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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from a weekend break in Edinburgh and stayed at the Old Waverely Hotel which we thought was brilliant. You couldn't find a better location with near instant access to the main railway station, trams and opposite the stop where the 'hop on hop off' buses depart from. The bar / lounge area is comfortable, light and...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at the Old Waverley in a room overlooking Princes Street and the monument. From check-in to check-out the staff were excellent - friendly, efficient and helpful. The room was comfortable and well sized and we slept well. Some may find the décor a little dated, but for us it was just right - a little bit...

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Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is perfect for a weekend, the decor is completely dated but was extremely clean, would definitely stay there again. The bed was comfortable & the staff were friendly.. We were at the front above Princes St and it wasn't noisy at all.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Superb room. I've kept the number for my next stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Can't comment on food as dined elsewhere but if it's up to the standard of everything else it should be of a good standard and quality

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just had our second visit to this hotel.the best thing about it, is the location.set in the middle of princess street,, so all the shopping and attractions of this great city are just outside. The hotel rooms are clean and warm ,with all usual facilities. The staff are helpful and friendly. Tip. Do the city bus tour, hop on, hop...

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Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my time here. It's a tourist hotel, so be prepared for a smaller room - which is just enough to relax in before you head out for adventures. I was very comfortable and liked the bathroom very much. I had a room facing Princes Street. I had breakfast in the hotel restaurant every morning and spent many hours...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you made the most of our central location and explored Edinburgh, it's a beautiful city! We would love to welcome you back the next time you visit 'Auld Reekie' Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night room very nice very clean and comfy ordered a early breakfast it arrived 10 min late and not all items were delivered didn't have time to complain as getting early train the view from hotel was pleasant you would think it would be noisy been on princess street but was nice and quiet

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do, however, apologise for the inconvenience you experienced during your breakfast. We hope you decide to stay with us again the next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Forfar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel is smack bang in the middle of Princes St. It couldn't be described as modern but it was comfortable enough and very good value for money. Breakfast was good with plenty choice. You can pay a supplement of £50 for a room facing on to Princes St, we didn't but can see how it might appeal to many visitors.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave an informative review. We are happy to hear that you found the hotel comfortable, and enjoyed breakfast. We would love to welcome you back the next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A clean and central hotel which was perfect for a business trip. Rooms were compact but good wi fi and an excellent breakfast enabled us to work and relax. The bar, though small, has a good selection.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel was to standard. We hope you stay with us again the next time you're in Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Aberdeenshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

On check in, we were told we had been given a free upgrade to a room overlooking Princes Street! What a good start! All staff were very very friendly and helpful and our room was spacious and comfortable. At breakfast a staff member went and bought some soya milk for us as we are both vegan! We had a wonderful...

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you had a great stay and found our staff accommodating. We would love to welcome you back the next time you are in Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cranston's Restaurant
Cranston's Restaurant
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: RM296 - RM1,124 (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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