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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric hotel on Edinburgh's Princes Street

Opposite station

Built in 1848, this eight-storey Victorian hotel is on Princes Street, with views of Edinburgh's famous castle and opposite Waverley railway station.

Hotel restaurant

Guests of Old Waverley Hotel can savor traditional Scottish cooking in the restaurant and enjoy drinks in the bar; there is 24-hour room service and front desk.

Satellite television

The 85 guestrooms have warm decor and wooden furniture; all include flat-screen satellite televisions, direct-dial phones, along with WiFi. 24-hour room service and safes are also available.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests of Old Waverley Hotel can enjoy an array of amenities including the Cranstons restaurant, serving traditional Scottish and European cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar is also onsite where guests can relax with a drink.

This Edinburgh hotel also provides WiFi in public areas, concierge services, a television in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Discount rates are offered at a nearby car park for guests arriving by car.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 85 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1848 

Room Amenities

  • Climate control 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Pay movies 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Cranston's Restaurant - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serving traditional Scottish and European cuisine, this first floor restaurant has views of Princes Street Gardens and the castle.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 8.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 5.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 5.00 per day (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Awards & 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.
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