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The Old Waverley Hotel
Ranked #104 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Fraserburgh
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“Great Hotel In The Center Of Edinburgh”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Myself and my wife stayed here for one night and certainly have no complaints. The room was large and clean and the breakfast hot and plentiful. If there was a down side it is that you have to go up one flight of stairs to reach reception area. There is a lift from the reception to all floors. Staff were polite and helpful and there is no need for a car as it is less than 100 yards from the train station. In the heart of Princess Street with views of Arthurs seat, Scott Monument and the Castle. I will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear,

Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are more than happy to see that we have met your high expectations and that you had an enjoyable stay. We are looking forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Very pleasant stay. Good value. Large room, good bed, good breakfast looking out over Edinburgh city. Great location near train station. Much better hotel than the first impression the street entry gives. Take the boat trip on Firth of Forth.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear 'KarraRandR',

Thank you for taking time and writing a favourable review on Trip Advisor, and thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation in Edinburgh. It is a great pleasure to see that you have enjoyed your stay and that our hotel provided everything that you needed for a comfortable stay. We do hope you will choose us again on your next trip to our wonderful city.

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Leon Kiteley
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed here in 1991 for very short stay -- remembered it fondly. Therefore, wanted to try it again on this trip (May 18-23, 2014). It was even better than remembered, primarily because of the current staff. Everyone we encountered was friendly, helpful, welcoming. Restaurant/bar staff were particularly great, especially Zoltan and Michael. We loved our room (#414) with its views of the castle and the Scott Monument. Location could not be better -- restaurants and pubs within a few-block radius, train station across the street. Room was surprisingly quiet, given busy Princes Street. Room was a decent size, with comfortable king bed, crisp clean bedding, and compact but well-equipped bathroom. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water. WiFi was very reliable. Lots of windows and natural light, so the room-darkening drapes were appreciated due to the long hours of daylight. Abbotsford Bar in hotel is charming room where we enjoyed a nice meal and drinks. Ran the A/C a few times, and it was whisper-quiet. If you have luggage, beware that the reception desk is up one flight from street level. However, this was not a problem, as the hotel staff eagerly offered help with our heavy suitcases. I would highly recommend this hotel for the perfect combination of old world charm and modern conveniences and well-trained staff. Would stay here again in a hearbeat. Thanks!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Joanne,

We would like to thank you for your marvellous review of our hotel. We really appreciate your feedback and we are very glad to hear that we have exceeded your expectations.
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
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Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Nice room, good view, good breakfast, good staff. on the saturday morning there was a mariachi band playing outside at 8:30am but it is the main tourist area in Scotland and it is so central, all round good hotel

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Brendan,

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you think fondly of our hotel. We are sorry to hear that your sleep was disturbed by a mariachi band, however there was nothing that we could do to prevent it. We hope that this incident did not alter your views of Old Waverley Hotel. We hope that you will stay with us again on your next trip to Scotland's capital.

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Leon Kiteley
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Good value in Scotland. Easy access to the train station, center of town, easy access to the town tour buses. Great breakfast, nice comfortable room, good service and a great view if you face to castle. Enjoyed the stay.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are glad that we could contributed to your enjoyable stay in our beautiful city. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This was an excellent hotel in a prime spot on the main Edinburgh thoroughfare of Princes Street. Whilst the room had no natural light, this mattered little considering we were out most of day and hence only used our room for well earned rest. The room itself was adequately spacious, with all facilities working (TV, air conditioning etc) and an extremely comfortable and enormous king size bed. The hotel itself was very well maintained, and in a superb spot so that breakfast in the eating area looked out across Princes Street, with marvellous views of the Castle to the right, and the Scott memorial immediately opposite. And plentiful local buses just over the road. The food was excellent in the Restaurant, and suitably priced. And just as importantly, the service was very good, with always a friendly person at the reception to provide advice and directions when asked, as well as the customary in house services. The only minus point possibly was the fact that you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the reception and lift area, which wasn't ideal if you didn't know and had trouble walking up stairs. But all in all, I would happily and strongly recommend this hotel to other travellers, and should we frequent the city again I wouldn't bother to hunt around for an alternative place to stay !

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Nigel,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We really appreciate your favourable comments about our staff, food quality and our property. Please be sure that we will share your review with the rest of our team. It is with great pleasure to hear that we have met your high expectations and that you would recommend our hotel to other travellers.
Thank you once again for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
General Manager
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Lulea
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Very good location and very friendly staff, a bit noisy street by the hotel.
Nice with some bagpipe music in the morning.
Walking distance to everything I wanted to see.
Not so far to walk to the castle.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Tobbe

Thank you for your great review and for choosing us during your stay in Edinburgh. Like you have pointed out in your comments the location is perfect for anyone who would like to stay in city centre and explore our beautiful city on foot. Because we are located on the main street of Edinburgh, we cannot control the noise, but would like to suggest to you to choose a room at the back of the hotel next time you will be planning to stay with us.
Thank you once again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Leon Kiteley
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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
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #104 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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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 
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