My partner and I booked into this hotel as a special treat at the beginning of our holiday, thinking we would be surrounded by luxury..how wrong we were! The hotel is distinctly average - the bathroom was bigger than our bedroom, everything in the room was rather shabby and tired, and the sound of the air conditioning unit outside our room was constant throughout our stay. There are no frills - which for the astronomical cost of our room is ridiculous-and they even charged us to park in their car park! All in all - you will get much better quality and value for money by booking into a lovely boutique bed and breakfast and forget chain hotels!
- 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