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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 StreetEdinburghScotlandEH2 2BYUnited Kingdom

Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Very Good8.0
Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
1064See all 1,064 reviews
From 2,258 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Old Waverley Hotel

from £78
  • 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)

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
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Old Waverley Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street Gardens (4-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (7-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (9-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (11-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (11-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (17-minute walk)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (18-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 30-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 6-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
  • Slateford Station 16-min drive
  • On-site parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 1,064 reviews

Old Waverley Hotel
Very Good8.0
Short stay
The only downside was the lack of on-site parking, but we were aware of that before the visit. Extensive roadworks around Edinburgh made this a little more difficult.
Daryl, gb2 night trip
Old Waverley Hotel
Very Good8.0
Pretty damn good find
Bed were very comfy in the hotel rooms quite small but for bang in the centre of edinburgh for that price its an amazing find, didnt try the food we ate out, bath was very small but shower was amazing, internet wasnt very good we ended up using our data, very clean, only downside was we were out late and there was no do not disturb signs so housekeeping came by twice to try clean the room then the hotel rang our room asking if we needed anything i know it was considerate of them but we were so tired after being woken 3 times after such a late night, so basically tell reception if you dont want to be disturbed dont just wing it like we did haha
Erin, gb2 night trip
Old Waverley Hotel
Edinburgh Visit
Lovely hotel in a great location Excellent reception staff
Julie, gb3 night trip
Old Waverley Hotel
Very Good8.0
Perfect location
Excellent central location - although parts of the interior appear ‘tired’ the hotel is clean, staff are very helpful and polite and the breakfast is excellent’
Denise, gb3 night trip
Old Waverley Hotel
Vintage Edinburgh
Wonderful atmosphere in this old grand hotel. The furnishings were a bit worn in places but we loved it! The staff were friendly and smiley and very helpful when we needed to sort transport to the airport. We had an unexpected upgrade with a window on the corner of the building looking up at the castle. Breakfast was good and plenty of it. The central position near the railway station saved us taxi fare and there are lots of places to eat within walking distance We will be looking to go there again if we revisit Edinburgh
Susan, gb2 night trip

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