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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

  • In the heart of Edinburgh's trendy Grassmarket area
  • Less than a 10-minute walk from all the sights
  • Some rooms have views of Edinburgh Castle
  • The hotel has an indoor pool
  • Quality Checked by Travelzoo
  • Best Rate Guaranteed
  • No Booking Fees


61 Grassmarket
Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ
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It’s modern, stylish and comfortable, but the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel’s biggest draw is its location. Once a medieval marketplace, the Grassmarket area of the Old Town is now a lively area with eclectic shops, vintage boutiques, trendy restaurants and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle (some of the hotel’s rooms overlook the castle).

Take a break from eating or shopping, though, and you’re right where you need to be for sightseeing. A 4-minute walk takes you to the National Museum of Scotland, and a 6-minute walk to both the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Stroll over to pretty Holyrood Park (20 minutes) and you can climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat (a dormant volcano) for the best views of the city.

The hotel’s stylish Agua Bar and Restaurant has Moroccan tiles, mustard banquette seating and Emerson industrial lighting. Look for dishes such as cullen skink (smoked haddock and bacon soup -- a Scottish speciality), heather-honey glazed pork belly and a Highlands and Islands cheese platter. Indulge, then work it off in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool or gym -- or relax in the “tropicarium” -- a cross between a sauna and a steam room.

City Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and mineral water, while the new City Plus Rooms have extras such as pod coffee machines, air-conditioning and bathrobes. Family Rooms are bigger and include a sofa bed, and the Master Suite is particularly luxurious, with a separate lounge area and views of Edinburgh Castle.

by Krystina Mitchell
Deal Expert


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


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

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
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

    • 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.

    • Self parking fee: GBP 10 per night

    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 20-30 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Alternatively, take the 100 bus from outside the Hilton Hotel at the airport and alight at Waverley Bridge. Trains run into Edinburgh Waverley Station, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, or a 5-minute taxi journey (if you want to avoid pulling your luggage up the hills). For drivers, the hotel has a small car park that costs £12 for 24 hours -- spaces are on a first-come-first-served basis.


  • 61 Grassmarket
  • Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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