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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#36 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my husband had a great time at waldorf astoria in edinburgh. Lovely room. Staff absolutely fabulous. I forgot my shoes and it was sorted with one phone call. Shoes returned to me via registered post. Superb. Thank you waldorf Edinburgh.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment we arrived until the time we left we had a fabulous time. We were given a beautiful room with a stunning view of the castle. The hotel in general is a magnificent building that has been very well looked after and perfectly decorated. We had the breakfast in the hotel which was delicious and had a wide... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Caledonian is a wonderful hotel in a great location, at the end of Princes Street. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and our room was large and very comfortable. The brasserie was busy but the food good, and there are many lively restaurants near the hotel too. We had a fabulous weekend!

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Location, location, location. What a wonderful hotel and staff! We stayed in the Caledonian Suite to celebrate a family birthday. We were greeted with champagne, soft drinks, a platter of fresh fruits and petit fours. The views of Edinburgh were amazing. It was a fabulous venue for a very memorable long weekend. Full marks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend three days at the Waldorf. The shower only room was well appointed, soft, cozy with in-room coffee/tea service, robes and more. As with many WA hotels the staff was impeccable. From David who checked us in to our bartender Luigi who concocted wonderful after dinner drinks for us, we were well taken care of by wonderful staff members... More 

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

A disappointing experience like no other. The room was so bad, I had to return to reception to ask for room change. In a nutshell: - the cheapest rooms (Queen) face into the junk yard - broken glass, rotten wooden planks. Appalling. - when I insisted on changing my 2nd floor room, I was given... an identical room with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed a few times at this superb location. The whole world charm coupled with a modern day focus on customer needs. The Pompadour restaurant and Peacock Alley are a joy to relax in while the Brasserie and particularly a Scottish Breakfast are sublime. It's the proper job. A real hotel with a full heartbeat. Excellent.

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

Warm welcome and a great breakfast made to feel welcome from arrival to departure. Nice room and a comfortable bed. All needs catered for within the room, Internet, TV, Mini bar, and air con. this was a return visit and we will be coming back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Waldorf is a Grand Dame- architecturally superb; has a long, distinguished history & furnished in keeping with modern needs & times.It has even won best awards for 2015, but I wonder how ? When we checked in as diamond status under Hilton club, we were shown to a double classic room. A letter awaited us informing us that we're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two lovely nights at this charming hotel. We had a room with a view of the castle and it was beautify. We ate the breakfast buffet both mornings and it was terrific. We even did an historic tour of the hotel.

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

Dear mafischl, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of your recent visit to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. We are thrilled to learn that you had the opportunity to enjoy the tour around the hotel and that you got to learn about the history that is embedded in our walls during your stay,... More 

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