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Old Waverley Hotel

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScott Monument1 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)36 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

In the city centre, Old Waverley Hotel is in Edinburgh's New Town neighbourhood, an area with great shopping. Royal Mile and Grassmarket are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and George Street. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 4 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 36 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cranstons — 1 min walk
  • The Voodoo Rooms - 3 min walk
  • Snax - 3 min walk
  • The Dome - 3 min walk
  • Bella Italia - 3 min walk

About this property

Old Waverley Hotel

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services and dry cleaning. All 85 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find electric kettles and free local calls.
Old Waverley Hotel offers 85 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath with a deep soaking bath and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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 or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 15.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

More

  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

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.

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 16 March 2021 to 29 March 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Hotel Old Waverley
Old Waverley
Old Waverley Edinburgh
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Waverley Hotel
Edinburgh Hotel Old Waverly
Edinburgh Hotel Waverley
The Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
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Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh
Old Waverley Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

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4.1
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 386 out of 989 reviews
5 - Excellent 39%
Rating 4 - Good. 423 out of 989 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 117 out of 989 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 49 out of 989 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 989 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great view of the city
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I had a great stay!
I had a very pleasant stay at the Old Waverley Hotel. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. Also the location and especially the view was amazing. I can only recommend it. Thank you for very much!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
Excellent location.
This trip was for a quiet and reflective time before yearend. I read about this hotel before departure and I can agree with the helpful staff. It could be because of the covid limited housekeeping routine, but I thought the cleaning was not thorough. The bed was too soft for me. The hotel was generally well maintained but quite a few details needed to be attended to. The location is excellent.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020