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Old Waverley Hotel

Victorian hotel in New Town with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
From
£89

Property renovations and closures

  • During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

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43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.2.Very good.
  • The hotel was overall very good the restaurant was having an upgrade at the time of our…

    Sep 19, 2021

  • Room had no air circulation. I asked to be moved but received a ‘no’ As Gold member i…

    Sep 11, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Shopping
Dining options
Safe

The property will be renovating from 16 March 2021 to 29 March 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
    • Free WiFi
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 85 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Breakfast available
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Front desk safe

    For families

    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Hair dryer
    • Deep soaking bathtub

    What’s around

    • In New Town
    • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
    • Scott Monument - 1-minute walk
    • George Street - 2-minute walk
    • Multrees Walk - 3-minute walk
    • St. Andrew Square - 3-minute walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • 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

    Landmarks

    • In New Town
    • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
    • Scott Monument - 1-minute walk
    • George Street - 2-minute walk
    • Multrees Walk - 3-minute walk
    • St. Andrew Square - 3-minute walk
    • Edinburgh Dungeon - 4-minute walk
    • Princes Street Gardens - 4-minute walk
    • City Art Centre - 5-minute walk
    • St. Giles' Cathedral - 5-minute walk
    • Real Mary King's Close - 5-minute walk

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 20-min drive
    • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
    • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 5-min walk
    • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
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    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY, Scotland, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Hotel size

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

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
    • 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, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • No on-site parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Snack bar/deli
    • 24-hour room service

    Working away

    • Meeting rooms

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Luggage storage

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers: 1
    • Year Built – 1848
    • 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

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features

    Dining

    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

    Optional extras

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

    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.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

    Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

    Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

    Policies

    This property does not have lifts.

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

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

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

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    FAQs

    • 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.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Old Waverley Hotel.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Cranstons. Nearby restaurants include The Voodoo Rooms (3-min walk), Snax (3-min walk) and The Dome (3-min walk).
    8.2.Very good.
    • 8.0.Very good

      Pleasing stay

      P, 3 night trip, Sep 8, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Staff are fantastic

      Anne, 3 night trip, Sep 6, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      30 th wedding away days 👌

      Totally great hotel ,good service 10/10

      Stephen, 2 night trip, Sep 1, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Was given a first floor room with view of the Castle. Service and check in was brilliant as they were willing to take in our bags for check in and allowed us to leave our bags in the hotel until we got our train Staff were superb and friendly It's a bit dated but overall very happy with my stay

      Humaid, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 28, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Hotel is tired. Kitchen wasn’t open so no food. Took a whole room deposit. It is however in a great location.

      Mandy, 3 night trip, Aug 22, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Disappointed

      A very tired hotel, no restaurant, no draught beer air conditioning not up to the job. Best thing was the showers.

      Jon, 3 night trip, Aug 22, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great location and a good size room for 2 people. Our room on the 5th floor was very warm so a fan or air conditioning would have been nice. Due to the location it was a bit noisy at night time but that’s hard to avoid in the city centre especially in the summer. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

      4 night trip with friends, Aug 20, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We had a really excellent one night stay at the Old Waverley. Our room had a beautiful view, comfortable bed and plenty of space! Will definitely be back again.

      1 night trip, Aug 20, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Good stay, pity about early morning window washers

      Great stay at this very convenient hotel and was ready to give excellent feedback however my wife and I were unexpectedly woken up by window washers at 6:00am in the morning. I understand windows need to be washed but the thumping of cleaning my room's window and others was not welcome.

      William, 1 night trip, Aug 9, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great hotel

      The room was lovely and as it was a warm few days in Edinburgh the air conditioning was a welcome relief. The bed was so comfy we didn't want to get up

      Amanda, 1 night family trip, Aug 4, 2021

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