Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB  show map
 5 stars
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel is a 5-star accommodation in the center of Edinburgh providing guests with a swimming pool and a golf course. Built in 1903, the excellent hotel was renovated in 2012.

Major Edinburgh sights, such as Holyrood Park, Calton Hill and National Monument are located nearby. The property lies within 2 km from the city center.

Shops and boutiques are situated next to the hotel.

The venue is notable for the ideal location within a 10-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The hotel's 236 elegant rooms come with ironing facilities, wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control and a personal safe as well as luxurious bathrooms with toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms feature a wonderful view over the city.

Eat & Drink

Every day a generous breakfast is served in the non-smoking dining room. Guests can unwind in the traditional restaurant, which serves creative local cuisine. A variety of afternoon tea, whiskies and cocktails is offered in the informal bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Cars, bicycles and limousines are available for rent on site.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include a play area, a mini club and cots. The property offers fitness center and a gym to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 19.50 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   241.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    5.9 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    3700 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    700 ft
  • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    1300 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    2100 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    241

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Rooms and availability

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Double Hilton Guest Room
Double Hilton Guest Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 435 sq. feet
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The contemporary room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 double bed. Special touches include a bathrobe and slippers. Maximum occupancy 2 adults. No smoking room.

Room facilities
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    Double Hilton Guest Room Plus
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 435 sq. feet
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    Make yourself at home in this traditional style room. With double bed.

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      Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Twin Hilton Guestroom Plus
      Twin Hilton Guestroom Plus
      Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 435 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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      Feel at home in this bright and airy 26m² roo. The contemporary room is decorated in cool, calm tones and includes twin beds. Sleeps 2 adults.

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        Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Double Hilton Deluxe
        Double Hilton Deluxe
        Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
        Size: 360 sq. feet
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        • Private bathroom
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        Feel at home in this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room, decorated in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Sleeps 2 adults.

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          Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Twin Hilton Deluxe
          Twin Hilton Deluxe
          Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
          Size: 360 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Indulge in the extra space of this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room has twin beds. Get to work at the desk or relax in the easy chair. A fluffy bathrobe and slippers await. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

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            Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Double Double Deluxe
            Double Double Deluxe
            Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
            Size: 360 sq. feet
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            Traditional room with 2 queen beds, high-speed internet access and easy chair. Sleeps 4 adults.

            Room facilities
              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Double Hilton Deluxe Plus
              Double Hilton Deluxe Plus
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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Maximum occupancy 2 adults

              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Twin Hilton Deluxe Plus
              Twin Hilton Deluxe Plus
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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room is decorated in cool, calm tones and has twin beds. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Double Double Deluxe Plus
              Double Double Deluxe Plus
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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 2 queen beds. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Sleeps 4 adults.

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              Executive Studio
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              Spoil yourself with this spacious room with separate seating area. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Some rooms have views of Edinburgh Castle. Sleeps 2 adults.

              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room King Hilton Suite
              King Hilton Suite
              Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed or Double bed
              Size: 475 sq. feet
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              • Private bathroom
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              Enjoy a home away from home with this luxurious suite with a living room and a view of Edinburgh Castle or the city. The traditional suite, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Sleeps 2 adults.

              Room facilities
                Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Caledonian Suite
                Caledonian Suite
                Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed or Double bed
                Size: 475 sq. feet
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                • Private bathroom
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                Grand three room suite with panoramic castle views. Private corridor and one double bed, one twin and one single bed.

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                  Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian photos Room Twin Hilton Guestroom
                  Twin Hilton Guestroom
                  Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 435 sq. feet
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                  • Air conditioning
                  • Private bathroom
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                  Modern room with twin beds. Sleeps 2 adults

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                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      4300 ft
                    Airports
                    • Turnhouse (EDI)
                      5.9 mi
                    • Dundee (DND)
                      35.5 mi
                    Train Stations
                    • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
                      3700 ft
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      4000 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      700 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Affogato
                      700 ft
                    • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                      1300 ft
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      2100 ft
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      1900 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of floors:
                      7
                    • Number of rooms:
                      241

                    Hotel Awards

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • Usher Hall - 400 ft
                    • Edinburgh International Book Festival - 700 ft
                    • Traverse Theatre - 700 ft
                    • Filmhouse Cinema - 1000 ft
                    • Scott Monument - 1000 ft
                    • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 1000 ft

                    Places of interest

                    • The Royal Bank of Scotland - 400 ft
                    • The Georgian House - 700 ft
                    • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - 700 ft
                    • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 700 ft
                    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 1000 ft
                    • Saint Margaret's Chapel - 1000 ft
                    • Mons Meg - 1000 ft
                    • National War Museum Of Scotland - 1000 ft
                    • One O'Clock Gun - 1000 ft

                    Convention centers

                    • Charlotte Square - 700 ft

                    Sport related

                    • Edinburgh Chess Club - 700 ft

                    Amusement

                    • Quicksilver - 400 ft
                    • Filmhouse - 1000 ft
                    • D B Amusements - 1400 ft

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 700 ft

                    Museums

                    • Princes Street Gardens - 700 ft

                    Theaters

                    • Usher Hall - 400 ft
                    • Usher Hall - 700 ft
                    • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 1400 ft

                    Local attractions

                    • Inverleith Park - 5200 ft
                      Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                    • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.1 mi
                      The Garden, Edinburgh
                    • Calton Hill - 1.1 mi
                      off Regent Road, Edinburgh
                    • Mansfield Place Church - 1.0 mi
                      East London Street, Edinburgh
                    • New Town - 1.1 mi
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                    Near the hotel

                    • St Cuthbert's Church - 500 ft
                      Lothian Road, Edinburgh
                    • National War Museum of Scotland - 1400 ft
                      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                    • Princes Street Gardens - 2100 ft
                      Princes Street, Edinburgh
                    • St. Margaret's Chapel - 1900 ft
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                    • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 1100 ft
                      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                    • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 1400 ft
                      13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
                    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2400 ft
                      Castlehill, Edinburgh

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Affogato - 700 ft

                      Address: 36 Queensferry Street

                      82% likes this, based on 76 reviews

                    • Castle Terrace - 1500 ft

                      Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

                      85% likes this, based on 928 reviews
                      Cuisine: Scottish

                    • Indaba - 2500 ft

                      Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
                      Phone: 0131 221 1554

                      85% likes this, based on 437 reviews
                      Price Range: USD 17 - USD 32

                    • Kanpai Sushi - 1300 ft

                      Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
                      Phone: 0131 228 1602

                      76% likes this, based on 239 reviews
                      Cuisine: Japanese
                      Price Range: USD 25 - USD 33

                    • The Atelier Restaurant - 2200 ft

                      Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
                      Phone: 0131 629 1344

                      80% likes this, based on 156 reviews
                      Cuisine: European
                      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of floors:
                      7
                    • Number of rooms:
                      241

                    Hotel Awards

                    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghWaldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    Average guest rating

                    8.0out of 10
                    Fabulous
                    Based on 296 reviews

                    Guest reviews

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

                      Excellent hotel in a great location. The service was brilliant although on each day we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated for breakfast. This was probably due to the fact that the City was staging two major sporting events and therefore the hotel was full. Reasonable rates considering demand for accommodation was high for that weekend. I would definitely stay there again.

                    • Group of friends
                      6.0

                      Location is good for shopping, but if you are out of towner, and have your own car driving in a strange city, you'd be lost before you could find the hotel even with sat nav assistant, the traffic system of the city around the hotel is confusing

                      The hotel is too big with a very long corridor, I was lost in the hotel to find my way back from my room to hotel lobby even though my room was only on E level

                    • Older travelers
                      9.2

                      very clean hotel, extremly plesent gentleman on the door sorry did not get his name,large man grey hair glasses.Guy serving in the whisky bar had a dour face.If he is happy at his work tell him to tell his face.

                      parking is poor advise your guests to use park and ride as you cant really use your car in town.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      This was a great base for the time that we spent in the city, it was central and easy access to the train,bus services and a short distance for the airport. We also found it to be very quiet to be so central.

                      We did not mind having to climb the stairs and trundle through the lobby, but this would not have been ideal for some people with walking difficulties otherwise no complaints

                    • Group of friends
                      10.0

                      A first class hotel, with excellent staff. The breakfast was fantastic and the location was good for sightseeing and shopping.

                      The only thing I did not like was your advertising. I booked my room for £169 for two nights, where you showed that it had been reduced from £508. I don't think that the room I was given was of that value, maybe I am wrong.

                    • Couple
                      7.4

                      Very comfortable beds. Good location and beautiful building.

                      Some of the hotel's common areas, especially the toilets, were not what you would expect of a five star hotel.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Location was exceptional, extremely pleasant welcome, excellent facilities, would not hesitate to stay there again, brilliant.

                    • Couple
                      8.8

                      Staff extremely helpful and great location for seeing all Edinburgh offers

                      Pool facilties where not to my expectations for a Hilton Hotel, pool was small and steam room poor

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Shopping, sightseeing, drinking and eating, relax swimming , jacuzzi,

                    • Older travelers
                      7.0

                      I liked the location ,some of the staff,and services and obviously the room itself

                      the pool was very small and there was no rooms for swimming

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      The staff were friendly and cannot do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. The location was execllent if you like being in the heart of the city.

                    • Older travelers
                      7.8

                      efficient staff. dealt with fire alarm in a competent manner

                      shower/bath taps were a little tired and needed repaired.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.6

                      Had major problems, did not have our reservation although we had paid for it in full. We did not know until the check out time that we were not going to have to pay the full amount of 215 pound again. They tried to charge us 60 pound instead of 20 pound for carparking. It gave us huge undue stress, even armed with information as to when we paid the amount, some 6 months prior they treated as though we were trying to get out of paying. They were apologetic at the end, but our 2 days in Edinburgh were wrecked, and we are unlikely to ever go to Edinburgh again. Also considering that it suposed to be a 5 star hotel, the room appearance was not 5 star.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.2

                      Location and the restaurant are good.

                      The room was a great disappointment, very small and one very small window. A two star room at five star prices. We will not stay here again.

                    • Older travelers
                      5.0

                      It's location was excellent

                      Our room was closer to two stars rather than a four star rating. The hotel is very tired and worn and in need of a major upgrade. Instead of providing free Wi-Fi there was a charge of 15 pounds, very off putting! I booked there as it was a Hilton hotel assuming it would be of a certain standard,that assumption was as dated as the Caledonian.

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      4300 ft
                    Airports
                    • Turnhouse (EDI)
                      5.9 mi
                    • Dundee (DND)
                      35.5 mi
                    Train Stations
                    • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
                      3700 ft
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      4000 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      700 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Affogato
                      700 ft
                    • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                      1300 ft
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      2100 ft
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      1900 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of floors:
                      7
                    • Number of rooms:
                      241

                    Hotel Awards

                    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghWaldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

                    Use Badge