Ratings based on 2,010 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from M

Conveniently located in the middle of Edinburgh

Posted 23-Jul-2017
The hotel is located on Prince Street, which is in the middle of Edinburgh, close to the Royal Mile, museums, shopping, restaurants, etc. The staff are very helpful, and friendly. I have stayed at the hotel for 2 different trips now, and will stay again for the convenient location.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Canada

Old hotel in good location

Posted 21-Jul-2017
This is an old hotel but great location. Across from Sir Walter Scott Monument. Walking distance to Royal Mile, shopping and restaurants. Includes breakfast. Hotel staff at front desk could be friendlier and more helpful. Shuttle to airport across the street. Elevator slow and faster to take stairs
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Cheshire

Nice hotel centre of town

Posted 19-Jul-2017
Pros: Staff were friendly, food was great in the restaurant room was clean.
Location: About two minutes away from Waverrly station.
Centre of Edinburgh about two minutes away from station. Not suitable for disabled as you need to climb stairs on first entry into hotel before getting to reception.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

July weekend break

Posted 18-Jul-2017
Lovely hotel, nicely furnished comfy beds .nice bedding .all rooms have iron) board, trouser press, hair dryer, tea/coffee. Only negative was road noise but given the excellent location that's to be expected. I used ear plugs
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Stunning

Posted 17-Jul-2017
Beautiful hotel with stunning views of Edinburgh from our room. The staff were all friendly and polite at all times. I would definitely visit again. Thank you
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from G

Nice hotel perfect lication

Posted 17-Jul-2017
Our room was onthe 6th floor, it was very comfortable. A good view of the gardens and the castle. Perfect location for what we had planned Breakfast was lovely, plenty of choice and excellent service. The only thing stopping me awarding a full 5stars is the shower.... it had very poor pressure. It was adequate! On the whole I would strongly recommend 🙂
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location, disappointing stay

Posted 13-Jul-2017
Good things first. The front desk staff was excellent. Very friendly. Efficient. The bathroom in my room was great. Clean and remodeled. But- my room had a window that overlooked a wall, and some equipment and cigarette butts. There was no light. None. I didn't complain when I first got there because I was so tired. The next day I spent most of the day walking around, but was profoundly disappointed to spend the evening in a dark room. Plus I was afraid to open the window to get some air for fear critters might live in that dark space. I left after two nights for a new hotel where I was blessed with a real window was surprised to learn it was light until late in the evening and dawn came early. Two bad I missed out on that the first two days. Secondly, the lounge is very nice but both my visits were spent rustling up my own drinks because no one would wait on me. I did overhear a lot of personal info which was interesting. Too bad I spent much of my time there with an empty glass. Overall- beautiful old hotel, great front staff, bath wonderful- room disappointing and some service issues in lounge.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Nice hotel in a very central location.

Posted 07-Jul-2017
Very central hotel with easy access from the train station. Quick walk to all of the main sights. We stayed in a very large triple room - had everything that we might need. Nice bathroom and shower. The noise from the alley below was very loud in the morning despite being on the 5th floor. The breakfast was not worth the cost. The staff was extremely helpful and polite.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bay area

Great Location

Posted 07-Jul-2017
Pros: Location location location
Cons: Small room no air conditioning which is an issue even in the Highlands. No one suggested the hike up a floor to get to reservations. Travel light.
Location: everything is within walking distance. Edinburgh castle can be scene from the entrance, bars and pubs and food everywhere of all types
Great location for a short stop. Central to the the heart of Edinburgh. Walk to the train station in 2 mins, over to the Royal mile in 4. Next to the Scott monument and on Prince street next to the park. Great bar area to watch people from the second floor.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from USA

Would recommend Old Waverly Hotel

Posted 06-Jul-2017
Dining area wait staff very friendly, decent food. A woman with short dark hair as part of dining staff was very friendly, nice, and always had a smile! (I wish I knew her name!) Blonde lady at desk not very friendly although others were. Hotel is older, however it was kept very clean.