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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 #23 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very warmly met by all staff members, everyone is extremely helpful . Location is excellent, walk everywhere , HOHO sightseeing busses stop right outside. Very close to wonderful restaurants. Easy walk to castle with kids. Don't miss the Saturday farmers market nearby! Groceries easily available from Tesco, Sainsbury almost on doorstep- made it very easy with kids. Breakfast buffet was... More

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful old hotel located in the heart of the city. Wonderful views of the castle and gardens. In walking distance of all shopping and restaurants. We were upgraded when we checked in and it turned out to be a huge room with even a walk in closet. Great view of the castle from our room. We only had breakfast in... More

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Toronto,ON
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an amazing room with a direct view of the castle. We would lay in bed at night, leave the curtains open and look up at the castle all light up at night. The front clerk Rhona was a terrific help, we went to a restaurant (Angels and Bagpipes) which was an amazing meal. We had complementary breakfast each... More

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

Dear gibbytoronto_ON , Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear you very much enjoyed the magnificent view of Edinburgh Castle from your bedroom. I will be pleased to share your comments with Rhona and the rest of the team. We look forward... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
40 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful old building in Central Edinburgh, tastefully decorated and spacious but for me it just didn't have the wow factor. We booked a queen size room and were told we had been upgraded to a castle view - this turned out to be a twin room - two doubles I grant them but not the queen I booked - and... More

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

Dear Kt051083 , Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. I am glad to hear overall you had an enjoyable stay with us, however I am sorry to read the hotel did not give you the wow factor you were expecting. I will share your feedback regarding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent service. Beautiful Hotel. Magnificent Room with a Castle view. An Anniversary to remember thanks to the staff and the plate with chocolates wishing us a Happy Anniversary. We thoroughly recommend it

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

Dear hectorc661 , Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh! I am delighted to read you very much enjoyed your stay and the excellent service provided. I am pleased your special occasion was enjoyable and memorable at ‘The Caley’! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. What a great hotel in central Edinburgh! The concierge and the rest of the staff were very professional, friendly and helpful. On our departure, we needed a 5:30 am taxi to the airport and the concierge arranged this with no problem for us. The hotel has a nice blend of classical... More

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

Dear Steve C , Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh! It is a pleasure to read your amazing review, I am pleased the concierge team were able to share their knowledge of the city with their professional service throughout your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at this historic hotel in Edinburgh. Although not right in the heart in the Old Town or New Town, it was less than a 5 minute walk to major attractions. As a Diamond Member, we were upgraded to a castle view room which was spectacular. The room was well appointed and was... More

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

Dear GizYYC , Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh! I am extremely pleased as a valued Diamond Member you very much enjoyed your stay and the complimentary upgrade we were able to provide! I will share your additional feedback regarding housekeeping with our Executive housekeeper to ensure standards... More

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

Stayed for 3 nights recently and had a fantastic time. The hotel was superb and our room had a magnificent view of Edinburgh castle. The food in the Pompadour restaurant was fabulous and the service was even better. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. If you are reading this posting, you should definitely stay at this hotel. You won't... More

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

Dear Anthony B, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh! I am delighted to read you had an excellent stay with us, I am pleased you though the food in the Pompadour was outstanding and the service matched this! We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘The Caley’... More

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Edinburgh and I chose the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian as it was in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do on our stay. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay in a lovely comfortable room which was decorated to a high standard and spotlessly clean. The hotel staff were always courteous... More

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

Dear Buffy2013, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian. It is a pleasure to read your excellent review. I am pleased to hear you were not disappointed with the location of the hotel or the relaxing and comfortable bedrooms. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an older hotel but is located in the great location, right next to the Edinburgh castle. From airport, you can take new Edinburgh tram to "West End" station and the hotel is about 2 blocks from there. The rooms are a bit tired but are clean and very comfortable with high end amenities. The hotel has great restaurants... More

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

Dear Tin Z, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. Although there was a slight issue with your bathroom, I am pleased that we were able to rectify the situation. Moreover, I also agree that the personal touch... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh #17 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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