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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5.0 of 5 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 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel with character and charm, staff top notch and eager to help. High tea is to die for along with the breakfast. Unusual room where we were unable to watch TV in bed, but that didn't spoil our stay. Can't wait to visit again hopefully without the rain next time.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. Edinburgh is such a wonderful city at all times but I agree that a bit of sunshine just makes everything so much better. I am sorry that this was not the case during your recent visit but delighted that you... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room on First Floor with a view of the castle (partial). Was not one of refurbished rooms but was spacious if not a little dated. Conflict of space between the desk and the bed. Heating system antiquated. Comfy bed but bedding rather light for November. Lovely bar and lovely staff all round. Valet parking service good.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. It appears that you were somewhat dissatisfied with some aspects of your stay for which I would like to convey our most sincere apologies. I am, however, glad to learn that you had an enjoyable time overall... More

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Victorian train station hotel that's recently been slickly refurbished. Got upgraded to a room that would have been big enough to play squash in (we didn't). Very attentive staff and a varied breakfast ranging from pancakes via fruit salad to haggis. Great location from which to explore Edinburgh!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. It is a pleasure to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you were so satisfied with the room that was allocated to you although I am secretly delighted that you opted not... More

Glasgow,
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently used Hilton points for an overnight Saturday stay. Everything about our visit was excellent from the welcome at reception to the comfortable room overlooking Edinburgh Castle, complete with bathrobes, slippers and Nespresso coffee machine. We arrived early, about 1pm, and got access to our room. Our lunch in Peacock Alley was delicious and enhanced by a harpist playing... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted to learn that we could accommodate your early arrival and that you went on to have such a wonderful stay with us. We believe Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian offers a variety of experiences to accommodate every... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here recently for one night. The hotel is located adjacent to the castle on Princes Street. It's around a 30 minute tram journey from the airport to the West End stop, which is five minutes' walk away from the hotel. However, I'd be more inclined to use the 100 Airlink bus, which I believe is quicker and cheaper (£4... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. Unfortunately we experienced an issue at the time of your stay that prevented us from being able to offer a room that could allocate an extra bed for the third adult. I am glad that this was... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent a weekend in Edinburgh celebrating our Honeymoon and stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. The hotel is in a fantastic location very easily located at the end of Princes Street and is a beautiful red stone building. We were checked into our room which was very elegantly decorated and we also had the most... More

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

Dear Jonathan, I would like to congratulate you once again on your recent marriage and we are delighted that you chose Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian for such a special occasion. I regret that you did not have the opportunity to visit the Guerlain Spa as it offers a truly wonderful experience. Perhaps that could be your excuse to... More

ayrshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in 'The CALEY' with my wife & another couple over a weekend toward the end of October. It's the first time I have stayed since the major refub and the designers and planners together with Hilton Hotels have carried out a superb job. There has been a lot of sensitive thought with considerate planning gone into the transformation... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. It was the aim of the recent refurbishment to bring The Caledonian into the 21st Century but without compromising the history that is present in this 111 year old building, and it is a pleasure to see that we have achieved... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! We were warmly greeted at check in. Our room was very large and extremely well appointed. The bed was really comfortable, the sheets and pillows were lovely. Every staff member we encountered acknowledge us with a hello, whether it was a repair man, the doormen or wait staff, which I always find to be a sign of a business... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your recent stay with us. We are all part of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian family and we aim to welcome our guests as such. I am delighted to read that you could feel the warmth and hospitality provided by our team. Thank you again... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was great, really loved it, super city centre location! My husband and I stayed two nights ahead of a 3 day work trip do thought we'd come up for the weekend and treat ourselves, so glad we did. Loved the fact that it's in a very old but modern building. Definitely keeps with the character of Edinburgh. It's... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to Edinburgh, in particular the special attention offered by our team. Thank you for your kind comments about Malcolm; he is delighted to learn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is impressive...inside and out! But, the staff definitely make this hotel. Friendly and helpful...but without being over the top! The pool was great too, warm and clean....and very popular! The only negative was the standard room we stayed in had too much furniture in it and we kept banging into a table as it was a squeeze between... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. It is a pleasure to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope that you will grant us the opportunity of welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Dale MacPhee General Manager 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*
Number of rooms: 241
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Also Known As:
Hilton International Edinburgh
Hilton Edinburgh
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