Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY  show map
 3 stars
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Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The traditional Old Waverley Hotel comprises modern rooms in the vicinity of Parliament House, Holyrood Abbey and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One. Occupying a 6-story Victorian building, the hotel was remodeled in 2012.

The property boasts great location minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train station. The center of Edinburgh is 1 km away from the venue.

Enclosed by a palace, an art gallery and a theater, the hotel offers a captivating view over the garden.

Old Waverley Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

This property has 86 guestrooms including small junior suite, standard one-bedroom twin room and small double room appointed with a storage space, complimentary Wi-Fi, a dining area, a dressing room and central heating. The rooms come with standard décor along with cozy wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

There is a bar for guests to enjoy their meal. The excellent restaurant offers special meals. Guests can eat at The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of GBP 11.95 per person per night. 

Services

The property features parking, a baggage storage and a cloakroom.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.5 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    800 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1200 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

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Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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    Small Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
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    • Air conditioning
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      Old Waverley photos Room
      Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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      Non Refundable SINGLE STANDARD

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        Old Waverley photos Room
        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed
        Size: 155 sq. feet
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        Standard|Triple Room - With Breakfast

        Room facilities
          Old Waverley photos Room Standard Double
          Standard Suite
          Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
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          • Air conditioning
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            Old Waverley photos Room Junior Double Room (Internal Rooms)
            Junior Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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              Hotel Address:

              43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Edinburgh
                1700 ft
              Airports
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                6.5 mi
              • Dundee (DND)
                35.2 mi
              Train Stations
              • Edinburgh Waverley station
                1000 ft
              • Bus stop
                1000 ft
              Restaurants
              • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                800 ft
              • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                700 ft
              Parks
              • Princes Street Gardens
                1200 ft
              Ski areas
              • Midlothian Ski Centre
                2100 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2012
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                86

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • winter wonderland - 400 ft
              • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 700 ft
              • Edinburgh Dungeons - 700 ft
              • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 700 ft
              • Stills Ltd - 700 ft
              • Holyrood House - 1000 ft

              Popular areas

              Places of interest

              • New Club - 400 ft
              • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 700 ft
              • Speakers Corner - 700 ft
              • Gladstone's Land - 1000 ft
              • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 1000 ft

              Train stations

              Shopping areas

              • Multrees Walk - 700 ft
              • Multrees Walk - 700 ft
              • Princes Mall - 1000 ft

              Amusement

              • Nobles Amusements - 400 ft

              Museums

              • City Art Centre - 700 ft
              • Edinburgh Police Centre - 1000 ft
              • The Writers Museum - 1000 ft

              Theaters

              Galleries

              • National Galleries of Scotland - 700 ft

              Public parking

              • Waterloo Place - 1000 ft

              Local attractions

              • Summerhall - 5200 ft
                1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
              • Inverleith Park - 1.1 mi
                Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
              • Holyrood Park - 1.2 mi
                Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
              • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.1 mi
                The Garden, Edinburgh
              • Holyrood Abbey - 1.1 mi
                Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

              Near the hotel

              • Church of St John the Evangelist - 100 ft
                Princes Street, Edinburgh
              • Scottish National Gallery - 900 ft
                The Mound, Edinburgh
              • Massa - 900 ft
                36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
              • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1100 ft
                1 Queen St., Edinburgh
              • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 800 ft
                31 Market Street, Edinburgh
              • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 700 ft
                3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
              • Princes Street Gardens - 1200 ft
                Princes Street, Edinburgh

              Restaurants nearby

              • Number One - 800 ft

                Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                Phone: 01315576727

                71% likes this, based on 451 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish
                Price Range: USD 94 - USD 124

              • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1100 ft

                Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                Phone: 01312252832

                71% likes this, based on 398 reviews
                Cuisine: Asian
                Price Range: USD 8 - USD 23

              • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 2200 ft

                Address: 267 Canongate
                Phone: 0131 558 8737

                81% likes this, based on 957 reviews
                Price Range: USD 31 - USD 88

              • The Pompadour by Galvin - 700 ft

                Address: Princes Street
                Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                83% likes this, based on 114 reviews
                Cuisine: French, British
                Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

              • Dubh Prais - 1600 ft

                Address: 123B High Street
                Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                86% likes this, based on 442 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2012
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                86

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              Old Waverley Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Old Waverley

              Average guest rating

              7.6out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 1014 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                The hotel was close to the station and the airport bus which was great. We had a lovely room with plenty of space and comfortable furniture. The staff were all very helpful.

                It would have been great to have a small refridgerator in our room.

              • Family with children
                8.8

                great location, easy access to airport(near busstop of Airlink), convinient room with Edinburgh castle view, nice staffs

              • Couple
                8.8

                Really liked the bathrooms! Nice to deviate from the usual spartan white often found in hotels. The staff were lovely. All in all a great time there.

                We had a double room but the double bed was actually two singles pushed together - that was the only thing I have to say that's not glowingly positive.

              • Single
                8.8

                Extremely convenient to Waverly station and the old town.

                It was awkward getting through the narrow and unsprung front doors with my baggage. And while I'm able-bodied myself, it was quite conspicuously not accessible for people with disabilities.

              • Couple
                10.0

                I liked the old rustic atmosphere of the rooms even though they are well modernised. Modernised is good but is till had a good feeling of grandeur during my stay because even though I stayed image room overlooking south Saint David street we could still see the castle from the window and here the bustle outside.

                Breakfast a little over priced

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                It was central to all transport links, shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions. The breakfast at the Old Waverley is fantastic, a good variety of food was available whether you preferred yoghurt and croissant or a huge hearty scottish breakfast, including haggis - delicious!!!

                No complaints, the hotel served its purpose with what we required to do during our stay.

              • Single
                6.6

                The proximity of the hotel to all of the sites could not have been any better.

                The mattress was worn (could feel the springs) and sunkin in. It made for a difficult nites sleep. Internet service was not very reliable. No conectivity in the room at all.

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                It was in a perfect location for a short sight-seeing visit.

              • Single
                9.2

                The hotel Location and beautiful room overlooking Princes Street.

              • Couple
                8.8

                The staff members were all fantastic! As we were taking the train to and from Edinburgh, the location was also very convenient.

                The doors are very thin so you can hear everything in the hall way.

              • Older travelers
                6.2

                Location excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast very tasty.

                Booked standard double room. Was given one at front overlooking princes street. Was initially pleased with this. But bed very small. Plastic sheet under sheet very uncomfortable. Pillows not the full size - very small and uncomfortable. Two very bad nights of sleep. Room dusty in places. Windows and cill dirty. Could do with paint over.

              • Single
                9.2

                The Old Waverley is right next to the Waverley Tain Station. Takes about 3 minutes to drag the luggage from the train to the hotel.

                The room was very hot, no amount of fiddling with the thermostat changed anything, had to have the window open all the time.

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                Location - and the view from our room

                No lift to Reception from Hotel entrance Breakfast was mediocre - they had managed to discover the tasteless sausage - insufficient stock of glassware and crockery which meant guests had to serve cold drinks and food into hot glasses and plates straight from dishwashers Decor - particularly window frames in our room - was badly in need of attention

              • Single
                9.0

                Old Waverly is situated on Princes Street, near the center of Edinburgh. It's location is excellent for visiting all parts of the city.

                My only suggestion would be to add one or two computers that visitors can use if they aren't carrying their own lap tops or other devices.

              • Family with children
                10.0

                The interior decor (especially the lovely old ceiling designs) and views of the city were really excellent. Close to shopping. Very friendly service staff open 24/7, room service availability. And breakfast was the best we had on our 3 week trip.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Old Waverley Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2BY

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Edinburgh
                1700 ft
              Airports
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                6.5 mi
              • Dundee (DND)
                35.2 mi
              Train Stations
              • Edinburgh Waverley station
                1000 ft
              • Bus stop
                1000 ft
              Restaurants
              • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                800 ft
              • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                700 ft
              Parks
              • Princes Street Gardens
                1200 ft
              Ski areas
              • Midlothian Ski Centre
                2100 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2012
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                86

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghOld Waverley

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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