How to get here
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel occupies a large Georgian building in the New Town area of Edinburgh. Located to the East End of Princes Street, you’ll be centrally located and just minutes from key attractions like Edinburgh Playhouse and George Street shops, restaurants and bars.
Below are directions to the hotel from the main transport options available to help you find us, but once you’ve arrived this compact city is best explored on foot or by bus.
Edinburgh Airport is the closest airport if you’re travelling to Edinburgh by plane. To get into the city, catch the frequent Airlink 100 bus opposite domestic arrivals and get off on Princes Street. Continue East along Princes Street, passing the Scott Monument on your right until you meet Waterloo Place. The hotel flags can be seen on your left.
Alternatively, you could catch a taxi directly to the hotel from the airport for around £20.
The M8 Eastbound will bring you to the outskirts of Edinburgh at Hermiston Gait. If you're travelling from the South, head for the city bypass toward Hermiston Gait. Take the A71, following signs for the city centre. Take the Western Approach then Queen Street before heading up Leith Street and left onto Waterloo Place.
The hotel does not have a car park but the Q-Park at Omni Centre offers multi-storey parking. You can get a 15% discount voucher from reception and parking costs around £16.30 for 24 hours with the discount applied.
Waverley Train Station is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Exit the station at the Calton Road exit and turn left onto Calton Road. Continue to walk under the bridge and on your right you’ll see a black door and an Apex Hotels sign. Push the button for reception to enter and you’ll be on level 0 of the hotel. Follow the internal signs to the lift which allow you to go up to reception on level 5.
Alternatively, exit onto Princes Street, take a right and head on to Waterloo Place where you’ll see Calton Hill monuments up ahead. The hotel is on your left.
Take a bus to the city centre and get off at Princes Street. Head East toward Calton Hill past the Scott Monument and Waverley train station and you’ll meet Waterloo Place where the hotel is on your left.
Alternatively, Edinburgh bus station is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Exit onto Elder Street and follow the path until you meet Princes Street. Take a left and continue to Waterloo Place.
Edinburgh Trams are frequent and offer a convenient way to travel in and out of the city. The route runs from Edinburgh Airport to York Place. You can get off at York Place take a right onto Leith Street and a left onto Waterloo Place where you’ll find the hotel on your left. St Andrew Square stop is also a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Head toward Princes Street, turn left and head toward Calton Hill. The hotel is on your left on Waterloo Place. Don’t forget to buy your ticket before you board the tram.