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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
Amenities are not the best
1097See all 1,097 reviews
From 2,417 reviews

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Old Waverley Hotel

from £87
  • 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)
  • Scott Monument (1-minute walk)
  • George Street (2-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (4-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (5-minute walk)
  • Real Mary King's Close (5-minute walk)
  • National Gallery of Scotland (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 26-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 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

WiFi rated fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming and videochat



  • 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
  • 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

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 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 1,097 reviews

Very good 8.0
Our room bed was small. Person should have asked for room with bigger bed another couple who was with us and paid the same got one
Norma, gbTrip with friends
Very good 8.0
Hotel has good location and everything required for a holiday
veronica, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel but bad need of updating/renovating
Both staff and food were excellent. Location is first rate. My one negative comment would be the decor. My rooms curtains has seen better days and the curtain pole needed replacing.
gbTrip with friends
Good 6.0
Not good enough.
Booked this hotel for our return from Australia as a stopover before the last leg of our journey back to Nairn. We arrived to find we had to drag our bags up several steps to the reception area, we mentioned this at reception to be told there was a bell at the bottom we could have rung for assistance maybe better to know about the bell prior to tackling the steps. After reception more steps no bell or assistance When we entered the room more steps leading down to a sunken living area. People were erecting scaffolding six inches from the windows of our room, no mention at reception about scaffolding. We were told to shut our curtains at 3. O’clock in the afternoon. Reception said they would not return to scaffold before 9. O’clock in the morning they were back before 8. O’clock. This was not what you need after a 27 hour journey.
David, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location!
From minute of arrival until checkout the service was great. Large clean room with the most comfortable bed we have slept in for quite a while!
Helen, gb1 night romance trip

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