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Old Waverley Hotel

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Front of property
Standard Double Room (Princes Street View) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room (Princes Street View) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room (Princes Street View) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 star property
Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Royal Mile

8.2/10 Very good

1,038 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is £84
Price available on 26/2/2023
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • Princes Street - 1 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min drive
  • George Street - 8 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 34 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk


  • Amarone Pizzeria - 2 min walk
  • Dishoom - 3 min walk
  • Hawksmoor - 3 min walk
  • Tiles Bar - 3 min walk
  • The Voodoo Rooms - 3 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel puts you 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Royal Mile and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Edinburgh Castle. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Cranstons, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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

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 on weekday mornings (surcharge)
  • 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


  • English

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.


<p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
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The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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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.
How much does it cost to stay at Old Waverley Hotel?
As of 3 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Old Waverley Hotel on 26 Feb 2023 start from £84, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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. Nearby restaurants include The Voodoo Rooms (3-min walk), Snax (3-min walk) and Bella Italia (3-min walk).
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 New Town, a short 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station and 11 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle.



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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel in ideal location
This hotel is in a perfect location with lovely views and great for shopping, sightseeing, eating out. Room was spacious with view of gardens and Castle, really comfortable bed, no fridge but has everything you would need for a stay esp. liked having iron/ironing board in room. Breakfast was buffet style with good choices, staff were friendly and helpful
Fiona, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location. Comfortable room. Only negative was no view and unable to open window and room was very hot .
Nicola, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Susan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hotel
Was amazing hotel room clean plenty space we even got there and they told us we had been upgraded which was a nice surprise the room jd a really good view
Sarah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jenny, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

The only things I was disappointed at was.that when I booked it didn’t mention any steps to enter the property until the end .Also the dining room wasn’t open for dinner.overall the staff were exemplary xx
Janet, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Lisa, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Carolina, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kelly, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kelly, 4-night trip
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