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The Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We needed a hotel for a overnight stay so we could visit The Festival Fringe. After searching various sites looking for a reasonable priced room without much success we plumped for a room at The Old Waverley as we had stayed here before so we knew what to expect. The location of this hotel is ideal on Princess Street and... More 

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Lexington Park, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite a slight snafu with part of our travel arrangements (not the hotel's fault at all) the staff was very accommodating and very friendly. The location couldn't be better- situated in front of the Scott Memorial and across the bridge from the Old Town- just a ten minute walk from the castle and most of the historic sights in Edinburgh.... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent position right by the station. Comfortable room but quite noisy, especially when the tattoo fireworks go off! Breakfast was very good. Not cheap but really good location for all Edinburgh attractions.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights (21/22 Aug), when visiting Edinburgh for military tattoo. We arrived early at 12.45 and knew that the time for booking in wasn't until 3.00 pm so were not surprised when told we couldn't yet book in, but were told that we could leave our bags and check in later. We did just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has a fantastic location on Princes Street facing the monument. It needs some financial investment, it could be improved quite easily. I stayed during the festival and as all the prices are crazy in the city this was my cheapest option. So I would at least expect a window in my room........no window. Not good for someone who... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Edinburgh for the Fringe, and their lies the first problem. The price you pay in August is extortionate for what you get and it is only based on demand, because you get the same service you would if you visit the month after and pay a two thirds less. First thing to note is the hotel is in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this hotel on the first day of our trip to Edinburgh, it was central, relaxing and a comfortable surroundings. Fantastic visits from our table. Food was very nice. We enjoyed it that much we went back to the hotel on our 3rd day, we meet another staff member, a very helpful, friendly, charming young lad, despite the service been... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my 4-night stay at the Old Waverley Hotel. It's perfectly located on Princess Street, across from the Scott Monument, and walking distance to the Royal Mile. My room was a single (single bed) -- small but roomy, a big clean bathroom, and I had a great view of the old city and castle (somewhat obstructed by the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In early March I went to Scotland for a football weekend by myself. I used booking.com to book the Old Waverley as it’s location close to Edinburgh Waverley station and also close proximity to the locals bars and pubs was ideal. After arriving at 12 noon on Saturday I was told my room was not available to 2pm which was... More 

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

Many thanks to this guest for their wonderful and comprehensive review of the Old Waverley, and i delighted that they were able to single out our breakfast offering for such high praise as we do take great pride in what is perhaps the most important meal of the day! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best about this hotel is the location and the view, in case you get a room with view to the park on Princess Street. I arrived to Edinburgh by train, which was very convenient since the hotel was only one block away. The room is clean and the bathroom is nice. There was no closet in my room, but... More 

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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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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