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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB Scotland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#18 of 165 hotels in Edinburgh
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
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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 Waldorf Astoria 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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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Paid wifi
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Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
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Breakfast available
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Dee wrote a review Sep 23
California3 contributions
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Loved the location, and the friendly staff. Breakfast could use a make over, but still very nice. The rooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms updated. Getting a cab was easy and down town was within walking distance. We did not eat dinner or lunch there.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear Mobile61516384053, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your stay at the Waldorf Astoria- The Caledonian. I am pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay! We take pride in being a friendly and professional hotel and the team will be delighted to know that you felt cared for. Thank you for providing your feedback in regard to breakfast, this will be communicated to our food and beverage team. I trust that you had a safe return home and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future! Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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Christina B wrote a review Jun 2021
Radstock, United Kingdom64 contributions85 helpful votes
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I genuinely don't know where to start with this review because we had the most magical stay. This was our 4th stay here because each time we stay, we are made to feel as if we are the only guests there and as if we are royalty! We visited this time because we were getting married (eloping!) And mentioned this during the booking process. We were upgraded instantly to the most incredible suite and each day surprises were left for us such bottles of champagne, chocolates, rose petals etc. I felt as if every member of staff knew why we were visiting and went out of their way to make us feel amazing. Of course, the suite (Walter Scott) was impeccable and classically decorated. It was very clean and furnished to the highest standard. The room service menu was full of wonderful choices and we enjoyed breakfast in our room. The concierge Stuart was a fountain of knowledge and helped us organise ourselves on several occasions. Every member of staff is a true credit to the hotel. Before we had even checked out, we booked our next stay for January 2022!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 27, 2021
Dear christinaB1994x, Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am delighted to hear that you had yet another magical stay, this one sounds like it was a truly memorable experience for you both. Stuart and all of our team will be thrilled to hear that you felt so well looked after. Congratulations again and see you in January! Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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gsb1000 wrote a review Sep 22
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a lovely afternoon tea to celebrate an anniversary at the Caledonian. Food was wonderful and we were beautifully looked after by Iona, who kept us topped up and happy. The choice of teas was lovely and we left rather full with a doggy bag of leftover treats.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear gsb1000, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your afternoon tea experience. I am overjoyed to read that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the wide variety of teas and cakes! We take pride inbeing a friendly and welcoming hotel and Iona will be thrilled to know that you felt cared for. I trust you had a safe return home and hope to welcome you back again! Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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RT00000 wrote a review Sep 17
17 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great experience at The Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian (March 2022). The team were extremely helpful, and the amenities were great. The room (Premier queen room with a castle view) was wonderful, clean, and perfect to spend a few nights in Edinburgh. The breakfast was great and we will definitely return when we next visit Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear RT00000, Thank you for dedicating the time to write a review from your stay at the Waldorf Astoria-The Caledonian. I am thrilled to see that this is your favourite hotel to stay at in Edinburgh! We take great pride in being a welcoming and professional hotel and everyone will be pleased to know that you felt cared for. I trust you had a safe return home, and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future! Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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JSF wrote a review Sep 17
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Beautiful room, excellent service, location was quiet on 4th floor. Breakfast was included in our travel package, and the menu was amazing. Food was outstanding. Were only there for one night but wished we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear JustThere123, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience, we greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide us and our team will be thrilled to hear you felt cared for and valued during your stay with us. We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards,
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Jeff H wrote a review Sep 11
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hands-down the most friendly and genuine people on staff here! I travel the world extensively and the staff here truly made our stay memorable. In particular, Stuart at the Concierge went out of his way to make arrangements we needed seamlessly. An awesome individual - many thanks Stuart! Also, Lucas at Peacock Alley was a pleasure to meet and deserves recognition for making our experiences for dinner and drinks very enjoyable; thanks very much Lucas! Highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Use a taxi/Uber to/from the airport; 20-25 minutes. If renting a car let the Concierge book it...
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Dear M5674, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your stay at the Waldorf Astoria- The Caledonian. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay! We take pride in being a friendly and welcoming hotel and Stuart and Lukasz will be pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. I trust that you had a safe return home and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future! Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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Expedition497577 wrote a review Sep 9
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA9 contributions
It was our first stay at the Caledonian, but it won’t be our last! Fabulous location, wonderful staff and beautiful hotel. The staff upgraded us due to our Amex status, provided late checkout and the endless vanilla fudge candies! Had one slight hiccup that was quickly and completely sorted out by the lovely manager Frank De Kruijf with a smile! We would highly recommend The Caledonian- see if you can get a castle view room-stunning!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Expedotion497577, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience here in beautiful Edinburgh. Frank will be thrilled to hear about your comments! we take pride in being a friendly and welcoming team. We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards,
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swimfan62 wrote a review Sep 8
9 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights, such a lovely hotel, very luxurious and impressive. The staff were all so helpful and charming, nothing was too much trouble, especially Gemma in Peacock Alley, so friendly and helpful - made us feel very welcome. Would definitely stay here again. Thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the Afternoon Tea!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear martynfresher, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your stay at the Waldorf Astoria-The Caledonian. I am thrilled to read that you had an enjoyable stay and Afternoon Tea experience! We take pride in being a friendly and welcoming team and Gemma will be delighted to know that you felt cared for! I trust that you had a safe return home, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Dale M General Manager
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Alan C wrote a review Sep 6
Hawick, United Kingdom34 contributions16 helpful votes
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Treated my dad to a night at the WA Caledonian Edinburgh. Due to dads mobility issues and my Hilton diamond status we were kindly upgraded to a fantastic 2 double bedded premier room with a castle view. The room was huge and had lots of room even with 2 beds, a sofa, 2 chairs and furniture units. The lovely marble bathroom had a standalone bath and a shower unit. Breakfast was served in Peacock Alley and was excellent. I had a trio of smoked salmon to start then the Full Scottish breakfast. Presentation, taste and portions excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Alan C, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience here in beautiful Edinburgh. As a Hilton Honors we greatly value and appreciate your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your room and your breakfast experience! We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards,
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nathansgirl21 wrote a review Sep 5
Denver, Colorado155 contributions89 helpful votes
This is our favorite hotel in the world and we travel frequently! We just finished our 4th stay and we can’t wait for our next. The hotel is beautifully decorated and so charming. From the minute you walk in the door you can see and feel you’re somewhere special. The bellman, front desk receptionists and the staff in Peacock Alley are friendly and well trained. Our junior suite was romantic, spacious and luxurious. We are so excited to return next year! If you’re going to Scotland this is THE place to stay!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Nathansgirl21, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience here in beautiful Edinburgh. We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$251 - $511 (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 Edinburgh Morrison Street (0.3 miles), and Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.2 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.