Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh ★★★

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$56
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 29, 2016 Check-out: Mar 1, 2016
3.7 /5
Overall score
86%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.6
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Single
  • Size: 150 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Standard Twin
  • Size: 161 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Internal Junior Double
  • Size: 129 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Double
  • Size: 161 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

The Old Waverley Hotel is on Edinburgh's famous Princes Street, in the heart of the fashionable West End and New Town with excellent views over Princes Street Gardens to Edinburgh Castle. This site has housed a hotel since the first half of the 19th century and is much a part of Edinburgh's history as Princes Street itself. All rooms offer contemporary features while retaining traditional levels of comfort and style, as expected of such a famous Scottish Hotel.

Rooms

Old Waverley Hotel has 85 rooms, with many featuring stunning views over Princes Street Gardens and toward Edinburgh Castle. The hotel has a history dating back to the early 19th century, bur all bedrooms are furnished to contemporary standards to suit business and leisure travelers. Single, double, twin, premium, and family rooms all include private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, hospitality tray, interactive television, Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access (fee applies), tea and coffee-making facilities. 24-hour room service, and same-day laundry and valet service.

Property features

Cranston's Restaurant inside the hotel has been fully refurbished and offers a refined and relaxed atmosphere along with striking views of the city. Diners can select a two- or three-course lunchtime special or three-course dinner or select from the menus, featuring Scottish fare and local produce. Abbotsford Room Bar and Lounge is open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The bright, airy room offers stunning panoramic views over Prices Street, the Gardens, and Edinburgh Castle and is a fine meeting place for drinks, light snacks, more substantial bar meals, or a traditional Scottish afternoon tea.

Highlights

  • Overlooks Princes Street and Gardens
  • Restaurant plus bar with attractive Edinburgh views
  • Free Wi-Fi access in lounge

Nearby attractions

  • Princes Street Gardens (just outside)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • Usher Hall (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Dynamic Earth (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (4 mi/6.4 km)

Business

  • Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access (fee applies)
  • Charlotte square business district (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.3 mi/2.1 km)

Transportation

  • Waverley Rail Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.2 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.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi

General

  • Concierge

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Internet

  • WiFi

Reviews

3.7 /5 Overall score

86% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.6/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 3.6/5

Very satisfied

Would recommend Sat, Jan 9, 2016
Am somewhat disappointed that the package we bought did not include breakfast

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Lovely old hotel

Would recommend Sun, Nov 1, 2015
We spent 2 comfortable nights at the Old Waverley. The room was clean, very good bed and excellent pillows. The only thing that let it down was the shower , which was quite poor, that's the downside of an old hotel with poor water pressure ( we were on the top floor). Fabulous central location, super breakfast and very helpful staff.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Lovely break

Would recommend Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Fantastic location lovely staff great views nice piper opposite makes feel proper Scottish ha ha

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Fantastic night out

Would recommend Tue, Feb 3, 2015
Hotel was fab we were pleasantly surprised went to went to royal mile pub had a great time

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Centrally located but

Would not recommend Tue, Feb 3, 2015
The hotel accommodations were centrally located but the descriptions doesn't indicate that the reception is 1 flight up with no elevator. So you must carry your luggage up a long flight of stairs.

| N/A Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Delightful bijou room at the top

Would recommend Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Small but charming room with porthole windows and great views - one side to the city and the other all the way across the Forth. Sadly, the standard was ruined by nasty plastic "glasses" in the bathroom (the sort that squash in your fingers). A proper glass for night-time water would have been nice ... Staff very cheerful and helpful, especially at breakfast. My suggestion is to get rid of baths in hotels - a walk-in shower is so much safer and easier to use (not to mention the savings in water and power) Biggest gripe - reception staff took £25 from my card beforehand - not just an impression. I should have refused, but I was so surprised I agreed to pay. The money was not returned until almost 5 days after I had left

Dining

Best vegetarian restaurant - great lunches. Henderson's in Hanover St (and now also beneath St John's, West End)

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Excellent

Would recommend Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Great hotel in excellent location. Very good breakfasts.

| Birmingham Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

short stay

Would recommend Sun, Aug 3, 2014
We booked the hotel for a one night stay. Welcoming staff who though we arrived early were happy to look after our bags whilst the room was ready. Comfortable room followed by an excellent breakfast which set us up for the day. Again on departure the hotel looked after our bags until our train which was not due until later in the day. was an internal room with no view to the street but we were aware of that when booking. It may be an issue if you were staying for a few nights, but good for us as it was just a base.

| blackpool Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Old Waverley Hotel

Would recommend Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Smaller inside than it looks from outside. Good to be at center of of the city.

| Japan Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Good Weekend

Would recommend Tue, Jul 8, 2014
We were in lovely Edinburgh for the weekend attending a wedding so this hotel was perfect for us. Didn't have breakfast in the hotel so can't comment, but found a local eatery which was lovely. Hotel bit dated but that didn't worry me. We had an internal room which means no window to the outside, would definitely have preferred this if staying longer. Hotel in good position near all the sites. Staff very good room perfectly clean and comfortable. Found the tram best way to travel from the airport to the hotel - actually stopped off outside the hotel so couldn't get any closer! And at a cost of £5 very reasonable! Lovely hotel for a short break like ours.

Attractions

Open bus top tour of Edinburgh - catch the bus outside Waverley Station.

| Billericay, Essex Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Princes Mall 0.1 mi
National Portrait Gallery 0.2 mi
Princes Street 0.2 mi
National Gallery of Scotland 0.2 mi
Gladstone's Land 0.2 mi
St Giles Cathedral 0.2 mi
Writer's Museum 0.2 mi
Parliament House 0.3 mi
Outlook Tower 0.3 mi
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre 0.3 mi
Scott Monument 0.3 mi
Underground City 0.3 mi
Cowgate 0.4 mi
Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen 0.4 mi
Museum of Scotland 0.4 mi
Grassmarket 0.4 mi
Edinburgh Castle 0.4 mi
Royal Mile 0.4 mi
Royal Museum 0.4 mi
Trinity House 0.5 mi
People's Story 0.5 mi
Calton Hill 0.5 mi
The Canongate 0.5 mi
Lauriston 0.6 mi
Georgian House 0.6 mi
Dumbiedykes 0.7 mi
Canonmills 0.7 mi
Edinburgh Playhouse 0.7 mi
Scottish Parliament 0.7 mi
Holyroodhouse Palace 0.8 mi
Stockbridge 0.8 mi
Meadow park 0.8 mi
Holyrood 0.8 mi
Fountainbridge 0.9 mi
Lochrin 0.9 mi
Dean Village 0.9 mi
The Grange 0.9 mi
Powderhall 1 mi
Abbeyhill 1 mi
Pilrig 1 mi
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 1 mi
Haymarket 1 mi
Marchmont 1 mi
Sciennes 1.1 mi
Warriston 1.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

$56
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 29, 2016 Check-out: Mar 1, 2016