Old Waverley Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 star property
Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street

8.2/10 Very good

989 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €185
Price available on 21/07/2022
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Digital TV service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free toiletries
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 2 min walk
  • St. Andrew Square - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 4 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 41 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

You'll be in a fantastic location at Old Waverley Hotel, only a five-minute walk from Princes Street and George Street. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Cranstons, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Victorian hotel is also within a short 10-minute walk of St. Andrew Square and Princes Street Gardens. Fellow travellers love the bar and local sightseeing.

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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 85 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1848
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Cranstons – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

After requesting an upgrade, we were given a better room
JEANNETTE, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service and value
It was almost 2am when I reached the hotel and was pleasantly surprised when I entered the hotel it was well carpeted and warm. The gentleman on duty came down to the front door and carried my luggage to my room. The room was very clean and spacious for a single room with a good sized clean bathroom. The lighting was good and there was even an iron and ironing board. The view from the 5th floor was great, I was facing the Scott Monument and all around it was lit up. The bed was really comfortable with lovely white pristine sheets. Checkout was as simple as checking in and every one of the staff to whom I spoke were helpful and friendly.
Freda, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Room was great except it had no window
Room was clean comfortable but had no window felt very claustrophobic
Julie, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Bed was terrible wifi was terrible they kept saying they were going to re boot it but it never worked after about 4 pm
Teresa, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Close to the station and ideal location on Princes
Booked in early as room was ready, staff really friendly.
Annette, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Glyn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location
Perfectly located hotel opposite the Scott memorial, easy walk to the castle and other attractions, and right on the tram line. The room we had was nice, overlooked the street and was a decent size for a city hotel. My one complaint is the wifi, it was really difficult to get a signal in the room without moving around. We didn't have breakfast there, but the bar area is nice and looks over the street. The staff were helpful and even lent us an umbrella when it was raining! We would definitely stay again.
mark, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sue, 3-night trip
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