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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff friendly, room good; but overall a little pricey for what was on offer. We had a little trouble booking in but got there in the end. The pool was lovely, but sadly in the centre of the city sound was a major problem. Also on our floor we had a few families who seemed unable to control their children... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall had a great stay. Booking system needs overhaul as could not cope with an extra night added on and so caused some confusion . Information for spa difficult to find online. Plan of hotel would help find way around. Both restaurant and Brasserie were excellent with efficient friendly staff and great food. Bar service slow with staff needing training... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for one night and first of all there is nothing to justify the price tag of 500 Euro without breakfast but my main concern with the hotel is the attitude of the staff. We (my 67 year old mother and I) arrived late in the evening and the guy standing by the door didn't move... More 

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Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is central for everything you want to do in Edinburgh. The Hotel reception was beautiful. Staff were friendly & pleasant. Bedroom was tastefully decorated although slightly on the small size. Bed and pillows were comfortable which is a plus but there was no bath in the bathroom. In fact the room was so small, it consisted of a... More 

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

Dear DarcyLanarkshire, Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments following your recent experience with us. We were honoured to have been a part of your special birthday celebration and whilst I am pleased that, overall, you enjoyed your stay with us, I am disappointed that we were unable on this occasion to exceed your expectations for which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cally, as the Caladinian is know as by the locals, is centrally located in easy walking distance between Old Town & New Town. We had the most beautiful room I think we have ever had in any hotel in Europe. The room was large & the staff was friendly and attentive.

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

Dear AG0724, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am extremely grateful for your positive comments with regards to your experience, and I do hope that you will have the opportunity to return to visit us again in the near future. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a real treat for us staying at the Caledonian. Thanks to our Hilton Club membership, our massive 3 room suite for 3 nights was free. The really good thing was, we walked into the hotel looking like backpackers & no-one batted an eye. With packs slung over our shoulders, we were politely greeted & welcomed to the hotel.... More 

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

Dear Texas_travelers7479, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us and for your continued loyalty as an Hhonors member which is greatly appreciated. I am delighted to hear that we were able to assist in making your visit such a memorable experience. Furthermore, I do hope that we will have the opportunity... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a fantastic break here mid July, with my younger daughter and grandson. Hotel is wonderful with a very interesting history which the staff were happy to share with us. We stayed in room 204 which was big and airy with a wonderful view of the castle and the food was amazing. All the staff are really attentive, Kris was... More 

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

Dear Susa B, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. Your high words of praise are extremely appreciated and I shall certainly share your views with the members of our team that made your visit particularly memorable. We hope you travelled home safely and look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Caledonian is an absolutely stunning hotel which I could not fault in any way possible. The staff are incredibly helpful and will go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. We stayed in a newly refurbished standard room which was stunning, the coffee machine in the room is a bonus and as for the bathroom, so beautiful &... More 

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

Dear tinydancer_123xo, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am extremely happy to see that you were thoroughly satisfied with your overall experience with us and had the opportunity to be one of the first guests to stay in one of our newly refurbished rooms. Moreover, I do hope that... More 

Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, the exterior of the hotel is very picturesque. Inside you can see a lot of work done to update and bring it into the 21st century. It still maintains the character of the old Caledonian. The room we had was excellent. It had a view of the castle, high ceiling, and enough room so it didn't feel cramped. The... More 

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

Dear 6-9Bruin, Thank you for sharing your comments of your recent experience at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to read your positive comments with regards to our historic hotel and our team and that you were very comfortable during your stay. Thank you, too, for your continued loyalty as an Hhonors Gold Member which is greatly... More 

Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night in March 2015. Took the train in from London, and when we arrived here, we loved the property immediately. Huge room and bathroom for us. Family of 4, two queen beds, and a roll away. Each of us had a great night sleep here. The service is excellent, we had dinner in the hotel,... More 

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

Dear elliottohio, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback of your stay with us in March. It is of great pleasure to read that we made an instant impact and that from the moment you arrived, you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and please be sure... More 

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Staying in West End

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West End
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Pompadour by Galvin
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Cuisines: European, Scottish, French, British, Gluten Free
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $228 - $731 (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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