Choose dates to view prices

Old Waverley Hotel

Photo gallery for Old Waverley Hotel

Front of property
Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Princes Street View) | Television
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Bar (on property)
Bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 star property
Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Edinburgh Castle
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

1,005 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
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
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Edinburgh City Centre
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 41 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 2 min drive
  • George Street - 3 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 3 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 32 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 4 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 23 min walk


  • McDonald's - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Gin Garden - 3 min walk
  • The Dome - 3 min walk
  • The Booking Office - 2 min walk
  • Dishoom Edinburgh - 3 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Princes Street and Royal Mile. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Cranstons, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This eco-friendly hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh Castle and University of Edinburgh. Fellow travellers like the location for the sightseeing and because it's only a short walk to public transportation: St Andrew Square Tram Stop is 3 minutes and Princes Street Tram Stop is 4 minutes.



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

Social distancing

Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
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 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) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 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


  • Lift
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • 27 steps to reach property

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable 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

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

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 25 per stay

Optional extras

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

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.

Temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
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

Frequently asked questions

Does Old Waverley Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Old Waverley Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Old Waverley Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Old Waverley Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Old Waverley Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Old Waverley Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Old Waverley Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Old Waverley Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Cranstons.
Does Old Waverley Hotel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Old Waverley Hotel like?
Old Waverley Hotel is in Edinburgh City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from St Andrew Square Tram Stop and 11 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle.



Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Overall, very nice hotel
The hotel itself and location were perfect. It was a beautiful hotel and the location was awesome. The gentlemen at the bar did let us slide in and order dinner when it was very close to closing down the kitchen, so that was nice. Downside, some of the front desk staff, were not great. Our room did not have air conditioning, so it got hot in the evenings.
Leslie, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Seen better days but excellent location
Excellent location. Fixtures and fittings worn. No fan or A/c and room in direct sun so extremely hot.
3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My Mum and I stayed here whilst participating in the Edinburgh marathon. We had a brilliant stay and were really impressed with the location, cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. The beds were really comfortable and the rooms had everything we needed. The breakfast was delicious with lots of choice. On the morning of the marathon the hotel moved the breakfast times earlier and the porridge served was delicious and was great for pre race fuel! We had a brilliant stay at the Old Waverley and we will definitely be returning.
Beth, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Sharon, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Beyoncé + Old Waverly Hotel = a Win!
Loved this hotel—it’s historic so please do not expect wild amenities. The breakfast buffet was classic Scotland and traditional—and free! The rooms are comfy, the bathrooms are nice. The beds are of incredibly cloudiness—slept like a whittle baby. We had a corner room so we could see the hustle and bustle of Princes’ Street. It’s accessible via the tram straight from the airport. I cannot wait to visit again. Had a great time!
Erica, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Employees with the exception of a check in person were great. She had a real attitude, all members of my party agree she needs to step up her game.. the location was great
Robyn, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

rory, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Paula, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I love this place
It's location is perfect. The hallway floors squeak and it could use some electrical updates, but they are keeping up with all else. Warm, clean, safe, and quiet.
NANCY, 1-night trip
Verified guest review