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The Old Waverley Hotel

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43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location, staff was very helpfull. Room and hallways need updating to make it more pleasant. The staircase are hard for older people or if you have big suitcases. Dining room and lounge has great view, would be nicer with floor to ceiling windows.

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Lancaster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night. Staff were welcoming. Our room was small but was adequate was also fitted with air con. The room clean though and had tea coffee facilities There are a few steps to attempt before reception and only one lift. Breakfast was included and was ok. Ho

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

Thank you for your review of The Old Waverley Hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll stay with us again next time you're in Edinburgh. Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Lloydminster
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked 3 months early for my 2 nights Edinburgh and requested and paid extra for a front room overlooking the park on Princes Street. My room was huge, clean, the windows opened easily and there were very nice amenities. I had some concerns, however. This hotel is NOT for anyone with any type of mobility issue. There are stairs... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay but do apologise that we didn't meet all your expectations. Unfortunately due to the age and heritage of the building we are not permitted to install any lifts or do any major renovations. We do apologise if this caused you any inconvenience this may... More 

Shildon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited The Old Waverley at least 10 times, all booked via Superbreak. On each occasion but once we have been allocated a good room overlooking Princes Street. We booked in Feb and sent an Email requesting a room similar to those we have had in the past. Sadly our room was at the rear, very... More 

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

Hi Ian, Thank you so much for the feedback on your stay with us. We are very sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations on this visit. It is a very busy time of year but we do apologise that on this occasion we couldn't reserve the room you were hoping for. We very much appreciate your feedback and... More 

cork
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked 6 nights in this hotel. When we arrived we were made feel very welcome but the bedroom was tiny - really only suitable for a single. We could not pass by one another at the bottom of the bed and I had to climb over him or go to the bottom of the bed to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your rooms, we do have a variety of different room types so we apologise that the two you tried did not suit your needs, we hope that next time you stay with us we will meet your expectations better. We will take a look into... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of choices in Edinburgh so I did a lot of research before deciding on The Old Waverley. I only had one night so it was important to me to be close enough to walk the Royal Mile. I also discovered that many surrounding hotels required a 2 night stay which I unfortunately could not do. The entrance... More 

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

Thanks so much for your feedback of The Old Waverley Hotel. We love hearing how much our guests enjoyed their stay in Edinburgh! We look forward to your next stay with us! Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location the hotel gives you discount at a nearby car park breakfast was nice only downside was checkout was too early 11am I asked for a later checkout and was told it would cost me a further £20!! We never arrived till after 5 and were out of the room by 11 the next day

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

Thank you for reviewing The Old Waverley Hotel, we are glad to hear you enjoyed our great location! We do apologise for not being able to checkout late, it is something that is subject to availability and due to the large volume of guests we receive unfortunately it isn't always possible. We do hope you'll stay with us again next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location. Great room with views of the castle. Good buffet hot breakfast Recommend a stay here if you want a central location and walking distance from the train station. Is a little loud with the traffic but won't effect you there's too much to look at

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

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review The Old Waverley Hotel, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and your view! We hope you'll stay with us again next time you're in Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Burlington, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large room, overlooking Princes Street Gardens and the Scott Monument. There is a long walk up stairs to reception on the first floor. Due to the age of the building elevator is very small and does not go to ground floor. Service very good and breakfast buffet excellent. Very friendly and rooms and bathroom well renovated.

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

Thank you for such a great review of The Old Waverley Hotel! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our hotel, we hope the stairs were not too much of a bother for you. We hope you'll stay with us on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab hotel. Great staff that help you with everything. Great breakfast and evening meals are great.. Spend the evening in the bar over looking the park. Rooms are kept very clean at all times. Going back soon.

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

Thank you for reviewing The Old Waverley Hotel! Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll visit us again next time you stay in Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager 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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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 )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
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: $93 - $348 (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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