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Hotel Old Waverley Hotel 3 star
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The Old Waverly is the largest of the Edinburgh Collection's hotels, and also the most central. Boasting many cheap offers throughout the year, the hotel is a popular stopover for larger groups and families, and a good choice for those who have little time to spare and want to be right in the centre of the action! Small, uniform rooms and uninspired decoration means the hotel lacks in personality, which is a shame for a historically listed building, but with a large refurbishment in the pipeline, things can only get better.

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    Location 9.35 /10

    The Old Waverly has a prime location on Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping street. Perched on the edge of the New Town, the hotel looks out over the Old Town with excellent views of Edinburgh Castle and easy accessibility to the Royal Mile. Buses stop all along Princes Street and a direct airport bus departs from just outside the hotel and takes about 25 minutes. If arriving by train, The Old Waverly is a one minute walk from Waverly Station. Finally, special rates are available for hotel guests at the local NPC car park.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    Many rooms have views out over Princes Street and to the Old Town beyond, and some corner rooms have spectacular views of the castle. Framed by grand sweeping curtains, the bay windows are the perfect place to sit and enjoy a drink. Rooms at the Old Waverly are classic and simple. They are clean, have basic amenities and a traditional Scottish decor. Some feel very small, especially those facing onto the central courtyard, so if you can afford to splash out on a superior room, you'll be rewarded with more floor space, more light and better views. The Old Waverly is one of the few hotels to offer single rooms with single beds. While these rooms are obviously petite, they are perfect if travelling alone, and cheaper than going for a standard double. Bathrooms are clean and simple. All in all rooms are perfectly adequate and comfortable, but not particularly striking.

    To know

    The Old Waverly is one of a group of four hotels owned by The Edinburgh Collection including Channings, The Howard and Holyrood ApartHOTEL. The group was founded in 1990, and quickly established itself as one of Edinburgh's leading luxury hotel groups. Keep an eye out for special offers on the hotel website.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

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