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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#25 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, built in 1903, is one of Edinburgh’s most significant landmarks. Admire some of the best views in Edinburgh from the luxurious guestrooms and suites and dine at Scottish fine dining restaurant Grazing by Mark Greenaway. At Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian you can also experience the grandeur of the Peacock Alley, formerly the station concourse and ticket office, now a luxurious lounge offering light lunch, Traditional and Champagne Afternoon Tea, and elegant evening drinks. Sample some of Scotland’s finest whisky from the collection of over 100 malts and bends at The Caley Bar. Indulge yourself at the UK’s only Guerlain Spa, a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, home to four treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and two gyms. The spa offers pampering treatments for men and women, for reviving and healing, or just for pure indulgence.
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Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Nick M wrote a review Today
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Booked a last minute getaway here with a castle view. From the moment we pulled up outside the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable stay, and for all the right reasons. Checkin staff helped us to our room, assisted in finding a lovey restaurant nearby for dinner, and generally were an asset to the Waldorf name. There was a mistake made on our room service breakfast, and again the staff went above and beyond to correct the problem. Staff were still apologising as we took a late checkout. Great time, batteries recharged, but will not hesitate booking back again when we need to get away from it all.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jo C wrote a review Aug 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom65 contributions26 helpful votes
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I stayed mid week for 3 nights and the hotel was surprisingly quiet. The location is ideal for both the old and new town, with lots easily within walking distance. The rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable. It is well equipped with a kettle, coffee maker, iron, hairdryer and safe. Bottled water is complimentary. There is a turn down service in the evening with lovely little chocolates left. The bathroom is light and bright, with a heated floor, separate bath, fluffy towels, and a bath robe and slippers. You do need a little patience waiting for the hot water to make its way through the pipes, but it gets there after a few moments. The spa consists of a small pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna plus gym. It was very quiet and due to Covid you need to book a slot in advance. It clean and great to enjoy an early morning swim with the pool almost to myself. The staff are friendly and welcoming and there are plenty of them so you are never kept waiting. Breakfast is served in the Peacock Alley and was very generous. It is not a buffet style. Every table receives a platter of fruit, yoghurt, cold meats and cheeses plus pastries. You are given a menu to order from a selection of hot food options.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Dear JoC106, Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful review. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our beautiful property, and we are indeed very lucky to be in such a fantastic location! Hopefully you were able to enjoy a treatment whilst you visited the Guerlain Spa , though if not having the pool to yourslef in the morning sounds just as relaxing. I trust that you made it home safely and very much hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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Karen K wrote a review Jan 16
Aberdeen, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
An amazing break in Edinburgh at the fantastic Waldorf Astoria or The Caledonian as we all know it. The first break for 2 years and we couldn’t have chosen better. The service was second to none, a warm welcome by the concierge, an absolute gentleman, followed by a friendly greeting by the reception staff offering ‘ bubbles’. An unexpected and very welcome upgrade to a beautiful suite which facilitated both rooms and allowed us to relax in gorgeous surroundings before heading to the stunning Peacock Alley restaurant, where we enjoyed a selection of cocktails to ease into the evening, after a hectic day shopping. The menu at the restaurant is quite extensive with delicious food to suit all palettes. Excellent! Breakfast was another feast to enjoy at our leisure before further necessary shopping. The staff at The Caledonian are very special and each person went out of their way to make our stay exceptional and we were very grateful. Our only problem is that the visit is was not long enough but it will be longer next time! Highly recommend this hotel to experience quality, elegance and the best of service and Scottish hospitality! Thank you Caledonian team you are amazing!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded yesterday
Dear 716karenk, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay, especially the lovely view from your rooms, the food and beverage along with feeling cared for by our dedicated team. We greatly appreciate your feedback and our team will be thrilled to hear you felt cared for and valued during your stay with us. We hope that you had a safe onward journey and we all very much look forward to welcoming you back with us in the near future for a longer stay! Kind regards,
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Lynn B wrote a review Jan 16
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My grandson treated me to a lovely afternoon tea and cocktails for my Christmas. Service from Lukasz and Atlanta was fabulous. The food was excellent as were the cocktails especially the chocolate martini. The surroundings are so beautiful.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
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Dear lynnbX8873IE, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review from your experience at Peacock Alley for our Afternoon Tea. We are especially proud of our commitment to detail in the Afternoon Tea and I am truly delighted that you enjoyed it so much. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon, whatever the occasion, in the near future and do keep an eye open for our next special Afternoon Tea! Kind regards,
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Callum N wrote a review Jan 16
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Fantastic stay at the Waldorf. First time here but certainly won’t be the last. The service levels were exemplary, standard of hotel 5 star plus and fantastic location for access to everything. Trip was for my fiancé’s 30th birthday and our recent engagement. We received various courteous gifts and upgrades which really made it an experience to remember! Thank you team Waldorf!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Car park to rear, charged per day but well worth it due to great location.
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Response from Dale M, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 412 Callumn Thank you very much for your lovely review and for choosing to with us at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to learn that your experience exceeded your expectations, we pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming and definitively dedicated team, it is great to see that we all looked after you so well. I hope that you had a safe and pleasant return journey home and I look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
$220 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton international edinburgh, hilton edinburgh, edinburgh hilton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
241
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Which popular attractions are close to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle (0.3 miles), Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.2 miles), and Escape Edinburgh (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Conveniently located restaurants include French Creperie Le Petit Cafe, Dean Banks At The Pompadour, and Dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian have airport transportation?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.