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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The "Caly" as it is known in Edinburgh, is one of two former Railroad Hotels at opposite ends of Princes Street; this one operated by the Waldorf Astoria but you get Hilton points for staying here. Dominating the west end of the street, it is a lovely and bustling place. We were there doing The Tattoo, and had a superior... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent the bank holiday weekend in Edinburgh. We had booked a room through Hilton honors points. We were shown to room 419 which is a basic room over the car park. There is no full length mirror. Only one sink in the bathroom. A shower curtain, not a shower door and cracked tiles on the floor.... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Waldorf for 4 nights in August.We had booked a "castle view" room and were pleased to find it to be a large room with a good sized bed and a sitting area. The view of the castle was great and we enjoyed the firework display most nights from our room. The bathroom was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here after friends suggested not staying at Radisson Blu - good suggestion. We went during the "Fringe" festival madness. The Blu would have been noisy, hard to get to etc.This is one of those grand old hotels. Now under Waldorf (Hilton) management. Somewhat expensive but worth it. Our room was nice and reasonably roomy. We had some A/C... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arriving jetlagged from NY by tram from the airport, we knew our room would not be ready, but the staff was able to hold our bags until it was. Check-in was seamless, with delicious caramels at the front desk as well. The room we had reserved had a castle view, and we were so glad that it was, as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the train from London to Edinburgh and walked to the hotel. The hotel is beautiful and well maintained. All of the staff was very helpful and friendly. They were very helpful in answering questions even though it was a very busy time during the festival. Our room was very large and comfortable with a view of the castle.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent night here during the festival and loved it. The hotel is amazing and the rooms are furnished to a high standard. We had an amazing breakfast with lots to choose from. The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly. Valet parking is perfect as its so difficult to park in Edinburgh. Only one negative.. For such a great hotel... More 

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

Dear arti_8, Thank you for choosing us for your recent stay in Edinburgh and your review is greatly appreciated. It is of immense pleasure to read that we exceeded your expectations although I do apologise that you were not fully satisfied with our gym which will be reviewed by the Management team. We look forward to welcoming you back next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying anywhere in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival will make it very clear which hotels are the true standouts. While my room itself was furnished in a bland fashion and the carpet was stained, it had a glorious view of the castle. The staff went out of its way to make sure I was comfortable and happy. A huge thank... More 

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

Dear Gale A, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback of your stay with us during the Edinburgh Festival. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and your highlight of the service that Maggie provided, in particular, is greatly appreciated. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Dropped in" during the afternoon whilst staying at the Balmoral Hotel. We were very warmly welcomed by all staff at the bar and in the conservatory area. The staff were attentive and looking to see of your further needs. All food and service was excellent in view of the fact that they were quite busy with 85% to 90% occupancy.... More 

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

Dear 206geoff, Many thanks for your wonderful review following your experience with us. Your comments are greatly appreciated and I do hope that you return to Edinburgh again soon and we look forward to having you to stay with us. Please be sure to book directly through our website - waldorfastoriaedinburgh.com - for the best deals and exclusive offers. Best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved every minute of our 3 day stay at the Callie. Upon our arrival in our rental car (in the shortest street in the UK) we were met by a member of the staff who arranged for a porter to get our luggage from the car and another to take the vehicle to the hotel's nearby secured carpark. We... More 

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

Dear John S, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of your recent stay with us with your fellow travellers and I am delighted that we exceeded your expectations. It is of immense delight to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and, indeed, it was a pleasure to have had you here with us. I trust you travelled home... 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waldorf 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 

Additional Information about Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $201 - $691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Edinburgh Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Scotland
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#8 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#31 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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