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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#37 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
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New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutly beautiful hotel. Amazing staff, so professional and wonderful. Loved being here. It is right where you want to be. So easy to get around. Breakfast was great and loved the Peacock Alley. It is one of the best hotel stays I have had in years. I would give them a 10 if it were possible.

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New York, NY
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Caledonian with our two children (ages 7 and 3). The Caledonian could not have taken better care of us. In addition to upgrading us to a one-bedroom suite so that we would have more room for the children's cots, they attended to every request quickly and graciously. The concierge, Thomas, arranged... More 

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marietta, GA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent property! Great location near Edinburgh Castle. We were upgraded to a full suite overlooking the castle because they didn't have the junior suite my husband requested. Beds were very comfortable. Had the buffet breakfast each morning, which was good. Would definitely stay here again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful hotel, lovely rooms, great staff and well maintained. Great location for the sites of Edinburgh and shopping. High tea is a must. The ideal place to stay for a slice of luxury and special memories,

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel with fantastic service. Location is great and views of the castle are lovely. Staff friendly and helpful but in my 3 night stay, I didnt see any of the same staff on reception. New staff each day. Would definitely stay here again !

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have grown to love Hilton hotels, and their consistently high standards, and for a wee romantic weekend getaway without the kids the Caledonian is perfect. We had an upgrade through Hilton Honours, and the suite was perfect for a weekend away. There are some bits of the hotel that are a wee bit old and worn (such as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose to stay here as my partner had done so on previous occasions for both business and pleasure. Plus points: -Yes there's no doubting it's a grand building packed with history, beautiful chandeliers, sweeping staircases etc. I particularly liked breakfast in the peacock alley. -Good central location -Very friendly & attentive staff -Excellent view of castle (from room 432)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We held my youngest daughters wedding and took 15 rooms for the weekend Saturday & Sunday night, the wedding co-ordinator Allison did a great job as did Dexter the banqueting chef, the serving staff at the meal were precision perfect, the food was truly delicious. guest relations and the reception staff Juan Marc Mark and Luisa were exceptional,. The kind... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the hotel lovely décor and grand staircase. We stayed for one night we had an internal room but it has been upgraded to a very high standard. You can see similarities with the Glasgow Grand Central which has a similar layout however the Edinburgh Hotel has a much grander and higher spec. The leisure facilities were a little... More 

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