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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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Ranked #110 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel before reading all the terrible reviews on here so I was kind of worried about what to expect. But this hotel is totally fine. It's a low budget-middle range hotel with average facilities, nothing flash, nothing missing, the bar and restaurant has an awesome view, the breakfast is fine and the location is fantastic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location was minutes away from the Edinburgh train station, room was very spacious and clean with a large bathroom, which was rare in hotels in the UK for the price we paid. The staff were friendly, breakfast was delicious and is centrally located to everything that we wanted to do in Edinburgh.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this hotel for its central position in Edinburgh, and the fact that I could lay in bed and look at a view of the castle. It's in a good location for the castle,Waverley station, shopping and galleries etc,the room was spotless and large with a good sized bathroom, the bed was large and comfortable and we also had... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my daughter for her birthday the room was not the biggest I been in but it was spotlessly clean with a newly refurbed large bathroom and comfy beds and it was nice and warm ( not overly so ) and cosy .situated just across from waverly station it is in a perfect location for everything. would definitely... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The General Manager can also say this is a false or malicious review. It is not however and the FULL booking details, confirmation and complaint letters to the hotel can be produced, which I am more than happy to provide to anyone who is unsure. As can the written statement from the hotel given at the time. Please note there... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Refused a disabled ex serviceman his room today because he didn't have his wallet with him (although he would have had it later) to pay an additional £25 deposit that they make no mention of in their terms and conditions. Please note that this room was a prepaid room so nothing else was to be paid. Staff rude to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a couple aged 27-30 for 1 night over the weekend. The location was excellent, train station directly across the road, bars, restaurants, nightlife and shops right on the door step. Rooms were a good average size, clean and tidy with good storage space, an iron, TV and AC. Breakfast was good and was included in our... More

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

Many thanks to this guest for their kind words regarding our location, breakfast and helpfulness of our team. I am sorry to hear there were issues with the aircon but I am glad to hear you will be retunring soon - please contact me directly at lkiteley@oldwaverley.co.uk when you have made your booking,and I wil ensure you receive a complimentary... More

Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my sister stayed here for a 3 night mini break and could not fault anything about this hotel. Rooms spotless, warm and comfortable. Staff lovely, food lovely and in a fantastic location. We will definitely return to The Old Waverly Hotel.

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

I stayed with lots of family members in the Old Waverley hotel over Christmas 2013 and we couldn't have picked a better hotel! The location is brilliant, Princess street is just a few mins walk away from shops/bars/clubs. Our room was spacious with lots of light and overlooked Edinburgh's Christmas Fair in Princess Street Gardens. Just behind this, there were... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came up in February for a few days' break in Edinburgh- I booked the rom during the January sale on Expedia and lucked out with a good deal. The location couldn't be better- right in the heart of the New Town, on Princes St. The room was much, much bigger than you'd usually get for a budget price in... More

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Also Known As:
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Edinburgh
Edinburgh Hotel Waverley
Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Ranked #110 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modernized hotel in building dating from 1848; overlooking Princes Gardens and the Scott Monument; with views of Edinburgh Castle. ... more   less 
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