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The Old Waverley Hotel
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

Great location right next to the train staion. Rooms tiny -No wardrobe only a clothes rail!!
Tired but clean.
Very very average.

Breakfast ok - buffet style.

All foreign staff no scottish people to serve or we never came across them - We paid £240 for 2 nights and weve had better at a Premier Inn - fresher rooms and better facilites.
Personally i would not stay again as you can get better for a fraction of the price - its just getting booked in these popular bidget hotels - they are basic but good!!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Lgateshead
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

This hotel is excellent value for money, even based solely on location. It is literally across the road from the train station and has views of the castle and the Old Town. The rooms were quite large for the UK, and the bathrooms seemed newly renovated. The service was prompt at the front desk, and there was an elevator (lift) to the upper floors for those who needed it, especially with large amounts of luggage. We didn't partake of the attached restaurant, but there are many other options for food nearby. Also nearby is the main Tourist Information Centre and several major bus stops, for travel away from the city centre and for bus tours of the town. My only warning is to make sure you are clear with what you book, we booked a double room and were given one with three singles. We were also required to leave our room key at the desk when we left, I'm not sure if that's a usual process but it was a little hassle to have to ask the front desk staff for our room key each time.

In conclusion: I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Edinburgh, especially those arriving by train or plane (the airport shuttle stops right outside) and those wanting easy access to shopping and attractions.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank jcmrbc
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Reviewed 1 April 2010

Old Waverley was fantastic. We could not have chosen a better location or hotel. It was spotlessly clean and food was superb. One member of our party has dietary problems and the Polish barman, Luckaz saw to it that her needs were met. . He was very friendly and extremely helpful.An asset to any hotel. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank terryCorkIreland
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

This hotel is very convenient for the railway station, and the airport bus.

When I stayed the tram works did cause some noise, but the work was almost complete so things should be back to normal now.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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Thank David1964
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

This hotel is ideally placed its a stones throw away from the train station. It has a great view of the castle. The staff were very pleasant and the hotel is very clean and tidy and it smells clean as soon as you walk in the front door.
The rooms are very nice with a spacious bed and a large widescreen television on the wall. The bathroom was also very nice with a good shower and heated towel rails.
I had a great night out in Edinburgh its a great place with lots of great pubs. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ScoobydooDundee
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