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The location is the absolute BEST. This is an older building and the passageways, lift, and stairs can be a bit challenging for old hips & knees - but that's not really bad.

The operative word here is "Old." The best thing about this property is its very central location. The onsite bar is also a nice feature. However, the Old Waverley Hotel's heyday seems to have passed. Firstly, this hotel is noisy, and not just from the streets below, but also from the plumbing and the adjoining rooms. Secondly, maintenance seems like it hasn't been well tended to. Lastly, amenities are low-cost at best. If you're looking for convenient location and everything else if booked, this will do. But it's a little pricey for what it is and there are better options.

Location outstanding. Expensive but worth it. Breakfast not great but views from breakfast room amazing!

My sister and I stayed at the Old Waverly for three nights; one when we arrived from London and then two nights to check out Edinburgh after we came back from a three day tour of the Isle of Skye. We chose the Old Waverley because it was just a short distance from the train station and it would store our luggage as we could only take a carry on on our Isle of Skye tour. Breakfast was included and the choices were adequate. The dining room and bar area look over Princes Street. Twice we were able to sit at the table in the round windows looking over the city. The bar was quiet and pleasant. We lugged our luggage up the flight of stairs to the lobby, but later noticed that by the door you could ring for assistance.

Great location for public trans. Great city views. Loved free smart phone. Lots of steps and doors. Kind of typical tho for older buildings

I have no problem with the property itself. It is very central to train station and buses. I was aware of the steps up to the lobby. I was very upset about the internet. It would kick me off every 2 to 5 minutes. It was very inconvenient that evening as I was trying to FaceTime family before my trip.

Magnificent views. Lovely ambience and as close to the sights and sounds this magnificent city has to offer as you could expect.

Great, convenient location, breakfast was generous.

We had a very nice stay at the Old Waverly. The staff was excellent and went out of their way to help us. The only issue is that due to the age of the buildings (the hotel is very beautiful) there are lots of stairs-- some very narrow. For my older husband in need of a hip replacement this was not the best.

Noise at night from dumpsters and garbage collection. No Bueno.

The booking website stated Free Parking. This was one of my requirements when I booked the hotel. I arrive and parking about 1/2 mile away in construction area and cost extra. Hotel staff not freindly.

Amazing location. I recommend this.not luxurious but nice and clean. Bed was comfortable. Elevator does not work but come on people make some exercise :) staff very nice.

The hotel is cute and the location is blucjs from museums, churches, shopping, and walking distance from the castle. Only complaint was the Internet was not reliable on higher floors. But otherwise a great stay!

We stayed two nights at the Old Waverley and had a vey nice experience. The hotel's location is perfect, close to the train station, in the middle of a great shopping area, close to the main sites and across the street from the Hop and Off bus. We loved the view from our room, we could see the castle and beautiful historic buildings. The staff was helpful, especially in carrying our luggage upstairs.

Must climb 1 floor to desk. Lifts to rooms. Right on main streets so some road noise. Across from main train and bus station. Good breakfast at extra cost. Lots of shops and food nearby.

43 Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Princes Street and George Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in New Town, Old Waverley Hotel is next to popular attractions like Princes Street and George Street. This 85-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 85 rooms provide electric kettles, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries.


Property features

Old Waverley Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a TV in a common area. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds (Princes Street View)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

3 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Old Waverley Hotel

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (2)
5
Everyone

By on Aug 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you had such a pleasant time with us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you had such a pleasant time with us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon.

4
Partner Couples

The location is the absolute BEST. This is an older building and the passageways, lift, and stairs can be a bit challenging for old hips & knees - but that's not really bad.

By on Oct 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2019

Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh at The Old Waverley Hotel and appreciated the location and beauty of the hotel. We hope that you choose to stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you.

3
Everyone

The operative word here is "Old." The best thing about this property is its very central location. The onsite bar is also a nice feature. However, the Old Waverley Hotel's heyday seems to have passed. Firstly, this hotel is noisy, and not just from the streets below, but also from the plumbing and the adjoining rooms. Secondly, maintenance seems like it hasn't been well tended to. Lastly, amenities are low-cost at best. If you're looking for convenient location and everything else if booked, this will do. But it's a little pricey for what it is and there are better options.

By on Sep 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 23, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and always look to improve our guest’s experiences. We hope to see you again soon.

5
Friends

Location outstanding. Expensive but worth it. Breakfast not great but views from breakfast room amazing!

By on Sep 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 23, 2019

We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

5
Family

My sister and I stayed at the Old Waverly for three nights; one when we arrived from London and then two nights to check out Edinburgh after we came back from a three day tour of the Isle of Skye. We chose the Old Waverley because it was just a short distance from the train station and it would store our luggage as we could only take a carry on on our Isle of Skye tour. Breakfast was included and the choices were adequate. The dining room and bar area look over Princes Street. Twice we were able to sit at the table in the round windows looking over the city. The bar was quiet and pleasant. We lugged our luggage up the flight of stairs to the lobby, but later noticed that by the door you could ring for assistance.

By on May 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2019

Thank you for taking time to offer us feedback on your stay with us.

5
Everyone

Great location for public trans. Great city views. Loved free smart phone. Lots of steps and doors. Kind of typical tho for older buildings

By on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2019

Thank you for taking time to offer us feed back on you stay.

2
Partner Couples Family

I have no problem with the property itself. It is very central to train station and buses. I was aware of the steps up to the lobby. I was very upset about the internet. It would kick me off every 2 to 5 minutes. It was very inconvenient that evening as I was trying to FaceTime family before my trip.

By on Mar 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback.

5
Everyone

Magnificent views. Lovely ambience and as close to the sights and sounds this magnificent city has to offer as you could expect.

By , from Durham NC on Nov 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2018

Thank you for giving us your feedback, we are happy to see you found the Hotel and the views it offers to your liking. We hope to welcome you back again.

4
Everyone

Great, convenient location, breakfast was generous.

By on Jul 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2018

Thank you for your review, the hotel is i a great part of the city.

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