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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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Very Good8.0
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
1088See all 1,088 reviews
From 2,390 reviews

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Old Waverley Hotel

from £60
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Junior Double Room, No View
  • Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin 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 (8-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (9-minute walk)
  • Grassmarket (10-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (11-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (17-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 26-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 6-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
  • Slateford Station 15-min drive
  • On-site parking not available

About Old Waverley Hotel

Located on Princess street in the heart of Edinburgh, the Old Waverley Hotel is across the street from Waverly railway station and within walking distance of Princes Mall.

Hotel Features.
Old Waverley Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. This 8-floor Victorian property offers wireless Internet access (surcharge). Event facilities include banquet facilities. The staff can arrange concierge services and dry cleaning/laundry services. This is a smoke-free property (fines may apply for violations).

Amenities featured in guestrooms include coffee/tea makers. Guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with digital service. Business-friendly amenities include direct-dial phones and wireless Internet access (surcharge). Some rooms offer views of Edinburgh Castle.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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 or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1848
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

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
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international 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.

Old Waverley Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
  • 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
  • The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland


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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 1,088 reviews

Old Waverley Hotel
Pleasant, but could be so much better
Great location, minutes from the train station. There is no lift from street level to reception. Our room was fine, with comfy but narrow single beds - I needed the extra blanket provided, but oddly, the extra duvet and pillow didn't have covers on it. The shower was good. The free smart phone to use in the hotel and to find your way around was a really nice touch - we used it lots. Breakfast buffet was ok - an average version of what you'd expect in any hotel, but coffee was extra - a cappuccino was poor value at £2.50 for a tiny cup. The breakfast room has so much potential, as it has lovely views and great architectural features, but like the bar, not a relaxing place to be. In the evening the bar is too brightly lit, awkward seating and often no one behind the bar - felt like the lounge in a residential care home. And someone needs to make that bagpiper stop playing right opposite the hotel.
, gb2 night trip with friends
Old Waverley Hotel
Very Good8.0
Excellent location
The location of the hotel is excellent. The room was clean and comfortable. The only complaint which wasn’t within the control of the hotel was the noise at 5am of the bin collections in the street below
Catherine, gb2 night trip
Old Waverley Hotel
A central Edinburgh gem!
A great location, this was a really comfortable and pleasant experience. Staff were friendly, welcoming, and efficient. House keeping was excellent, and the breakfast on offer was totally acceptable. I would happily stay here again, and thank everyone at the hotel for giving my goddaughter and I such a lovely stay.
Andrew, gb2 night romance trip
Old Waverley Hotel
Very Good8.0
Agreat place to start your Edinburgh adventure
What a great location for ease of getting around the city and connecting with local transport. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly
David, gb2 night trip with friends
Old Waverley Hotel
Old waverley
Great location hotel excellent
LYNN, gb2 night romance trip

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