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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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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.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free Internet
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
207Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
94Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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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Irmina have make it right from the beginning. Friendly helpful with all the request for this special trip. Hilton are the best in the industry. Will recommend for northwesters for sure! Happy to visit back with my partner for sure!
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 3 days ago
Dear IvanW549, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share you experience on TripAdvisor. It is s sincere pleasure to hear from you. I am delighted to learn that each and every aspect of your stay with us was as wonderful as we would have hoped for. Please do reach out to us if there is anything that we can do to assist you. I am more than happy to share your feedback with Irmina at reception on your behalf. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Dale MacPhee General Manager
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This beautiful and historic hotel – a former railway station which has retained some of its architectural features - by Princes St Gardens lives up to all expectations. The welcome from all staff is excellent – attentive, warm and genuine – and all aspects of the hotel speak of
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Alison J, Thank you for staying with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are truly delighted to hear that your stay was wonderful and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will definitely pass your feedback on to the concierges and our other members of staff as well. We do look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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Again, a very warm welcome from the staff at The Caledonian. The location is ideal, walking distance to most of the City, Big rooms, although a little scuffed around the edges, and in need of a coat of paint in places - the excellent, attentive staff more than make up for the
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 3 days ago
Dear 844SimonB, It is a pleasure to hear from you and thank you ever so much for visiting us. I am delighted to learn that you were left with such a tremendous impression overall and that likewise our wonderful team were able to make your experience truly wonderful. We do hope that you shall visit us again soon in the future and we look forward to welcoming you. With Kindest regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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We called in to this Hotel last weekend for a coffee and cake during the afternoon. The experience was a delight. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Presentation was beautiful and definitely value for money. We returned on the Saturday lunchtime on our way to the
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 3 days ago
Dear NottinghamJanie, It is a pleasure to hear from you and thank you ever so much for visiting us. I am delighted to learn that you were left with such a tremendous impression overall and that likewise our wonderful team were able to make your experience truly wonderful. We do hope that you shall visit us again soon in the future and we look forward to welcoming you With Kindest regards Dale MacPhee General Manager.
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Staff were incredibly kind, room was elegant and the amentinities were top-notch. The location is ideal for any trip to Edinburgh - close to the castle, near the shops and museums. The woman who checked us in (Rei Anna - spell?) was so sweet! She upgraded us, took us on a tour
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Amy G, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share you experience on TripAdvisor. It is s sincere pleasure to hear from you. I am delighted to learn that each and every aspect of your stay with us was as wonderful as we would have hoped for. Please do reach out to us if there is anything that we can do to assist you. I am more than happy to share your feedback with Ria Anne at reception on your behalf. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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The Premium Double Room at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
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Hello! Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM to 10:30 Am, Monday through Sunday!
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it's a high class hotel, so I do not doubt the must have cribs available
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Yes, the lift is right in the lobby.
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Breakfast is free to good members
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no diamond lounge - breakfast included with room for us. Full Scottish Breakfast not to be missed
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"Get a room at the front - at the back you're likely to be woken by the deliveries and taxis"
"As you are not directly on the main st the rooms at the back are very quiete."
"A room with a view of the Castle is amazing!"
"Suggest to request for a room nearest to the lifts as it's quite a walk from our room near the middle of the other wing."
"Forget the queen rooms - TINY!!!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$106 - US$536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton international edinburghhilton edinburghedinburgh hilton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
241
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