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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a lovely hotel near the station the rooms were very clean and comfortable, the staff in the reception very helpful and also in the bar and restaurant, the bar meals were excellent value, couldn't fault it all

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for your kind review; I am happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully see you again soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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127 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was our first visit to Edinburgh and the Old Waverly. I'd have to give it a mostly positive, but somewhat mixed review. First, the positives- -Great location just across the bridge from the old city and Royal Mile, but within easy walking distance of the train station, sightseeing buses, a major shopping center and lots of restaurants and pubs.... More 

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Auchterarder
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I had lunch in the lounge bar of this hotel on Wednesday and found it to be a hidden gem. It was lovely and quiet and yet you could look out on to the bustle of Prices St and watch the world go by. The food was excellent and the service first class. It was just a lovely place to... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking time in reviewing our Abbotsford Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley More 

Rio de Janeiro
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is a rather old hotel but with comfortable rooms and beds. If you do not need air conditioning in the summer, you've got it made here. Great value for your money. Breakfast nice and suficiente. Rooms comfy. Only drag is the first set of stairs with no elevador to the lobby. But the hotel does send someone for your... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Having not actually stayed (I checked out due to lice on the bed), upon arrival in was greeted by the "manager". She requested I swiped a card or handed over £25, having stayed in many places I just refused as I was going straight to bed, she then refused to check me in !! After some discussion I eventually checked... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

As the title says,this is an old building but very quirky,clean and comfortable,because of its age there are a few creaky floorboards and some of the sash windows are painted so much you can't open them,we had air conditioning in the room so we were able to keep the windows shut which is good because Princes Street is very busy... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bernie, Thank you for your positive feedback on Trip Advisor! We are very glad to see that we have met your expectations and we do hope you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Hotel has an excellent location - right in the middle of Edinburgh - it's very easy to get around. The hotel itself is across the street where you normally catch the bus for several 'hop on, hop off' sightseeing companies. As well, it is right in the middle of Edinburgh's shopping district, and very central to the train station. The... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review of the Old Waverley although I am sorry to learn that you experienced difficulties with our wi-fi. We did have issues across the building but I am glad to say that these were short lived and quickly rectified. With regard to air conditioning, due to the age and nature of the building it has... More 

Cheddar
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I stayed here last weekend with some friends. The hotel is a little dated but our triple room on the top floor was lovely, quirky, clean and with a good view across Edinburgh. It was a perfect location for all the attractions. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was adequate, however there was haggis and porridge on... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Another great review for the Old Waverley although there was a disappointment that not every room has air conditioning which - as I mentioned in the previous review - due to the age and nature of the building it has not been possible to install it in every room, and as such we have approximately half of our bedrooms equipped.... More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

First the good points, the location is very good central to Princes Street, a few hundred yards from the Royal Mile, and very close to the station. The bathroom facilities were good. Looking at the room it is probably aimed at professionals on business. The breakfast was good and filling. Now the downside. They wanted to charge for the internet.... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Old Waverley Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words regarding your stay at the Old Waverley and I am sorry if there was any confusion at the check in stage - we don't charge a £25 deposit, merely check that the card presented has sufficent funds to cover any eventualities - no charge is made, and this is standard practice worldwide. Leon Kiteley... More 

Austin
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at The Old Waverley Hotel, except the really bad internet service. The room was very clean, comfortable and spacious for the price, plus the location was great. We were just across the street from the train station and within walking distance to loads of restaurants/shops. It was about a 20 minute walk to Edinburg Castle.... More 

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Cranston's Restaurant
Cranston's Restaurant
Cuisines: British, European, Scottish
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about The Old Waverley Hotel

Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: $92 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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