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The Old Waverley Hotel
Ranked #106 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Reviewed 20 December 2011

This was my second stay at the Old Waverley and it was as good this time as last time. The room was a twin on the 2nd floor as was very comfortable. Breakfast was great and well worth the money. As the weather was so bad on our second night we stayed in and had a bar meal - which was excellent. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

stayed here last weekend and shared a triple room, comfortable for being an olde building. The meal we had in the restauant was fantastic and we looked over onto the Chistmas markets and the lights- so very festive. Breakfasts were sufficient and filling. Only negative comments would be no lift from the bottom of the front door to the reception so have to lift cases up stairs-not so great for my elderly mother.However lift from reception up to the bedrooms.Also a bath mat to come out from the bath/shower would be good. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Would stay here again

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

A lovely hotel and the staff were very helpful and tried hard to please, had to wait sometime at check in as there was a problem with my booking, got sorted out in the end.
The room was a bit stuffy and cramped was unable to open the window to get some fresh air in.
The breakfast was good with a nice variety to choose from, although staff had trouble keeping it topped up due to it being very busy, just meant a couple of trips too and fro, not such a big deal really.
Excellent location for the Xmas Market and Princess Street, only a 15 min walk to the old town (near the Castle).

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We arrived early and receptionist locked luggage away while we went sightseeing and returned to the hotel later. It is very well situated on Princes Street near to the Scott Memorial. Very close to the railway station. There were several steps from the street entrance before you reach the reception point which could be a problem to people with mobility issues. Our room was at the back of the hotel, very comfortable and quiet. The bar meals looked appetising although we did not try them. The breakfast was tasty and the food replenished quickly. The only disappointment i found was there was no porridge but the haggis was delicious. There is a lot of road works ongoing in Princes Street but this did not cause much of a noise problem.

Room Tip: In view of ongoing road works a room at the back of the hotel is quieter.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Hi stayed here on business in early December, the location is great if you go by train as it's right next to waverley station. Didn't use the hotel much, arrived dropped bag off went to meeting and returned at bedtime.

Room was clean comfortable and bigger than expected ( cheapest available) but could do with double glazing as there was a little bit of street noise.

Staff on reception were helpful and polite

Will stay here again

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Address: 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #106 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: €68 - €261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Waverley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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 
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