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Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY, United Kingdom

Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from January 6 2021 to May 19 2021 (dates subject to change).
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.
  • Very nice hotel in a prime location. The building itself is a bit odd with a strange…Oct. 23, 2019
  • The stairs at the front were a bit much to get your luggage into the hotel. Had to…Oct. 15, 2019

Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh

  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Junior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room (Princes Street View)
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Princes Street View)

What’s around Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 2 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 85 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1848
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable 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.

Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

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.

Optional extras

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh

  • Does Old Waverley Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Old Waverley Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Old Waverley Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from January 6 2021 to May 19 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • 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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Old Waverley Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Old Waverley Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at Old Waverley Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • 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. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Old Waverley Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Cranstons. Nearby restaurants include The Voodoo Rooms (3-min walk), Snax (3-min walk), and The Dome (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 723 reviews

Very Good 8.0
The wifi needs work but everything else is great
Great hotel but spotty wifi. Close to everything but get ready for lots of stairs. I don’t recommend if you have mobility issues
Ashley, ca2 night trip
Good 6.0
The room was very plain with nothing exciting or negative to say. Tried watching tv for but most channels did not come in. The location was the reason for our booking.
ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location is Old Town, classy old gal. Parking 7 min walk at Qpark. Half off with card from reception.
ca2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Fabulous location right across from the Walter Scott monument and walking distance to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Dean Village. Staff were very helpful in recommending places to see and also held my luggage before check-in and after check-out while I explored the City.
Elicia, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
If you are interested in staying in an old hotel with atmosphere in a great location staying here would be good. It is however looking a bit tired. Staff was friendly and helpful
ca1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Absolutely fabulous location - just steps from airport bus, railway station, and easy walking distance to many sites of historical interest. Staff were always pleasant and helpful. Rooms were spotless and bed was comfortable. Negatives: The public areas of this hotel were quite shabby, and the armchairs in the bar area were filthy. There is no air conditioning, so I would be hesitant to book a room in the summer. Also, the central location made it quite noisy in the evenings, and the lack of air conditioning made it essential to keep the window open.
ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Old hotel with chatacter and very comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much
ca6 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Wonderful, helpful staff! Great location. A bit dated but nice bar area and breakfast included.
ca3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
On Princess Street so it close to everything. No air condition so it can get hot.
ca6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Edinburgh stay
The Old Waverley Hotel was wonderful! Very well situated,being that it is centrally located to various tourist destinations. Very comfortable,clean rooms,two very nice dining rooms,giving guests a cost choice when dining there. Staff were very helpful. One drawback however,was the 27 steps up to the Reception area. No lift up,until you reach the front desk. So,not good for disabled people.
Elisabeth, ca2 night trip

Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh