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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#19 of 166 hotels in Edinburgh
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, built in 1903, is one of Edinburgh’s most significant landmarks. Admire some of the best views in Edinburgh from the luxurious guestrooms and suites and dine at Scottish fine dining restaurant Grazing by Mark Greenaway. At Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian you can also experience the grandeur of the Peacock Alley, formerly the station concourse and ticket office, now a luxurious lounge offering light lunch, Traditional and Champagne Afternoon Tea, and elegant evening drinks. Sample some of Scotland’s finest whisky from the collection of over 100 malts and bends at The Caley Bar. Indulge yourself at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, home to four treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and two gyms. The spa offers pampering treatments for men and women, for reviving and healing, or just for pure indulgence.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Iron
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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JayVTexas wrote a review 11 Aug
Texas135 contributions106 helpful votes
This is a first rate hotel in Edinburg. The hotel is beautiful, charming in every way. The staff is courteous and wants to help at all times. We stayed here for the second time and it continues to impress. If you are in Edinburg you would be well served by this first rate place.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Christina B wrote a review Jun 2021
Radstock, United Kingdom64 contributions84 helpful votes
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I genuinely don't know where to start with this review because we had the most magical stay. This was our 4th stay here because each time we stay, we are made to feel as if we are the only guests there and as if we are royalty! We visited this time because we were getting married (eloping!) And mentioned this during the booking process. We were upgraded instantly to the most incredible suite and each day surprises were left for us such bottles of champagne, chocolates, rose petals etc. I felt as if every member of staff knew why we were visiting and went out of their way to make us feel amazing. Of course, the suite (Walter Scott) was impeccable and classically decorated. It was very clean and furnished to the highest standard. The room service menu was full of wonderful choices and we enjoyed breakfast in our room. The concierge Stuart was a fountain of knowledge and helped us organise ourselves on several occasions. Every member of staff is a true credit to the hotel. Before we had even checked out, we booked our next stay for January 2022!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 27 Jun 2021
Dear christinaB1994x, Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am delighted to hear that you had yet another magical stay, this one sounds like it was a truly memorable experience for you both. Stuart and all of our team will be thrilled to hear that you felt so well looked after. Congratulations again and see you in January! Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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Corrie O wrote a review 10 Aug
Seychelles15 contributions9 helpful votes
We are a family of four who visited Edinburgh for the 1st time! I just want to thank Dale (GM) and his team for a wonderful and unforgettable stay at the Waldorf, we had an amazing time! Food, Service and Concierge = TOP Class!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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fryersimon wrote a review 4 Aug
United Kingdom52 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed here in early July to celebrate my 40th Birthday. Bethany went completely out of her way to resolve some very minor initial issues and to make the stay very memorable for all the right reasons. It was our second time at the hotel and it was wonderful to be able to enjoy the fantastic 'Grazing' restaurant and Caley bar on this occasion. I look forward to coming back again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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HuttonsHonley wrote a review 3 Aug
Penistone, United Kingdom100 contributions90 helpful votes
So, friendly if a little overwhelming welcome. Lots of welcoming emails before arrival - spa, reception, concierge - not sure entirely necessary though. Efficient check-in although no upgrade available. Hotel room very average, small, even for a city centre hotel. Room clean and tidy but furniture tired. Bars ok, although expensive (trading on 5*), breakfast table service, not the usual Hilton buffet and super expensive (again abusing 5* status). Warm welcome at the spa and nice pool, again clean and tidy, no complaints. Overall decent enough hotel, but really nothing special for the money they command for the no doubt hard earned 5*s. I would suggest saving a little money and trading down a star or too. Should add, the night we stayed there was a wedding that looked to have got a little out of hand which meant anyone looking for a quiet, romantic weekend was subject to a rude awakening!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul wrote a review 3 Aug
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Just spent 3 lovely nights at the Waldorf Edinburgh this hotel never Disappoints we came for our sons wedding after spending two nights at the wedding venue we booked 3 nights at the Waldorf Edinburgh to be closer to the city every member of staff we came across were so polite and careing made us feel so special love this hotel whenever we stay here we never want to leave such a special hotel would always recommend
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rebecca N wrote a review 1 Aug
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The afternoon tea was delicious with lots of tea options and Elena was a great server that made it even more enjoyable. The atmosphere was very charming also in the old railway station. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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DCGoldenz wrote a review 1 Aug
Phoenix, Arizona149 contributions43 helpful votes
Went to Afternoon Tea. Fantastic! Better than the Balmoral &’Gemma, my server was incredibly personable, professional and attentive. The sandwiches were great and the scones among the best I’ve ever had. The pastries were so creative and tasty. The setting was gorgeous & relaxing. Go!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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1_Fonz wrote a review Jul 2022
United Kingdom54 contributions16 helpful votes
An excellent hotel well located in the city centre. The hotel benefits from valet parking - a very nice gentleman gives you that first feeling of Scottish hospitality on arrival. Rooms are well appointed and breakfast is excellent. A small issue with the bill on check out but this was well resolved by Frank on the front desk in the end. Will return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
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Dear 1_Fonz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your stay at the Waldorf Astoria- The Caledonian. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated what the hotel has to offer. We take pride in being a friendly and welcoming hotel and the team will be delighted to know that you felt cared for. I am also pleased to read that your small issue was resolved efficiently by Frank. I trust that you had a safe return home and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future! Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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gerald t wrote a review Jul 2022
26 contributions5 helpful votes
great room. Two new fitness room and a pool. we haven't try the spa. The breakfast is very good with a great service. every member of the staff is there for you. the location is perfect for visiting Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
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Dear gerald t, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your stay at the Waldorf Astoria- The Caledonian. I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay and were able to enjoy our state of the art gym and spa facilities. We take pride in being a friendly and welcoming hotel and I am pleased to see that you felt cared for by every member. I trust that you had a safe return home and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$288 - US$630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton international edinburgh, hilton edinburgh, edinburgh hilton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
241
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Which popular attractions are close to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle (0.5 km), Escape Edinburgh Morrison Street (0.4 km), and Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Conveniently located restaurants include French Creperie Le Petit Cafe, Dean Banks At The Pompadour, and Dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian have airport transportation?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.