Old Waverley Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Map
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScott Monument1 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)45 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Near a train station, Old Waverley Hotel is in New Town, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh with great shopping. Notable landmarks in the area include Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Omni Centre Edinburgh are also worth visiting. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 4 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • Amarone Pizzeria - 2 min walk
  • Dishoom - 3 min walk
  • Hawksmoor - 3 min walk
  • Tiles Bar - 3 min walk
  • The Voodoo Rooms - 3 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Royal Mile
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk are on-site.
Old Waverley Hotel offers 85 accommodations with a safe and a hairdryer. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath with a deep soaking bath and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 15.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Cranstons

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Bath
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests should be aware that access to this property requires climbing 27 steps to the first floor reception area. The hotel has lift access to every floor above reception. Guests with luggage may ring the bell for assistance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Old Waverley Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
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The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 405 out of 1003 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 401 out of 1003 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 128 out of 1003 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 51 out of 1003 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 18 out of 1003 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
I was surprised that there wasn't an elevator from the street entrance to the lobby and a ramp from lobby to the hotel elevator. If you don't have the strength to carry your luggage up stairs, you can't use the hotel. As well, the room floor was uneven (we joked about it).
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well located to train station, new town, and more. More stairs than expected from the street level to the lobby. Has a lift from the lobby to other floors. Spacious rooms. Bed comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Old Waverly is running an outstanding support operation for a traveler such as me: they stored my bag prior at around 10a when I arrived on my train, to allow me to tour the city before check in time; when I needed to leave very early the next morning for my departure flight, they brought my pre-paid breakfast to my room; it’s on the same block as the Waverly Train Station and the Airlink100 bus to the airport. The place was clean and tidy. I’d stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Old Waverly Is an older hotel but with a lot of charm and perfectly located for sightseeing, busses and trains
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Highly overpriced, very small rooms. No regular size double bed. Bar closes at 11 pm. Breakfast below par. The only good thing is the location
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022