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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed in the Old Waverley on numerous occasions and have always had a very enjoyable experience.The hotel is very comfortable,clean and very pleasant and helpful staff.it is situated on Princes Street and so convenient for shops,theatres,museums etc;

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Midlothian, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is my third visit to The Old Waverley, it was lovely, as always. However, I do have one criticism - the afternoon tea was fabulous - lovely sandwiches, scones and amazing cakes but the coffee was in very short supply! One of my friends had tea which came in a pot but my other friend and I had coffee...

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel location was great (if you're here on vacation), but in hindsight not the best hotel/location for a business trip. The windows are single glazed, and the buses NEVER stop arriving thru the night. I got a total of 3 hours sleep, and downloaded a white noise app to try to help (it didn't). At 4am, I was awakened...

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Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently stayed for a long weekend. It is a very good hotel in a very good location to explore Edinburgh. It is across the road from the train station which was one of the main reasons for us choosing it. The hotel is comfortable with rooms having all we needed. We paid a bit extra for a view of Princes...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Overnight stay with friends from work went to xmas market great location to all the market and other attractions. Great help for us to leave our cases when we arrived and on our return home as our train home was not till 7.30pm

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you made the most of our great location. We'd love to welcome you back the next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed here for one night. It was included in a theatre package deal that 6 of us went to. From check in the staff were excellent. Very helpful & always smiling and couldn't do enough for us. We had 3 rooms on the 5th floor. 2 of the rooms hadn't a view but the 3rd one was bigger and...

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Caledon, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is ideal, in the middle of everything. We were very happy our room was at the back of the hotel because the Christmas Market was in full swing at the front. Our room was quiet, warm, comfortable. Breakfast room is very nice. Had supper in the lounge our last night after a very busy day. Appreciated the calm...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old fashioned but very stylish and a great breakfast. Haggis on the menu too. Brilliant views overlooking the German Christmas market. Great access to the city and train station. Very friendly staff and helpful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice clean hotel, the room was large but v dark as we were at the back and could only see a big building at the side. there was a huge cherry picker right outside our windows making a huge din at around half eight on a sun morning, carried on for ages. a few complained about it. bonus is its...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologise that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. The construction works going on in Edinburgh are beyond our control. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have just stayed here for the weekend.As other reviewers have said , this hotel is ideal base to stay in the centre of edinburgh with train station a 2 minute walk away. Warm welcome received , our room was warm , clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good too. Hotel is in need of a freshen up but otherwise our...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you made the most of our great location. We would love to welcome you back during your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

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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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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Cranston's Restaurant
Cranston's Restaurant
Cuisines: British, European, Scottish
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about The Old Waverley Hotel

Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: $70 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Edinburgh
Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
Edinburgh Hotel Waverley
Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
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