I booked this hotel for our recent stay when I located a half off deal on Priceline.com. The reviews were great and the location was perfect. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous, but the hallways and rooms are in real need of updating and repair. The lighting and walls of the hallways just seemed to give off a dirty, old feel. The room itself was a bit better, but was just really tiny and set up oddly. The bathroom...the bathroom...I hated that bathroom!!! The shower curtain fought with me everytime I showered and I almost fell out of the tub once as the surface is so slick..though, they do provide a rubber mat for the bottom. However, they do provide you with Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries...a nice touch!
The location, however, is perfect! We walked to everything and only took a cab to and from the airport. The hotel sits in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and the views are amazing.
I would like to see the hotel once it has been rehabbed...I can just imagine how brilliant it will be!!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton International Edinburgh
- Hilton Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Hilton
- Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Scotland