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Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh

3 star Hotel Edinburgh

43 Princes Street - Edinburgh

Price starting from £ 70 .98

If you are visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, book a stay at the Old Waverley Hotel, a 3 star hotel that is ideal for both leisure and corporate guests. The hotel was originally opened in 1848 and is still operating with the same name today.


The Old Waverley Hotel in Scotland features a local, in-city center for shopping and business purposes along with banquet facilities for hosting meetings and conferences. Additionally, the hotel boasts its own on-site restaurant, Cranston's Restaurant, which serves everything from local produce to traditional Scottish meals. Business lunches and afternoon tea options are available for you to enjoy while staying at the hotel.

Where to Visit

When you visit the Old Waverley Hotel, visit the local city center for a day of shopping or dining at local restaurants, bars and cafes. The hotel is only 20 minutes from the nearest airport, making it a convenient location for lodging during your stay in Edinburgh. If you are interested in taking a train as a guest of the hotel, the Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is less than one minute walking distance away for quick travel and for exploration of the city and Edinburgh's surroundings.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.5 Good
Based on 19 hotel reviews © 2014

Nice Traditional Hotel good central location

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Breakfast at Old Waverley Hotel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Old Waverley Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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 onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 11.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 5.00 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 5.00 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)

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

Old Waverley Hotel is also known as

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Old Waverley Hotel reviews

6.6 Fair
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

constructi0n made it difficult to sleep

  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ideally situated. The only room available was a junior double. In practice, this was a single with no room to swing a cat! To access reception you need to climb 2 flights of stairs (no lift at this stage). Then, when you have booked in, you can use the lift which has a maximum capacity of 4 persons and if you have luggage, you have a problem squeezing in. At £200 per night the hotel was obviously taking advantage of the Fringe festival and the Tattoo to make a mint. Sorry, you asked for our opinion..we won't be returning

7.2 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Location only factor justifying price. shabby carpets. Breakfast not i cluded. Charge for wifi. Staff friendly. Pleasant lounge bar and room small but nice, except for carpet. Location excellent.

7.3 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We are very pleased With Our stay at Old Waveley Hotel. The hotel is near to everything.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Ireland

Very convenient location. Staff was professional and breakfast was super! The room was not so big but very cosy, clean and comfortable. Would definitely come back here.

5.0 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Tough night trying to sleep. The mattress was an ancient,blue & white striped, stained, lumpy, hard nightmare. The sheets were stiff & itchy. The room was stuffy with a funny odor. To get air, you had to open the window and of course let in a lot of street noise, and street light. Had the mattress permitted sleep, it would have been a good place for a night's rest before moving on to a full day of sight seeing. Instead, exhausted, we watched the clock all night, counting the minutes for the torture to end. It is an excellent location for seeing Edinburgh, handy to the railroad station, tour buses & moving on to a better night somewhere else.

4.0 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

It was a shock to walk up hill from train station to find a narrow entry door with many stairs leading into the hotel (not pictured in photo). Thank goodness there was a bell for the porter to carry luggage the 2 additional flights into hotel lobby. Room was very clean, but small (no drawers or closets for clothes). Bathroom new but toilet could only be flushed 1x an hour as it took that long to fill holding tank. Breakfast @ 7.95 lbs. was certainly not worth it. Better to go across street to "Jenner's" dept. store. Did not try any other meals in the hotel. Restaurant and lobby needs refreshing. Location of the hotel good for walking out into the hustle/bustle of Edinburgh city. Quite a walk to the more quaint historic area "Market Street" and Edinburgh Castle. Staff not terribly organized. Right hand does not seem to know what the left hand is doing. Not very informative about hotel services.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

the best of the hotel is the location: very easy to reach almost every place in edimburgh. We had no meals, only two breakfast but it was surely good. No problem with the staff and the room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Very good about all.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

Very close to the terminal bus stop from airport, the localization is excellent to visit Edinburgh by foot!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

We loved Edimburg and the hotel is located near to station which was easy to arrive also we have the sightseeing bus tour stop in front of the station too and the airport bus stop is in the same place. So the hotel is located in a practical place.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

7.2 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

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6.6 Fair
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Old Waverley Hotel offers 85 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from safes during their New Town visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Pay-Per-View
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

Distances from Old Waverley Hotel

Princes Mall - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Scott Monument - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Andrew Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Edinburgh Dungeon - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Royal Scottish Academy Art Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Princes Street Gardens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
City Art Centre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fruitmarket Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum on the Mound - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Gallery of Scotland - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Giles' Cathedral - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Real Mary King's Close - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Gladstone's Land - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Writers' Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
City Chambers - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Old Waverley Hotel is Edinburgh (EDI) - 10.7 km / 6.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.