4.4 out of 5

"Excellent breakfast and evening meal, staff always polite and helpful. Hotel located at the end of Prince st overlooking the Castle. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 13 Apr 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Edinburgh awaits you at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes Street Gardens. Highlights at this Edwardian hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 241 rooms feature free WiFi, espresso makers, and safes. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

A day of pampering can include body scrubs and mani/pedis. The restaurant, The Pompadour by Galvin, serves French cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool and health club. Conference space, meeting rooms, and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star New Town hotel include Royal Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£200 per night

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nice old Hotel

Excellent breakfast and evening meal, staff always polite and helpful. Hotel located at the end of Prince st overlooking the Castle.

Posted by , from England on 13 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Apr 2017 by GM-WAEdi

Dear Andy, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Edinburgh. I am delighted to read your wonderful review and that we clearly exceeded your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Good location, pleasant atmosphere, would recommend.

Posted by , from Nottingham on 20 Mar 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Apr 2017 by GM-WAEdi

Dear Stephen, Thank you for your recent stay and for sharing your feedback. Your review and recommendation are greatly appreciated. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

5 out of 5
Pros: It was well located, had efficient staff and comfortable rooms.
Cons: I would have to stay several times (which I intend to do when visiting Edinburgh relatives) before I could answer this question in depth.
Location: As I've said above, the hotel is well located and there is much to see and do in that part of Edinburgh.
I had a pleasant experience at this hotel. The domestic staff were efficient and went about their work quietly, quickly and efficiently. The food was good and the restaurant staff pleasant and helpful.

Posted by , from Wiltshire, England on 30 Nov 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec 2016 by GMWAEDI

Dear Alexander, Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back time and time again in the future. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

5 out of 5

Fabulous weekend away

Staff were amazing and friendly nothing too much trouble.

Posted by on 20 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

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

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Midweek break

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

Posted by on 9 Mar 2015

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4 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 7 Aug 2012

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5 out of 5

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!

Posted by on 15 Mar 2012

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5 out of 5

Escapade d'un weekend

Hôtel super, bel accueil, très beau bâtiment, idéalement situé. Les chambres avec vue sur le château donne sur une rue malheureusement très bruyante en raison du trafic. Sinon parfait.

Posted by on 2 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Fabuleux séjour en famille

Très bon hôtel, parfaitement situé pour visiter Edinburgh. Nous avons eu un problème à l'arrivée car la catégorie de chambre que nous avions réservé n'était finalement pas disponible. Mais la personne en charge de notre check-in, parlant parfaitement le français, a su arranger la situation et nous dédommager largement de ce désagrément.

Posted by on 14 Oct 2015

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About the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Location Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2AB

Property Features

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Spa services, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian was completed in 2013. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Built in 1903
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers 241 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and espresso makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The Pompadour by Galvin - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - This brasserie serves lunch and dinner.

Peacock Alley - Onsite café.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 5 and GBP 8 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 19.5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Caledonian Edinburgh Waldorf Astoria
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  • Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Caledonian Waldorf Astoria
  • Edinburgh Waldorf Astoria
  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian
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  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh
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  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Scotland
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh Caledonian Hotel

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.