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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed at this hotel twice and it a great hotel for short stays. Our room was very small and had no view apart from the wall 4 feet away, but no issues as we only stayed here one night. Central location makes it a very good spot, right opposite Waverley Train Station and a tram stop not too... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very imposing and attractive looking hotel. The inside is classic and comfortable. I did notice some somewhat bizarre features inside my room, and I suppose I found these things baffling, but not sufficiently irritating to mention to the staff. For example, the hair dryer was plugged into the wall via a hole in the back of the desk drawer,... More 

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Oviedo, Fl.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The drawbacks of staying at this hotel are few compared to the benefits of staying in an area that is so close to everything there is to do in Edinburgh! To begin, the train station is across the street as well as the hop-on hop-off bus. Many of the shops, restaurants, and sites are within walking distance. The hotel is... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a central hotel near the Royal Mile and Princes St. This one was ideal with it being about 200 yards from the St. Andrews Square tram stop directly from the Airport - around 13 pounds return. Cannot ask for a better location. Staff were very helpful. Price was fair but we were fortunate/unfortunate to be there... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had stayed in this hotel many years ago and so knew it was in a good position for accessing all that Edinburgh has to offer. It is close to the railway station and transport from the airport stops close by and is very regular. Our booking was room only and it did cost more than I expected but then... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel for its location. We were going to the Edinburgh tattoo and it is a leisurely 15 minute walk from the hotel to the castle. It is also within easy walking distance to the Airlink stop. The hotel is slightly dated but don't let that put you off. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The breakfast... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel because, for £103, it has a brilliant location, breakfast included and specific working facilities. On arrival the staff helpfully stored our bags as we arrived several hours before check-in. Check-in itself was smooth with professional staff. Thankfully there's a lift as we were on the 5th floor. We had no view to speak of from our... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the positives - this hotel is very well located. Our room had a great view and the bathroom had been very nicely updated. The negatives - The bed was old, decor tired, air conditioner broke and was not repaired during our 4 night stay. Entrance unmanned by doorman and doors difficult to open, stairs difficult to negotiate with luggage.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel for its location and availability of a triple room during the festivals. The location is excellent as it's right on Princes Street and almost opposite Waverley Station where the airport bus comes to. Also close to the tram stops. The hotel itself was fine but a little dated and could do with some refurbishment. Housekeeping service... More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a couple of negatives here: 1. The bedding on our superking bed in room 411 was the wrong size. It was a kingsize duvet on a superking bed so it didn't cover us during the night! 2. The hairdryer was wired into the drawer with a switch you had to hold down, so not easy to use! Apart from... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Edinburgh. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again next time you visit 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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  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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 - $317 (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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