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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We trundled with luggage down the street from the DoubleTree to the Caley, arriving mid-morning on 31st Dec. The reception was quite busy, but the bell boys quickly attended to our plentiful luggage, and I later realised the hotel's General Manager helped us to check in. It was of course too early to check in, our room was not ready;... More 

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raleigh, nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The property exceeded our expectations for booking with Hilton honors points (70k) for one night and we will consider the hotel again for a future stay. Pros: - Friendly reception - Modern room was small, but newly renovated with luxury touches expected from a Ritz or Four Seasons. - Location was fantastic straddling old and new town in proximity to... More 

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WORCESTERSHIRE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic time in Edinburgh visiting The Open Golf Championship but what made it extra special was staying at this hotel. Honestly a truly beautiful hotel; with every experience being a positive one: The Guerlain Spa Staff were superb - we went for a swim and I took a little longer to get ready - what did the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

wonderful service, with great views of Edinburgh castle. The rooms are moderate in size but they appear to be newly renovated. Very comfortable indeed. Close to everything. Use the valet parking as the road and adjacent traffic signals make driving and parking problematic. The doormen and Bell service are very good at ensuring pleasant arrival and departure.

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed a couple of nights in this beautiful hotel, clearly popular with foreign tourists. The hotel has character and quality. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The public areas well presented too. The staff, in particular the concierges and restaurant staff, are approachable and perform a beautul balance between being professional and friendly. The concierges are a source of... More 

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is located right in the heart of Edinburgh - with access to great dining, shopping and transportation services along Princes Street. It provides easy access to Edinburgh Castle as well. The rooms were spacious and provided some old world charm, and they had air conditioning (although ours struggled to keep our room cool given the very high ceilings).... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excelent location for visiting Edinburgh The staff is very helpful. Thomas The concierge will give you instruction to make you own waking tour. Breakfast is superb. Jean Marc at the lobby check in went out of his way in courtesy. Would recommend it to anyone

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Pismo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The St. John Suite is amazing. We got upgraded to this room due to our Hilton Honors status. When we arrived, they informed us that we had been upgraded to a one bedroom suite. I wasn't expecting the room to be very big, even with the upgrade. Boy, was I wrong. The suite was enormous. There was a separate living... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely to see the old 'Caly' refurbished in such a lovely way. We have stayed here (since being refurbed) many times and have always been looked after very well. The castle view rooms are a must as is an 'Edinburgh Rose' or two from the Pompadour bar. The concierge are always amazingly helpful. Breakfast can be busy but this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in a great location. Right off of princes street, a 10 minute walk to grass market and a 15 minute walk to the royal mile. Very helpful and kind concierge with lots of helpful tips and recommendations. A beautiful view of the castle from our side of the hotel. A great breakfast spread too. Would stay again.

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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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