Old Waverley - Edinburgh

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BYshow map
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Overview

Old Waverley Hotel offers a great location in a shopping area of Edinburgh. Old Waverley Hotel opened its doors in 1900.

The property is located in Newington district, 4.9 km from Edinburgh Zoo . Nestled in the financial district and 1 km from the city center.

The traditional hotel offers easy access to a zoo, restaurants and pubs.

Old Waverley Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

There are modern rooms with free wireless internet, satellite TV, heating, pay television and a dressing room provided for travelers staying in Edinburgh. Old Waverley Hotel offers rooms with a captivating view over the garden. The rooms are appointed with private bathrooms and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the bar. Guests will taste special cuisine in the excellent on-site restaurant. Offering a variety of dishes, The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One are about 250 meters away.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of GBP 11.95 per person per night. 

Services

A conference room and a photocopier along with a baggage storage, parking and a cloakroom are available for guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   85.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Game room

Room view

  • City view
  • Street view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1400 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat2300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land1400 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk2000 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons3300 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements3300 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1400 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill2300 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo700 ft
Royal Mile Royal Mile 1400 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions1600 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1500 ftCalton Hill
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland2200 ftChambers Street
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 3000 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 4300 ftCanongate
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Number OneNumber One800 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin700 ftPrinces Street
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant1100 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Dubh PraisDubh Prais1600 ft123B High Street
Wedgwood The RestaurantWedgwood The Restaurant2200 ft267 Canongate
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Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.0 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.1 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo3.0 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.0 mi
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements5000 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.2 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.1 mi
King's TheatreKing's Theatre4300 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.2 mi
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.1 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.8 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.8 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.5 mi131 High Street
Aberdour CastleAberdour Castle8.2 mi Aberdour KY3 0SLScotland
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1000 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  1095  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The fact that the hotel is smack bang in the middle of the city with Princess street at your feet, with an array of bars restuarants and places of historical interest at your doorstep also, this hotel is the place to be for convienience to it all.......i recommended the hotel to our reunion party and im sure there was a surge of last minute bookings as i have stayed at the hotel previously and knew that it would fit the bill to a tee

    No comments at all, everything was 1st class

  • 6.4
    Good

    Location and staff

    This was my second stay and again the "view " from the window of the room was downpipes and gutterring and brick ( room 507 ). Without air- con, the room would be unusable

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location is superb. The views I had from my room were unique and priceless. The hotel staff was very, very helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel. The facilities in the room far surpass the three- star rating the hotel has. In-room ironing facilities, which I've only seen in some 5* hotels were the thing that particularly impressed me, but not only that. The included breakfast was also really good value for money and good quality.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel is located in ideal position. We were very lucky and had a room with a view of Princess Street. Really enjoyed stay and can't wait to go back again next year.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good location

    Extremely uncomfortable bed ie springs poking through into my skin, which caused a sleepless night. I complained to the duty manager who refused to give me any sort of refund and referred my complaint to the general manager. Before doing so however, he came and tested the bed himself and agreed that it was unacceptable and apologised. 4 days after my stay and I'm still waiting for a call from the manager to discuss my complaint.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Old Waverly Hotel is very well located right by Waverly Station in Edinburgh, exactly at Princes Street, where all tourists want to be and visit!! From the Station you can walk 3 minutes to the hotel and you can easily spot it. The rooms are nice, confortable and clean and were probably recently renovated, because it all looks great! Even the internal view rooms (I stayed in one and I thought it was going to be an average room) are very nice!! Breakfast is well served and with a good variety of foods. The hotel has a storage room for your suitcases that can be used before check-in or after check-out. The overall experience was excellent and it made my trip to Edinburgh unforgettable!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Thew location and friendly staff

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Location was perfect for siteseeing, shopping and nightlife

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very convenient to City Centre but also for Waverley Station if travelling by train. Bar meals very palatable with a reasonable range and sensibly priced. Lovely large bed! Staff very pleasant.

    Reception is on first floor with no lift if carrying heavy luggage. However, you can ring for a porter if this was necessary.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    nice room, efficent service, lovely bathroom, beutiful views.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location, right on Princes street, 2 minute walk to shuttle bus stop or train station. Our room had views to the castle.

    Room is little bit noisy. You can hear street sounds thru windows.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Availability close to rail station as meant I could walk.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    This hotel a abusolutly good location. and there is nice coffee and tea kit in the room.

    The water is a bit yellow from the tap. We asked staff "Because of the light, it completely safe" But we worried about that. Because the light was usual.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    very conveniently located, by the station a bonus. Able to book on line.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The food was excellent. We have stayed here before and location is good.

    Difficulty with luggage on the stairs.Dissapointed with room situation as booked with Princess Street view and could only see roof tops would have prefered a lower floor.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  1095 reviews
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1000 ft
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