredible place to stay and that you had time to enjoy our leisure facilities especially the pool. Thank you for your fantastic feedback with regards to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. The staff were incredibly sweet, and we were gifted with a voucher for a couple of free drinks at the bar downstairs--not the most generous gift we encountered on our trip (that honor belongs to the Apex City of London) but a gesture appreciated nonetheless. We ordered room service the night...

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Dear Joyce S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. Congratulations on your recent marriage and thank you for choosing Apex Waterloo Place Hotel as part of your Honeymoon vacation. We are pleased to see that you found your room clean and comfortable as well as...

London
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stayed here as part of a bus tour with my wife's choir. We stayed 5 nights and this hotel exceeded our expectations. We lucked out and got a very large room with king bed and couch. The bathroom had shower and tub and was well appointed. The hotel staff were polite and helpful. The hotel is wonderfully located so...

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Dear LondonWesty, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent visit to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. We are delighted to see that we exceeded your expectations and that you found our location wonderful for exploring Edinburgh. We are also pleased to see you liked your room. Thank you also for your positive feedback...

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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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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Banquet Room
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: RM471 - RM1,529 (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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Also Known As:
Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh
Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Note that the windows in the top floor are slightly smaller,since is a historic building.”
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“Sadly ,our room didn't have a view. I would keep this in mind for future bookings”
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“our room was at the back and was very quiet”
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