For a memorable stay in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Apex Grassmarket Hotel ensures a capital visit with comfort, relaxation and great family-friendly facilities as standard.
With its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, history truly comes alive in the Old Town - and the contemporary Apex Grassmarket Hotel is a fantastic starting point to explore its heritage, taverns, shopping, and music, as you step back in time to the Scotland of yesteryear.
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you locate the best of what the Old Town has to offer. It’s part of why we were awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again in 2017, making us one of the best hotels in Edinburgh.
The area’s undoubted centrepiece is the stunning Edinburgh Castle, an iconic fortress known the world over which has dominated the capital’s skyline since around the 12th century – and many of the hotel’s rooms enjoy unhindered views of this landmark.
Furthermore, Apex Grassmarket is just minutes from the area’s main thoroughfare and busiest tourist street, the Royal Mile, which runs between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of the National Museum of Scotland, and The Elephant House café where JK Rowling lovingly crafted the first outings of her famous boy wizard, Harry Potter.
However, the hotel’s great location and exceptional views, particularly from our Superior and Deluxe Rooms - many of which have outdoor balconies - are just two of the benefits of staying in this standout Edinburgh accommodation. Our Family Rooms include two comfortable and spacious queen beds and beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle.
Standing in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle is the hotel’s Metro Bar & Brasserie – one of the best Grassmarket restaurants. Its ever-changing menus reflect the seasons with many creative twists on Scottish classics, while its bi-level style is modern yet intimate.
The Metro Bar meanwhile offers a comfortable lounge setting matched by a high quality selection of cocktails, beers, wines, coffee and soft drinks. It’s ideal for a variety of occasions, whether it be a night on the town, business meetings, or a romantic glass of fizz for two after a day exploring the best of Edinburgh.
And why not unwind further in the hotel’s swimming pool and sauna, or get your sweat on with a workout on cutting edge Technogym equipment in the fitness centre?