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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 #22 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Enjoyed the stay very much, room was lovely opposite the castle with a brilliant view. Room was 330. Although outwith the hotels control the room was over a busy main road so sleep was disrupted by traffic and siren noise. Room was spotlessly clean, well furnished and the bed was really comfy.

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

Dear Caroline610, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am delighted to hear you had a fantastic stay with us in particular your lovely room with a castle view. We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘The Caley’ in the near future. Kind Regards,... More

Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel many times, before being given its Waldorf status. My previous experiences were positive and I can't quite say the same now. After parking in the hotel car par, I couldn't figure out the way into the hotel-bizarre! After asking a member of staff who was having a fly cigarette, he pointed to a small... More

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

Dear Nokiagirl43, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am disappointed to hear your recent stay with us did not live up to your expectations. Please note the area in which the staff member was smoking is the designated smoking area for the hotel. Of... More

Arlington, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I'm disappointed with this hotel. The location is great and our room had outstanding views of Edinburgh castle. That said: -Nice room. OK size. weird design of shower/bath. Plus shower head is hard to figure out -Why did I have to wait in line for check in as only one person was working? It was mid afternoon? Also she said... More

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

Dear Europe_travel_lovers, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am disappointed to hear your overall thoughts on your stay were negative. I am interested to learn in more detail of the problems you encountered during your stay with us. I would be grateful if you... More

Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed there with my family during Edinburgh Festival. Nice building, great rooms and definitely friendly and helpful staff, I would strongly reccomend it even when it is not placed in the Royal Mile

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

Dear Juangbcp, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am delighted to hear you very much enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to experience many shows the festival has to offer. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff members, it... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This hotel is right in the heart of Edinburgh's West End and a great location for city attractions. The city taxi service is really good as is the bus service. We visited during the fringe and the city was buzzing! We know the area well as we use to live there so had no problems finding our way around although... More

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

Dear Fussytravellers, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am glad over all you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience many of the shows the festival had to offer. I am disappointed to learn of your negative thoughts on our breakfast... More

Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This was my first trip to Edinburgh and I wanted a hotel convenient to the Tattoo and with quality fitness center and internet service to conduct some business. I cannot think of a better place where I could have stayed. The entire staff worked as a team to exceed my expectations for personalized service. The room was immaculately clean and... More

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

Dear Steve S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following a recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am delighted to hear you very much enjoyed your stay with us, and we certainly exceeded your expectations. It is a pleasure to hear the staff members went out of their way to ensure your... More

Perrysburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The hotel was amazing. I was lucky to have a room that looked out at the Edinburgh Castle and St. Johns. At night it is amazing to see the Castle lite up! The hotel staff is amazing, very accommodating and helpful! The food was great too in the new bistro! Loved it!! It is within walking distance of so many... More

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

Dear Smarti718, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following a recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am delighted to hear you had a fantastic stay with us, in particular having a room that looked out on to Edinburgh Castle. Thank you for your kind comments about the staff members that made your... More

Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stayed on very very last minute trip to Festival overall the prices of hotels in Edinburgh for this time are extortionate so we decided we may as well have a treat. We got a deal but Im not sure how much of a deal it was if we had remained in the original room they allocated. It was described as... More

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

Dear Happygurl, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following a recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am glad overall you had an enjoyable stay with us. I am disappointed to hear you found your allocated room slightly on the small side. Due to the age and structure of the hotel, the majority... More

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The staff were courteous and the accommodation luxurious. Stayed for the Military Tatoo. The hotel's central location was ideal for sightseeing around Edinburgh. Our room was wonderful and the Bathroom amazing. We will always remember the view of the castle and Princes Gardens outside the window!

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

Dear AJJ23TM, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following a recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am delighted you very much enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to experience the magnificent Military Tattoo. I am glad you appreciated the fantastic views of the castle from your bedroom window. I... More

Lyon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The rooms are clean, the staff is truly helpful, the breakfast is varied and excellent, easy access to swimming pool and spa, super central... had a wonderful and pleasant stay and strongly recommend.

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

Dear Therealsparkplug, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following a recent stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I am delighted you had a wonderful stay with us. It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed the excellent breakfast service and our award winning Guerlain Spa facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back to... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh #16 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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