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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic stay at The Caledonian (Waldorf Astoria) Edinburgh. The staff could not have been more helpful and our room had the most amazing view of the castle. It was picture perfect. We ate in the Pompadour by Galvin as well as The Brasserie and had fantastic food in both restaurants. I particularly enjoyed the Sunday roast (brisket) from the Brasserie... More 

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although our expectations were high: we were not disappointed during our too brief stay at the Caledonian. The public areas of the hotel have an understated opulence: thankfully free of the self-congratulatory blurb you find at lesser places. The WA knows it's a class act and has no need to shout about it. Our double room wasn't big but it... More 

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New York City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A magnificent hotel perfectly situated in the heart of the city with easy access to everything, it is the best of old world luxury and modern amenity. Our room was generously spacious with a world class view of this beautiful place, day and night. You get what you pay for, and it is a good price, but sometimes there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was at the hotel today in 'peacock alley' for afternoon tea as a treat for my mums birthday. I did say when I booked but I never done it for anything other than information but what the staff gave my mum was fab. We had a great time and the afternoon tea was fantastic and the staff brought out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is not too much I would change about it, although it's not a kid place. The rooms were very big and the beds were very nice and cozy. The services there were good, the concierge were helpful and had good advice on where to go and eat. There is a good spot to have afternoon tea and a few... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrible experience. Tiny room. As a business traveller you expect to be able to sit at the desk ....granted they provided the desk, and a nice one too, but the chair was worryingly beside the desk. The reason soon became apparent when one tried to use the chair and the desk at the same time....if only I could have moved... More 

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

Dear Adrian K, We are truly sorry to learn that, as a valued Hilton HHonors member, you left the hotel less than satisfied with your stay. I regret that you did not have the opportunity to bring this to our attention prior to your departure and that the gesture offered by our Receptionist did not serve as compensation for your... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the heart of downtown Edinburgh this is the perfect hotel for anyone that wants to be close to all the shops and restaurants while experiencing a luxurious stay. The rooms were very clean, great bathroom with towel warmer and high end products. The hotel bar was fantastic and the staff warm. The best part, my view of the castle... More 

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

Dear Melissa B, What a pleasure it is to read that you would not change anything about your time at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit. We too look forward to your next stay with us. Sincerely,... More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got a very good deal for a family of four staying in April, for 3nights. 2 x double beds in the one large room made it very comfortable. The room was at the front of the hotel overlooking Princes St, so could spend hours just watching the city go by. Also a large ensuite made the room very comfortable. Kids... More 

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

Dear Lesley S, Thank you very much for your kind comments and review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. It is an absolute pleasure to read that you all had such an enjoyable stay and that you found your room to be comfortable and offer everything you needed for your time in Edinburgh. I am... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and quality hotel. We stayed on the 1st floor so no view at all but that was what we had paid for. We had room service breakfast both mornings which was expensive but so worth it! The staff were helpful and there is parking at the hotel which isn't too expensive either.

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

Dear Hayley R, Thank you for your review of you recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. We are delighted to read that you had such a comfortable stay and that you found your experience to provide a high level of value for money. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope that we may have the... More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Waldorf ( Caledonian ) for two nights, really lovely rooms, a massive double basin bathroom, but disappointed shower was over bath but that's the only moan. Staff were professional, decor was amazing, this will be our hotel in Edinburgh if we come back again.

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

Dear pam R, We sincerely hope that you will have the opportunity to return to Edinburgh in the future, and on that occasion, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. Thank you for submitting your review of your recent stay; it is a pleasure to read that you had such an... 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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