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The Old Waverley Hotel

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Modernized hotel in building dating from 1848; overlooking Princes Gardens and the Scott Monument; with views of Edinburgh Castle.
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Historic Hotel
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1320Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
490Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Hotel is in a fabulous location. It's next to the train station, bus stops, right on Princes Street amongst all the high street retailers and overlooks the Gardens where the Christmas Markets are currently taking place. My Mum has walking difficulties so this location...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from EdinburghCollection, Front Office Manager at The Old Waverley HotelResponded today

Dear laurax89, Thank you very much for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always heart-warming to hear that our service and hotel are appreciated. You...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Situation : This hotel is very close to everything, on princes street . The Waverley train station and buses are just in front ( airport bus 100 ) . Friendly staff : Very nice welcome at réception , we were pleased to receive a free...More

Date of stay: April 2018
4  Thank kikimdo
Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Old Waverley HotelResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your review and rating! We are so happy to hear that you felt like you made the right choice by staying with us here at Old Waverley, and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great stay at the hotel, room was clean spacious, bathroom a bit small but had a bath so we werent too fused. Very central on princess street stone throw away from everything. Also has a pokestop within reach from rooms. Very cheap given...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from EdinburghCollection, Front Office Manager at The Old Waverley HotelResponded today

Dear Madfifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us! We always strive to maintain an exceptional level of customer care, so we are very pleased that we were able to meet your expectations! We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

For my yearly Christmas season visit to Edinburgh, I was searching the various booking sites for a suitable place to spend 2 nights and came across the wonderful Old Waverley Hotel that was well within my budget for the duration. I was greeted by a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from EdinburghCollection, Front Office Manager at The Old Waverley HotelResponded today

Dear MJohnson491, On behalf of our team we want to thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We are also very grateful for your constructive and informative comments! We hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

its in such a great place 10 minutes away from the train station, tram lines and bus stations. very nice place to stay really loved the room lovely bathroom, fantastic view from the window of Price's street and the gardens.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank kat_201187
Response from EdinburghCollection, Front Office Manager at The Old Waverley HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear kat_201187, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our location ideal for your visit to the Scottish capital. I thank you for again choosing to stay at OWH in Edinburgh, and I genuinely look forward to meeting you on your return.

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BernieBeetle
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Response from Britt R | Reviewed this property |
They don't have parking, unfortunately.
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agnesmar12
24 November 2017|
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Response from Kiwiria | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the booking. I booked through a booking site and could choose between two prices - one with breakfast included and one without. Breakfast there is really good though, and well worth the price.
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"Only one very busy small lift to all floors"
ColinN611
2 weeks ago
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"See above."
Camperjenny
2 weeks ago
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"Some inner rooms are really very small"
Kilese
4 weeks ago
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"One with a view of the memorial and the castle"
RenaM65
22 Oct 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
old waverley hotelold waverley edinburghedinburgh hotel waverleywaverley hotel edinburghedinburgh hotel old waverly
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghPrinces Street and Gardens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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