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4.3 out of 5

"Excellent hotel.  Great location, beautiful historic building, comfortable rooms, great staff and excellent dining.   A top quality Waldorf  hotel at ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 08 May 2013

Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Princes Street

Heart of Edinburgh

At this West End hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Princes Street and George Street, both within a 5-minute walk. Grassmarket and Royal Mile are also within half a mile (1 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 8 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the health club, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 241 guestrooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes. 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$146* Per night/room Jan 24 - Jan 25

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), View (Castle View)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Everyone (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Staff is excellent. Really likes all of them. Particularly appreciated help of Sean - one of the doormen.

Posted by on May 28, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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5 out of 5

Highly recommend

Excellent hotel.  Great location, beautiful historic building, comfortable rooms, great staff and excellent dining.   A top quality Waldorf  hotel at very reasonable price.

Posted by on May 8, 2013

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5 out of 5

Comfortably Posh

The Caley is an old Victorian hotel which has been updated without losing the charm. The staff was friendly and welcoming. This a truly a 5 start hotel but it is comfortable and not pretentious. Location is just below Edinburgh Castle. The Castle is a healthy but not insurmountable walk from the hotel. Breakfast is amazing. Two rooms of food from which to select plus the ability to order eggs, french toast and other breakfast goodies. We took advantage of their prepaid B&B offer. I thought we'd get a tiny room on the 5th floor. Instead we got a lovely very large room on the 3rd floor. View was overlooking the car park but it got lots of sun and the windows opened. Only suggestion would be for the hotel to find a way to install a bathroom night light. We would stay here again, especially if they offered their B&B program.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009

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4 out of 5

Hilton Caledonian

This is a beautiful hotel. We had slight issues in that the hair dryer and television didn't work, but other than that, the stay was great. The hotel is beautiful and has a great view of the castle.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2007

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2 out of 5

Great location/Bad staff

Location was excellent, hotel is beautiful (floorplan a bit eccentric). Close to Edinburgh Castle and Princes' street. Staff was not helpful, not welcoming, did nothing extra to warrant me staying at their hotel again

Posted by on Jun 13, 2007

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About the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Location Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2AB

Property Features

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 2336 square feet (217 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a sauna, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian was completed in 2014. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2336 sq ft of conference space
  • 217 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1903
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers 241 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Pompadour - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Grazing by Mark Greenaway - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Peacock Alley - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

The Caley Bar - This bar serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Guerlain Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per roomService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 19.50 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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