Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, UK
187 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The UK’s Apex hotel group is carving out a niche for itself as a purveyor of what you could call sub-extravagant luxury. Certainly in London, and to a lesser extent in Edinburgh, there’s a great rush to cater to the stratospherically wealthy, devising ludicrously exclusive amenities and comically lavish accommodations, leaving mere mortals with fewer options all the time. Unto the breach goes Apex, whose Apex Waterloo Court, near Edinburgh’s Waverley station, is a fine illustration of the brand’s finely tuned posh-o-meter.

As a hotel it dates back to the nineteenth century, and its historic facade gives little hint of the vibrant colors and rich textures inside. A 2009 renovation has seen to it that the style is perfectly in keeping with contemporary British hotel modernism, brighter and more clean-lined than you might expect from so stately a Georgian establishment. The rooms are all quite up to date in functional terms as well, with 42-inch televisions and plentiful work space, and the bathrooms are suitably well-equipped, right down to the rubber duck, a trademark Apex gesture. City Doubles are efficient and not at all cramped, and by the time you get into the Deluxes, to say nothing of the suites, you’re in proper luxury-hotel territory, star ratings be damned.

A spa and fitness center round out the services, along with Elliot’s Restaurant and Bar, which serves local, seasonal Scottish brasserie fare, as well as an afternoon tea service which boasts the distinction of taking place at an address that Earl Grey himself visited back in 1834. Not an endorsement, exactly, but certainly not inauspicious either.

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, UK

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 20 per day.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Check in: 2:30 pm
Check out: 11 am

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