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The Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 of 5
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Ranked #107 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
MichelleMoore84 London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel just after the Easter break for a few nights away before we had to go back to work and it was lovely. The room was very clean with plenty of space (It there had been a fridge would have been perfect). With Sainsburys, M &S, Gregs, Weatherspoons as well as plenty of fast food places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband booked this hotel for a 3 night wedding anniversary stay and he selected it because ot it's proximity to Waverley Station as we were travelling by tain and I am recovering from a recent operation am not too mobile. After he had booked it, I c hecked it out on Trip Advisor and was horrified by all the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location of the hotel is ideal and all the major sights/shows are within easy walking distance. If you wish to go to the Ocean Terminal, there are bus stops outside. I had a minor issue with the room allocated to me, but when I discussed this with the duty manager, he offered two other rooms and I was asked to... More 

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Old Waverley hotel, as your title suggests the hotel offers an enviable location on Princes Street with views of Edinburgh Castle and the gardens opposite. I am pleased we were able to offer you an alternative bedroom to suit your requirements and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room was spacious and comfortable. But the BEST thing about it was the view--of both the Edinburgh Castle and Scott Memorial. I could easily walk to most places I wanted to visit. I enjoyed the breakfasts, and room service options were varied and appreciated.

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Old Waverley - I have to agree our location is excellent and allows our guests easy access to all the major shops and attractions with only a short walk. Glad to hear you enjoyed our hearty Scottish breakfast buffets too! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived from London with a baby and a little tired early on Easter morning and was promptly given a room and not asked to wait until check in later in the day so appreciate the thoughtfulness for starters. Next, got a corner room facing the monument and castle so could not have asked for a better view. The only... More 

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Old Waverley, great to hear that you got to experience one of our corner bedrooms with a castle view - a real highlight of The Old Waverley! We hope to welcoming you all back on your next visit to Edinburgh! More 

Svelvik, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is situated right were you want it. The street is THE street for shopping if you want that. At the same time it's not a very long walk to the "Royal mile" in the old town of Edinburgh. The hotel could need a little makeover. It's not dirty though. The staff is very helpful. If you think that... More 

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for highlighting our excellent location on Princes Street, I am pleased to hear you found the hotel to be clean and all our staff friendly and approachable. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is the cheapest mid-range & mid-priced hotel in the central location. It is opposite Waverley train station and there are tram and bus links very close by. It is on a busy main shopping street on the edge of the 'new town' with the old town just across the rail line. The Old town is just 5-10 mins... More 

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Old Waverly hotel. Thank you for your comments regarding our crisp white bed linen and clean rooms, I will pass your comments on the bathroom to our housekeeping team to ensure this is checked. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Edinburgh, I would invite... More 

Oslo
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old, but a clean and comfortable hotel situated in the heart of Edinburgh. Suitable both for business and pleasure. Clean rooms, friendly staff nad a very OK english breakfast. The bar was perfect for a drink before dinner og a night cap. Will certainly stay there again!

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Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at The Old Waverley, great to hear you had an enjoyable time and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay to celebrate my friends 60th birthday. A thoughtful touch was the birthday card left in our room! Our room was spacious, warm and beautifully clean! Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, we loved the freshly cooked eggs! Very central location, everything within walking distance! Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Edinburgh.

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for another great review of The Old Waverley, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

Jarrow
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is on Princes Street close to Waverley Station so an excellent location for a weekend inEdinburgh. The room was fine plus the wi-fi in the room was very good. The bathroom had recently been added or refurbished, and the hotel was very clean.The breakfast was not the best I have ever had with little choice, especially if you... More 

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TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for your review of The Old Waverley, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your bedroom and free Wi-Fi, our hot food Scottish breakfast is very popular but future guests should be aware that we also offer a continental selection for those wishing something a little lighter. I do hope you will choose to visit us... More 

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Princes Street and Gardens
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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