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The Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Ranked #112 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was our second visit to the old waverly the hotel is very clean and tidy the staff are very helpful and friendly only had breakfast which was very nice the hotel is very central will stay here again fantastic break

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel exceeded my expectations for our three day stay. In terms of location to trains, trams and buses it could not have been better .... in terms of location to shopping, eating out and cultural places to visit it again could not have been better. The hotel is right on Princes Street and looks out towards the castle and... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room and bathroom were clean, bed was comfortable, and the staff was very professional. View from the room was great and is centrally located. Noise from the street can be a problem if windows are left open. A lot of bar goers travel Princes Street. Blow dryer was attached to desk in bedroom, not in bathroom where needed. Paid for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second review on this hotel...the reason for this is that i wish to inform everyone that if u are on a trip to edinburgh then its most advisable to stay in this place... Its exactly opp waverrly station, The hop on and off buses start from a point opposite to this place, Castle is walking distance and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at the Old Waverley. Lovely grand building. Great central location, close to station, shops, restaurants, within walking distance to the Royal Mile and the Castle. Reception staff very helpful. We were lucky and had an upgrade to the room with a Princes Street View. This was a lovely pleasant room. The back of the hotel is... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel and your positive comments . We are very happy to hear that our location, views and facilities met with your approval. On your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us in advance and advise of any dietary requirements , as we will be more than happy to make appropriate arrangements to make... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights. Excellent location on Princes Street within walking distance to Waverly Station. Small but very comfortable room with excellent views over Edinburgh. Staff friendly. Breakfast tasty but not included in cost of stay. Evening meal average and no food available in hotel after 9pm, not helpful after a long day's travel although the bar will make... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review . It is with great pleasure to see that our location , comfortable rooms and friendly staff contributed to your enjoyable stay. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a hotel near the train station in Edinburgh. I had a nice time here, and been 3 times overnighted. The hotel staff is friendly and very helpful. Breakfast served was very good and more than enough choices. Sit near the window if you take your breakfast, where you can see the busy street and the train station, and... More 

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Another great review and many thanks to this guest for spreading the word about our lovely breakfast offering . More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased with out choice to spend 3 nights at the Old Waverley Hotel. Walk-to-everything location couldn't be better; adjacent to Old Town just over the Waverley Bridge. Hotel itself a bit old-world and charming. Our room was very clean and enjoyed a sideways view towards Princes Street and the Edinburgh Castle. The staff was helpful with every request we... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few minutes walk from Waverley train station and directly opposite the Scott monument, this hotel is in an excellent location for visiting Edinburgh. The entrance is discreet - merely a glass door with brass handles between two stores. There is a staircase up to reception, although you can, after going up two sets of two/three steps, request a porter... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this at short notice in the middle of Edinburgh, and got it for a very very good rate. I recommend this to you on location sooner. It is about 10 minutes walk from the castle. Check this out asap.

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Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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