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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here when it was the Caledonian Hilton, back in 2012. It is in a wonderful location, close to many charming areas to visit in the downtown core. We had the appartment on the highest floor (booked directly through hotel website), and had the most spectacular view of double rainbows overlooking the churches, valleys, and seeing green for miles....

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon my 3rd return to The Caledonian, I can say without a doubt my very high expectations were exceeded! Manager Dean McVey handled my request with professionalism and superior customer service. WE HAD STAYED IN THE CALEDONIAN Suite Back in 2014 when we toured Scotland with our 4 children. This stay didn't include such luxurious accommodations, but the service, staff,...

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

Dear 6jetsetters, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and it was a pleasure to have had you here with us once again. Your compliments are greatly appreciated and I will be sure to communicate them to the team who, I am sure, will be as delighted as I am to learn of your thorough satisfaction. We...

Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything about the Caledonian is excellent, from the graduer and history to the modern facilities encourporated into the building. It is an experience by itself with the bars and restaurants, let alone its location to enjoy Edinburgh and well worth the money.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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We stayed for just one night at this lovely hotel. Parking is easy and, at checkout, is discounted. We paid £19 for over 24 hours' parking and could stay beyond the time of checking out. The hotel is at one end of Prince's St and some rooms have a view of the Castle. The rooms were spacious, clean and very...

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fab stay, central, staff very helpful, however drinks a little pricey in bar compared to other bars. Really enjoyed breakfast, breakfast staff are outstanding no queuing, seated, not rushed and food is excellent!

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London, United Kingdom
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The long term staff, especially the concierge, were, as usual, fantastic for what was booked as a celebratory trip. The breakfast staff and the chef were very helpful, and catered well for a baby and a dairy allergy. The hotel services were not as integrated as one would expect for a hotel of this rating. For example, we were grateful...

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

Dear EMMAK54, Thank you for choosing us for your recent stay during your visit to Edinburgh. Whilst I am delighted that, in particular, our Concierge and Breakfast teams were able to assist you greatly during your stay, I am sorry for the pitfalls in our service you encountered in regards to Housekeeping and in the Brasserie. I will be sharing...

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic stay, staff extremely helpful and facilities first class as you would expect from the Caledonian. Upgraded to a castle view premier king room which was ideal for a 3 night stay and would recommend.

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

Dear Chris M, Many thanks for your recent stay and for sharing your feedback. It was a pleasure to have had you here and I am thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon and please be sure to book directly through our website - waldorfastoriaedinburgh.com - for the best deals and exclusive...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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...

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Stayed here last as a Hilton premise with great promise from an upgrade to the Waldorf Astoria brand. However was disappointed from the outset! Although I'm accepting of the fact that Honors diamond doesn't get you far at Waldorf Astoria properties (I generally avoid if possible unless the hotel is outstanding) - the Caledonian goes further by trying to strip...

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

Dear Jonathan H, Thank you for sharing your feedback in such detail following your stay with us and I am most apologetic that we failed to exceed your expectations during your visit. We greatly appreciate the continued loyalty of our Hilton Honors Diamond Members and it is extremely regrettable that we were unable to demonstrate this to you whilst you...

London
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant long weekend at The Caledonian and will definitely be revisiting the hotel on our next visit to Edinburgh.Located at one end of Prices Street in the middle of the town, it made access to almost all of the places we wanted to visit very easy.The staff were knowledgeable,friendly and helpful.

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

Dear 157dominica, Thank you for your recent patronage and for sharing your comments. I am delighted that our central location and team enhanced your experience and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

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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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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: £149 - £509 (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:
#8 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#28 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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