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Old Waverley Hotel

3,043 reviews
+44 131 556 4648

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
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
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Nice and excellent environment" "Hotel location excellent"
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Staff were brilliant" "Staff were welcoming and helpful"
92% found the staff to be very friendly.
52% said the reception staff was ok.
"Delicious buffet breakfast" "No breakfest"
68% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Fantastic power shower" "There were not many covers"
89% thought the view was good.
70% were happy with the bathroom.
Value for money
"Excellent for the price" "No free Wi-fi"
68% said the breakfast was too expensive.
71% thought it was a great value.
"Old building" "No entertainment"
74% criticized the unstylish hotel.
81% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Signal unreliable" "Had to pay for wifi"
68% said the wifi quality was bad.
71% thought it was a great value.
"Noisy building work" "Decoration was a little dated"
69% thought the building wasn't nice.
91% complained about the elevator.

Good to know...

Train station is close
Great view
Elevator in need of 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.
Time Out
Princes Street address is the big selling point
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms