Where to stay: Scotland

Apex City Hotel ****
Central Edinburgh
Modern hotel, part of a group with progressive environmental policies


The Apex City Hotel offers modern accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Shopping, the Royal Mile, Holyrood House, Dynamic Earth, Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are all within easy reach.

Part of a small independent hotel group it has 119 contemporary Standard, Executive and Superior rooms and suites, all with widescreen TVs, DVD players and en suite bathrooms with walk-in power showers.

The Agua Restaurant is one AA Rosette award winning and offers à la carte, fixed price and kids’ menus.

Guests are invited to use the “Yu Time” leisure and fitness facilities at the sister Apex International Hotel just yards away. There is a Tropicarium with sauna and steam, and a stainless steel indoor swimming pool which is ozone purified and as a consequence no “bleachy whiffs”. There is also a well equipped gymnasium.

Green features

The Apex group of hotels has rapidly become admired in the trade for its company-wide environmental policy. It has a green team headed by an Environmental Director based in Edinburgh and a Green Champion in each hotel. All staff members are briefed on these measures and environmental audits and spot checks are conducted with the scores going towards their bonus scheme. Like its sister hotels the Apex City Hotel was designed to incorporate energy efficient features.

The hotel aims to use eco-friendly chemicals, to purchase recycled goods wherever appropriate, recycle a range of materials, and monitor and reduce energy consumption. Customers are offered the chance to carbon offset weddings, conferences and other events with Climate Care.

The hotel has received environmental accolades: winner of the VIBES Regional Award for East Large and Gold in the Keep Edinburgh Clean Awards. Notably, it has been awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.


Apex City Hotel
61 Grassmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2JF
Tel: +44 [0]131 243 3456
Fax: +44 [0]131 225 6346