The hotel is less than a ten minute walk to the Royal Mile which is the name given to a succession of streets forming the main artery of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh and runs between the Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Palace. The buildings that line the Royal Mile are old charming structures jam-packed with souvenir and Scottish clan tartan shops, restaurants, pubs and various other fascinating shops.
The building that comprises the Apex International Hotel is much more contemporary in style than the majority of buildings in the Grassmarket neighborhood. Grassmarket is an historic square in the Old Town section of the city located just below the Edinburgh Castle. The exterior of the hotel lacks the old world charm of the surrounding neighborhood but the rooms and the amenities more than make up for this minor shortcoming.
The room was well maintained and very clean and the bed was a true king bed with an exceptionally comfortable mattress. It also had a soaking tub and a separate shower. The one thing that the room was deficient in was the lack of storage space but this was not to the point of being a distraction.
Our overall experience with the hotel was very gratifying and I highly recommend it.