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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#43 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
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Sawbridgeworth
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have just spent 4 days at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh as a birthday treat and were very impressed. As Honours members we were offered an upgrade on arrival for £40 per night, this meant that we had a lovely big room overlooking the castle and Princes Street. All staff that we encountered were very polite and helpful and... More 

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London, UK
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a really lovely, HUGE room with very high ceilings, great bathroom and ambience all around. My only issue was that it was facing towards Princes Street and could be a bit loud all night (traffic noise). Staff was very attentive in all facets and the bar stuff was an absolute pleasure. Food was also very good in the hotel... More 

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Thank Tim W
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Tim W, Greetings, once again, from Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian and thank you for your review. It is a great pleasure to read that we exceeded your expectations in regards to your room, the service you received from our team, our location and atmosphere as well as our food and beverage outlets. We hope you will be... More 

Liverpool, England
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely classic hotel with beautiful marble entrance hall and staff on hand to help with luggage and booking in. Although room was at back of hotel - top floor - it was beautifully appointed with plush bathroom (slippers /dressing gowns) There is a mini bar filled with spirits, beer, wine, water and a few goodies (although the catch on ours... More 

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Thank ONTHEEDGE31
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear ONTHEEDGE31, Thank you very much for your wonderful review following your stay with us. We greatly appreciate your complimentary comments towards our hotel, the service you received from our team, location and birthday celebration. We are thrilled that it was an unforgettable experience and we look forward to welcoming you again soon for another memorable visit. Best regards, Dale... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great night away in a luxury hotel, the hotel is in a wonderful location in the hub of the west end surrounded by great bars and restaurants. We had a couple of drinks in peacock alley before heading out for dinner, I would highly recommend the Mary Pickford cocktail it was delicious. The rooms are beautifully decorated, everything you... More 

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3 Thank HolidaymakerAug2012
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear HolidaymakerAug2012, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and of course, for sharing your experience with your fellow travellers and reviewers. It seems you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and I am glad that the cocktail you enjoyed in our iconic Peacock Alley was a real highlight for you and I will... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The positives for this hotel are many, including its got a good location, the rooms are sound proofed to a high standard and the staff attentive and well trained. On the downside, and hence the scoring, for a newly refurbished hotel the bathroom had a damaged toilet seat and a sink that didn't work properly, the beds are hard, and... More 

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1 Thank Stephen H
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Stephen H, Thank you for choosing Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian on your recent trip to Edinburgh and for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. I am pleased to hear that there were aspects of your stay that impressed but I am sorry for the maintenance and breakfast issues you experienced, I will be sure... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed here a few times now and generally the hotel is very good. I will come here again and would recommend it as a high-end place to stay in Edinburgh. Problems I have encountered are parts of the hotel closed off for private functions (pretty annoying) and a reluctance to give upgrades for diamond hilton membership which takes... More 

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1 Thank Beth W
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Beth W, Thank you kindly for your positive review and for sharing your thoughts with your fellow reviewers. I am sorry that you have encountered private functions resulting an area being closed off, this is a rare occurrence and we always provide suitable alternatives on the occasion that this happens. We always do our very best to provide upgrades... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from Edinburgh originally and had the chance to return to the Caledonian as part of a business trip. The hotel is a landmark on Princes Street, a grand old building with an enviable location. I hadn't been to the Caledonian for some years and, now that it was part of the Waldorf Astoria collection, I had pretty high expectations... More 

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

Dear Stephenfernie, Thank you for choosing Waldorf Astoria and for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am glad that, on the whole, you enjoyed your time with us. We do feel that our refurbishment was sympathetic to our history, corridors filled with pictures of the area and original architectural plans for the buildings original construction and... More 

London
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few days ago I had the good sense to book Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh when I visited Edinburgh overnight during a short business trip - I could not fault the service I received, from the start, when after booking I contacted Guest Services (Dean) to reserve a table in the Brassiere everything was 5* On arrival I felt I was... More 

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Thank Richard M
GMWAEdi, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Richard M, Thank you kindly for your wonderful review and for sharing your experiences with your fellow travellers. I am delighted that each aspect of your stay was thoroughly enjoyed and that Dean was able to make a real impact on your stay, feedback I will be sure to share with him. I very much hope you return soon... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three nights over Xmas and Boxing Day 2015. We had a large double room with a fine castle view. However, the original sash windows were not double glazed so there was street noise. The bathroom facilities needed attention [plugging the sink was a challenge]. Staff were generally very friendly and efficient. But we needed a taxi... More 

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Thank Rob W
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Rob W, Many thanks for your kind words regarding your recent experience with us and, of course for sharing your comments. I am sorry that there were a few small issues with your stay but I greatly hope that these do not deter you from returning. I hope you had a safe and pleasant journey home and return soon.... More 

Pordenone, Italy
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150 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant stay at the Caley for two nights. The staff is amazing. The room (236) was clean, spacious and with a superb view to the castle. The swimming pool and the Spa is very clean and perfectly organized. The staff is very friendly, competent and professional. So why I don't give the full five points? A couple of... More 

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Thank Francesco F
GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Francesco F, Thank you kindly for your fantastic review and fro sharing your experience here with your fellow travellers. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and I will be sure to share your comments with the team regarding out areas for improvement. I very much hope that you will return to us in the... 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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