• At a glance:
  • Stars:
  • Range: Luxury,Corporate,Modern/Contemporary,Accessible,Family
  • Rooms: 169
  • Floors: 5

We Say


Incredible views of the great drum tower of Edinburgh Castle. A dramatic rooftop restaurant with two AA Rosettes. Style that's always there - and backed up with the substance of discrete, personal service. In other words, a luxury hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland where you can feel entirely at home - yet escape totally into the experience.


Stepping into your room at Apex International Hotel should feel like coming home. (Admittedly, to a home where everything is fabulously stylish - and where you don't need to do the vacuuming.) It's a very different take on the traditional Edinburgh hotel. And it's an approach which keeps many guests returning again and again. What makes your room so special? It's a combination of the tiny details (like art on the walls and powerful showers) to the large (in other words, the space on offer). Or, indeed, the location in Edinburgh's historic Grassmarket.

City Rooms

At Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh, even the little extras are included. Think complimentary newspaper, tea and coffee and 42" widescreen LCD TV.

Superior Rooms

Think luxury and more. All the features of the standard rooms plus cosy bathrobes, a fridge and a safe.

Deluxe Rooms

Step out onto your balcony - with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. Plus cosy bathrobes, a fridge and a safe. Oh, and a king-size bed.

For the Family

There is a number of family rooms, which - surprise, surprise - are specially designed for families. These include two queen size double beds and a spacious feel that makes family living easier. If your children are under 12, they can stay and eat free, as long as there are two adults sharing a room with them.


There are two restaurants at the Apex International Hotel, both offering exceptionally high standards of cooking and atmosphere. Simply pick the right ambiance to suit your mood. Or, for that special event, choose one of the private dining rooms.

Metro Bar & Brasserie

Choose Metro Brasserie and Bar for informal dining or a relaxed drink overlooking Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket. Perfect for a quick business lunch, a lingering coffee with friends, or a gloriously long evening of cocktails after work.

Heights Restaurant

Heights Restaurant, with two AA Rosettes and spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, proves that beautiful surroundings can go hand-in-hand with equally sensational Scottish cuisine.

Private Dining

Choose from Metro or Heights, or one of the fabulous event rooms, with dining capacities from 10 to 180! Whatever you decide, they'll create exactly the atmosphere you're looking for.


  • Yu Time is an exclusive leisure and fitness destination. Iit's only open to hotel guests and limited day pass holders – so there's no danger of overcrowding or long queues. Yu Time will soothe, rejuvenate and relax you. Hotel leisure breaks don't come much more laid-back. Use of the Yu Time facilities is complimentary for hotel guests.

  • Relax and exercise in style, in the stunning daylight-filled pool. Purified with ozone, you'll notice a distinct lack of bleachy whiffs – allowing you to enjoy your dip untroubled by stinging eyes.

  • Gym aficionados will know Technogym™: this famous name makes some of the best computerized cardiovascular and resistance equipment around. Add LCD TVs to while away the metres, calories or reps, and you're in for a great work-out.

  • Let the heat of the sauna leave your skin and body feel renewed.


    Why do business just anywhere? Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh offers a handy city centre location with on-site parking, excellent transport links and an intimate feel. They have six meeting rooms in our events and conference centre - one large suite and five smaller meeting rooms. All the meeting rooms have the design flair which Apex hotels are famous for.


    The drinks are flowing, the food is being received with gusto, and everyone is generally having the time of their lives! The dedicated events team at Apex - can plan anything from 21st birthday party to a very civilised private dinner. If you've got something to celebrate, they'll plan everything to perfection. So you can get on with the serious business of having a ridiculously good time, at this most stylish of Edinburgh party venues.


    The Apex International Hotel is a four star hotel commanding five star views! 'Heights' the rooftop restaurant with 2 AA rosettes has quite simply the best castle and city skyline views, making it the ideal venue for your wedding breakfast. Afterwards, get on your dancing shoes and make your way to the Apex Suite or Metro for the evening reception. The Apex International Hotel has a variety of different sized rooms making your wedding comfortable for up to 200 people and is also licensed for civil ceremonies!


    'Centrally located' doesn't quite do this hotel justice; they really are in the heart the historic Old Town, incredibly near to Edinburgh Castle. And the Grassmarket location means they're incredibly easy to find.

    Alan Tennant, Hotels.tv Edinburgh

    Hotel Information

    • Check In: 2:00pm
    • Check Out: 12:00pm
    • Reception Hours: 24HRS
    • Rm Service Hours: 24hrs
    • Air Conditioning: Y
    • Tube/Metro: NA
    • Airport: 8m
    • Bars: 1
    • Bar Hours: 11AM-11PM
    • Train Station: 1m
    • Restaurants: 1
    • Restaurant Hours: 12-11PM
    • Nearest Carpark: NCP
    • Internet Options: Y
    • Breakfast: 7-10AM


    • 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:
    31 - 35 Grassmarket
    EH1 2HS

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