Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2BY, United Kingdom
(3 star hotel)
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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great location,,thats about it!!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 3, 2006

ok,,,where shall i begin,the old waverley hotel in princess street was for me a very poor example of how hotels should be,,firstly,,after calling the hotel en route to edinburgh to check availability,,and an early check in time,,i was told ,,"no problem" on arriving at 11.15 am,,was told my room would not be ready till 1 pm,,eventually got the room at 1.30pm,,thats not an early check in?is it?
the staff were ok,,not that we spent much time in the hotel,,but no real complaints there.the price was £100..(suite)double room,excluding breakfast,£120 with b/fast.the room was to say the least "shabby" very tired looking indeed,,table light wasn't working,,cracked tiles in the bathroom,,stained carpet,,chipped paintwork! not nice at all,,what must tourists think about this??
the only thing going for this hotel is location,,thats it,,i paid my room as i checked in,,and was asked for a further£30 deposit,,when asking what the "deposit " was for,,the answer was,,"standard practice in most hotels"??i am an experienced traveller,,and can tell you i have never came across this anywhere,,in all the hotels ive stayed,,worldwide ! there was also no notice of acceptance regarding the deposit on my(paid) bill,,so your trusting the receptionist to return the monies??,,maybe im being a bit harsh,,but if i was a tourist visiting this country,,and seen what was on offer for the money,,? very poor!
avoid,,avoid,,avoid.!unless you have an early train to catch!(waverley station opposite!)

Unique Quality: location,,very central..good views,,bit noisy from the traffic on the main street though.

Directions: opposite waverley train station,,princess street.

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Good location and friendly staff

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 17, 2004

Situated in a landmark building that is a classic example of Victorian elegance. On the "high" side of Princes Street with views of Castle and Town, the address is among the best without the high prices. Rooms are cozy and quite comfortable.

As I told in the intro page, we arrived there very late in the evening and we were tired and hungry. Not to mention we already had lost our check in time...

( the pic in here was not taken for me... It is from the hotel homepage )

Unique Quality: The staff at the hotel was so friendly... starting for the surprise of being welcomed, while still climbing the stairs, in good portuguese: "Boa noite, sejam bem-vindos"... ( well... easy enough... we were the only two "missing" guests at that night and our last names "Videira" and "Souza" made them guess it right... hehe ).

After that, even if the restaurant was already closed, they managed to serve us dinner at our room and a very nice piece of "gateau" with icecream... Not to mention the wonderful, unforgetable -- specially at that time -- pint of bitter ! ! It tasted as the best beer I have always had.

Well... that was ages ago... I just hope the Hotel continues to be as good as it feels to us back there.

You may check the prices and rooms at their home page link down there.

Directions: LOCATION: City Center, opposite Waverley Train Station.

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Handy for Shopping and the Railroad Station

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 17, 2004

It was my great aunt in Tobermory who suggested The Old Waverly to my friend and I, and while a little more than we had planned to pay, we figured the location paid for itself, and in savings due to the fact that we didn't have to have a cab get us from the train station.
The room we had was a huge twin-bedded room with a view over Princes Street and the Scott Monument. The beds were comfortable, but we did find that the room was (surprising for Scotland) a little too warm at night, and we couldn't figure out how to turn it down. (Call housekeeping??? What a silly idea!!!)
However, we were young and resilliant, and had walked ourselves into exhaustion so it wasn't a big deal.
I just adored the location, with the shopping around, close to catching the train, or car rentals too, lots of restaurants and pubs to check out, and the city tours started just across the road.

Unique Quality: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION - that is the biggest selling feature.
The breakfast buffet was really quite something too. Certainly meant that we didn't have to worry about lunch, after such a filling meal.

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Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2BY, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Old Waverley Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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