Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Skip to main content.
All properties in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 room, 2 adults

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
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • Very nice hotel in a prime location. The building itself is a bit odd with a strange…Dec. 3, 2019
  • The stairs at the front were a bit much to get your luggage into the hotel. Had to…Oct. 20, 2019

Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh

from $87 CAD
  • 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) - 43 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 9 min drive

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
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 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
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • 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 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.

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 parking offered at Old Waverley Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no 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 to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Old Waverley Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Abbotsford (2-min walk), Amarone Pizzeria (2-min walk), and Dishoom (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 972 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
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
Exceptional 10.0
5 Stars!
Lovely spotlessly clean room. Right in the heart of Edinburgh. A few stairs to climb on arrival ... Keeps you fit ! Very pleasant staff 5 Stars!
elspeth, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Excellent location right on Princess St and just across road from train station
Bill, ca2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Awesome. Would stay again. Even had a birthday card left in the room for my sister and an awesome view of the Castle
cindy, caTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Central, between old and new town, nice old hotel
Great hotel, central location - across from main train station. Few minute walk to everything downtown. Hotel offers an Android phone free with your stay, google maps, free international calls. Very good feature!
Ernie, caOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Affordable and Convenient
The Old Waverley Hotel is conveniently located to trains and buses and shops. They are all in walking distance. The Scottish fellow and Canadian girl working in the lounge were very friendly and helpful. All the staff were very helpful and friendly.
Susan, caRomance trip
Good 6.0
Great location, room clean, but overpriced
Felt it was beautifully located and we had great view, but age noticed in so many things that we felt cost seemed over the top for quality and condition of hotel at the time. Breakfast serviceable but could be improved. But focus first on the little things: Worn fabric on chairs, ancient binders for information, light fixtures etc. Our next B&B on our journey is similar in age, condition and also prime location, but half the price
Cheryl, ca4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Enjoyed the stay
It was nice stay, a little small but it was a nice stay. Close to everything!
Susan, caFamily trip
Good 6.0
good position
The hotel is in a great position but is very dated. it needs a full redecorate in our opinion.
beverley, us1 night family trip

Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us