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"Stunning views of the castle" -- The AA Hotel Guide

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

  • Excellent location in Grassmarket, near the Royal Mile
  • Views of Edinburgh Castle from the restaurant & some bedrooms
  • Indoor swimming pool & sauna on site
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 
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31-35 Grassmarket
Edinburgh, EH1 2HS
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An ideal location in the lively district of Grassmarket, an on-site swimming pool and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle make the 4-star Apex International Hotel stand out from many of the other properties in the city.

You'll be staying a short walk from the Royal Mile, and Waverley Station and the Princes Street tram stop are also nearby. Grassmarket is popular with after-hours merriment with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.

Alternatively, you can eat at the hotel's Tony Singh restaurant -- on the fifth floor overlooking the castle -- which serves a menu of international dishes. A full Scottish breakfast (complete with black pudding and haggis) is served each morning.

Some of the bedrooms are a little on the small side but the beds are comfortable. There are tea- and coffee-making facilities in every room, complimentary bottled water, Wi-Fi and an Apex rubber duck to take home. It is worth spending the extra to upgrade to a room with a castle view, or a Deluxe Double Room with a balcony and more of that view.

Rarely for a city-centre property, the hotel has its own on-site heated swimming pool. Lockers are provided and there is also a small gym and a sauna.

by Krystina Mitchell
Deal Expert


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


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

Room amenities

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


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


  • Hair-dryer


  • 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.
    • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


    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)
    • 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.

    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

The airport is a 30-minute drive, or you can catch the number 100 bus to the centre of town. Waverley Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel (or a 5-minute taxi ride) and the nearest tram stop is Princes Street. For those driving, there is a private car park on site (extra charges apply and there are limited spaces).


  • 31-35 Grassmarket
  • Edinburgh, EH1 2HS
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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