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Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel
Old Waverley Hotel

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8.3

Excellent

6,196 reviews

6,196 reviews

Housekeeping11
View7
Breakfast2
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Princes Street

20 m

Jenners

50 m

Scott Monument

60 m

Sainsbury’s

90 m

Abbotsford

90 m

Popular landmarks
The Real Mary King's Close

380 m

Royal Mile Street

390 m

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

410 m

Edinburgh Old Town

490 m

Edinburgh Castle

560 m

Closest landmarks
Photo trail

160 m

Scottish National Gallery

190 m

Thomas Cook Travel Agency

210 m

Multrees Walk

210 m

Robertsons 37 Bar

210 m

Old Waverley Hotel

Princes Street 43, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2DG - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in New Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

280 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Inside city center

380 meters to St Giles' Cathedral

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Restaurants

Coffee shop

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.4
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.4 km

Rooms available at Old Waverley Hotel

Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Triple Bed
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 single beds
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Single
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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City View Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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City View Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Double Room (Internal Rooms)
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Double Interior
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room with Princes Street View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Junior Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Old Waverley Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Old Waverley Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Old Waverley Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

Is breakfast offered at Old Waverley Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Old Waverley Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 16 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Old Waverley Hotel?

Old Waverley Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Old Waverley Hotel?

Restaurants including Standing Order, The Guildford Arms and Amarone are popular in Old Waverley Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as New Town.

What popular shopping places are close to Old Waverley Hotel?

Shopping options in Old Waverley Hotel’s New Town neighborhood include Multrees Walk, Waverley Mall and Robertson Fine Art.

What are popular attractions near Old Waverley Hotel?

Old Waverley Hotel’s location in the New Town neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Princes Street Gardens, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princes Street.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Old Waverley Hotel?

Old Waverley Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Edinburgh Run Tours - Tours located in the same New Town area.

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What people love about Old Waverley Hotel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location is very central and convenient for the tram, the airport express bus, as well as for Edinburgh Train Station (Waverley)."

    Michael

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    October 1, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Great location - 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station, opposite Princes St Gardens."

    Michael

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    August 21, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Lovely hotel, really helpful staff."

    Laura-Lee

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    June 8, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,527 Edinburgh properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.2/10
Service score
8/10
Better than
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Better than
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Better than
93
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Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
6,196 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.1
Location
9.4
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More about Old Waverley Hotel

More about Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

See the best of Edinburgh with a stay at Old Waverley Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Edinburgh is easy with a stay at Old Waverley Hotel, just 560 m from Edinburgh Castle.
The range of services provided by Old Waverley Hotel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Edinburgh. Engage in the city's best art at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.4 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Arthur's Seat which is located just about 2.2 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 98% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 97% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Restaurants on site

Cranstons

  • No additional information available
Location
Princes Street 43, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2DG
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.4 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    54.9 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    280 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    1.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Holistic Health
    370 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    3.3 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    630 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    40 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • The Real Mary King's Close
    380 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    390 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    410 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    490 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    560 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    650 m
  • Calton Hill
    770 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    1.4 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    2.2 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Princes Street
    20 m
  • Jenners
    50 m
  • Scott Monument
    60 m
  • Sainsbury’s
    90 m
  • Abbotsford
    90 m
  • Fopp
    90 m
  • St Andrew Square
    150 m
  • William Pitt Statue
    150 m
  • James Clerk Maxwell Statue
    150 m
  • King George IV Statue
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • There are 27 stairs from the entrance to reach the hotel reception on the first floor, there is an elevator from the reception to all the other floors.
  • Car parking is available at an additional charge and subject to availability. Guests will get a special rate of GBP 10 for 24 hours on parking at the nearby Q-Park Car Park Greenside Row, Leith Street. Please contact the property for more information.
  • A security deposit of GBP 25 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)16 GBP

The property

  • Number of rooms 86

Reviews of Old Waverley Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.1
Location9.4
Service8.0
Value for money7.4
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9+ Exceptional (14)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (17)
Dec - Feb (9)
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10.0
Exceptional
Madeleine from United States
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Perfect Edinburgh experience”

My room was perfect -- clean and cozy with thoughtful details like china cups and high-quality tea, coffee, and even shortbread! The ensuite bath was like a luxury spa. And the view onto Princes Street was magical, at night when the Castle is lit up and seems to float above the city -- and in the morning when we were greeted by the sound of bagpipes from the piper across the street. I plan to stay at the Old Waverley whenever I'm in town, and I urge you to do the same!

Reviewed October 16, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Julia from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2021

Perfect for our needs”

I had a 2-night stay at the hotel with my teenage daughter for two nights. We wanted to discover Edinburgh, never having visited before. I chose the Old Waverley mainly because of its fabulous location and its luggage hold. I wanted something traditional. The location of the hotel was even better that I had imagined: a 2-minute walk from the station, a 2-minute walk from St Andrew's Square where the hop on hop off buses start, view over Princes Street, a 10 minute walk from the castle and the Royal Mile. Our room had a view over the David Livingstone monument and Princes Street park. There are countless restaurants nearby, plus an M&S 3 minutes away and many other high street shops. We managed to get a great deal with Agoda, paying about £85 per night for the standard double room. The room was perfectly adequate: a good bed, good pillows, blackout curtains, a desk, comfy armchair, small table, very good en-suite with soap, shower gel and shampoo (ladies, remember to bring conditioner), towels, bathmat and a good shower. There was also a hairdryer and a portable heater/radiator. The only thing that would have improved the room would have been a microwave and a small fridge. There was only a kettle and tea/coffee/sugar/shortbread biscuits. I knew this in advance, so I brought porridge pots and viennoiseries for breakfast (the hotel catering was not offered). A good flatscreen TV, but only terrestrial channels. The staff were very friendly and helpful, allowing us to enter our room before the reglementary 3pm, since the room was ready. If you are visiting Edinburgh via public transport and would like to walk or use the tourist bus, this hotel is perfect. I would definitely return. I did see some negative reviews citing noise and lack of cleaning, however I decided to ignore them. I'm glad I did since I found the room pristinely clean, and the noise of the street didn't bother us at all. In fact it probably helped us to sleep.

Reviewed September 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Yeoh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Junior Double Room (Internal Rooms)
Stayed 6 nights in August 2020

Extremely helpful and friendly staff”

I stayed here for 11 nights and everything went smoothly. The front desk staff were so helpful. The room was clean, the location was strategic to every corner of the town

Reviewed August 11, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
irene
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

location”

Excellent location---great value for money--could not complain room to the side of hotel--bit noisy heard bins being emptied? But view from the lounge onto Princes St was great

Reviewed March 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Patricia from United States
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Exceptional”

The Old Waverly was a great spot. I would definitely come back at another time. The only problem was that the dining room is under construction. I’m sure it will be beautiful when finished.

Reviewed December 08, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sandra from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

Had a really good overnight stay at the Old Waverley for a great price. Just wish this would be available around Tattoo time in August.

Reviewed January 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sooryeo from South Korea
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Beautiful place”

This is a very beautiful historic hotel. You can see the heart of Edinburgh from your room.

Reviewed October 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
alexandra from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Exceptional”

Stayed here lots of times over the years and always enjoy it .. perfect location ... great staff

Reviewed December 18, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Laura-Lee from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Lovely Hotel”

Lovely hotel, really helpful staff. Great central location. Would definitely go back again

Reviewed June 09, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Samantha from United Kingdom
Couple
Junior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Exceptional”

The hotel is situated within walking distance of everything. The staff were very helpful. The room was clean and tidy.

Reviewed September 04, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Mrs from United Kingdom
Couple
Junior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Exceptional”

I would certainly stay at the Old Waverley Hotel again.We only stayed one night but wished it had been more. The room was big and so was the bed. It was very clean but dated, but that didn’t detract from our stay. Staff were helpful and pleasant

Reviewed December 01, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
alexandra from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Exceptional”

great hotel ... only disappointment was the kitchen wasnt open so we had to go out for breakfast

Reviewed September 29, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Ulima from United Kingdom
Group
DOUBLE STANDARD - ROOM ONLY
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Great stay”

I took my mom to spend a couple of days in Edinburgh and needed a well located, clean and reasonably price hotel. The Old Waverley was perfect. Yes it is dated but it ticked all boxed and I’m glad we went for it. Perfect location, friendly staff, clean rooms. I would definitely return.

Reviewed February 06, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Brian from United Kingdom
Couple
Junior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

Location Location Location ”

Great location for all the sights, the tour buses and station and trams. Note if you are driving you will not be able to park within 200m of the hotel as it is buses only. However if you want to drop off luggage, you can park behind the hotel at the back of the small park by yhe tour buses. Then once you're checked in you can park nearby in the Q Park underneath the Omni shopping centre at a discounted rate. It's a short 5 min walk from the hotel. Hotel is just what we needed for exploring and the 3Star rating is fair. It was clean and we had a view of the castle and Scott monument which was literally over the road. There was no breakfast available owing to Covid restrictions but we used the Weatherspoons by the station which was quick and friendly. The prices are cheap at the moment because of covid restrictions entering the country, so I would say take advantage of a historic hotel in a brilliant location while you can.

Reviewed July 03, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Linda from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Absolute convenience th or the train station and sights ”

We were a last minute booking and were given a room with the hill top views which was excellent just sitting at the window and identifying the sights.

Reviewed October 27, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Crystal
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Excellent”

- A very clean room, except that the kettle needs some cleaning - The room is a bit small especially when you have a large baggage on the floor - It's right in the city centre and just few minutes walk from the train station

Reviewed July 23, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Kritsana from Thailand
Group
Standard Triple Bed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great location”

Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and spacious. The view was fabulous, Scott monument and Castle.

Reviewed August 29, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Decent stay ”

Good points: • location - couldn’t be any better. 2 mins walk from train station. As central as could be and only short walk to George Street, Royal Mile and Grassmarket. • staff - couldn’t fault them. Very helpful, polite and attentive. • room - I booked a double but ended up with a junior suite. Not sure if that’s normal, however it was spot on. Huge room on 5th floor with plenty space. Bad points • dated hotel - could do with a money spent on it. Very old and tired. • Noise - incredibly noisy where we were. Not so much during the night, but first thing in the morning. Sounded like 100’s of empty beer bottles being collected and poured into bins constantly. Very annoying and very loud! • Breakfast - not good. Although we booked our room with breakfast, we ended up having ours at The Huxley on 2nd day (end of Princes St), 100x better. Would I stay here again, probably, just for it’s location. However I’d save myself the money and get a room without breakfast.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Susan from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2022

Lovely staff, nice (old) hotel but a bit unreliable ”

We booked into a standard double, but on arrival had been put into a standard twin, this was rectified and we went into a (SMALL) double room. The next day I asked what our room size was and was told it was a junior double - I told them we had paid for a standard double - there was lots of backtracking about who told us we were in a junior double and the fall back of “well it is an old hotel and room sizes vary”?!! We were moved to a larger room, but it felt like they had tried to sneak us into a smaller room than we had paid for and got caught out. On our final morning we asked for an early breakfast for an early flight. This was agreed but on turning up at 7am there was no breakfast. The receptionist was great and scrabbled a breakfast together for us - but it would have been better if the breakfast we had asked for had been provided. All in all a nice (old) hotel, lovely staff - but not at all reliable.

Reviewed March 24, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Mary from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Triple Bed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2021

Ideal location ”

We’ve had a very good stay, lovely and quiet, comfy beds and nice big room.

Reviewed August 29, 2021

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