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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yet another great stay at this lovely hotel. Booked the deal if you pay for dinner and breakfast you get your hotel stay for £1. Excellent deal. Once again we got a lovely room with Princes Street view. Room spotless. Evening meal was very nice and breakfast delicious too. Hotel is very central for everything. Will definitely be back for...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hotel ! Room was a bit small with no windows ( but knew this when booking ) but very clean and well presented. Bathroom was spotlessly clean , fresh towels every day. The reception had a problem finding our booking, so we were taken to the bar for complimentary drinks until it was all sorted ! Ideal location on...

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kent
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having never been to Edinburgh before we didn't know where the best place was to stay!! This hotel is a perfect location, the tram stop is over the road so easy to get to from the airport. I requested a room at the front and was surprised to get one free of charge.. the breakfast was amazing good selection and...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel, our room was small but was everything we needed. The staff were very attentive and the good was excellent. The location was spot on and it was perfect on a night to sit in the bar with great views of Edinburgh, this was a going to be a relaxed few days and bugger my it certainly did the...

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Stourbridge
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a great location only a couple of minutes walk from Waverley station but having now been to Edinburgh we found a number of others just as close so wouldn't visit this hotel again. The entrance is awkward with suitcases, narrow heavy doors and steps. We paid a little more for a standard double (junior is lowest price)...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel in front of Scot's monument Very good location near the station and all transports ( buses, buses to the airport, sightseeing buses ) and good to take a walk in the old or new town Breakfast is good, nice staff View from the room was stunning

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Eltham, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted to like this hotel as I love Edinburgh, but honestly there wasn't much to write home about! We landed late so got to hotel about 10pm. Staff seemed grumpy and like they wanted to be somewhere else. Our room (411) was on the 4th floor with a view out to the monument - which although this was lovely...the...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

spent two nights at this hotel very good clean room ,breakfasts are also excellent and staff very helpful and courteous , the hotel is in a good location to get around Edinburgh to see all attractions and shopping

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! We hope you will stay with us again the next time you visit Edinburgh! Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Hotel is located on Princess Street with sweeping views of castle next door to luxurious shopping, and close proximity to train station Staff helpful and unobtrusive food and selection was first class

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you made the most of our great location and explored Edinburgh. We would love to welcome you back the next time you visit the city. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager.

Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad we went with the reviews on here. The hotel is very traditional looking but as you look closer it is very clean despite its dated look. Our room was at the very top over looking Jenners Department Store and we could also see the Castle. The staff were very helpful and allowed us to put our luggage in...

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Cranston's Restaurant
Cranston's Restaurant
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Modernized hotel in building dating from 1848; overlooking Princes Gardens and the Scott Monument; with views of Edinburgh Castle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Waverley Hotel

Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: £63 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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“If you can afford it book a Princess Street view room as our room was not one I would want again”
 of 5 bubbles Gayeray, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you value your sleep, don't get a room with a view of the castle/monument.”
 of 5 bubbles charlottet111, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“views at rooms on front face princess street and view of castle”
 of 5 bubbles copelap, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was on 5 th floor with some traffic noise but was spacious and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles margareth393, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I believe it costs extra, but street view is prettier, but then for peace and quiet maybe go for the cheaper option.”
 of 5 bubbles Theycallitmadness, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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