Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY  show map
 3 stars
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Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

Old Waverley Hotel is set in a financial area of Edinburgh next to Edinburgh Zoo, Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. The comfortable hotel, built in 1900, is renowned for its Victorian architecture.

Monuments and galleries lie a short distance from the hotel. The hotel is about 300 meters from Omni Centre, City Art Centre and The Museum of Edinburgh.

Within walking distance of Haymarket district with restaurants and a zoo.

The venue is notable for the perfect location within a 15-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Old Waverley Hotel offers 86 spacious rooms that come with a captivating view of the castle and such facilities as high-speed internet, a safe, a minibar, TV and individual climate control. Guests can make use of a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer in every bathroom.

Eat & Drink

The hotel’s excellent restaurant serves a variety of Georgian dishes. The contemporary bar serves a selection of cocktails, tea and coffee.

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

Services

Along with a safe deposit box, a baggage storage and parking there are a photocopier and a copier available on the premises.

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:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.5 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    800 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1200 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

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Junior Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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Small room with elegant wooden furnishing offers a Double bed, dressing table with mirror, full-size mirror, private bathroom.

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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 240 sq. feet
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      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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      The room with elegant wooden furnishing offers a Single bed, dressing table, sitting area, private bathroom.

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        Twin Room
        Bed type: Twin beds
        Size: 240 sq. feet
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        The room with elegant wooden furnishing offers two Single beds, dressing table, sitting area, private bathroom.

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          Twin Room
          Bed type: Twin beds
          Size: 240 sq. feet
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          The room with elegant wooden furnishing offers two Single beds, dressing table, sitting area, private bathroom. The room has Princess Street view.

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            Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
            Size: 240 sq. feet
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              Triple Room
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
              Size: 240 sq. feet
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              The room with elegant wooden furnishing offers three Single beds, dressing table, sitting area, private bathroom.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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                Hotel Address:

                43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Edinburgh
                  1700 ft
                Airports
                • Turnhouse (EDI)
                  6.5 mi
                • Dundee (DND)
                  35.2 mi
                Train Stations
                • Edinburgh Waverley station
                  1000 ft
                • Bus stop
                  1000 ft
                Restaurants
                • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                  800 ft
                • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                  700 ft
                Parks
                • Princes Street Gardens
                  1200 ft
                Ski areas
                • Midlothian Ski Centre
                  2100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  86

                Hotel Awards

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • winter wonderland - 400 ft
                • Stills Ltd - 700 ft
                • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 700 ft
                • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 700 ft
                • Edinburgh Dungeons - 700 ft
                • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 700 ft
                • Holyrood House - 1000 ft
                • German Christmas Market - 1000 ft
                • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1000 ft

                Places of interest

                • New Club - 400 ft
                • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 700 ft
                • Speakers Corner - 700 ft
                • Gladstone's Land - 1000 ft
                • Waterloo Place - 1000 ft
                • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 1000 ft

                Train stations

                Convention centers

                Shopping areas

                • Multrees Walk - 700 ft

                Amusement

                • Nobles Amusements - 400 ft

                Museums

                • City Art Centre - 700 ft

                Theaters

                • Assembly Rooms - 1000 ft

                Business areas

                • Multrees Walk - 700 ft
                • Princes Mall - 1000 ft

                Galleries

                • National Galleries of Scotland - 700 ft

                Local attractions

                • Summerhall - 5200 ft
                  1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
                • Inverleith Park - 1.1 mi
                  Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                • Holyrood Park - 1.2 mi
                  Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
                • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.1 mi
                  The Garden, Edinburgh
                • Holyrood Abbey - 1.1 mi
                  Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

                Near the hotel

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                • Scottish National Gallery - 900 ft
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                • Massa - 900 ft
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                • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1100 ft
                  1 Queen St., Edinburgh
                • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 900 ft
                  31 Market Street, Edinburgh
                • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 700 ft
                  3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
                • Princes Street Gardens - 1200 ft
                  Princes Street, Edinburgh

                Restaurants nearby

                • Number One - 800 ft

                  Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                  Phone: 01315576727

                  71% likes this, based on 451 reviews
                  Cuisine: Scottish
                  Price Range: USD 94 - USD 124

                • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1100 ft

                  Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                  Phone: 01312252832

                  71% likes this, based on 398 reviews
                  Cuisine: Asian
                  Price Range: USD 8 - USD 23

                • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 2200 ft

                  Address: 267 Canongate
                  Phone: 0131 558 8737

                  81% likes this, based on 957 reviews
                  Price Range: USD 31 - USD 88

                • The Pompadour by Galvin - 700 ft

                  Address: Princes Street
                  Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                  83% likes this, based on 114 reviews
                  Cuisine: French, British
                  Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

                • Dubh Prais - 1600 ft

                  Address: 123B High Street
                  Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                  86% likes this, based on 442 reviews
                  Cuisine: Scottish

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  86

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                Old Waverley Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Old Waverley Hotel

                Average guest rating

                7.6out of 10
                Fabulous
                Based on 1014 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  The hotel was close to the station and the airport bus which was great. We had a lovely room with plenty of space and comfortable furniture. The staff were all very helpful.

                  It would have been great to have a small refridgerator in our room.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  great location, easy access to airport(near busstop of Airlink), convinient room with Edinburgh castle view, nice staffs

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  Really liked the bathrooms! Nice to deviate from the usual spartan white often found in hotels. The staff were lovely. All in all a great time there.

                  We had a double room but the double bed was actually two singles pushed together - that was the only thing I have to say that's not glowingly positive.

                • Single
                  8.8

                  Extremely convenient to Waverly station and the old town.

                  It was awkward getting through the narrow and unsprung front doors with my baggage. And while I'm able-bodied myself, it was quite conspicuously not accessible for people with disabilities.

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  I liked the old rustic atmosphere of the rooms even though they are well modernised. Modernised is good but is till had a good feeling of grandeur during my stay because even though I stayed image room overlooking south Saint David street we could still see the castle from the window and here the bustle outside.

                  Breakfast a little over priced

                • Older travelers
                  8.8

                  It was central to all transport links, shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions. The breakfast at the Old Waverley is fantastic, a good variety of food was available whether you preferred yoghurt and croissant or a huge hearty scottish breakfast, including haggis - delicious!!!

                  No complaints, the hotel served its purpose with what we required to do during our stay.

                • Single
                  6.6

                  The proximity of the hotel to all of the sites could not have been any better.

                  The mattress was worn (could feel the springs) and sunkin in. It made for a difficult nites sleep. Internet service was not very reliable. No conectivity in the room at all.

                • Older travelers
                  7.4

                  It was in a perfect location for a short sight-seeing visit.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  The hotel Location and beautiful room overlooking Princes Street.

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  The staff members were all fantastic! As we were taking the train to and from Edinburgh, the location was also very convenient.

                  The doors are very thin so you can hear everything in the hall way.

                • Older travelers
                  6.2

                  Location excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast very tasty.

                  Booked standard double room. Was given one at front overlooking princes street. Was initially pleased with this. But bed very small. Plastic sheet under sheet very uncomfortable. Pillows not the full size - very small and uncomfortable. Two very bad nights of sleep. Room dusty in places. Windows and cill dirty. Could do with paint over.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  The Old Waverley is right next to the Waverley Tain Station. Takes about 3 minutes to drag the luggage from the train to the hotel.

                  The room was very hot, no amount of fiddling with the thermostat changed anything, had to have the window open all the time.

                • Group of friends
                  6.6

                  Location - and the view from our room

                  No lift to Reception from Hotel entrance Breakfast was mediocre - they had managed to discover the tasteless sausage - insufficient stock of glassware and crockery which meant guests had to serve cold drinks and food into hot glasses and plates straight from dishwashers Decor - particularly window frames in our room - was badly in need of attention

                • Single
                  9.0

                  Old Waverly is situated on Princes Street, near the center of Edinburgh. It's location is excellent for visiting all parts of the city.

                  My only suggestion would be to add one or two computers that visitors can use if they aren't carrying their own lap tops or other devices.

                • Family with children
                  10.0

                  The interior decor (especially the lovely old ceiling designs) and views of the city were really excellent. Close to shopping. Very friendly service staff open 24/7, room service availability. And breakfast was the best we had on our 3 week trip.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Edinburgh
                  1700 ft
                Airports
                • Turnhouse (EDI)
                  6.5 mi
                • Dundee (DND)
                  35.2 mi
                Train Stations
                • Edinburgh Waverley station
                  1000 ft
                • Bus stop
                  1000 ft
                Restaurants
                • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                  800 ft
                • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                  700 ft
                Parks
                • Princes Street Gardens
                  1200 ft
                Ski areas
                • Midlothian Ski Centre
                  2100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  86

                Hotel Awards

                UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghOld Waverley Hotel

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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