• At a glance:
  • Stars:
  • Range: Luxury,Hip,Corporate,Boutique,Modern/Contemporary,Eco Friendly,Family
  • Rooms: 187
  • Floors: 4

We Say


The last word in elegance, the Apex Hotel combines the timeless, decadent surroundings of Edinburgh's UNESCO protected New Town and the slick, minimalist approach of contemporary design to create one of the city's finest hotels. Located at the end of magnificent Princes Street in the very heart of the Scottish capital, and just steps away from Waverley Station, guests will be wowed by the sleek furnishings, cool fixtures and air of refined luxury at this exclusive property. Thankfully, though, staff are never anything less than friendly and attentive, and will make sure your stay here is as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Whether you are attending a conference at one of the hotel's 5 state of the art meeting rooms, or exploring this captivating city for the first time, the Apex Hotel on Waterloo Place is one of Edinburgh's best 4 star hotels.


Though offering an ample 187 deluxe bedrooms and suites, this hotel retains an intimate, boutique feel, while the hushed corridors and sound-proofed rooms make for a superb night of tranquil sleep. Rooms are furnished in only the finest designer fittings, ensuring that neither style nor comfort is sacrificed during your stay. An average room size of around 28 square feet also means you have some personal space to unwind and relax before you hit the king-sized beds. Added extras such as complimentary wifi, 42-inch LCD televisions with Sky Sports packages, iPod docking stations and Nespresso machines also offer plenty of diversions before you hit the hay. Bathrooms are some of the most elegant in the city, with stand alone baths, walk-in wet-rooms, Elemis toiletries and even a cheeky rubber duck on hand to guarantee you leave our hotel feeling refreshed.


Though surrounded by many of Edinburgh's finest dining establishments you may well find yourself tempted by the delicious menus at Elliot's Bar and Restaurant, our in-house eatery. Dine on hand-dived West Coast scallops on a bed of apple & mirin salad, try 18oz sirloin, grilled to perfection by expert chefs and paired with chunky chips, and finish off your evening with the guiltiest of guilty pleasures – a baked dark chocolate fudge cake, sprinkled in chocolate crumbs and served with a sweet orange sauce. Drinks are no less impressive, and whether you prefer sparkling Prosecco, local craft beers or a refined dry martini, you are sure to find something to suit your taste. If you would prefer to lie back and relax, head downstairs to the Yu Spa for some luxury pampering. An enchanting naturally lit indoor pool, state of the art Technogym and fitness centre, steam room and personal spa treatments are all waiting for you. Though the deep cleansing mud face mask is optional, of course.


Open up your curtains and gaze out at the Scott Memorial and towards Princes street, turn your head to take in the magnificent Calton Hill, floodlit by the early morning sun, and later, step outdoors right into the heart of the city. Only the Apex Hotel can offer you all this, benefiting from one of Edinburgh's premier addresses right at the end of Princes Street on Waterloo Place. Moments away from Waverley Station, close to bus routes and airport shuttles, and stationed between the Old and New Towns, Edinburgh hotels do not come better located than this. Anyone arriving into Auld Reekie by car, meanwhile, will be pleased to know that a nearby NCP carpark offers a 20% discount for all guests staying at the Apex Waterloo Place.

Alan Tennant, Hotels.tv Edinburgh

Hotel Information

  • Check In: 3:00pm
  • Check Out: 12:00pm
  • Reception Hours: 24HR
  • Rm Service Hours: 24HR
  • Air Conditioning: In Rooms
  • Airport: 8 miles
  • Bars: 1
  • Train Station: 100m
  • Restaurants: 1
  • Nearest Carpark: Offsite £19 Per 24 Hour(s)
  • Internet Options: Free WiFi
  • Breakfast: Available
  • Cancel Policy: A credit/debit card is required to secure your reservation at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh. There will be no cancellation charge if a booking is cancelled before 14:00 hotel local time 1 day before your date of arrival. If the booking is cancelled later, or in the case of a no-show, the first night will be charged.


  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa
  • Apartments
  • Suites
  • Deluxe Rooms
  • Superior Rooms
  • Executive Rooms
  • Four Poster
  • King Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Mini Bar
  • Fridge
  • In-Room Safe
  • Satellite
  • TV
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Modem Points
  • Ensuite
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Trouser Press
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
  • Child Minding
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Hotel Carpark
  • Health Club
  • Hair Dryer
  • Late Check Out Option
  • Valet Service
  • ATM Available
Street Address:
23-27 Waterloo Place Princes Street

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