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4.7 out of 5

"Wondeful greeting from staff even though we checked in at such a late hour at night, and with so much luggage. Accommodations were made to store all o ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 Dec 2020

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Hotel Description

Eco-friendly Victorian hotel perfect for exploring Edinburgh

Heart of Edinburgh

With a stay at this New Town hotel, you'll be steps from Scott Monument and Princes Street. George Street and St. Andrew Square are also within half a mile (1 km).

Restaurant, bar/lounge

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A snack bar/deli, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 85 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and other amenities include free local calls and hair dryers.

Junior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$109* Per night/room Nov 18 - Nov 19

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds (Princes Street View)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Old Waverley Hotel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Old Waverley Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 14, 2021 by AH-RES

Thank you for taking the time to offer us such good feedback on yout time with us.

5 out of 5
Wondeful greeting from staff even though we checked in at such a late hour at night, and with so much luggage. Accommodations were made to store all our luggage since we would only be staying for one night. Overall our experience surely is wonderful.

Posted by , from New York, NY, USA on Dec 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 5, 2021 by AH-RES

Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback on you stay. We hope to see you again at some point.

5 out of 5
This hotel is centrally located and I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go. The staff was friendly and helpful. My room was cozy and clean. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Edinburgh! I didn’t eat at the restaurant but the food smelled wonderful.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 23, 2019 by Leon Daniel

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate your kind comments about our staff, location and facilities. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time with us; we look forward to welcoming you back in the future, when you must join us in our excellent restaurant.

5 out of 5
Perfect location, close to everything, easy walk from the underground

Posted by on May 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 6, 2019 by AH RES

Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback on you stay, we are glad you found the location of hotel convenient.

5 out of 5

A historic room overlooking Princes st.

A fantastic room and stay. The staff was very accomidating and friendly.

Posted by , from MA on Aug 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 22, 2018 by AH RES

Thank you for your kind review. The hotel dates from 1848 so is full of history. We are always happy to hear our staff looked after our guests during there stay.

3 out of 5

Old Waverley

Hotel wasn't setup for warmer weather, no air conditioning. This created issues in comfort, no sleep. Television was intermittent. Wi-Fi was intermittent and slow. Shower head leaked which caused low shower pressure. The location was ok. Centrally located to tours and attractions.

Posted by , from Texas, US on Jul 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2018 by Leon Kiteley

Many thanks for your review of the Old Waverley!

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from March 16 2021 to March 29 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Dining venue

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

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Old Waverley Hotel also features concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and 24-hour room service. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 85 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1848
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Old Waverley Hotel offers 85 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathtub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Cranstons - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express; cash is not accepted

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. 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 sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.