Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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Indoor pool
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

VIP Access

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3BG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCalton Hill4 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile8 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle14 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)40 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is located in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is in a shopping district and near a train station. Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Edinburgh Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Easter Road Stadium or Meadowbank Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Calton Hill - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 7 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 40 min drive

Restaurants

  • Deli Fresco - 3 min walk
  • Maki Ramen - 3 min walk
  • Snax - 4 min walk
  • The Voodoo Rooms - 4 min walk
  • Hawksmoor - 4 min walk

About this property

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4-star Edinburgh hotel in Old Town Edinburgh, walk to Princes Street
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a sauna are on-site.
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers 184 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

Children aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision. Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club.

PURE Spa has 3 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • 24 hours off-site parking within 0.2 mi (GBP 21 per day)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 17.50-17.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Elliots

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Spa

  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:30 PM - 2 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 17 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 17.50 and GBP 17.50 per person (approximately)
  • Off site parking fee: GBP 21 per day (0.2 mi away; open 24 hours)

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 17 years old or younger stays 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
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool and fitness facility with adult supervision

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 623 out of 971 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 272 out of 971 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 59 out of 971 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 971 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 971 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel and location.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had to ask for the upgrade.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great value.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet, calm and very clean throughout. Great central location. Very helpful staff. Perfect place for restful stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We're a family of 4 with 2 daughters aged 18 & 20. We booked 2 separate rooms for the 4 of us. We're from Chicago and travel a lot in the US and this is our 3rd family European trip. This hotel reminded me of a W hotel with its modern decor and for business travelers. It was in a great location, safe and clean. It probably needs to be "refreshed" sometime soon. It did have a small spa and indoor pool I thought we might use, but Edinburgh isn't really a town for a swimming mindset, but it's there and if our kids were small they would've definitely used it. Basic bar and restaurant we didn't eat in but had a couple drinks. We got a great deal on our rooms, which made this the perfect hotel. It's literally 1 block from the Waverly train station, which was incredible. We would stay again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was excellent, great location, comfortable beds, good breakfast, helpful staff. Their gym could have been a little better
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Great location, overall nice room, but for the high price it was pretty basic. No tissues in the bathroom, trashbin lid was broken, and the front desk and walls throughout the building seemed beat up. For a one night stay it was okay.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service
When I checked in, the front desk didn't give me the room type I paid for. In addition, they charged me separately for the lower cost room in addition to Expedia. The front desk then wouldn't refund me for the higher fee room which I never stayed in. On top of that the refund I got on the second room was less than what I was charged. Overall, very suspect people at the front desk at this hotel. I do not trust this chain and will not stay here again.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Night manager was very helpful in resolving an issue that came up, she was efficient and very competent. The day staff also were helpful and offered good recommendations .
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic hotel and best service! Beautiful view and classic beauty.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022