Old Waverley Hotel

3.0 star property
Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Edinburgh Castle

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Old Waverley Hotel

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds (Princes Street View) | Television
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Bar (on property)
Bathtub, deep soaking tub, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel


Very Good

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Room options

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

  • 194 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

  • 151 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Standard Double Room

  • 151 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Junior Double Room

  • 107 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

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

  • 194 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)

  • 194 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

  • 97 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Edinburgh City Centre
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 2 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 41 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 2 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 3 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 31 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 4 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 23 min walk


  • McDonald's - 3 min walk
  • The Booking Office - 2 min walk
  • Dishoom Edinburgh - 3 min walk
  • The Dome - 3 min walk
  • Costa Coffee - 2 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Princes Street and Royal Mile. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Cranstons, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this eco-certified hotel include a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers like the nice bathrooms and overall property condition. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: St Andrew Square Tram Stop is 3 minutes and Princes Street Tram Stop is 4 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 85 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1848
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • 27 stairs to reach property

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Awards and affiliations

Eco-Certified 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.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 25 per stay

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 15.00 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Old Waverley Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
Edinburgh Hotel Waverley
The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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Frequently asked questions

Does Old Waverley Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Old Waverley Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Old Waverley Hotel?
As of Oct 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Old Waverley Hotel on Oct 11, 2023 start from $192, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Old Waverley Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Old Waverley Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Old Waverley Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Old Waverley Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Old Waverley Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Old Waverley Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Cranstons.
Does Old Waverley Hotel have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Old Waverley Hotel like?
Old Waverley Hotel is in Edinburgh City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from St Andrew Square Tram Stop and 11 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle.



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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Joy, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Alfred, 15-night trip
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6/10 Good

Gordon, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Please change the toilet seat cover
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Toni, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Edinburgh stay
Check in was efficient. Room was nice and beds were comfortable. However there was a good deal of noise coming from the street. We couldn’t close the windows because there was no AC. Tub was hard for my husband to get in/out of. Breakfast was wonderful. Staff was amazing! Everything was replenished and plates were warm! Such a nice touch! Coffee was delicious!
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great location, historic hotel
The location of this property was perfect, as you can easily walk to all the main attractions. As mentioned in a few other reviews, the flight of stairs to get up to reception is a bit daunting. Also the hotel, while very clean, is definitely dated and in need of an upgrade. The rooms are typical of those in Europe, a bit cramped but the bed was comfortable and full sized (versus two twin beds merged together).
Kimberly, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rosemary, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Simon, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

All of my stay was wonderful, except for the fact that my room was so hot and could not cool down. Didn't sleep well because of how stuffy the room was.
Macy, 1-night trip
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General property information

Travelers Say
"Ideal for bus and train stations. Nice room with TV iron and board and tea coffee facility."
Reasons to Book
Property Cleanliness & Room Cleanliness
Check-In Time
3:00 PM
Check-Out Time
11:00 AM