Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
What’s so great about this pool?
Edinburgh is fast becoming one of the most exciting capitals of Europe. It’s great for culture and history and the arts. And this superb pool, designed by top architects, is a superb place to relax or to give yourself a refreshing start to the day. It’s calm, quiet and very stylish. It opens early and stays open until late, so you should be able to fit in a great swim at some point during your day.
- Opening hours are 6.30am to 10.00pm every day
- Dimensions are 10 metres by 5 metres – a great size for a good swim
- The pool is 1.2 metres deep and is kept at a constant 29 degrees Centigrade, so there won’t be anmy nasty shocks when you go for your early morning dip
- Next to the pool are three treatment rooms – including one where two people can be treated at the same time
- There is an ozone room, a steam room and a sauna, so you can really refresh your body and open those pores.
- A state of the art Technogym exercise room is right next to the pool, so you can get that cardio workout that your body craves
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The pool’s fab – so what about the rest of the hotel?
The Apex Waterloo Place is a superb boutique hotel housed in a 200 year-old building. The rooms range from compact double-rooms to top quality suites. They’re all trendy and smart. It’s a city centre hotel and a great place to meet up with friends. The main restaurant, Elliot’s, specialises in all-day dining – steaks, soups, puddings and the simple sort of fare that you might find in a French brasserie. And there’s a nice bar, with a relaxed ambience.
What else is there to do round there?
The hotel is in what is known as Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’, which happens to be the Georgian part of the city. It’s just a short walk to the main shopping centre, the historic Royal Mile – the oldest part of the city – and a few minutes from historic Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh is full of palaces and museums as well as being the commercial hub of Scotland. And during August the city is a riot of activity for the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, when actors and performers from all over the world descend on the city, making it one of the great cultural centres of Europe.