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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with spa, near Princes Street

9.0/10 Superb

1,003 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3BG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 8 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 14 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 11 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min drive
  • George Street - 9 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 15 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 41 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 27 min walk

About this property

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4-star hotel in the heart of 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 gym. Treat yourself to a detox wrap, a facial, or a massage at PURE Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Elliots, the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a business center and a steam room.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and smoke-free premises
  • Meeting rooms, massage treatment rooms, and express check-in
  • Concierge services, an elevator, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast, proximity to public transit, and first-rate property condition
Room features
All guestrooms at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries
  • 40-inch LED TVs with digital channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, 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/140°F 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 184 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 2 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (17 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Offsite parking nearby (GBP 21 per day; discounts available)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1819
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 17.50 and GBP 17.50 per person (approximately)


  • Parking is available offsite and costs GBP 21 per day (0.2 mi away; open 24 hours)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
As of 24 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel on 9 October 2022 start from NZ$319, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and nearby?
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel has a spa and an indoor pool, as well as a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Elliots. Nearby restaurants include Deli Fresco (3-min walk), Maki Ramen (3-min walk), and Snax (4-min walk).
What's the area around Apex Waterloo Place Hotel like?
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 4-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 8 minutes' walk from Royal Mile. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Carol, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay
Wonderful stay. Spacious clean room. Very small fridge however. Very accommodating staff. Excellent breakfast. Still maintaining high standards.
Gordon, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Hotel
Lovely staff, beautiful rooms and nice spa! Location is also great!
Amanda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luxury on a budget
This hotel was perfect. Short walk to the royal mile, comfortable and clean rooms, and has great amenities such as a pool which was great in our downtime. Highly recommended.
Shannon, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

ANDREW, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ape Waterloo a great place to stay!
We were very happy with overall appearance and stay. We were surprised at the prices, but we were there during a festival, so they got a good bump. The location was excellent, not so much for the festival, but right by the train station. 35 minutes from airport. The breakfasts were excellent and the service at the restaurant was great. Staff very friendly and efficient at the restaurant, the bar and the front desk. The maid service seemed overworked, guessing they were short a number of people. On a few occasions, we didn't get the room made up until we called or saw the maid even though we had make up our room on the door. Overall we loved the location and staff. Room was decent in size. It had a good size bathroom with bathtub and shower.
David, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Little pricier than some, sometimes it's worth it
Very nice hotel. Located near Edinburgh action on Princes street and a short walk to Royal mile where the real action was Hotel has many amenities, fair priced restaurant, spa, bar. Staff was kind , helpful and efficient Only 1 elevator was out of service and the housekeeping staff used the other so sometimes with the large bins there was no room
Yvette, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good Stay at a very busy time of year
The hotel is very friendly and clean. Rooms are excellent. The hotel bar is good and the bar man was extremely helpful. The only issue we had was the breakfast. The hotel are experiencing severe staffing problems and both days our breakfast arrived cold and had to be returned. It was replaced to our satisfaction but the staff, although very pleasant and apologetic, were obviously not very experienced.
Ann, 2-night family trip
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