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Old Waverley, New Town (Princes Street)

43 Princes Street Edinburgh EH2 2BY - Map
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Old Waverley Overview

The Old Waverley Hotel enjoys an ideal location in Edinburgh’s West End, situated on the city’s famous Princes Street guests will find numerous shops and some of Edinburgh’s most famous sights which lay nearby. The hotel..

Old Waverley Overview

The Old Waverley Hotel enjoys an ideal location in Edinburgh’s West End, situated on the city’s famous Princes Street guests will find numerous shops and some of Edinburgh’s most famous sights which lay nearby. The hotel provides comfortable accommodation with well-appointed guest rooms all of which feature a selection of modern amenities for guest use and some enjoy wonderful views over the Edinburgh castle, Old town and Princes gardens. Guests may enjoy a relaxing meal in the hotel’s modern a la carte Cranston Restaurant which serves a delicious range of dishes. For those seeking a little relaxation head to the hotel’s Abbotsford Room Bar & Lounge where a drink and light snacks can be enjoyed whilst admiring the stunning panoramic views over Princes Street, the gardens and the Castle. The Old Waverley Hotel is the perfect choice for both business and leisure guests alike, where comfort and relaxation is priority. PLEASE NOTE: No same sex groups of more than 3 rooms will be accepted at the hotel. PLEASE NOTE: The hotel is a listed building so has no disabled access or facilities. There is no lift from street level to the first floor.

Our customers think this is great for...


Central location


Good for shopping


Great service

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Number of floors 8
  • Parking nearby
  • Pets not allowed
  • Photocopy machines
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Shoe shine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Television in lobby
  • Total number of rooms 85
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Alarm clock
  • Bathtub only
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Non-smoking only
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite television service
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Television
  • Trouser press
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

8/10 Great Based on 40 Customer Reviews Based on 40 Customer Reviews

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10/10 Amazing

13 June 2016

Lovely Stay

Loved this hotel. Fantastic location on Princes Street, just across the road from Waverly Station. Found the staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again when visiting Edinburgh. Lovely room with a great view. Beds very comfortable.

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Location and view
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8/10 Great

28 January 2015


Nice hotel good location

The best thing about my stay was...

comfortable bed
6/10 Good

05 December 2013

Noisy room, chaotic breakfast but a great location

The hotel is in a very good location straight opposite Princes street gardens and the wonderful Christmas market. The hotel though is somewhat tired and in need of some TLC. The room was adequate but dated and could not be described as modern or boutique which is understandable for a traditional hotel,but the carpets and room could generally do with re-decorating. The sleep was very poor with lots of noise from outside between the hours of 11:30 til around 2 am when revelers from the bars are rowdy and loud with one female screaming very loudly when this has finished and you manage to get back to sleep, having got used to the constant stream of cars and taxi's cutting through the access road at the back of the hotel you then are awoken by the bin lorry and the street cleaning machines. We stayed for 2 nights and this happened on both nights so it was not a one off thing. The rooms would benefit from at least having some form of secondary glazing to try to reduce street noise. Breakfast The food was of a very good standard.However the service on the first day 30/12/13 was reminiscent of a "Fawlty Towers" episode. After being asked to wait in the bar for an available table (which is acceptable) we were told that a table was ready and seated in the dining room. We sat down and noticed a room key on the table and a handbag on the floor. We told the waitress who moved us to a table which still had the previous occupants dirty plates on it. When the table had been reset our pantomime began. There was very little cereal available but we thought that we would make do with a small portion and then enjoy our cooked breakfast. However when we returned to the servery for our cooked breakfast there were several ingredients not available. There was a man in front of us that was awaiting bacon . This arrived and he moved away. After I took the last available plate from the warmer, I tried to get my breakfast only to find there were no sausages no mushrooms and no beans available. The mushrooms and sausages arrived but I had to wait a further 10 minutes (I actually checked my watch) and ask 2 staff for the Beans which were evidently being "prepared by the chef" . Other people came to the servery whilst I was waiting and joked that I will need a microwave if it takes much longer. Despite this the food was lovely although I ate alone as my wife had finished her breakfast when I eventually sat down for mine. I feel that I must point out that the waitress clearing the tables was working very hard . But that there should of been more staff in the dining room. In contrast to this breakfast on the second day 1/12/13 was lovely the service was good and the food could not of been better. The Christmas market, the shopping, the bars and restaurants were superb. Edinburgh was a great short break. If you are planning a visit try to book a table for a meal at the dome. The Christmas decorations there are breathtaking and worth a visit f only for a cocktail. I am not generally a moaner or winger but believe in informing future traveler's / visitors of your experience so they can then make informed choices

The best thing about my stay was...

Great location and the Christmas market was fantastic
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8/10 Great Based on 40 Customer Reviews Based on 40 Customer Reviews


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