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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 #113 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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230 reviews 230 reviews
47 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely stay here. Thanks to the comments made by other trip adviser contribttors we were aware that some building work was being done near the rear of the hotel which was proving noisy. After contacting the hotel we found upon check in that our room had a lovely outlook over Princes Street and the Scott Memorial. Whilst... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to love the charm of this hotel but its dingy side stopped me. While it was in a great location it was in desperate need of a few updates. The carpets were dingy, the bed horribly uncomfortable, and the linens worn. In a pinch I would stay again but I would certainly seek out other accommodations first. When... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel primarily based on its location, which was great - right on Princes Street with a lovely view of the gardens & castle. It was fine but expensive for what it was, and I wouldn't choose to stay again unless there were no other options. Good things about the place include: * location * TV * excellent... More

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193 reviews 193 reviews
21 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have just returned from a three night stay and found this hotel delightful. It is an old building which all adds to the character of the place. High ceilings and lots of original features make it an interesting place to stay. Not everyones cup of tea but beats a faceless travel lodge. Ok it may be noisy but you are... More

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Centerville, Utah
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very old hotel, and it is rather obvious inside. Not all rooms have air conditioning, which would generally not be a problem in Scotland, but we arrived amidst a summer heat wave, and air conditioning was a must. Staff could be seen taking ordinary stand-alone fans into rooms. Public area carpets were being replaced during our visit,... More

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Australind, Western Australia,
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for three nights and found the hotel to be perfectly located on Princess St, 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station. Our room was opposite Scott's Monument, overlooking Princess St, and as we were there at the start of the Edinburgh Festival we enjoyed the concert at the castle through our window. We slept with the windows open, as the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As seasoned travellers we chose to stay at this hotel due to a cheapish rate of £119 for one night. The room 619 was like a closet. With a small porthole window. Which made to room boiling hot as it was fairly warm outside. Once in the room we noticed that our 'view' was a construction site for a large... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Waverley july 12-14 2014 to celebrate our 25 wedding anniversary. The hotel staff and greeting on arrival was very good, our room overlooked princess street opposite scotts monument.what a view.you are vey central.the room was clean and quite large, and a lovely touch was the anniversary card from the hotel. the breakfast is... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a hotel with a fantastic location this is it, right in the heart of princess street. Just get off the train and its five minutes walk to the hotel. We stayed at this hotel 26 years ago and knew what we were getting. Good price and great service. The breakfast is well worth paying for. Staff all... More

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Dear guest, Many thanks for your recent review of our hotel. It is a great pleasure to see that you decided to come back to Old Waverley Hotel after 26 years and had a wonderful stay. I am also very pleased to see that you were satisfied with our staff and I am sure that they will be grateful for... 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*
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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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