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The Old Waverley Hotel
Ranked #102 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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“Good hotel”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Pros: good hotel, reasonably priced in a convenient location. The staff were friendly and helpful. Nice bar with an excellent view from onto the bustling street and environs. Cons: no elevator at front entrance and guests have to climb stairs to the main reception.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I am a frequent traveller to Edinburgh but this is the first time of booking into the Old Waverley, I havnt even checked in yet but have rung today to ensure that the two rooms ive booked are as close as possible to one another - party of 5 women travelling together - only to be informed that my 2 rooms are on separate floors. the explanation is they are busy and I didn't request this at the time of booking................errrrrrrr hello I booked them together and paid for both whatever makes someone think that I don't want them at least on the same floor!!!!!!!!! lets just hope this is not a sign of what the weekend will be like, I have had the rooms booked since November 2013

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bala, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

A family stay over Hogmanay/New Year 2014. Travelled up to Edinburgh by train and found the hotel very close and convenient to the street party etc. Our en-suite room for 3 persons was 5 floors up with porthole windows overlooking the Princess street Xmas fair and gardens. It was warm and cosy and relatively quiet for the centre of Edinburgh. Some would criticise the decor but we were looking for cleanliness and comfort without any bling. Breakfast and bar meals were excellent value for money - we had all our meals here as service was fast and friendly. The Edinburgh tour buses started off near-by and we could see the castle from our room. A lovely welcoming stay. Many thanks to all the staff

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Stayed at the Waverley Hotel for a long weekend in Edinburgh and its location (Princes Street) is superb. It's within walking distance of most museums and attractions. It's not fancy but clean, well maintained and with a friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed with hotel restaurant. Had booked Burns Night menu and had to send the Meal back twice. Kitchen staff then went home so did not receive a hot meal. How can a hotel operate in such a fashion. Completed hotel questionnaire and requested a reply. Surprise surprise hotel have not bothered to have the decency to respond. Stay at your own risk.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

The Old Waverley is a traditional British hotel on Princes Street in the heart of Edinburg. It's within walking distance of most museums and attractions. It's not fancy but clean, well maintained and with a friendly staff. It offers a very good Scottish breakfast; other meals are acceptable but not great.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Stayed at the Waverley Hotel for a long weekend in Edinburgh and its location (Princes Street) is superb. The staff are friendly and the food is good but one piece of advice-make sure you don't get a room at the back of the Hotel as your room has frosted glass windows

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Old Waverley Hotel
Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modernized hotel in building dating from 1848; overlooking Princes Gardens and the Scott Monument; with views of Edinburgh Castle. ... more   less 
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