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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I booked into this hotel as a special treat at the beginning of our holiday, thinking we would be surrounded by luxury..how wrong we were! The hotel is distinctly average - the bathroom was bigger than our bedroom, everything in the room was rather shabby and tired, and the sound of the air conditioning unit outside our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just had a one night "romantic" stay with the missus. I usually stay with friends in Edinburgh so I know the city...and this hotel is a perfect location to explore from..and is easily walkable from the major sights...and Waverley station. It is an older building (it used to be a railway station) so don't expect some North American soulless skyscraper... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights before boarding The Royal Scotsman. Why did I chose this hotel instead of The Balmoral recommended by Belmond? Because after reading TA reviews I thought it was better located besides my husband being a HHonors member. The family agreed afterwards. We arrived at 2pm and our room was not ready - check-in is at 3pm -,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights and weren't overly wowed, especially given the price. The room was ok but I think the hotel are tight with certain things like having about three tv channels, no wifi, paying for newspapers etc. breakfast was not nice either. All in all I would not stay again - there are much nicer places for much... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful room overlooking the castle. The amenities were very nice making for a very comfortable stay. Swimming and spa area was fantastic, it was a nice afternoon to unwind. Excellent location for walking and sightseeing. The only negative would have to be the very surly attitude of the male server in the brasserie restaurant. One individual can taint the entire... More

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Encinitas, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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

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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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Also Known As:
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Hilton Edinburgh
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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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#4 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh #16 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #29 Business Hotel in Edinburgh #33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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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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