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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Good / average value for money... Central... You get what you pay for... Yes I would use the hotel..rooms are spacious.. Close to station.. Staff very helpfully.. Queried afternoon tea and promptly rectified. Would recommend it. Go higher floors

Thank Martin L
Reviewed April 29, 2014

The title of my review says it all!!! We will be back, cannot fault this fabulous hotel excellent location, room, service, food and price. It was our first visit to Edinburgh and it was made perfect by staying at this lovely hotel........

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

Dear, Thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation for your first visit in Edinburgh. It is with great pleasure to hear that our hotel met your expectations and that you were satisfied with your stay. I would also like to thank you for taking time in reviewing our hotel on TripAdvisor and we really appreciate your positive comments!...

pippo dalla Lombardia
Reviewed April 27, 2014

I just stayed one night in twin double room. Good price. Excellent location in Princes Street. Very nice and clean room. Very good breakfast. Certainly I will return in this hotel when I'm back in Edinburgh.

1Thank pippo97
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in this hotel during our 4 day visit in Edinburgh. Our room had a great view seeing both the Scott monument and the castle. The room was clean and spacious. The location of the hotel is excellent if you are in Edinburgh as a tourist. We went nearly all of the attractions in the old town on...

Thank gizem u
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed for three nights after Easter .the hotel was good value and central for all the local attractions.Many in walking distance.train station just over they road.plenty of buses outside to take you to other parts of the city and day pass only £3.50.hotel staff friendly and hold luggage in room after check out for you to continue any last minute...

Thank paulas558
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. It is with great pleasure to see that our hotel and staff contributed to your enjoyable stay. I would like to address the issue of windows not opening: it is a health and safety policy that certain windows cannot be opened, and the hotel must comply with these policies. We do...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2014

My son booked a three night stay at The Old Waverley hotel as a surprise birthday present.The room was very well presented and spotlessly clean.Restaurant staff very polite and the food was 1st class.The hotel is situated well for bus and train services.The only complaint i had was the reception staff were hard to understand and not very friendly,but i...

1Thank marian p
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marian, Thank you for taking time in reviewing our hotel. We really appreciate your feedback and we are happy to see your favourable comments regarding our location and the hotel's facilities. We are sorry to hear that our reception staff did not meet your expectations but please be sure that we continually try to do our very best for...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Rob - Preston. Late couples' booking for 3 nights' stay at Easter. Usual compromise between city centre location and quality/price of hotel (ca £100 per night). Restaurant mediocre, i.e. very limited dinner menu, typical English style breakfast buffet, extensive, but poor quality. Closest parking 6-7 mins away @ £13.50 per day (NCP, 10% discount through hotel). Room small but adequate,...

Thank Robkop
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 20th April for a couples mini break and the hotel couldn't be more perfectly located. The hotel was clean, staff were friendly and they allowed us to store our bags before sight seeing. Slight problem was the room, it was too hot, even opening the window didn't cool it and at 2am onwards the fighting/shouting from drunks outside...

3Thank Lou1982x
Astana, Kazakhstan
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights! Very big and cozy room. Convenient chairs and a table (where you can drink a fine bottle of scotch whisky). Washroom is fine. A bit small reception area. Restaurant is friendly (they provided ice and glasses for whisky for us) Location is good (McDonalds is very close and the nightclubs is 5 mins...

Thank Bah881
burton on trent
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stopped at the this hotel at easter time, the location is very good just across the road was the airlink bus and the new tram stops (£4 on the bus to the airport and £7 on the tram both run every 10 mins) By taxi about £19 + tip. The food was good and the room good with great...

2Thank dave0007
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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Cranston's Restaurant
Cranston's Restaurant
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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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 

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: $114 - $329 (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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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
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“Request a higher floor room as Princes Street is very busy and can bee noisy at the weekends.”
MikeMcDonough, yesterday | Read review
“Princes street rooms are more expensive but some of the rooms on the Jenners side have great views of the castle”
roseh161, 1 week ago | Read review
“Twin room on the side street gives a lovely view of the castle”
  • The Castle lit up at night from our room
Bluesue189, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Not in the basement”
grange5, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Road noise on lower floors facing Princes St.”
lstacey2, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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