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Old Waverley Hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (EDI)

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Room & Rates
Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

1 double bed
151-sq-foot (14-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Princes Street View)

2 single beds
151-sq-foot (14-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Standard Double Room

Standard Double Room

1 double bed
97 sq feet (9 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

2 single beds
129 sq feet (12 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Junior Double Room, No View

Junior Double Room, No View

1 double bed
107 sq feet (9.9 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

1 single bed
97 sq feet (9 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Z- Standard twin/double

1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
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Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

3 single beds
185 sq feet (17.2 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
Non-Smoking
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Z deleted Family Room

4 twin beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom and shower/tub combination
Practical - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning
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Old Waverley Hotel
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH2 2BY

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 85 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations are provided. Conveniences include safes, and both irons/ironing boards and cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are available on request.

Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.

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Fees

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

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

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Lounge/Bar
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1749 reviews
from Loma, Montana
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The room was adequate, clean, and homey. Loved the bathroom with the tub/shower and beautiful counters. It was the view out the window that won it for me and the sound of the pipers down below.
from Newland
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The staff was fantastic and very accommodating. The room was very nice with a great view of princes street garden park and the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle. Right across from Waverly train station.
from Herefordshire
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The hotel was OK and room was spotless but stifling, the tiny window did not open and no aircon. For £100 room only it was expensive and not comfortable. In summer it could be much worse. Staff helpful
from Stockport
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Comfortable hotel in an excellent location. Some stairs to get to reception so may not suit everyone. Breakfast buffet style but nevertheless good. Staff friendly. Room at the rear of the hotel very dark with frosted glass so if staying for longer , would have asked to move to a different room.
from Haderslev, Denmark
Submitted on 25-05-2016
It was a tad expensive considering how much time you spend at the hotelroom, however the lokation and overall experience of the hotel was extremely positive. Recommendation would be that you choose a room without a livingroom, seeing as you most likely will never use this during your stay, and you pay a great deal to have it.
from Midland
Submitted on 07-06-2016
First the positives: Staff was pleasant and helpful, and the location was great. The furnishings were sub-standard for the price, and the beds were not high quality. Very expensive for what you get. You are paying for proximity to sites, and the property managers likely do not feel pressure to upgrade the quality of amenities because of the tremendous value of the location. We were not unhappy staying here, we only acknowledge that the value was heavily weighted in the location.
from Blyth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Fabulous hotel to use as a base to explore Edinburgh. Only downside is having to use stairs from street entrance, OK for most but difficult for wheelchairs/prams. Room was very clean and for a bit extra (£8) youget a fabulous view over Princes street.
from Swansea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
The hotel was first class. The room was spacious and the views across the city were absolutely spectacular. I spent lots of time simply looking out of the widow. Breakfast was very good. The staff were great and anticipated all my needs.
from Pune, India
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Stayed in the hotel on a recent visit to Edinburgh. On Prince's Street just across from the Waverly Railway Station, bang in the centre of the town. A vintage hotel, has an old world charm - inside. Large stately room, well furnished, comfortable bed with clean linen, and a clean spacious bathroom - what more for rest and rejuvenation after a long touristy and tiring day !! The breakfast is good and filling !! Room service menu could have been better by way of snacks etc. But, definitely t... Read more
from Stirling, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Good central location especially if travelling by train. The hotel staff on the whole were extremely helpful and the room was nice, only down side was the size of the twin beds in the room we had, they seemed particularly small.
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-06-2016
Lovely Location and our room had a view of Princes St. Restaurant & Bar on site. Often ate here for evening meals. Chef adapted meals for our dietary needs. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast did have a surcharge for full breakfast from the continental breakfast. Some Stairs but staff assisted carrying luggage. Very organized place.
from Rutland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-06-2016
This hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh a short walk or taxi ride if you've lots of bags from the train station and shops. The old skin of the original hotel building remains but inside, tastefully, they've done some very cool stuff and been sensitive to blending the old and the new creating a very nice space for guests to be. The staff here I have to say were fantastic whether it was the first rate concierge who couldn't do enough to assist me in changing rooms, booking restaurants etc. ... Read more
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Submitted on 16-06-2016
The best thing about this hotel is the location, very centrally located and you can walk most anywhere you want to go. The rooms are very old and in need of refurbishing. Not the cleanest of hotels, and carpets/furniture are soiled in places. Some staff are friendly, others not very interested in conversation, etc. The breakfast is basic at best, and staff were very disorganized the morning we were there, apparently an issue with the coffee machine, totally delayed the opening of the breakfast r... Read more
from West Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 16-06-2016
The convenient location near the train station and Princes Street is the main reason to choose the Old Waverley, Rooms are well decorated and comfortable and the breakfast buffet is very enjoyable. Staff are all pleasant and helpful.
from
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Had booked three nights Bed and Breakfast. Location of hotel was perfect, just across the road from the Old Waverly Station and in a fab location on Princes Street. Found all the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Had asked for a twin room facing the front and was given a lovely twin room with fantastic views of the City. Breakfast was plentiful and very tasty. Will definitely be staying here again on my next visit to Edinburgh
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-06-2016
We spent two nights there last week for a short break. It's right central overlooking Princess Street and really convenient for anywhere in Edinburgh. The room was on the second floor and on a corner with views from an alcove of both angles which was good. The bathroom facilities were modern and very clean. A Trouser press which doubled as an Ironing Board proved very handy. The food was good and not too expensive - however the toaster was temperamental in the morning - my idea of white toast wa... Read more
from manchester
Submitted on 26-06-2016
This hotel was in a central location, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, the reception is in need of a refurb. Breakfast was poor in the sense they did not top up quickly, bacon was over cooked most days, an australian visitor asked my opinion, he then said he was so dissapointed with the breakfast, they ate out every day. Due to single glazed windows, the traffic noise kept you awake, so book the back of the hotel, drunken brawling went on each night. Not value for money.
from Florida
Submitted on 27-06-2016
The Old Waverly in Edinburgh is an old hotel with very small rooms. And it's very noisy at night - especially if football is being played. Our room was so small, only one of us could pass the bottom of the bed at a time without the other one crawling over the bed. My advice is get TWO TWINS - NOT A DOUBLE. The bathroom is also small with a high bath tub. If you have hip problems, forget it. The Lift (Elevator) will only hold two people with one suitcase each. Otherwise you have to use the s... Read more
from Sheffield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in June. It is in a really great location on Princes Street - 2 minutes from the station and just across the street from where all the 'hop on, hop off' tour buses start. It is also walking distance from the castle. The lounge/bar and restaurant have great views over Princes Street and the Gardens but beware Room 407. This bedroom has a window, but it is frosted glass and I can only assume that there is a large wall very close opposite it (impossible to tell as... Read more
from Limassol, Cyprus
Submitted on 30-06-2016
I think this my favourite hotel out of all the hotels I've ever stayed in. I spent two nights in a standard double room, a corner room looking directly at the Sir Walter Scott Monument and Princes Street. An absolutely gorgous, spacious room. This hotel has old-world charm and the elegance of an older time. The location is perfect for a tourist. Very close to the train station and everything else a tourist could want. The receptionists are excellent at giving tourist information and directions.... Read more
from Stockton, Missouri
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We needed a room close to the train station so we booked this hotel. It was a pleasant surprise! We had a very clean room, and a large bathroom. And our view was absolutely breathtaking of the castle at night. Breakfast was included and it was great as well! If I go back, I'll stay here again.
from Swindon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-07-2016
This hotel is in an excellent position, directly opposite the Scott Monument in Princes Street. A warning though that there is no lift to reception which is on the first floor, but the staff are more than willing to help with bags. Bed and pillows very comfy and a large bathroom. Breakfast was basic but you wouldn't starve The views from the lounge/bar and dining room,are to die for!
from
Submitted on 05-07-2016
It was located only 2 minutes from airport bus stop, just in front of Scot's monument. Hop on Hop off bus start from the same point, Breakfast was good enough but completely same menu during five days on my stay.
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 05-07-2016
I stayed in the Old Waverley Hotel for just one night while visiting Edinburgh from Liverpool. It's a short walk from the train station, so very convenient. Located right on the edge of "new town" and directly across from the beautiful Princes Street Park. I stayed with my niece and daughter in a triple room with three twin beds and it was absolutely perfect for the three of us. Nice sized room, good bathroom/shower. We didn't have a chance to try the breakfast but stopped at the bar for a ... Read more
from Thirsk, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Comfortable hotel, very good buffet breakfast . Bedrooms comfortable and clean. Bathroom small but adequate. Lots of noise from road which disturbed sleep. Perfectly positioned on princess street for train station and sight seeing.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We stayed there for 3days in June. The room was nice with a view of Princes's Street.Great location right across from the train station and also it is just a short walk to the Royal mile. Everyone we encountered at the hotel were very helpful and nice. We would definitely stay here again.
from Florence, South Carolina
Submitted on 08-07-2016
old hotel fronting princes street. was initially given a corner room which (and we travel a good bit) might be the most amazing hotel room I've ever been given. the corner window is set in a rotund that allows for a sitting area in the room with two comfy chairs and a table to catch your jaw when it drops when you realize that the window looks directly out at the Sir Walter Scott monument, the park and the Castle. the princes street window looks out directly at the old city - or maybe they poste... Read more
from Wiltshire
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Fab hotel. Great staff that help you with everything. Great breakfast and evening meals are great.. Spend the evening in the bar over looking the park. Rooms are kept very clean at all times. Going back soon.
from Burlington, Canada
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Large room, overlooking Princes Street Gardens and the Scott Monument. There is a long walk up stairs to reception on the first floor. Due to the age of the building elevator is very small and does not go to ground floor. Service very good and breakfast buffet excellent. Very friendly and rooms and bathroom well renovated.
from
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Excellent location. Great room with views of the castle. Good buffet hot breakfast Recommend a stay here if you want a central location and walking distance from the train station. Is a little loud with the traffic but won't effect you there's too much to look at
from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Great location the hotel gives you discount at a nearby car park breakfast was nice only downside was checkout was too early 11am I asked for a later checkout and was told it would cost me a further £20!! We never arrived till after 5 and were out of the room by 11 the next day
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
There are plenty of choices in Edinburgh so I did a lot of research before deciding on The Old Waverley. I only had one night so it was important to me to be close enough to walk the Royal Mile. I also discovered that many surrounding hotels required a 2 night stay which I unfortunately could not do. The entrance to the hotel is across from the Scott Monument on Princes Street marked by a burgundy flag. There are perhaps 16 steps up to get to the reception area, but they are spaced in section... Read more
from cork
Submitted on 15-07-2016
My husband and I booked 6 nights in this hotel. When we arrived we were made feel very welcome but the bedroom was tiny - really only suitable for a single. We could not pass by one another at the bottom of the bed and I had to climb over him or go to the bottom of the bed to get out! I did say it to the staff who were quite courteous but they could not give me a different room that night but would try the next day. We were informed later that evening that we would have a different room the nex... Read more
from Shildon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
My wife and I have visited The Old Waverley at least 10 times, all booked via Superbreak. On each occasion but once we have been allocated a good room overlooking Princes Street. We booked in Feb and sent an Email requesting a room similar to those we have had in the past. Sadly our room was at the rear, very small and dingy without any natural light, even on a glorious summer day. We were awoken both mornings with delivery vans to stores out the back, the crashing of empty bottles and shouting.... Read more
from Lloydminster
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I booked 3 months early for my 2 nights Edinburgh and requested and paid extra for a front room overlooking the park on Princes Street. My room was huge, clean, the windows opened easily and there were very nice amenities. I had some concerns, however. This hotel is NOT for anyone with any type of mobility issue. There are stairs everywhere. My issue is that this was not indicated on the different advertisements nor official web page. The dinner in the dining room was expensive - an equivalent o... Read more
from Lancaster
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We stayed here for one night. Staff were welcoming. Our room was small but was adequate was also fitted with air con. The room clean though and had tea coffee facilities There are a few steps to attempt before reception and only one lift. Breakfast was included and was ok. Ho
from
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Great location, staff was very helpfull. Room and hallways need updating to make it more pleasant. The staircase are hard for older people or if you have big suitcases. Dining room and lounge has great view, would be nicer with floor to ceiling windows.
from North Wales, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Lovely warm comfortable room Very Friendly staffs Clean Hotel very Scottish Worth the value as it's very safe in middle of the city Cleaner very helpful I go again next year Bathroom clean and bed very comfortable
from Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
If my husband is the lion, I am the witch then our allotted room was a wardrobe! The rail for coat hangers was attached to the wall at the side of the bed causing one to walk into the clothes hung there when getting out of bed (in the dark!). There was a big gap/hole in the vanity unit in the bathroom also. After complaining we were moved to another room with a built in wardrobe, which was 'better'! I knew we had booked an internal (tiny) 'junior double' at £160 per night but was disappointed i... Read more
from Gravesend, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
My friend and I had a very enjoyable two nights stay in Room 511, on the 5th floor overlooking Princess Park and the Monument. The room with twin beds was large, the only issue was there was no Air Conditioning which turned out to be the hottest day and night ever in memory of the staff. We had a evening meal in the restaurant and several drinks in the hotel bar. The young lady serving behind the bar was very helpful and friendly which was much appreciated. Good buffet breakfast but would have ... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This hotel's location is great! Easy to find and very convenient for traveling by train at Waverley station. Hotel was clean and quite comfortable. View from my single room was AMAZING - view straight through to Old Town and of the Scott Monument. Drank tea every morning watching the city come to life from that window. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was a really nice size! Would definitely recommend!
from Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel on our way back from a holiday abroad, having flown in from Edinburgh Airport. We chose it because of its central position but were unaware that we had to climb a number of steps (21 I recall) up to reception lugging heavy suitcases. That was after we struggled through a glass door that was ill fitting and difficult to manage. We were told that we could have summons help from staff by ringing a bell - but we have yet to find it; it certainly wasn't sited in an obvious pos... Read more
from london county hall
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Staying for the third time we were not disappointed. Staff as always very friendly and the rooms are spotless. We had room 212 it was situated at the front with views of Arthur's seat and the castle, we looked out onto The Scott memorial. At breakfast each day we were shown to a table in the window with spectacular views. Everything is within walking distance, perfect!
from
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Beautiful historic features. Paying extra for the Princes Street view totally worth it. Male staff at reception a bit cold. Mattress needs replacing - could feel all of the springs & very saggy. Great bathroom & tub. Overall, pleasant stay.
from
Submitted on 02-08-2016
The Old Waverley is fast becoming one of our favourite hotels to stay in Edinburgh. It is very clean throughout, the staff are there to assist you 24hrs a day and are very helpful. Buffet breakfast cannot be faulted and is served in a bright airy dining room overlooking Princess Street Gardens. Room rates are very competitive and often you can snap up a good deal.
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-08-2016
This hotel is ideally situated to explore the delights of this beautiful city. Our room was large with a wonderful view. A large clean bathroom was very welcome. The hotel staff are friendly, generous and polite. Food is excellent public rooms are bright and airy. This hotel provides excellent value for money.
from UK
Submitted on 05-08-2016
It seems strange giving 4* to this hotel when I gave 5* to a Blackpool B&B but I guess these reviews have to be taken into context of what to expect and compared to their local competition. In that way I would recommend this hotel to anyone but remember it is officially a 3* hotel so set your expectations accordingly. Firstly I should say that the 'decent' price was £116 for a Standard Double rather than the standard rate of £160 per night. I wouldn't have been happy paying that. For £116... Read more
from Bendigo, Australia
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Pros The location was excellent, very central. Beds were comfortable. Great to have a glimpse of castle from window, rooms overlooking park would have lovely views. Cons Noisy at times, but understandable because of the location. Reception is on the first floor, so maneuvering suitcases up stairs could be challenging. Lift from reception upwards very slow and very small. Apart from a few male staff who did help with our luggage, we found the reception staff, bar staff and housekeeping aloof an... Read more
from KINGSTON UPON HULL, YORKSHIRE
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Saved on taxis home because of the location. Close to Assembly Rooms. Had great views of the castle and park. Good breakfast buffet had everything you would want including cereal, yoghurt, haggis, hash brown, bacon, sausage, scrambled egg, mushroom, tomato, baked beans then grapefruit and orange segments, toast and croissants.
from
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Only a couple of negatives here: 1. The bedding on our superking bed in room 411 was the wrong size. It was a kingsize duvet on a superking bed so it didn't cover us during the night! 2. The hairdryer was wired into the drawer with a switch you had to hold down, so not easy to use! Apart from this, everything else was fine and we were only there for two nights so it didn't bother us too much. It was in a great location, on Princes Street opposite the train station. It had a lovel... Read more
from Colchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
We chose this hotel for its location and availability of a triple room during the festivals. The location is excellent as it's right on Princes Street and almost opposite Waverley Station where the airport bus comes to. Also close to the tram stops. The hotel itself was fine but a little dated and could do with some refurbishment. Housekeeping service was excellent though and the location was perfect, we even had a view of the castle from our window. If you can get a good deal, go for it.
from Richmond, Canada
Submitted on 16-08-2016
First the positives - this hotel is very well located. Our room had a great view and the bathroom had been very nicely updated. The negatives - The bed was old, decor tired, air conditioner broke and was not repaired during our 4 night stay. Entrance unmanned by doorman and doors difficult to open, stairs difficult to negotiate with luggage. Each morning we were greeted by literally piles of dirty linens strewn in the hotel hallways (a rolling plastic bin would help). Breakfast buffet was b... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-08-2016
I booked this hotel because, for £103, it has a brilliant location, breakfast included and specific working facilities. On arrival the staff helpfully stored our bags as we arrived several hours before check-in. Check-in itself was smooth with professional staff. Thankfully there's a lift as we were on the 5th floor. We had no view to speak of from our room but we didn't pay for one so that was fine. The room was a good size with a good wifi speed and desk which was needed for my partner who h... Read more
from Brackley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-08-2016
We chose this hotel for its location. We were going to the Edinburgh tattoo and it is a leisurely 15 minute walk from the hotel to the castle. It is also within easy walking distance to the Airlink stop. The hotel is slightly dated but don't let that put you off. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The breakfast is excellent. Housekeeping very good. You do have some stairs to climb to get to reception but help is available if you need help with cases. We would definately use this hotel... Read more
from Bradford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
She may be an old lady ( a bit like me) but having spent three nights there I can only say shes a marvellous old lady. We found our room comfortable, with air conditioning and cosy beds. The staff were polite and helpful and service in the bar/dining room was very good. But the best thing about the hotel is the location - fantastic. A stones throw from the train station, a short trip on the bus to the zoo, in sight of Edinburgh castle (we managed to see the firework display just standing on Pri... Read more
from Belfast
Submitted on 06-09-2016
First time travelling alone so all a bit of a new experience for me. this hotel is a perfect location right on Princes Street near all the shops ( next door to Jenners) and with easy access to the beautiful gardens. The hotel is quite old though homely. My room was small but more than adequate for one person with a view of the castle. I stayed on a room only basis so unable to comment on the restaurants or breakfast. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only downside was the shower..the water pres... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 07-09-2016
As the name says, the hotel is old, but nothing wrong with that at all. The staff is very friendly. But most importantly you just cannot beat the location. Right in the middle of the famous Princes Street, less than a minute to Rose Street where the small restaurants and pubs are located. It is right across from Waverley Station and from the bus ride to/from the airport. Also where the hop on / hop off buses are. I could also walk to the Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Not to forget the plenty of bu... Read more
from Washington, United States
Submitted on 09-09-2016
The staff here is extremely pleasant, polite and efficient. The lounge food is very acceptable but quite pricey. One must climb one flight of stairs to even reach the lobby/ reception area. There are steps into the breakfast area. The breakfast was adequate but more and better quality fruit would have been great. Canned grapefruit segments cannot be eaten by so many who take medications. The elevator/lift has been none functioning for 3 days. Imagine being on the 6th floor!! No air conditioning ... Read more
from
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Old Waverly is located right in the heart of the city on Princess Street (right opposite to Scots monument) which is the shopping destination for the city. Also, it is 5-6 min walk from the Edinburgh Waverly station. To top it all, it is just a 20 min walk from Edinburgh castle and St Giles. The room was a little tired, however some rooms will give you a view of the castle. The bathroom was clean and spacious. The service level was satisfactory and staff was helpful. Overall a great place to s... Read more
from Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
If your wanting a central location in Edinburgh this is the place to be ! However what comes as a plus is also a negative ... If you can sleep through busy high street noise and that means 24-7 it's the perfect place for you . The rooms are extremely hot and with large traditional sash windows , but no air conditioning The hotel is clean, traditional and adequate but nothing special . The staff are friendly . We stopped 5 nights after the first 2 days the lift broke and we endure the long walk... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Stayed here for 1 night when we arrived in Edinburg and returned to stay again on our return trip. Overall room is ok and bathroom is spacious. Our second stay the room was much nicer with the city view. Breakfast was nice & cosy, don't expect big spread of various types of food but I thought it was sufficient. I'll stay again if I go back to Edinburg as location is great! Very near to the train station and it wasn't noisy at all in the hotel or the room.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Stayed 3 nights at this hotel and was lucky that my room was on level 1 as the lift was not working the whole time we were there. My friends had rooms on 3rd and 5th floor and thankfully had porterage help with their huge and heavy luggages. The hot breakfast that was inclusive was good except that it only starts at 8am on weekends. Today, the croissant ran out at 845am even though breakfast only just started for 45mins. Nonetheless, I will likely stay here when I visit Edinburg again.
from York, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Had a fabulous time in Edinburgh and I always feel like the hotel makes it. The staff were friendly and the location couldn't have been any better if they tried - opposite the train station and minutes walk from the major places in Edinburgh City. Price was very reasonable for the quality of the rooms. When I next plan on heading up to Edinburgh will definitely consider The Old Waverley Hotel.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Stayed for 3 nights over August bank holiday . Room was clean and a good size. This hotel is in a perfect location for exploring the city, just across the road from the station and in the middle of the shopping area. Also near castle. Nice bar with comfortable chairs and pleasant staff. The only let down was the breakfast. Staff not friendly or helpful. Also food not good, it put us off to have dinner there. Would stay again but not have breakfast, plenty of places nearby.
from Canberra, Australia
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We stayed in Edinburgh 22/24 August with two other couples to attend the Royal Military Tattoo. Two couples were from Australia and the third couple was from Northumberland, England and all felt the same. We knew the cost was expensive but thought it was acceptable due to the central location and position of our rooms, all overlooking Princes Street. The tour bus stops were across the road which also made this the perfect location. Unfortunately, that is where my positive comments stop. The ... Read more
from North Yorkshire England
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great room,good breakfast. Good polite receptionists. Perfect location from the train station & all tourist areas. Would definitely visit again. Thankyou. Oldie worldie but clean & superb views.
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Submitted on 20-09-2016
Fantastic value right on Edinburgh's Princes Street, across from the Scott Monument, some rooms have a view of the castle. Clean, and recently renovated, you just can't beat the value with close proximity to the railway station and Edinburgh's amazing bus system. City Tour buses also across the street and the famous Princes Street Gardens. Nice price too and friendly efficient check in an and out service. Restaurant with breakfast on the first floor. They still use room keys!
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