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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Historic hotel in the centre of the city with a "slick interior design", says The AA Hotel Guide
  • Within walking distance of Edinburgh's sightseeing hotspots
  • Some rooms have views over the city & all have free Wi-Fi
  • Quality Checked by Travelzoo
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  • No Booking Fees


23-27 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3BH
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In the heart of the Scottish capital, off Princes Street, the stylish, modern Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is housed in an elegant building that first opened its doors as a hotel in 1819.

The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Princes Mall, Multrees Walk (for Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton) and the St James Shopping Centre, so it's an ideal spot for serious retail therapy. But Edinburgh's other attractions aren't far -- Edinburgh Castle is a 15-minute walk, and the Scottish National Gallery is 10 minutes away. Up for a slightly longer walk (about 30 minutes)? Climb to the top of Arthur's Seat for the best views of the city.

The hotel's restaurant, Elliot's, is impressive, with high, corniced ceilings and original fireplaces. The bar offers an afternoon tea menu, as well as an extensive range of whiskies. There's also a spa with an indoor pool, a gym, a sauna, a steam room and treatment rooms (extra charges apply).

Some rooms look out over the city -- ask for one on the fourth floor or higher for the best views. City Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and mineral water, while Family Rooms include a sofa bed. Superior Rooms have a king-size bed, Deluxe King Rooms have an iPod docking station and a Nespresso machine, and the Master and Duplex Suites offer separate living space and a Bose surround-sound system.


  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Luxury toiletries
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
    • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between GBP 11.00 and GBP 15.50 per person (approximately)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    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.

Getting there

Edinburgh Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Alternatively, take the 100 bus from outside the Hilton Hotel at the airport and alight at Waverley Bridge, less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Trains run into Edinburgh Waverley station, a 5-minute walk away. The Edinburgh Bus Station is in St Andrew Square, less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. The closest tram stop is also in St Andrew Square.

Guests who are driving receive a 15% discount on parking at the Q Park car park on Greenside Row. Standard Q Park rates are about £17 for up to 24 hours. Limited on-street parking is available on Waterloo Place from Monday-Saturday from 8.30am-6.30pm -- charges apply and there's a maximum stay of four hours but at other times (overnight, for example) parking is free.


  • 23-27 Waterloo Place
  • Edinburgh, EH1 3BH
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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