Hotel Features. The contemporary Apex International Hotel is flanked by historic buildings on the cobbled street Grassmarket. The cream and chocolate brown lobby has leather sofas, polished tile floors and modern art.
Offering panoramic Edinburgh Castle views, Heights restaurant serves modern Scottish and international dishes in minimalist surroundings. The informal Metro split-level brasserie and bar has leather benches and plasma screen television. Guests can sample international flavours in the brasserie or sip cocktails in the upper-level bar overlooking bustling Grassmarket.
The Apex International Hotel has five conference rooms for up to 200 people. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Guests have access to a onsite car park (surcharge).
The onsite Yu-Time Spa comprises a gym, sauna, solarium and indoor pool with Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle views. Golfers can tee off at one of over 20 courses in and around Edinburgh.
Guestrooms. The Apex International Hotel's 171 guestrooms have wireless Internet access (surcharge), DVD players and cable television. Decor is understated and contemporary, with crisp white bed linen, wooden headboards, suede chairs and limited edition prints by Scottish photographer Richard Demarco. Rooms overlook Edinburgh Castle or George Heriot's School, allegedly the inspiration behind Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers or bath/shower combinations with black granite counters and complimentary rubber ducks to take home.
Expert Tip. Five hundred metres from the hotel, guided tours of The Real Mary King's Close take visitors through an underground network of Edinburgh's 16th-century passageways beneath the Royal Mile.
City Double : One double bed. Desk. Wireless Internet connection. Cable/satellite TV with DVD player. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper.
City Twin: Two twin beds. Desk. Wireless Internet connection. Cable/satellite TV with DVD player. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper.
Superior Twin : Two twin beds. Desk. Wireless Internet connection. Cable/satellite TV with DVD player. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper.
Superior Double : One double bed. Desk. Wireless Internet connection. Cable/satellite TV with DVD player. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper.
From Edinburgh Airport (EDI):
Distance to Apex International Hotel is 7.5 miles, approximately 25 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Airlink 100 operates express bus services to the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes and depart from the bus station next to the terminal. An open-return pass costs 5 GBP. The N22 night bus runs between midnight and 4 a.m. A taxi from the airport to the hotel will cost around 15 GBP. Waverley, Edinburgh's main railway station, can be reached by bus or taxi. Regular trains leave Waverley for Glasgow and most major destinations throughout Scotland and England. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The Apex International Hotel is located on the Grassmarket. Edinburgh city and the Lothian region are served by a good bus network. There are hop-on, hop-off stops for city bus tours throughout central Edinburgh. Black cabs are available from the streets. The historic centre's cobbled streets are best explored by foot. Driving is not recommended for visitors, due to the complicated one-way systems.
Driving directions. From Edinburgh Airport:
Take the A8 to Haymarket Terrace and follow signs for A8 to Edinburgh City Centre.
Continue to Shandwick Place and follow signs for A702.
When Fraser's department store comes into view on the left and the Rutland Hotel on the right, turn right onto Lothian Road.
Turn left onto King's Stables Road and proceed around the foot of the castle and onto Grassmarket, where the hotel is located. There is a complimentary car park on site with 60 spaces.
- High Speed Internet Dry Cleaning Service
- Conference Room(s) Bar/Lounge
- Concierge desk Parking (secure)
- Elevator/lift Internet public area - wireless
- Express check-out Room service (24 hours)
- Swimming pool - indoor Safe-deposit box
- Banquet facilities Event catering
- Express check-in Patio
- Audiovisual equipment Exhibit space
- Breakfast services Health club
- Restaurant(s) Business services
- Wedding services Suitable for children
- Comp newspapers in lobby Television in lobby
- Umbrella Internet public area - comp
- Parking (surcharge)
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