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The Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland (New Town)
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4 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

We stayed in the Old Waverly Hotel for a weekend break in Edinburgh. The service was very good and the staff very friendly and always smiling. The rooms where clean and tidy. The location of the hotel is excellent for all the tourist attractions. Everything was a 5 min walk away. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who was thinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on the 30th and was shown to a superb room overlooking Princes Street, it was very comfortable and it had a nice modern bathroom. The buffet breakfast had something for most people and nobody could have left feeling hungry. We booked dinner on the 31st and we had a very enjoyable meal served by a very attentive waitress.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights at the hotel for a birthday treat and wouldn't recommend staying here. Booked 3 months ago and requested a quiet room and adjacent rooms as we went with family members. On arrival we were allocated a room on the second floor which was very small, no double glazing so really noisy and a tiny bath. My family... More 

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

Easy to find, on Princes Street - right across from Scott monument. Clean, comfortable room. Lovely bar, the 'Abbotsford bar' with views over Princes Street and beyond to the castle. There is heavy building work going on right behind the hotel, so I'd ask for Princes street side if possible. Nice big dining room - again with beautifull view over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at The Old Waverley for 2 nights- Feb 2015. The room was very clean & spacious with all the amenities you would expect to find - tea & coffee making area, TV, hairdryer, iron etc. If I'm being "nit-picky" the bed was a little uncomfy (it was two beds put together) but for 2 nights it was just... More 

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

Many thanks for the overall positive response regarding your experience at the Old Waverley although I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your bed; our beds are usually hailed as very comfy and the style of bed (a zip and link) is an industry standard. However, it should not appear to be two beds pushed together so I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night(thank goodness).we had booked a lower budget room so had realistic expectations..however it was shabby/bathroom was dirty/nets were filthy and the room smelt musty..there was a decent tv /bed was comfy and there was a tea and coffee tray. ..however... the most annoying thing was the management of the breakfast..having waited ages for the one small... More 

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

Oh dear - a most disappointing review and I will urgently review the points raised although I am most surprised to read such negative comments regarding our housekeeping as our standards are universally excellent as is mentioned in virtually every other TA review. With regard to breakfast, we do experience issues at the weekend as the majority of our guests... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful form the outside, great location in the centre of town. The insides were a let down, old tatty wallpaper, grubby carpets. There are much better hotels near by that I would recommend a lot more.

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

Not a great review although I think the term "grubby" is an exaggeration although we are in the process of refreshing our bedrooms currently. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Old Waverley on several occasions over the years on business and pleasure and though the place is rather dated I have found the location on Princes Street second to none and the prices very reasonable. On this occasion I took advantage of booking there £1 a room offer (that cost £82 ???) that included dinner... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great central location on Princes Street. The hotel is fairly old and in some areas could benefit from some updating, but the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. We had a room at the front of the hotel with fantastic views of Princes Gardens and the Castle. Princes Street was very busy but the rooms have secondary glazing which meant... More 

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

A super review and many thanks for sharing - great to hear you will be back! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in Edinburgh many times, and knew of this hotel by location. Whilst planning a visit we saw a room for £80 and thought it was good value for such a prime location. The location really is the only positive thing I have to say about this. On arrival, the entire entrance corridor completely stank of cigarette smoke... More 

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Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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