Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

ex. Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2ABshow map
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Overview

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian lies in an unique location in Edinburgh, a short walk from EICC. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a 5-star hotel in a royal style. This 5-star hotel also offers a safety deposit box, a lift and a beauty salon.

The venue is 2.2 km away from Palace of Holyroodhouse and 2.4 km from Holyrood Park. Within a short distance of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, guests can find a zoo, brasseries and bars.

A palace, a gallery and a castle are set within walking distance.

It is less than 15 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Turnhouse airport is 15 km away.

Rooms

The venue offers 241 airy rooms with a laptop-compatible safe, a Nespresso coffee machine and ornate ceiling. The rooms look on to the city. These rooms include en suite bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A fine breakfast is offered for guests in the restaurant. Guests can enjoy local menu at the exclusive restaurant on site. There is a café bar with complimentary Wi-Fi and a terrace. Affogato is 200 meters away from the hotel.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The on-site car and bicycle rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

The hotel provides steam baths and various massages for guests to relax and rejuvenate. A gym area and a fitness centre are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at GBP 19.50 per day.

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

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

GBP 19.50 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle2300 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral2300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land2700 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk2700 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements1400 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens700 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo2700 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre2700 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art3300 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 800 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2400 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Royal Mile Royal Mile 2800 ftRoyal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland3800 ftChambers Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument4600 ftCalton Hill
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AffogatoAffogato700 ft36 Queensferry Street
Kanpai SushiKanpai Sushi1300 ft8-10 Grindlay Street
Castle TerraceCastle Terrace1500 ft33-35 Castle Terrace
The Atelier RestaurantThe Atelier Restaurant2200 ft159-161 Morrison Street
IndabaIndaba2500 ft3 Lochrin Terrace
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1.1 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.4 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.5 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.5 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk5000 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.2 mi
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre3700 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery4000 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.4 mi
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.4 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.5 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle3.1 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.8 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.6 mi131 High Street
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.9 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.1 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station4000 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  384  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Impressive old and chic hotel with stunning views over the Princess street park and the castle. Well maintained on the inside, black on the outside of the exhaust fumes.

    High price for excellent hospitality, but certainly not amazing, what you can expect from 5 stars.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Was well decorated to a certain style without being too grand and pretentious. Very central. Excellent for guests travelling to Edinburgh by air or rail and wishing to visit the tourist attractions and theatres on foot and use public transport or taxis to go further afield.

    Price paid was good enough value for money - did not like the e-mail sent a couple of days before hand about stand-by upgrading.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location, the quality of room, the view of the castle and the helpfulness of the staff.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    it was a relaxing break for me and my partner on her birthday

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Lovely room, plenty of space with a fabulous view of castle. Hotel was stunning and very relaxing.

    Had to queue for breakfast.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location, car park and breakfast also the air conditioning worked very well

    Being on the 5th floor the room was small and the furniture was old and tired.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Competant, pleasant staff, comfortable public areas and bar, excellent dining and convenient car parking.

    Fifth floor room too small. Shower/Bath water temperature impossible to regulate. Cold plates only available in Pompodor room for hot breakfast.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent breakfast

    Our room was hot, although the outside temperature was cool. We had to get a maintenance man to open our window, which improved the temperature problem. Unfortunatley, just outside and below our room was a ventillation shaft emitting odours as well as continuous and considerable noise.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Enjoyed the location of the hotel.

    The room had no air conditioner and was far to hot. The tables in the dining room were to cramped

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This hotel is in a great location for a weekend city break with views of the castle. Its not only in a great location for getting around the city but the hotel's perfect for relaxing in luxury with in the hotels many areas. The staff are also very helpful and friendly.

  • 9.6
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    Location of the hotel was excellent, breakfast was very good with local specialities, (es. haggis!!). Room was very clean and view was great, straight to Edinburgh Castle. Bathroom was very clean and modern.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff really helpful, concierge took care of our luggage both before check in and after check out.Good breakfast on offer from the buffet ( and till fairly late in the morning. Lovely quiet hotel, with a nicer class of guest, but at very reasonable prices.

    Occasionally a waitress would clear a table at breakfast while people were at the buffet.They would then come back to their table to find someone else sitting at it! One or two awkward moments there! As we were in one of their value rooms, we had a lovely view of .....a wall. This made the room pretty dark at all times of the day.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    . Excellent location, very central, Should have got instructions of how to get to the hotel as the one way systems rather confusing However,excellent parking on site (parked for us). Afternoon soup, sandwiches,coffee and biscuit excellent value at £7.95 . Also pre-dinner drinks and excellent quality nibbles in the bar also very enjoyable.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The breakfast was outstanding. The location was perfect (also if you come from the airport, you have the bus stop in front of the hotel. The name is West End). The beds were very confortable and staff nice very professional.

    when we got the room we thought we received a staff one.... it was very small and we were a little bit disapointed. The common areas of the hotel look outdated and some areas needs a paint or to be renewed.

  • 10.0
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    The complete experience of staying at one of the top hotels, wish we could have stayed longer. the hotel is amazing and the staff can not do enough for you, they are always there, in an unobtrusive way, and so very friendly. We will be back.

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Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.9 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.1 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station4000 ft
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