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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming from our place in Italy, as expats it was wonderful to be back in the world of the English language! The Caledonian was lovely with very friendly staff and wonderful views of the castle. We enjoyed the restaurants as well. For a birthday weekend, it was a lovely time, even though it was very cold! Great location too. Only... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just checked out of the Waldorf. Me and my boyfriend decided instead of buying xmas pressies this year we would go to Edinburgh to see the christmas market and stay in a dearer hotel than we would normally stay. Paid £150 for one night which we were happy with as looks like a lovely hotel. We were greeted by a... More 

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Lee, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once again this hotel does not disappoint, staff attention excellent, chef accommodated gluten free request without any fuss, bed linen crisp white and feather duvets, sleeping at the back quieter not the view but it's a room to sleep in. Great restaurant and bar, lovely food and great staff

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just back from a fantastic spur of the moment stay at the Waldorf Astoria the staff were so friendly and helpful especially Malcolm at concierge he is a credit to the hotel. Fantastic room with stunning veiw of the castle, the room was lovely and the bed extremly comfy both my partner and I had a great nights sleep. I... More 

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Rury_Glasgow, Thank you very much for choosing us for your recent stay and it was a pleasure having you here. I am extremely pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and that our team, the stunning view overlooking Edinburgh Castle and your room enhanced your stay. Already looking forward to welcoming you back and please be sure... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our stay was fantastic and we loved the location for our honeymoon!! The staff was great and service was wonderful! The room was very clean but the bed was VERY uncomfortable and the sheets were horrible.

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear SuzyP16, Many thanks for your review and for your recent patronage. I am thrilled by your comments that you had a wonderful honeymoon and it was a pleasure having you here to celebrate with us. I do apologise however that you found the bed to be too hard and the sheets were not to your satisfaction. I will have... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel, great staff. Always made welcome when we stay, the entire hotel team from arriving to leaving couldn't be more helpful. Even took time to have a play in that spa pool with my son, he loved the child friendly area off to one side - Top job, great hotel for a relaxing fuss free break!

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear devine128, Many thanks for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It is of immense delight to read of your thorough satisfaction and I am thrilled that we exceeded your expectations from start to finish. I look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable stay! Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at this very centrally located hotel. Arrived 3hrs prior to check in and our room was ready, valet parking real handy too. Only disappointment for us was the famous caley bar was closed and unfortunately we hadn't been informed. One member of staff said it was being refurbished whilst another told us that periodically the decision... More 

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy T, Many thanks for your recent stay with us and for providing us with your feedback. I am pleased that you greatly enjoyed your visit however I extend my apologies that our bar was closed during your stay. I hope that you will be able to visit us again and sample the wonderful cocktails and other beverages that... More 

Concord, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have traveled a lot around the world and I would say the staff here were some of the best. Dean took care of us as soon as we walked in the door. As a Diamond member you get some perks, but Dean and the staff took the extra step for us from room upgrade, dinner reservations, etc.. We were... More 

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear ggak, Thank you for your recent patronage and for sharing your feedback with your fellow travellers. Your continued loyalty as an Hhonors Diamond Member is greatly appreciated and I am delighted to read that our team ensured an unforgettable stay. We already we look forward to welcoming you back! I trust you travelled home safely. Best regards, Dale MacPhee... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for the weekend to visit the Christmas markets and had a wonderful time. I requested rooms with Castle views, which the hotel provided with ease. From check in to check out, the staff could not have been better. They were so friendly and welcoming at all times. The hotel rooms were lovely, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. I... More 

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Katy-Lou73, Many thanks for choosing us for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback which is of immense pleasure to read. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and that we exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future for another unforgettable experience. Please be sure... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This morning my wife andI shall be travelling to Edinburgh for our 33rd Wedding Anniversary. We will be staying at the Caledonian hotel on Princes street for our 33rd consecutive year. We have seen lots of changes to the hotel over all the years with some great improvements and it holds the most special of places in our hearts. 6... More 

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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Paul B, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful review and we are delighted to have you here with us once again. Wishing you a very happy anniversary and a memorable stay with us. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: French, European, British, Scottish
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland (Formerly Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $216 - $753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian 5*
Number of rooms: 241
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Also Known As:
Hilton International Edinburgh
Hilton Edinburgh
Edinburgh Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Scotland
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#7 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#28 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Don't upgrade to castle view. You hear the goings on in the streets at midnight and early into the morning.”
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