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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Magdeburg, Germany
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The Caledonian is known for its notable physical features, but what differentiates it is the quality of the customer-service provided. From the gentlemen greeting at the front door, to the efficient reception team, throughout Peacock Alley and into the bar, the service personnel perform at a high level. What comes to mind, however, is the breakfast. I’m not a morning...

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We went for a night to celebrate our Anniversary and no better choice was Caledonian Waldorf Astoria! The receptionist was very attentive, professional and friendly at the same time. She booked a table for the Brasserie restaurant and she mentioned it was our anniversary so we found a letter with the wishes, it was lovely! The room spacious and full...

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

Dear Konfa, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay to celebrate your anniversary. We wish you many congratulations, once again! I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that it was a truly memorable celebration, particularly enhanced by the service you received from our team. I do apologise that our Jacuzzi...

Chichester
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We stayed here for three nights and could not have wished for a better stay :) the staff are all very friendly and extremely helpful. The bar staff know their job and went above and beyond in looking after us, fantastic selection of gin as well!! A great location for exploring Edinburgh. Can't wait to return :)

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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We thought that staying at a Waldorf Astoria would guarantee quality. Sadly it does not. The hotel is very tired, particularly the rooms which are small and shabby. I noticed that there were watermarks on the prints adorning the walls in the corridors. Surely someone in management should have noticed that. Despite all that they charge top dollar. On the...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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We stayed over the weekend for the Scotland v Italy rugby match which was the main contributor to our disappointing stay.The hotel was as well as being packed with guests attending the rugby and those in off the street also had a wedding.To put into perspective how busy they were when we returned from the match there was absolutely nowhere...

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Tennessee, United States
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods 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 theatres 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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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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)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: £156 - £533 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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