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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#40 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We have been to Edinburgh for weekends on a couple of occasions but not stayed at the far end of Princes Street before. It is a nice 15min walk from the station along the gardens - the weather gods were in our favour! Reception is well-informed, and though we had to wait until 3pm for our room to be ready... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay immensely. Hotel is pricey, but deals are available, especially Sunday and Monday. Rooms could be larger, but location, staff, and amenities could hardly be improved. Food at the Brasserie is outstanding.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first visit to Scotland, my first to Edinburgh, my first to the Festival and, of course, my first to the Caledonian. In each of these areas it proved to be a wonderful experience. The hotel was easily found when walking from the station and I was greeted in a very friendly and efficient way. All my questions... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully appointed property - unique and memorable and true to the period. Everything from the luxurious drapes to the fixtures & lamps in the room, etc. It felt very non-hotel to me -- I loved that part of it. We were upgraded to a superior king room with a view of the castle (probably because I am... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable four night stay at the Waldorf-Astoria 'Caledonian' during August 2015. We received impeccable service, particularly in the excellent buffet breakfast offered daily. Our room was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The hotel's location puts you near the center of New Town, with a very short walk to Old Town. We always felt safe and relaxed, even... More 

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

Dear Koprice 128, Thank you for your very positive review of the hotel following your recent stay with us. It is a pleasure to read that you greatly enjoyed your stay, particularly our excellent location and proximity to all parts of the city. I am delighted that our staff made such an impact, especially our breakfast team, I will be... More 

Glasgow
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed during the first weekend of the Festival so as expected it was very busy. Tried to check-in about 4.30pm but room still wasn't ready however staff were very nice and we did get a complimentary drink in the bar to keep us occupied and by the time we'd finished the room was ready. This was the 1st time... More 

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

Dear Martin L, Thank you for your glowing review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read just how much you enjoyed you time and that it seems you were able to use almost all our facilities! I am sorry the room was not available at our advertised check in time but I am pleased that the... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this Hotel Early August this year. It was part of a Birthday treat for me and part of the brilliant Belmond Northern Belle Rail Company's deal. I'm afraid the Caledonian let the Northern Belle staff down on this occasion. I'm sure that on other occasions things would be better. Our "special" room with a view... More 

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

Dear Blooflame01, Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for the issues you mentioned in your room and I am very sorry that you were disturbed by noise outside of the hotel. I am pleased to read that the team at front desk were able to offer you an alternative room... More 

Milan, Italy
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is very well maintained and in a very convenient position. The service is quite good, however it looked to me a bit strange that breakfast was served in the Galvin bistrot... The atmosphere is not exactly what you can expect from a 5 stars old Style hotel. For the rest, the hotel meets the expectations and I would... More 

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

Dear Ilcensore74, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your comment regarding our location within the city. Since our refurbishment in 2012/13, Galvin Brasserie De Luxe has been home to our breakfast offering, a large and... More 

Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just completed our stay. It was perfect in every way from the time we arrived until we left this morning. The entire staff was exceptional especially Malcom the bellman and Lalani in the business office. We had a perfect view of the castle and watched the fireworks out our window from the Military Tattoo going on every evening. Had... More 

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

Dear Soupy2014, Thank you for the review of the hotel following your recent stay. It gives me great pleasure to read when we have totally exceeded a guest's expectations, especially when this is down to the staff that works here in the hotel. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff members you mentioned; I... More 

Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice to have the experience of being an Edinburgh-er and staying at the Caley! Great welcome and lovely lovely concierge. We were lucky enough to have a castle view on Floor E but the lower level did mean the street noise was quite high so maybe ask for a higher up room? The room was well equipped and the... More 

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

Dear salidatious, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and would recommend us to others. I completely agree that our Peacock Alley lounge bar is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a few cocktails or glass of champagne; I hope... More 

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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