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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
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Ranked #22 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Encinitas, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some would say stately, I would say old and tired. We made it to the hotel last night. The very pleasant cabbie went inside to see if we could get help with our luggage since my foot was injured. We waited five minutes before my companion and I carried our luggage inside ourselves. Someone did ultimately come to help while... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, very central just off Princes street. Hotel seemed a bit stuffy. Paid £170 for room only, no breakfast included. Service in bar was really poor, took 15 mins to get a drink brought over to table and it wasn't even busy, not what you would expect from a 5* hotel.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely old world hotel, but not without glitches. We arrived in the morning around 9:30 so, understandably, the rooms weren't ready. We were two friends, each with our own room. I gave them my cellphone number and they said they'd call as soon as the rooms were ready. They even texted me immediately to let me know they would do... More

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Midlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful hotel. The food in the Galvin Brasserie was delicious, the cocktails in the Peacock Bar a great way to start the evening. The staff in the hotel were attentive, helpful and very polite. Could not have asked for more.

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edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful hotel that gives you everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the heart of the city. Why have such a silly requirement of a minimum of 200 charaters ? In future I will not be completing such a survey for your company.

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GRMCaleyWA, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Mark K, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. I am extremely glad to hear you had a very enjoyable stay with us and you feel the hotel provides everything you need to relax in wonderful Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘The Caley’ in... More

Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Caledonian is a wonderful hotel with a great view and amenities! The lobby and bar area is welcoming and beautiful!! The rooms are clean and spacious with nice bathrooms, bedding and a Nespresso machine. We had two rooms which overlooked the castle and the views during the day and at night when the castle was lit were beautiful! We... More

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GRMCaleyWA, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear magnolia217, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. I am delighted to read you had a very pleasant stay with us, and were able to enjoy both restaurants and other facilities in the hotel! I will certainly share your kind comments with Natalie; I am pleased she was... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After doing the "check-in dance" typical of some Hiltons, we finally got the "Castle view" room that we had requested more than 2 months in advance. At first we were given a room that had a view of a back alley and chimneys, that was far less than what we expected. Numerous patronizing excuses were given to us about the... More

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GRMCaleyWA, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear TVZOOM, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the original room that was allocated. I understand our Guest Relations Manager has contacted you following your departure. We certainly try our upmost to accommodate all requests subject to availability and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A large party of us attended for Afternoon tea. Had pre-booked the speciality option, but we were disappointed to find on arrival that this would not be provided. Had we known this in advance we would have cancelled and gone somewhere else, as the standard afternoon tea was not what we wanted for this special occasion. However, with guests on... More

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ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the hotel was brilliant and the concierge Natalie was very helpful the room took my wife's breath away the area of the hotel was great everything was within walking distance and top it of the weather was hot in the high 70's we where there for the royal garden party

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GRMCaleyWA, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Andrew H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. It is a pleasure to read your excellent review; I am delighted you had a very enjoyable stay whilst attending the garden party! I will certainly share your kind comments with Natalie and the concierge team. We look forward... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful location for all the sights, shopping, restaurants etc. Recently refurbished, the hotel is very stylish and comfortable, whilst retaining a traditional feel. Staff very helpful and efficient and the beds are really comfortable. The only downside is that breakfast is not included in the price and an expensive extra cost so we went elsewhere as there are lits of... More

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GRMCaleyWA, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear gill H Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. I am glad to hear you had an excellent stay and found the hotel in a convenient location for exploring the city. We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘The Caley in the near future. Kind Regards, Dale... More

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Walforf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, or the "Caley" as it has become affectionately known among Edinburgh folk, was and still is the epitome of style and excellence. The large, rose-coloured Permian sandstone facade, quarried in Dumfries, dominates the skyline of the city's west end. The hotel has not only remained a focal point for more than one hundred years, but a symbol of the very best of Scottish hospitality. The Caley's pivotal position at the very heart of Edinburgh has always been its greatest asset. Created out of the 19th century railway boom, the five star hotel is looking to the future with confidence and pride in its ability to keep pace with the times. The hotel's reputation is as justified now as it was when the hotel first opened its doors in 1903. ... more   less 
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