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Old Waverley Hotel

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY, United Kingdom

Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Amenities are not the best

Old Waverley Hotel

from £56
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Junior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Princes Street View)

What’s around Old Waverley Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • George Street - 2-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 6-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 10-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 37-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 85 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1848
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • 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.

Old Waverley Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • Old Waverley Hotel 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


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

Optional extras

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Old Waverley Hotel

  • Does Old Waverley Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Old Waverley Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Old Waverley Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Old Waverley Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at Old Waverley Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Old Waverley Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Old Waverley Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Vapiano (1-min walk), Valvona & Crolla Corner Caffè (2-min walk) and KFC (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 994 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Location
Very charming old hotel , lovely views of Scots Monument and the castle , perfect location for theatre land ,and shopping
Elizabeth, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
First class, room, location, great staff.
David, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good for train travellers
Really friendly, convenient for anyone coming into Waverley. Heating is VERY effective, especially after coming in on a cold train at midnight! Would stay again.
Ben, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Be careful
Awful hotel but great location ... stayed in renovated room on 6th floor.... no phone no iron as promised ... room overlooked offices so had to draw curtains permanently.... scarce no phone no room to swing cat .... please avoid
Ian, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Away days
Ideally situated room bit on small side but spotless would stay again no problem
John, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Well placed but old.
I suspect you pay a premium for this location. The hotel is old and it shows and we had a small room. Perfectly fine but it was more expensive than our previous nights stay at the Haymarket Leonardo which was a massive and comfortable bed and a modern room. We had a good stay with no issues just prefer a more modern place
Stewart, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stayed here before always been happy with my stay
Elizabeth, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
1 night stay
Room was a great size but noisy at night as near bins and rubbish uplift .
Joseph, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Perfect for Hogmanay!
Staff were very friendly and helpful, but if you’re travelling with heavy luggage the entrance can be a little awkward and there is no lift up to reception on the first floor. Location was great, right on Princes Street, opposite the Scott Monument and 2 mins walk from the airport bus stop and Waverley Station.
Peter, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Christmas Break
Perfect location for the Christmas Markets
gb1 night trip

Old Waverley Hotel

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