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4.1 out of 5

"Staff at Reception were very helpful printing out air tickets when our flight was cancelled through no fault of our own. Plus also scanning another d ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 18 Sep 2017

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Hotel Description

Old Waverley Hotel puts you in the heart of Edinburgh, within steps of popular attractions like Princes Street and George Street. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 85 rooms feature free local calls, safes, and hair dryers. You'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and free toiletries to enhance your stay.

The restaurant, Cranstons, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Full breakfast is available.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 3-star New Town hotel include Edinburgh Dungeon and Princes Street Gardens.

Junior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$79* Per night/room 28 Jan. - 29 Jan.

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Old Waverley Hotel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Old Waverley Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (11) Family (1)
4 out of 5
hotel is in an excellent position very convenient to the station and Hop On Hop off pick up

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jul. 2019 by AH RES

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

4 out of 5
Nice hotel. room mobile phone came in handy to take and use for Google maps as we didn't have international data. Bed was comfy and the showers hot. Would stay here again.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Feb. 2019 by AH RES

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We are glad you found your stay enjoyable and our services useful. We hope to welcome you again at some point.

4 out of 5

Very central and handy to touristy attractions.

Pros: The location was excellent.
Cons: A lift would be handy when entering the ground floor of hotel instead of having to drag your cases up the stairs.
Location: Hop on Hop Off buses are handy, train station and buses very handy. About 10 minute walk to the Royal Mile.
Staff at Reception were very helpful printing out air tickets when our flight was cancelled through no fault of our own. Plus also scanning another document so I could forward it home.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 18 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Perfect location to view the Castle from your wind

Excellent location to see the castle from your window. The bus from the airport drops off across the road as does the hop on hop off bus. Beautiful Scott Monument is straight across the road. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and 'old town'.

Posted by , from Australia on 20 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: It's in Princes Street! Breakfast is part of the room price. These are excellent.
Cons: 21 steps to reach reception. Lift to all other floors.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Above average; Value: Inexpensive; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Spick and span; Booking on line is much cheaper as I learned at my expense. When I tried to extend my stay, Wotif is much cheaper than booking at reception.

Posted by , from Australia - WA - Perth on 1 Feb. 2015

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Central to everything we needed - great views
Cons: A little noisy - but no big deal really
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Spick and span; A nice hotel, well-placed near Waverley Station and the Royal Mile

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 27 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The lovely big room, gorgeous decor and perfect location.
Cons: Nothing!
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Fantastic; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 25 May 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location and historic nature of the building
Cons: Paying for wifi

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 20 Sep. 2013

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4 out of 5
Pros: Central location is excellent
Cons: Small lift and only from first floor
Location: Outstanding, Very central
Facilities: Typical; Value: Acceptable price; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 15 Jun. 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. 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
  • Elevator
  • 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 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathtub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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

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

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, 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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