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7.5
Very good
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9.4
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
  • Jenners50 m
  • Sainsbury’s90 m
  • Abbotsford90 m
  • Fopp90 m
  • Marks & Spencer100 m
  • William Pitt Statue150 m
  • James Clerk Maxwell Statue150 m
  • King George IV Statue150 m
  • Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre170 m
  • Thomas Cook Travel Agency210 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Old Waverley Hotel

    Princes Street 43, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2DG - See map
    "Our room overlooked the street side and I highly recommend this for excellent views of the castle and gardens of Princes Street."
    Richard - January 6, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 82% of guests
    Very good cleanliness
    7.7 rating for cleanliness
    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Safety deposit boxes

    Property ranking|Compared to 4,231 Edinburgh properties
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    Location score
    9.4/10
    Value for money score
    7.0/10
    Service score
    7.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.7/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Value for money7.0
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport10.6 km

    Rooms available at Old Waverley Hotel

    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    Junior Double Room (Internal Rooms)
    Junior Double Room (Internal Rooms)
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Triple Bed
    Standard Triple Bed
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 3 single beds
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    City View Double
    City View Double
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    City View Twin
    City View Twin
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 single bed
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    Double Interior
    Double Interior
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 double bed
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    What people love about Old Waverley Hotel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Room was spacious, clean and very warm."

      Tracy

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      October 15, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff and service was excellent."

      Tracy

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      October 15, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Staff is also kind and supportive."

      Nobuko

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      September 23, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The staff are courteous and friendly."

    Derek

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    December 21, 2018

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    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean and spacious and newly refurbished and br..."

    Judith

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    November 13, 2018

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    Reviews of Old Waverley Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (25)Booking.com Reviews (3892)
    7.5
    /
    10
    Very good
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities6.3
    Location9.4
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.0
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (3)
    8-9 Excellent (5)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (3)
    Jun - Aug (5)
    Sep - Nov (5)
    Dec - Feb (4)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Kritsana from Thailand
    Group
    Standard Triple Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Great location”

    Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and spacious. The view was fabulous, Scott monument and Castle.

    Reviewed August 29, 2019
    4.0
    Chandra from Hong Kong
    Family with young children
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

    Acceptable”

    I was charged more than £223/ night. Too expensive for below average facility. They even didn’t consider me to give city view room. Very limited hotel amenities. Though the hotel is in good location but bad experience.

    Reviewed August 21, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Crystal
    Group
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Excellent”

    - A very clean room, except that the kettle needs some cleaning - The room is a bit small especially when you have a large baggage on the floor - It's right in the city centre and just few minutes walk from the train station

    Reviewed July 23, 2019
    5.6
    Alice from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Poor service ”

    This hotel has a good location and good food. What lets it down is the staff unfortunately. We had a very 'stiff' check in, not welcoming at all. There was a long wait at the bar for service. Breakfast was really good in terms of the food but again the service let it down. We had to ask for tea and coffee as we had been forgotten. All this hotel needs is a little bit of staff training and it would be much much better.

    Reviewed June 07, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Decent stay ”

    Good points: • location - couldn’t be any better. 2 mins walk from train station. As central as could be and only short walk to George Street, Royal Mile and Grassmarket. • staff - couldn’t fault them. Very helpful, polite and attentive. • room - I booked a double but ended up with a junior suite. Not sure if that’s normal, however it was spot on. Huge room on 5th floor with plenty space. Bad points • dated hotel - could do with a money spent on it. Very old and tired. • Noise - incredibly noisy where we were. Not so much during the night, but first thing in the morning. Sounded like 100’s of empty beer bottles being collected and poured into bins constantly. Very annoying and very loud! • Breakfast - not good. Although we booked our room with breakfast, we ended up having ours at The Huxley on 2nd day (end of Princes St), 100x better. Would I stay here again, probably, just for it’s location. However I’d save myself the money and get a room without breakfast.

    Reviewed May 06, 2019
    4.8
    HOW
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Not suitable for old folks with heavy luggage & light sleepers.”

    We stayed 3 nights, very strategic location, it Is just Opposite the Scott Monument, walking distance to Edinburgh Waverley Station, Andrew Squre, Edinburgh Castle, Royale Miles & right at Princes Street where we Can Shop. The hotel has a very small frontage or very small entrance, you could just Miss it & walk pass. The reception is on the first floor, there is a bell on the ground floor entrance & a sign said “press for assistance” but no one will come down, we walked up & the front desk asked us to carry our luggage bags up to the first floor ourselves, not so friendly for old folks & with heavy luggage bags. Saturday & Sunday Breakfast start at 8am, if you have to check out early, do not book your breakfast, though you can have the breakfast send to your room earlier but it has only very limited choices, does not worth it. Good location but not suitable for light sleepers, you may find it very noisy especially Saturday night, you can hear tram & vehicles noises.

    Reviewed April 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    irene
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    location”

    Excellent location---great value for money--could not complain room to the side of hotel--bit noisy heard bins being emptied? But view from the lounge onto Princes St was great

    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sandra from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Had a really good overnight stay at the Old Waverley for a great price. Just wish this would be available around Tattoo time in August.

    Reviewed January 29, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Duy from Vietnam
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Location”

    Right at city center and very close to Old Waverley Station, walkable distance to Royal Mile. Room was very small and facilities looked dated. Staff was very friendly to help us change room and provide helpful information.

    Reviewed December 26, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Derek from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Comfortable, friendly hotel with great views”

    A clean, comfortable hotel in a great position on Princes Street near Waverley Station. The staff are courteous and friendly. The Scottish National Art Gallery, Princes Gardens, department stores, restaurants and bars are all within a short walk and there are plenty of buses, trams and trains nearby to go further afield. We love it and have visited several times.

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Judith from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Convenient overnight stop”

    We needed an overnight stop in Edinburgh close to Waverley Station for an early morning train back to London. This hotel fitted the bill. It is very central and 10 minutes walk to the station. The room was clean and spacious and newly refurbished and breakfast was of a good standard. The only inconvenience was that the reception is on the first floor with no lift from the ground floor level, and we had to carry all our luggage up 2 flights of stairs to check in. From the Reception level there is then a lift servicing all the other floors, but as I had an injured knee I did find this a disadvantage.

    Reviewed November 13, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tracy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Lovely old hotel. ”

    Room was spacious, clean and very warm. Staff and service was excellent.

    Reviewed October 15, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nobuko from Thailand
    Couple
    Junior Double Room (Internal Rooms)
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Good location , friendly stff”

    Just several minuites walk from train station and Airlink terminal stop. Very convenient. Staff is also kind and supportive.

    Reviewed September 23, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Very good”

    Excellent location. Just noisy from the road, but that is to be expected.

    Reviewed September 11, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    WAI from Hong Kong
    Family with young children
    Standard Triple Bed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Value for money, convenience, spacious rooms!”

    Excellent choice when you have severals large lugguages and especially with young children!

    Reviewed July 24, 2018

    Hi Wai, Thank you for your review and rating! We are so happy to hear that you felt like you made the right choice by staying with us here at Old Waverley, and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

    Responded July 26, 2018
    Old Waverley Hotel
    6.0
    yuan from China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    位置很好”

    就在王子大道边上。但是房间真的超级老,还特别小,实在受不了升级了大的房间。但是由于是木地板,楼上一早就走来走去,各种噪音....无语了

    Reviewed February 03, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    bengt from Sweden
    Family with teens
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Bra läge men slitet”

    Slitet behöver renoveras en hiss som var liten

    Reviewed August 05, 2019
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    • Exceptional location
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