Hotel Features. Built in 1848, the Old Waverley Hotel retains a period feel, with patterned wallpaper and old photographs of Edinburgh throughout. A 24-hour front desk can provide advice on Edinburgh's top attractions, and room service is available around the clock. There is discounted parking at an NCP car park close to the hotel.
Cranston's Restaurant serves Scottish and European dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This first-floor restaurant features dark wood decor, and has panoramic views over Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. International wines and Scottish malt whiskies are available in the Waverley Lounge bar.
Guestrooms. The Old Waverley Hotel's 85 guestrooms offer satellite television, pay-per-view movies, trouser presses and tea/coffee making facilities. Many of the modern rooms are decorated in traditional style, and have views of Edinburgh Castle. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and extra towels.
Expert tip. Princes Street Gardens, opposite the hotel, was the site of a lake called the Nor Loch. Before it was filled in during the mid-19th century, it was used for a number of things including 'witch dunking' and smuggling.
Standard Triple : Three or four twin beds.
Standard Single : One twin bed.
Standard room with two single beds: Two twin beds. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies. Coffee/tea maker. Trouser press.
Standard room with double bed: One double bed. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies. Coffee/tea maker. Trouser press.
Internal Junior Double Rooms: One double bed. No view. Smaller than Standard rooms. Air conditioning. Tea and coffee facilities. Direct-dial phone. Television. Wireless Internet access. Trouser press. Bedding cannot be changed to twin beds.
From Edinburgh Airport (EDI):
Distance to Old Waverley Hotel is seven miles, approximately 25 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Airlink 100 operates express bus services to the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes and depart from the bus station next to the terminal. An open-return pass costs 5 GBP. The N22 night bus runs between midnight and 4 a.m. Taxis wait at a rank next to the terminal, and cost approximately 10 GBP-20 GBP to the city centre, depending on traffic and time of day. Waverley, Edinburgh's main railway station, can be reached by bus or taxi. Regular trains leave Waverley for Glasgow and most major destinations throughout Scotland and England. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The Old Waverley Hotel is on Princes Street in the city centre. Edinburgh city and the Lothian region are served by a good bus network. There are hop-on, hop-off stops for city bus tours throughout central Edinburgh. Black cabs are available from the streets. The historic centre's cobbled streets are best explored by foot. Driving is not recommended for visitors, due to the complicated one-way systems.
- Wake Up Service Dry Cleaning Service
- Bar/Lounge Restaurant(s)
- Elevator/lift Garden
- Parking nearby Room service (24 hours)
Room Amenities: , , • Direct-dial phone • Iron/ironing board (on request • Trouser press • Window opens • Cable/satellite TV • Extra towels/bedding • Pay movies • Complimentary toiletries
Waverley train station - opposite hotel | Princes Street (shopping) - 50 metres | Edinburgh Castle - 0.5 miles | Holyrood Palace - 0.5 miles | Arthur's Seat - 1 mile | Royal Yacht Britannia - 4 miles |
Edinburgh Hotels - Old Waverley Hotel