Old Waverley Hotel
“Superb central location and steps away from the railway station” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Occupying a commanding position opposite Sir Walter Scott's famous monument roughly halfway along Princes Street, this hotel lies right in the heart of the city, close to Waverley Railway Station. With this as a base you are ideally located to tour all that Edinburgh has to offer from the Old & New Towns to Princes Street gardens opposite the hotel. The comfortable public rooms are all on first-floor level and along with front-facing bedrooms enjoy the fine views of Edinburgh Castle and the gardens opposite.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 86
- Family rooms: 5
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Steps for wheelchair: 19
- Open all year
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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