Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Internet television

Overview

Old Waverley is a 6-story hotel in the heart of Edinburgh at a close proximity to EICC, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One and Edinburgh Zoo offering 86 modern rooms. Opened in 1900, the traditional hotel attracts visitors with its Victorian architecture.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. A palace, an art gallery and a theater lie a short distance away.

Quick access to pubs, restaurants and a zoo is provided.

The property enjoys great location within a 15-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Old Waverley Hotel come with a storage space, free wireless internet, a dressing room, central heating and climate control. Most of the rooms offer a captivating view over the garden. They feature standard décor and cozy wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the bar guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. The primary restaurant provides special meals. Guests can dine at The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

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

Services

A car park, a baggage storage and a cloakroom for general use and a conference room, a banquet hall and a copier for work can be found on-site.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    500 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.4 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.6 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    230 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    210 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    350 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    620 m
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

Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Internet access
Room Description:

Non Refundable DOUBLE SMALL

Old Waverley photos Room
Small Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
Basic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE BASIC

Old Waverley photos Room
Single Room
Street view
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Twin bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Old Waverley photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Twin bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Triple Room - With Breakfast

Old Waverley photos Room Standard Double
Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Princes St Double (non-refundable)

Old Waverley photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Double (non-refundable)

Economy Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room

Old Waverley Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • winter wonderland100 m
  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd200 m
  • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art200 m
  • Edinburgh Dungeons200 m
  • Stills Ltd200 m
  • Holyrood House300 m

Places of interest

  • New Club100 m
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon200 m
  • Speakers Corner200 m
  • Gladstone's Land300 m
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument300 m

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station200 m
  • Edinburgh Waverley station200 m

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk200 m
  • Multrees Walk200 m
  • Princes Mall300 m

Amusement

  • Nobles Amusements100 m

Museums

  • City Art Centre200 m
  • Edinburgh Police Centre300 m

Theaters

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo200 m
  • Assembly Rooms300 m

Galleries

  • National Galleries of Scotland200 m

Local attractions

  • Summerhall1.6 km
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park1.8 km
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park1.9 km
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden1.7 km
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey1.8 km
    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Church of St John the Evangelist30 m
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery260 m
    The Mound, Edinburgh
  • Massa250 m
    36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery310 m
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon240 m
    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
  • ScotlandsPeople Centre210 m
    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
  • Princes Street Gardens350 m
    Princes Street, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One230 m

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    71% likes this, based on 451 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: CAD 115 - CAD 152

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant310 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    71% likes this, based on 398 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: CAD 9 - CAD 28

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant650 m

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    81% likes this, based on 957 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 108

  • The Pompadour by Galvin210 m

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    83% likes this, based on 114 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: CAD 117 - CAD 381

  • Dubh Prais480 m

    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 Reviews

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

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
    500 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.4 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.6 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    230 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    210 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    350 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    620 m
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

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

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