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"Perfect location. Great breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately, we had a very small double room which was over-heated. Had to have air c ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 16 May 2017

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Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Old Waverley Hotel gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. Built in 1848, this 3-star hotel has 85 rooms over 8 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and deep-soaking bathtubs.

  • All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast offered for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • Guests have great things to say about the proximity to shopping and the local sightseeing
  • Steps from Princes Street and George Street

Junior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£48* Per night/room 20 Feb - 21 Feb

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Princes Street View)

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

Bed Count 3 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Old Waverley Hotel ratings based on 50 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Old Waverley Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (22) Business (1) Family (8) Friends (6) Other (2)
5 out of 5
Good location old fashioned with modern facilities Good bar meals

Posted by on 30 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Oct 2019 by Leon Daniel

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

3 out of 5
The staff were excellent friendly and could not do more to help. The room was small, tired. In need of updating. The location was extremely noisy from outside activity all through the night.

Posted by on 23 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Sep 2019 by GM

We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

5 out of 5
Loved that it was next to the train depot and on Princes Street

Posted by on 16 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Aug 2019 by AH RES

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on you time with us, we are glad you found the location of the hotel convenient.

2 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jul 2019 by AH RES

Thank you for taking time to offer us feedback on you stay.

3 out of 5
Lovely old building. Fantastic location but you have to pay extra for a good view. TV service poor.

Posted by on 11 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Feb 2019 by AH RES

Thank you for taking the time to offer us feedback on your stay with us.

4 out of 5

Great location

Perfect location. Great breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately, we had a very small double room which was over-heated. Had to have air con on all night. Room had recently been decorated and there was still the smell of paint. I think we were unlucky - we have stayed here before without these problems.

Posted by on 16 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Prime location, good value for money

Location: Perfect central location. Loads of good bars and eateries. The whiski bar restaurant is good, as is the Arcade whisky and haggis house on Cockburn St.
This was our second stay at the Waverley. It is a pleasant, clean, warm hotel in a prime location. The breakfast is good, hot, and stocked up right until the end of service. The bedrooms are clean and comfortable. Obviously you are on princess street, so some noise is inevitable, we were in a side room, which although quieter, overlooked the bins, and a dreary alleyway, so, if you don,t mind traffic noise, ask for a front facing room. This said, we would stay here again.

Posted by , from South Yorkshire on 1 Nov 2016

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3 out of 5

Excellent location, but very loud.

The hotel is well positioned for those arriving into Princes Street from the airport bus or tram, or Waverley station. The room was clean and the bathroom was fine. A good shower connection oj the bath meant there was a genuine option between shower or bath. My central issue was the old wooden framed and possibly single glazed windows. Its probably because of planning regulations, but these meant I suffered a lack of sleep over a couple of nights.

Posted by on 29 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

Very satisfied

Am somewhat disappointed that the package we bought did not include breakfast

Posted by on 9 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Lovely old hotel

We spent 2 comfortable nights at the Old Waverley. The room was clean, very good bed and excellent pillows. The only thing that let it down was the shower , which was quite poor, that's the downside of an old hotel with poor water pressure ( we were on the top floor). Fabulous central location, super breakfast and very helpful staff.

Posted by on 1 Nov 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Old Waverley Hotel also features concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and 24-hour room service. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 85 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1848
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Old Waverley Hotel offers 85 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath with a deep soaking bath and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Deep-soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathtub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Cranstons – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests should be aware that access to this property requires climbing 27 steps to the first floor reception area. The hotel has lift access to every floor above reception. Guests with luggage may ring the bell for assistance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Old Waverley
  • Old Waverley
  • Old Waverley Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel
  • Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • Waverley Hotel
  • Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
  • Edinburgh Hotel Waverley
  • The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel Hotel
  • Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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