FestiveNestled beneath the twinkling lights of Edinburgh Castle, and just a short sleigh ride from the famous Edinburgh Christmas markets, we’re ready for a whirlwind of festive frolics and to rock around the Christmas tree with you! From themed party nights to festive dining packages, and more it’s going to be a holly jolly Christmas season. View more information about Festive
Celebrate your festive soiree in the magical surroundings of Edinburgh's Grassmarket. With a variety of merry options to choose from, including deliciously decadent feasts and holly jolly party nights, you're guaranteed a season to remember.
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Our spacious Apex Suite sits at 129 sqm and is perfect for weddings, conferences and lavish events. Whatever the occasion, our expert team will be on hand to ensure it’s a success.
Theatre - 200
Classroom - 80
Boardroom - 36
U-Shape - 40
Open Square - 50
Cabaret - 80
Dinner - 144/180
Dinner Dance Straights - 160
Dinner Dance Rounds - 108
Reception - 250
Ceremony - 160
How to get here?
The closest airport is Edinburgh Airport, just 7.2 miles away from Apex Grassmarket Hotel. The recommended route from Edinburgh Airport is by taxi which takes 25 minutes and costs £25 - £30 to get to the hotel.
There are alternative transport options to the hotel including the tram or Airlink 100 bus, getting off at Shandwick place with a 15-20 minute walk to the hotel.
If you’re arriving by car, follow the M8 Eastbound until you get to Edinburgh Hermiston Gait. Then take the A71 toward the city centre and follow the road through the city. After about 20 minutes you’ll get to West Port then Grassmarket where the hotel is on the right.
The hotel has a car park available for guests and visitors to the hotel on a first come first served basis which cannot be reserved. Full information on the charges is available on our FAQ page. There is alternate multi storey parking at NCP on King Stables Road.
If you're travelling to the city during a festival or large event, road closures may restrict access to the Grassmarket. Please call the reception team on 0131 300 3456 to help plan your route ahead or check out our handy Notices page.
If you’re arriving by train into Waverley train station, the hotel is just a 10 minute walk away. Exit onto Market Street then turn right and then left at the roundabout onto Cockburn Street. You'll meet High Street. Then take a right where you’ll see Edinburgh Castle up ahead and then take a left onto George IV Bridge, and on the right hand side of the street you'll see a road going down a hill called Victoria Street. Follow the road down Victoria Street where you’ll meet the Grassmarket.
Alternatively, taxis are available from the taxi rank outside Waverley station