£187.51 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 27 Sep 2015 Check-out 28 Sep 2015

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5 stars
View map of Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
25 reviews
Just A Brilliant break

This was a top class visit with all round top service from all members of staff. nothing was to... See full review

  • peter c.
  • 28 Jul 2015
OLD HISTORIC HOTEL

WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY AT THIS HOTEL BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOTEL, OUTSIDE OF LOW WATER PRESSURE IN... See full review

  • TWINIGHTRICK
  • 20 Feb 2015

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is on Princes Street in central Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Castle, and a short walk from the Convention Centre (EICC). The hotel has eight meeting rooms, free high-speed Internet access, and a business center. Edinburgh International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. The hotel is close to all major Edinburgh attractions and shopping areas.

Rooms

Guests at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel choose from four types of rooms -- guest rooms, guest rooms plus, deluxe rooms, and deluxe rooms plus. Three available suites all have panoramic views of the city or castle. Family-friendly and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. High-speed Internet and standard television are free in all rooms.

Property features

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel has a comprehensive on-site health club with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. Guests can train with a personal trainer or relax with a massage. The on-site spa provides detox, tanning, and beauty treatments, as well as treatments tailored for men.

The on-site Pompadour Restaurant serves modern Scottish cuisine and has stunning views of the Castle and Princes Street. Afternoon tea is served daily and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday. Chisholms Restaurant, open seven days a week, is an informal on-site brasserie serving Scottish and international specialties. Henry J. Beans, next door, is a diner-style restaurant and bar serving cocktails and American grill dishes seven days a week. The Caley Bar, within the hotel and open seven days a week, is a private specialty whisky bar serving 250 malts.

Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the castle
  • Located in the city center
  • Fitness and leisure facilities
  • Multilingual staff
Nearby attractions
  • St. Giles Cathedral (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (1.4 mi/2.25 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (2.6 mi/4.18 km)
Business
  • Eight meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Space for up to 300 people
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.1 mi/11.42 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian location and nearby area

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Rooms

Queen classic room
This elegant air-conditioned room comes with an en suite shower room featuring Salvatore Ferragamo bathroom amenities. It features a flat-screen TV, a laptop safe and tea/coffee-making facilities, including a Nespresso coffee maker. Also includes a minibar, Waldorf Astoria bedding and a pillow menu.

Amenities

General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Gift shop
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Georgian House: 0.2 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.3 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.4 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.5 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.5 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.2 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.3 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.4 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.5 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.5 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.6 mi
  • Dalry: 0.6 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.7 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.7 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.7 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.7 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • The Grange: 0.8 mi
  • Underground City: 0.8 mi
  • West Coates: 0.8 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.9 mi
  • Comely Bank: 0.9 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 0.9 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.9 mi
  • Marchmont: 1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1 mi
  • People's Story: 1 mi
  • Ardmillan: 1.1 mi
  • Greenhill: 1.1 mi
  • The Canongate: 1.1 mi
  • Roseburn: 1.1 mi
  • Calton Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.1 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
peter c.
Couples
CUMBRIA
28 Jul 2015

Just A Brilliant break

This was a top class visit with all round top service from all members of staff. nothing was to much trouble and top value price wise a bargain

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gerald D.
Couples
N/A
9 Mar 2015

Midweek break

Beautiful hotel,and great location,the staff couldn't have been nicer,we will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TWINIGHTRICK
Couples
OCEANSIDE
20 Feb 2015

OLD HISTORIC HOTEL

WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY AT THIS HOTEL BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOTEL, OUTSIDE OF LOW WATER PRESSURE IN THE SINKS AND SHOWERS, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. TRY THE HAGGIS, IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE TASTY.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brigitte Karin
Single
Greenwich, CT
2 May 2014

Definitely not a 5-star experience

At best a 4-star hotel. I don't think the room is worth more than $200 per night. It would be way overpriced if that was the price in BP. Although the room was large, it was long and narrow. The lighting was inadequate. The bed and bedding were very comfortable. The room and bathroom are very clean, however, the plumbing was a disaster. Every time I tried to adjust the faucet for the bathtub, the shower would come one. Also when I went to open the drain, the entire drain mechanism came off in my hand. They couldn't fix it and I changed rooms where I had the same problem. The staff is very helpful. I found the public spaces like the Peacock room very uninviting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah k
Family
Middlesbrough
7 Aug 2012

Excellent staff!!

Stayed here for 1 night with my mam, very friendly and helpful reception staff (Ana was very helpful), also the concierge were very helpful. Room was very nice, few little niggles... Water took forever to go down the shower and we were also close to the lift so was rather noisy at times. We would return to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Italyimissu
Couples
New York, NY, USA
2 May 2012

Beautiful Hotel and Great Location

The hotel is in a PERFECT location. It is a short walk to the Castle, and on Princes St, a central commercial destination with a beautiful park. The building is gorgeous and the rooms fine. There is a lot of construction going on so the front lobby was non existent by the time we left but hopefully it will make the place even more pleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
STUDOGG
Couples
Stirling, UK
15 Mar 2012

ROOM WITH A VIEW

GREAT STAFF, GOT A FREE UPGRADE UPON ARRIVAL, ON THE 3RD FLOOR, VERY QUIET, NICE VIEW OF THE CASTLE AND A FAB ROOM. WE ONLY HAD LUNCH AT THE CALEY BAR, A BIG RANGE OF WHISKIES BUT SOME EXPENSIVE ONES. WOULD LOVE TO STAY AGAIN!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

SCOTSMAN HOTEL PRE THEATRE MENU, GOOD VALUE IN A NICE VENUE.

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roger and Judy
Couples
Raleigh, NC, USA
22 Aug 2011

Lovely experience

Beautiful, spacious, immaculate room and bath. Nice location and a most accommodating staff. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Suzanne NYC
Single
New york City
19 Aug 2011

Old World Charm and Unrivaled Service

From the moment I stepped in I felt as if I had been transported back to a finer and gentler time. From the old clock that had been in the original railway station, to the grand staircase, no detail had been overlooked. It was luxurious and comfortable. The staff were all welcoming. When I checked in I was given a room upgrade (I'm not sure why.) I had the most beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle and since the tattoo was on I got treated to fireworks each night. The staff bent over backwards to make sure that all my wants and needs were being taken care of. I'd like to particularly commend the restaurant staff and the team of concierges who helped me with everything from booking tours to helping me with driving directions to remote parts of Scotland. Across the street is the not to be missed bar/restaurant/club Ghillie Dhu. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Camera Obscura is an attraction that should not be missed. It is an exhibit of illusions, holograms and morphing machines. The highlight is the camera itself which is a system of mirrors that projects a periscope image of the city onto a flat disc. The guide zooms in selected spots of some of the major sights of Edinburgh in real time.

Review of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
washington DC
29 Jun 2011

Excellent concierge at Caledonia

Our stay at the Caledonia Hilton all went well. The rooms, the food and service were all great. However, there was one standout performance by Malcolm at the concierge desk. He was the absolute best concierge we have ever experienced. Great help with travel plans, restaurants, helping with airport and rental cars. He even told me the right club to hit off the first tee at St. Andrews! Simply remarkable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Andalucia on George St.

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