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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, built in 1903, is one of Edinburgh’s most significant landmarks. Admire some of the best views in Edinburgh from the luxurious guestrooms and suites and dine at Scottish fine dining restaurant Grazing by Mark Greenaway. At Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian you can also experience the grandeur of the Peacock Alley, formerly the station concourse and ticket office, now a luxurious lounge offering light lunch, Traditional and Champagne Afternoon Tea, and elegant evening drinks. Sample some of Scotland’s finest whisky from the collection of over 100 malts and bends at The Caley Bar. Indulge yourself at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, home to four treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and two gyms. The spa offers pampering treatments for men and women, for reviving and healing, or just for pure indulgence.
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Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
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Minibar
Refrigerator
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Bridal suite
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Hannah M wrote a review 25 Feb
4 contributions5 helpful votes
Incredible experience staying here over Christmas. It’s on my bucket list to do this again! Coming to a Waldorf, I know I will have a good experience, however this specific location excels in the details. We had an amazing room on a corner with a stunningly large bathroom. The turndown service was immaculate. We woke up Christmas morning to a stocking on our door, filled to the TOP! Such thoughtful things such as an ornament for our tree, candle, special chocolates, etc. The breakfast is something to write home about. All around amazing experience & wonderful service!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Hannah M, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for choosing to stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to learn that your experience exceeded your expectations, we pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming and dedicated team, it is great to see that we all looked after you so well. Christmas season is also my favourite time of the year and we do have fantastic decorations each year and we go by theme. Watch our for the theme this year and we would be delighted to welcome you back again this Christmas of 2024.
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Dan H wrote a review Jun 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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This hotel is just wow. From the minute we arrived until the minute we left, we were absolutely amazed with the standards and service the hotel has to offer. The staff at the hotel are exceptional,from reception to Spa and restaurant they were truly faultless. Every single team member went truly above and beyond to make our stay memorable. The food is fantastic, we ate in the restaurants over two nights and the food & service faultless on both occasions. We also had treatments and the Spa which was fantastic. A true gem of a hotel. Don’t like to nitpick but the only fault were the 3 young children who dominated the pool & hot tub over the two days we used these facilities. As it’s quite an expensive Spa experience, you’d expect this to be nipped in the bud. I appreciate kids are kids but if you’ve come away to relax it’s not all together ideal to rest up. Fantastic hotel and couldn’t recommend it enough. Thank you Edinburgh Waldorf
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jun 2023
Dear Dan H, Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey following your stay with us, as we greatly value and appreciate your feedback. I am pleased to see that in general you enjoyed your time with us! However, I would like to apologise for the fact that you did not have the most relaxing spa experience due to the noise in the pool area. Please rest assured that I have passed your comments onto the spa management team, as we are not in the habit of disappointing our guests, and we hope we can pleasantly surprise you on your next visit. We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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MarkH1973 wrote a review 25 Feb
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom158 contributions146 helpful votes
We spent one night here at the end of February 2024. We pulled up outside to ask about parking and the very friendly concierge took my car and parked it for me, and had my bags taken up to my room. When we checked in, again, service was excellent with a friendly conversation with the team on reception. When our bags arrived at our room, the chap who brought them up spent ages explaining how everything worked, and asked if there was anything else we needed. The room was comfortable with a lovely view of the castle, and the bathroom, which was long and thin, was big enough for us, with a nice bath with a good shower over it. There were plenty of charging points in our room, and the alarm clock had two USB charging ports, wand a good sized flat screen television. There was a Nespresso coffee maker in the room with capsules, and there was a nice little branded box of chocolates in the room. We also had plenty of little bottles of water in the room. We popped out for the evening and when we got back, our room had been nicely turned down with chocolates on each of the four pillows. We had breakfast in the hotel the next morning and it was delicious, really good. There was a good buffet with excellent quality food - I particularly enjoyed the lorne sausage, haggis and black pudding - and tea, coffee and juice was brought to the table. There was also an a la carte menu, from which I ordered the fruit platter and porridge which again was excellent. My son enjoyed the waffles and the beans - an odd selection I know! - and felt very at home and welcome in the hotel. On check out, again, we were treated like friends and the receptionist asked where we were going, and if we had enough bottles of water to keep us going (we did!) and if we needed anything else. Our car was brought to reception - £35 may not be cheap for a night's parking but it's also not exceptionally expensive for central Edinburgh - and we headed off. Some parts of the hotel like the Tasting Room have been refurbished recently and it shows, and whilst there are some older parts of the hotel that could do with some modernisation, that work is in progress. Whilst it is a lovely hotel in a lovely building, the stand out thing for us was the quality of service. Everyone with whom we interacted was wonderfully friendly and helpful. We would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a great view of the castle.
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear MarkH1973, Wow! I am very pleased to see that you have a memorable and fantastic time during your stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Your kind words about our staff and the detailed experience you have described from the different facilities we have offered means a lot to us. We always strive to provide memorable experiences to all our guests, and it's wonderful to know that we succeeded in making your trip special. If you ever plan to visit again, we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay. Safe travels!
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Dreamer651200 wrote a review 25 Feb
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From the moment you enter the hotel to the moment that you leave, the staff was very engaged, and personally attentive! My family has been staying in this hotel for getting close to a century and it is never in doubt as to which hotel I would always stay at in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Dreamer651200, Thank you very much for your fantastic review and for choosing to stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to learn that your experience exceeded your expectations, we pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming and dedicated team, it is great to see that we all looked after you so well. It is great to hear that we have continuously succeeded in delivering memorable stay for you and your family. I hope that you had a safe and pleasant return journey home and I look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Max R wrote a review 24 Feb
Bath, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Pure luxury in the middle of Edinburgh. Doormen took suitcases on arrival and delivered to the room. Our room had a stunning castle view, a bathtub (with Bluetooth speaker in the ceiling!) and such comfy bedding. Breakfast was so delicious both from the buffet and the a la carte menu… try the haggis! Drinks in Peacock Alley were a real treat - the waiters were so attentive and recommended some lovely whisky. The spa was well managed, spotless and nicely appointed! A great way to celebrate my birthday and will definitely be the place to stay if I come back to Edinburgh!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear U9244OOmaxr, Thank you very much for your awesome review and for choosing to stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to learn that your experience exceeded your expectations, we pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming and dedicated team, it is great to see that we all looked after you so well. I am very pleased that you have enjoyed the comfort and luxury that we have offered and your birthday celebration was memorable. I hope that you had a safe and pleasant return journey home and I look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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sunsetbabe wrote a review 23 Feb
Glasgow, United Kingdom166 contributions119 helpful votes
I booked the WA for many reasons in all my years visiting Edinburgh I always wanted to stay here, But it did not live up to my expectations sadly. I had to check a few times with reception regarding the parking as it wasn't added to my bill and I didn't want a fine. The room was far too hot even with AC on, in hindsight we should have asked for a fan, The bed was awful every-time we turned over it squeaked and made a horrendous noise. The bathroom was really small again I was expecting something grander given its a 5 star hotel. Breakfast was wholly disappointing I ordered eggs Benedict and the yolk on the egg was cooked through no runny yolk. The lounge was lovely but I didn't rate the cocktails. The view from the room was however spectacular! We stayed at the doubletree round the corner at xmas and I can tell you it was wholly better !
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Sunsetbabe, Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey following your stay with us, we greatly value and appreciate your feedback. I am both saddened and concerned to learn that we failed to meet your expectations on this occasion, kindly accept my sincerest apologies. Rest assured the comments you have highlighted will be taken on board on each departments as we are not in a habit of disappointing our guests. I hope that this will not deter you from visiting us again in the future as we would like for you to experience the true luxury and Waldorf quality that you should have received.
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Mark F wrote a review 23 Feb
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I recently went back to Edinburgh to provide a lecture to my old university and had a fantastic stay at the Caledonian. From the fantastic welcome at the front door to the view of the Castle every morning from my well appointed room. excellent concierge service and great experience from check in to out - highly recommended. Perfect location to see the Old and New towns and close to my University too.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear MarkfB691YK, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian and for taking the time to rate us a perfect 5 stars on Tripadvisor. I am thrilled to see that you had a perfect stay with us and trust it was memorable too! We greatly appreciate the feedback that you have provided us and our team will be thrilled to hear you felt cared for and valued during your stay with us. We do pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming and dedicated team, it is great to see that we all looked after you so well. Our castle views are indeed breath-taking, it is one of our favourite features of the hotel. I trust you have made a safe and pleasant journey home and hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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Andrea-mumof3 wrote a review 19 Feb
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom81 contributions162 helpful votes
Amazing and grand hotel with wonderful staff who treat everyone like royalty and go above and beyond on every tiny detail. On arrival, we were given a lovely Scottish welcome by David, who took our bags inside and arranged for our car to be valetted. Erin checked us in - our room was exceptional (we were upgraded from a king room with an extra bed for our daughter to a double queen corner room - this made our celebratory stay extra special thank you!), spa and gym were excellent. Breakfast was out of this world choice-wise and in terms of service - once again the staff excelled as they did throughout the hotel including the cleaning staff. Only wish we could have stayed longer - wonderful hotel and I would recommend it to everyone. We're looking forward to going back and trying the afternoon tea in Peacock Alley during our next stay!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andrea C, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience here in beautiful Edinburgh. David and Erin will be thrilled to hear about your comments! We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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Carrottop wrote a review 19 Feb
Largs, United Kingdom84 contributions37 helpful votes
Of all our stays here this has to be the best. Yes, it is expensive but you get what you pay for. We were in room 338 which had a beautiful view of the castle and being a double aspect room it was very bright, also a very large room. Spa area was very nice and relaxing. Peacock Alley is such a relaxing place with beautiful music either piped in or live, We heard great jazz on Friday evening then we were entertained by a pianist on Saturday afternoon. Staff a lovely, big shout out to Molly and Nitin in Peacock Ally for going that extra mile for us.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Carrottop, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience here in beautiful Edinburgh. We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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Paul H wrote a review 18 Feb
Telford, United Kingdom57 contributions43 helpful votes
Where do I start, it is rare for me to wish to give 10 stars, we arrived on Thursday 15th February for 3 nights, we did have a small problem with the room and was immediately moved to the Billy Garioch Suite, the room/suite, view, staff were just all amazing. I intended to tick off my bucket list (to stay in a Waldorf, Astoria by Hilton), now ticked off and re-added to my bucket list to stay here again, I can honestly say it was worth every penny I spent. A big thank you to all the staff and I mean each and every member of staff I had the pleasure of meeting for their professionalism, kindness, respect and helpfulness, it was off the scale. The buffet breakfast is nothing I have seen before for quality, selection, preparation and display, I would recommend spending the extra just to experience this hotel and the amazing way it is run I am proud to say I have stayed here and hope the staff are proud to be working there, P Hawkins.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: There is nothing you need to worry about, if you have a problem I am sure it would be sorted...
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Dear Mr Hawkins, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and trust you had a memorable experience here in beautiful Edinburgh. We trust you had a safe onward journey and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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PRICE RANGE
£187 - £590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton international edinburgh, hilton edinburgh, edinburgh hilton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
231
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Which popular attractions are close to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle (0.3 miles), Escape Edinburgh Morrison Street (0.3 miles), and Game Of Throwing Edinburgh (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Caley Bar, Dine, and Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian have airport transportation?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.