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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First the good : An excellent Sunday evening dinner in Galvins, followed by an equally excellent breakfast on Monday morning when there was a good choice and extremely efficient & attentive service from the hotel's own staff. However, the service in Peacock Alley was dire - lethargic staff wandering around as if in a daze. The Caley Bar was little... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled to Edinburgh on the Belmond train, Northern Belle. Our weekend package included the Edinburgh Tattoo and a two night stay at the Caledonia. This hotel is in a fantastic position, and made it easy to walk to all attractions, Including the Tattoo. Everything is on the doorstep and easily accessible and it's a super place to pop back... More

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

Dear Jessie L, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am delighted to read you enjoyed all aspects of your stay as part of the Northern Belle group, in particular your comfortable and quiet room. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, parents and I stayed at "The Caley" in celebration of my father's 80th birthday. My father's #1 bucket list was to visit the Tattoo and the Piping Competitions. Because this was such a special event with elderly parents I started communicating with Natalie and Thomas early in the planning stages. They were so patient and responsive EVERY day... More

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

Dear Lauri D, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. It is a pleasure to read your excellent review, I am delighted to read certain individuals went above and beyond to deliver exceptional luxury service , this is certainly what we are proud of as a Waldorf... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is a great location for the fringe festival and tattoo - and it was an oasis of calm and luxury in what was a hectic city with so much going on. We walked to all the attractions and appreciated being in a hotel which was so close yet very quiet We are Hilton honors members and were upgraded... More

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

Dear Vitabel, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am glad to read as valued HHonors members you were complimentary upgraded to a junior suite for your stay during the festival. I am pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and hope on your return... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here during the August festival season. The room was very large with a terrifically comfy bed, huge bathroom (with a heated towel rack) and the highest ceilings I have ever seen in a hotel room (maybe 14-15 feet). The hotel also left a cute plastic animal and cookies/juice for my daughter and a nice fruit plate for us... More

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

Dear junodee Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am very pleased to hear your stay lived up to your expectations and the personal touches in the room ensured your stay was memorable. I am glad you found the hotel conveniently located for visiting attractions and... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for two nights during the Edinburgh festival. We had a double room at the back of the hotel which was very quiet. The room was nicely decorated and the bedding was very clean and crisp. The shower was great - plenty of power. All the usual toiletries you would expect from a Hilton ,... More

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

Dear JulieMwiltshire, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am delighted to read your excellent review and to hear the staff members delivered exceptional service throughout your stay to ensure it was a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘The Caley’ again... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never thought I'd stay here. It's an Edinburgh icon with a price tag to match and a bar (The Caley) that is spoken of in revered tones by everyone who's ever drunk there. But thanks to some inspired rate-searching by my partner, we got a deal well below rack rate, right in the middle of the Festival, and had... More

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

Dear marymh41, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am pleased to read you very much enjoyed your stay with us and exploring what the festival has to offer! I am delighted your dining experience in our Galvin Brasserie De Luxe was excellent, however I will... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked on 29th January to stay 2 nights in August. The room I was originally given was like a staff room - very claustrophobic and seemed to have all the air conditioning services running through the ceiling - like a box junction. I complained immediately only to be told the hotel was very full - booked 6 months in... More

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

Dear, sunningdalemike, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am extremely sorry to read of your disappointing stay with us, the majority of our rooms are larger than expected for a city centre hotel, however please accept my apologies on this occasion you feel your room... More

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent choice for lunch. Staff very attentive and friendly but professional. The starter was beautifully presented and tasted sublime. The rest of the courses were every bit as wonderful. Very big restaurant with plenty of staff, good atmosphere and spotlessly clean. All the tables are as good as each other so no problem there. Good views from all the windows.

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

Dear davidsmith29125, I am pleased to read you very much enjoyed your lunch in our Galvin Brasserie De luxe. I will be pleased to share your comments with the restaurant team. We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘The Caley’ in the near future. Kind Regards, Dale MacPhee More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
70 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Caledonian had achieved a perfect combination of old-world elegance and warm, friendly service. We were treated like royalty from check-in to check-out. As our taxi arrived, a piper greeted us at the door. Fun! When we arrived, as expected our room was not ready. Of course the desk lady checked our bags, but unexpectedly told us we had been... More

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

Dear Janeite, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am extremely pleased to read you enjoyed all aspects of your stay; however it is disappointing you feel your suite did not live up to expectations, many of our rooms differ in size and layout due to... 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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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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