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Old Waverley Hotel

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScott Monument1 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)20 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

In the city center, Old Waverley Hotel is in New Town, a neighborhood in Edinburgh with great shopping. Princes Street and Royal Mile are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Vogrie Country Park and Calton Hill. Museum of Childhood and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions are also worth visiting. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 4 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cranstons — 1 min walk
  • Booking Office — 2 min walk
  • Amarone Pizzeria — 2 min walk
  • Dishoom — 3 min walk
  • Tiles Bar — 3 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in New Town with restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 85 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find electric kettles and free local calls.
Old Waverley Hotel offers 85 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 15.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

More

  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests should be aware that access to this property requires climbing 27 steps to the first floor reception area. The hotel has lift access to every floor above reception. Guests with luggage may ring the bell for assistance.

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from March 16 2021 to March 29 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Hotel Old Waverley
Old Waverley
Old Waverley Edinburgh
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
Waverley Hotel
Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
Edinburgh Hotel Waverley
The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
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Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
Old Waverley Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 383 out of 967 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 409 out of 967 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 112 out of 967 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 47 out of 967 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 967 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property has a great location but that's about it. It is old and needs updating. The room smelt musty and the heavy fire doors slam anytime anyone walks through them. The sash window had a lovely view but again doesn't block out any of the street noise outside, making it impossible to sleep. My key got stuck in my door because it had been bent! The staff were all evasive and reception was often empty with no one answering the phone. They also took a £25 securing deposit which is fine in principle, but at checkout told me it won't be returned for up to 10 working days and if it isn't returned to call my bank! I was obviously a bit surprised and am now preparing myself for an issue to get this money back!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Enjoyed a very nice stay here but the hotel is very old and could use some tlc! The room was clean and the beds very comfy. The WiFi was practically non existent and the tv reception wasn’t great but we weren’t here for that anyway! Very convenient place to stay ,will be going back and would recommend to others!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location x that’s all No dining room , breakfast now in cardboard box x 5 th floor room terrible x smell is chemicals from spray x windows Very very old and dirty and I had pigeon coming along So asked to be moved to 3 floor which was reasonable x staff very helpful but it’s an ongoing battle for them x Hotel needs to get rid off all these very old carpets and curtains and very old furnishings. Bathroom was ok , beds comfortable and nice crips linen .
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location of the hotel. It is very old- fashioned inside which we like.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Easy to reach, handy for airport bus. Quiet for city centre hotel
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021