4.3 out of 5

"Gorgeous hotel - rooms are beautiful and staff were focused on guest comfort. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 09 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Built in 1903, this 5-star hotel has 241 rooms over 7 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and premium bedding
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy British cuisine at The Pompadour , one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking and self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Treat yourself to facials, massages or body treatments at Guerlain Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a health club
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and overall comfort
  • Steps from Princes Street and 4 minutes on foot from George Street
  • Dogs welcome for a fee

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£249 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Single Room (Castle View)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian ratings based on 21 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 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

Guest reviews for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Everyone (8) Couples (9) Family (2) Friends (2)
4 out of 5
Perfect location, a little tired but enjoyed the grandeur.

Posted by on 10 Feb 2019

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5 out of 5
Gorgeous hotel - rooms are beautiful and staff were focused on guest comfort.

Posted by on 9 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel

Room was nicely appointed though not huge but hotel has a lovely feel and ambience. Staff were excellent and very pleasant indeed. Cocktails in Peacock Alley were brilliant. Would def stay again.

Posted by , from Glasgow on 23 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

Anniversary treat

Pros: Peaceful and relaxing . Had swimming pool to myself on 4 occasions. Very comfortable.
Location: All m on the doorstep.ajor attractions and transport
Very comfortable and good spa facilities. Handy for sightseeing.

Posted by , from Fife on 16 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Excellent position

Pros: Love it’s character and charm, everything is restful and calm
Cons: Only on the bed front, really uncomfortable although on a previous visit we booked a suite and the bed was great!
Location: City centre, so close to everything! Lovely walks/parks/museums/theatres/restaurants / shops etc.
Staff were extremely pleasant and approachable . Room was clean and of adequate size but the bed has seen better days sadly and was bumpy and extremely creaky, Dining options were great although slightly over priced but being in the city centre I imagine would up prices a bit.

Posted by , from cental belt on 19 Feb 2018

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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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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. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 2336 square feet (217 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A hot tub, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian was completed in 2014. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2336 sq ft of conference space
  • 217 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1903
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (14.6 km / 9.1 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers 241 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and espresso makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Pompadour – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Grazing by Mark Greenaway – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Peacock Alley – On-site lobby lounge. Open daily.

The Caley Bar – This bar serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Guerlain Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 19.50 per 24 hours
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per day

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

Hotel Names

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

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.