Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

3 stars
View map of 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
19 reviews
Ma shields

Brill will be back .staff brill food brill location brill See full review

  • Me shields
  • 3 Jan 2015
Old Waverley hotel

Had a fab time staff were really nice room was nice the stay was perfect . Will be back . See full review

  • Me shields
  • 31 Dec 2014
The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh is ideally situated for accessing the city's best attractions as well as being close to financial districts and excellent transport links. The hotel is close to Jenner's Department Store which has occupied the same address on Princes Street since 1838. The Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland are just across the road, and Princes Street Gardens are perfect for a stroll.
General

Visitors to the Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh benefit from a 24 hour front desk, and room service. It should be noted that the hotel is not wheelchair friendly.



Location

Transport links could not be better with Waverley rail station's exit being almost opposite the hotel, and Edinburgh bus station a minute's walk away. The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh is also convenient for those arriving by air with Edinburgh International airport 20 minutes away by car.



  • 20 min drive to the Airport (Edinburgh)
Dining

Cranston's Restaurant at the Old Waverley Edinburgh Hotel serves up traditional Scottish cuisine and prides itself on using fresh local produce. The 'Abbotsfield' bar and lounge features spectacular views over Edinburgh Castle and serves drinks and snacks as well as the quintessential 'afternoon tea'.
Rooms

Rooms benefit from air conditioning, ensuite facilities and flat screen LCD TVs. Broadband internet access is available plus tea and coffee making facilities.

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh Rooms

Standard Twin Room
Room with 2 twin beds equipped with Freeview TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access,Radio and Telephone.
Standard Single Room
Room with 1 twin bed equipped with Freeview TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access,Radio and Telephone.
Standard Double Room
Room with 1 Double beds equipped with Freeview TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access,Radio and Telephone.
Junior Double Room
This Junior double bedroom comes complete with an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning, contemporary features whilst retaining traditional levels of comfort and style. (this bedroom has a restricted view).

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

55.9529 -3.1933
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
Situated in Edinburgh's New Town area, the Old Waverley Hotel is on Edinburgh's famous Princes Street with its many excellent shops, by the financial district and of course all the top sights of Edinburgh, making it the ideal location for Edinburgh city breaks and for business travelers. The Old Waverley Hotel, located on Edinburgh's famous Princes Street, ensures everything is right on your doorstep. Many of the rooms offer stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. The Old Waverley Hotel is almost opposite the Princes Street exit of Edinburgh's Waverley Station, is close by Edinburgh's Bus Station and easily accessible from Edinburgh's Airport.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Princes Street: 0.3 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 km
  • Parliament House: 0.4 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.5 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.5 km
  • Cowgate: 0.6 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.6 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Princes Street: 0.3 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 km
  • Parliament House: 0.4 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.5 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.5 km
  • Cowgate: 0.6 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.6 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.7 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 km
  • Trinity House: 0.8 km
  • People's Story: 0.8 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.8 km
  • The Canongate: 0.9 km
  • Lauriston: 0.9 km
  • Georgian House: 0.9 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.1 km
  • Canonmills: 1.1 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.2 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.2 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.2 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.2 km
  • Meadow park: 1.3 km
  • Holyrood: 1.3 km
  • Fountainbridge: 1.4 km
  • Lochrin: 1.5 km
  • Dean Village: 1.5 km
  • The Grange: 1.5 km
  • Powderhall: 1.5 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.6 km
  • Pilrig: 1.6 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.6 km
  • Haymarket: 1.6 km
  • Marchmont: 1.6 km
  • Sciennes: 1.7 km
  • Warriston: 1.7 km

Dining

Cranston's Restaurant
A beautiful Edinburgh city centre restaurant: Cranston's Restaurant at The Old Waverley Hotel. Hotel restaurant has been fully refurbished for 2008 and offers a refined and relaxed atmosphere as well as enjoying the best views in the city. Features of the restaurant: A la Carte Menu, Beautifully presented, Local produce and Scottish fayre, Central Edinburgh Location.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
23:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.6

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Me shields
Business
Fife
3 Jan 2015

Ma shields

Brill will be back .staff brill food brill location brill

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Me shields
Business
Fife
31 Dec 2014

Old Waverley hotel

Had a fab time staff were really nice room was nice the stay was perfect . Will be back .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tam62
Business
Scotland
7 Jul 2014

Overnight break

Booked this hotel for the fantastic location ,was a lot cheaper on here than any where else ,the rooms itself wasn't very big ,but large enough ,had a room at the lane so no view,room was spotless .comfy beds,comfy pillows,and a lovely bathroom looked like it had been recently refurbished. ,the reception staff are all polite and helpful,had a drink in the bar.,nice views didnt try lunch so can't comment .we paid a good price for this hotel especially compared to other hotels with the same star rating more than double the price.would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the tour buses on the bridge ,just across the road from the hotel .its hop off and on when you want ,great for getting to know where the attractions are.

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ranastella
Business
Scotland
13 Apr 2014

Pleasant surprise.

Having read many mixed reviews about this hotel didn't really know what to expect. We had booked an internal junior double, so presumed we would end up in a box with no windows. How wrong were we. Our room was very generous with a bed that could have slept 4 and sofa bed, plus two windows ,tho no view. Clean, and comfortable room, spacious bathroom and our deal included full Scottish buffet style breakfast. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly. Location, overlooking princess street gardens, great for access to shops and bars. A couple of minor niggles. Can be noisy first thing in morning because the location and one of the slowest lifts I have ever come across. Because of the amount of stairs leading up to the reception not suitable for those with mobility problems. I think on reflection it is luck of the draw with this hotel. Got chatting to a couple who's stay was not going as successfully as ours, and they had ended up in a box. We were lucky.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lairderien
Business
Aberdeenshire
12 Apr 2014

Room with a not so great view

Located 5 mins from Waverley train station and bang in the centre of Princes Street so perfect for shopping / sightseeing. Staff very friendly / helpful - can't fault them. Breakfast was included in our room price and served in the hotel restaurant which has great views over Princes Street gardens and the Castle. Pretty average for a buffet breakfast and if we were paying for it we would have been a little disappointed as the quality of food wasn't that great...but it was adequate. We weren't lucky enough to bag a room with a Princes Street view - we ended up with no view except the fire escape which was littered with cigarette tabs - nice. Room was ok - clean enough but dated with marks on the walls and light fittings, scratched furniture, grubby net curtains. Nice clean bathroom - always a plus point...but...the lock on the door needed replacing. Big downside for us was the lack of air conditioning in the room - we had to ask for a fan from reception. Hate to imagine how uncomfortable the room gets in the warmer weather! Overall its in a great location but the hotel itself is pretty average - handy for business / sightseeing but requires updating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Right next door to Jenners department store. Harvey Nichols only 5 mins round the corner.

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
scheza
Business
Paddington, Australia
18 Aug 2013

Great location but older style and noisy

Excellent location near the railway station, shops and not too far to the Castle and Royal Mile. Our room faced the street so it was very noisy. Breakfast was adequate and staff were excellent. The building is old and because it is part of a heritage listed building there is no lift from the street level entrance. However, the porter was very accommodating and helpful and carried our bags up to the check-in level from where there was a lift up to the rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great meal and experience at The Dome Restaurant in the Caledonian Hotel in George Street which was just up the road and around the corner from The Old Waverley Hotel.

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John Bath
Business
Martinborough NZ
10 Aug 2013

Great Introduction to Edinburgh

Well situated and very enjoyable three day stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. Maybe next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pam61
Business
Lincolnshire
3 Apr 2013

Edinburgh experience

I have visited Edinburgh on several occassions. This experience was the best as the hotel was ideal for both business and relaxation purposes. Staff were very helpful and the atmosphere was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Emma student
Business
Aberdeen
28 Jan 2013

Awesome hotel experience!

Lovely, comfortable, delicious food! Friendly staff! great restaurants and shops nearby! Great view from breakfast window!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Elles Mom
Business
Ireland
2 Jan 2013

Christmas Break

Had problems in the beginning with the booking and problems at the end of booking staff did sort this our for me

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

location is great

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