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Old Waverley Hotel

4,650 reviews
+44 131 556 4648

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge

Old World Charm in a Convenient Location

See Edinburgh Castle Outside Your Window

Relish Scottish history by staying at this 85-room hotel that was originally built in 1848. Located on Princes Street, the Old Waverley Hotel is squarely in the middle of the iconic center of Edinburgh. The structure is so well positioned that some of the rooms provide breathtaking views of Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. Its location is unforgettable.

Enjoy Some Culture or Spend a Day at the Beach

The beach may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Edinburgh, but the hotel is located less than four miles away from Portobello Beach. Take Bus 26 from Princes Street and splash around all afternoon, then enjoy the sunset. Alternately, you are obviously within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle. The core of the city exists within a one mile radius of this 12th century landmark.

Enjoy a Spot of Tea or Throw an Event

Eating at the hotel means visiting Cranston’s Restaurant. The à la carte menu celebrates “traditional Scottish fayre.” During lunch, you have the option to Wine and Dine, purchasing a three-course meal and half a bottle of chardonnay or merlot for a single price. Old Waverley Hotel afternoon tea is popular with the locals. Be sure to get reservations if you plan to attend. If you want something lighter, Abbotsford Bar offers haggis, burgers, sandwiches, and sweets.

The Old Waverley Hotel prides itself on its event facilities. They have carefully designed the meeting rooms to provide gorgeous views of Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument. Impress your guests with a panoramic view while providing private dining for up to 65. If you want to hold a wedding, the reception area can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Pay More to Enjoy a View of the Streets Below

All rooms at the hotel include basic amenities such as coffee maker, in-room safe, flatscreen television with satellite programming, pay-per-view movies, and 24-hour room service. Note that WiFi is available for a surcharge, but if you book directly through the hotel, that fee is waived. Suites are available, and they include a breathtaking view of Princes Street. Spend the extra money and treat yourself to an unforgettable perspective.

The Bottom Line

The Old Waverley Hotel is selling culture and ambience for a low rate. The three-star property is more affordable than most of its competitors in the area, yet it still offers the amenities of those higher end establishments. Why not save yourself some money while staying in the best area in the city?

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43 Princes Street Edinburgh EH2 2BY Scotland
New Town, EH2 2BY
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User Highlights
"Hotel location excellent" "Fantastic location;"
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Impeccable staff" "Cleaning staff brilliant"
92% found the staff to be very friendly.
54% said the reception staff was ok.
"Excellent nights sleep" "Tiny double bed room"
Only 52% said rooms were big enough.
78% said the beds were comfortable.
"Fantastic help yourself breakfast" "Excellent buffet breakfast"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Paid for two nights" "Checkout charged us"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.
74% were happy with the price.
"Wireless never worked" "No signal"
84% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Noisy building site" "Awful glass doors"
70% thought the building wasn't nice.
91% complained about the elevator.

Good to know...

Train station is close
Great view
Hotel could use some updating
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Expert Reviews
Guest rooms are well maintained and comfortable, but you're mainly paying for a location in the heart of the action
The mid-range Old Waverley Hotel is superbly located on Edinburgh’s most famous shopping street, convenient for both business travelers and tourists.
The Telegraph
This is an honest, sonsie-faced hotel in a premier location. You don’t come here for contemporary style, heritage paint colours in 10 different shades of bruise or loads of facilities;...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)