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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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Indoor pool
Family Room | 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

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCalton Hill3 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile8 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle14 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)35 min drive

Room options

About this area


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. Notable landmarks in the area include Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. 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 - 3 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) - 35 min drive

About this property

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4-star hotel located in Old Town Edinburgh
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is located close to Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, and provides dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar and a fitness centre. Treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure, a body treatment or a body wrap at PURE Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Elliots, the on-site restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a business centre and a steam room.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), express check-out and luggage storage
  • Express check-in, meeting rooms and wedding services
  • A 24-hour front desk, a lift and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast, proximity to public transport and first-rate property condition
Room features
All 184 rooms offer comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks such as free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries
  • 40-inch LED TVs with digital channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and coffee/tea makers



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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


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

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


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 17 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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
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

Does Apex Waterloo Place Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 9 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 8 Jan 2023 start from €110.08, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Apex Waterloo Place Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

What time is check-in at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 2 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Apex Waterloo Place Hotel located?

Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street and Royal Mile. University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle are also within 2 miles (3 km). Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is only a 4-minute walk and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 642 out of 1007 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 276 out of 1007 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 64 out of 1007 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 15 out of 1007 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 1%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 10 out of 1007 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Anna, Bolton
Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and nice clean, comfortable rooms. The staff overall was friendly and helpful, except in the restaurant where it was surprisingly disorganized. It seemed as though the restaurant staff was either all new or not well trained. The hotel staff was just the opposite and I'd still recommend the hotel, especially given the reasonable price for this area.

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing place and great location

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I don’t have enough positive things to say for our quick stay. Wish we could’ve stayed longer!

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very conveniently located hotel, walkable from Waverley station. Great price for the location. Clean, modern, and comfortable stay. Hotel staff were very accommodating and cordial. Would stay here again.

8/10 Good

Caroline, Seattle
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The Apex Waterloo is in a great location. Very walkable and down one end of Princes Street. Overall the hotel is great. Very comfortable. It is looking a little tired (Mold in the bathroom, bleach stains on the carpet, torn sheets). Staff in the most part our friendly and helpful.

8/10 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room cleaning comes very late.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were fabulous, the hotel is in a fabulous location, the food is delicious 😋
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
charming staff, troubled building: plumbing issues; hot water went out; numerous complaints at the restaurant as i sat and ate my meal which was fine, but it all has an effect when so many are complaining around you. VIP access meant nothing with respect to my room placement or upgrade.

8/10 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great from the staff to the bed, room size, everything. One thing I wohld suggest working on is the sound proofing of the windows towards the road. At night when busses pass by you can hear them clearly hitting potholes, which might not be an issue to a person who is a heavy sleeper but if you're prone to wake up to every sound at night, it can be a challenge.

10/10 Excellent

Sarjit, Thornhill
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spacious room with large windows, soft pillows, comfy bed, great service and breakfast and dinner. Staff would go out of their way to help you. Close to everything and just walk and enjoy the historical city.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022