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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived early & our room was ready, the concierge were really helpful, took our car, bags, & remained very helpful throughout our stay. It was my Birthday, on arrival to our room we had Champagne & Chocolates waiting. Our room was big, bright, clean & had a great view of the castle. We used the leisure facilities including a...

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Upon my 3rd return to The Caledonian, I can say without a doubt my very high expectations were exceeded! Manager Dean McVey handled my request with professionalism and superior customer service. WE HAD STAYED IN THE CALEDONIAN Suite Back in 2014 when we toured Scotland with our 4 children. This stay didn't include such luxurious accommodations, but the service, staff,...

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

Dear 6jetsetters, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and it was a pleasure to have had you here with us once again. Your compliments are greatly appreciated and I will be sure to communicate them to the team who, I am sure, will be as delighted as I am to learn of your thorough satisfaction. We...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Caledonian is a beautifully grand hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and any problems, no matter how small, are resolved extremely quickly. The hot tub was not working which was disappointing and should've been pointed out when we checked in but other than that everything was fine. We had breakfast in...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just spent another one of our infrequent overnight stays at this hotel in Edinburgh. We had an exceptionally good experience once again and every member of staff was a real credit to the Hilton name. From our arrival at reception, everyone was very kind and extremely efficient with a friendly smile. We had dinner in...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice hotel gorgeous setting with lovely paintings and atmosphere. Amazing views of the castle and centre. Safe on hand 24 hours and was a lovely bar area. However the music played throughout the hotel is very distracting and loud. Would stay again.

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

Dear Alexandra L, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us but I am sorry that you were disturbed by some of the festivities. I will be sure to share this feedback with the team. I very much hope that we can welcome you back in the near future. Best regards,...

Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for my birthday in July and the hotel had left a bottle of sparkling wine. The room itself was well presented, a little odd shaped (junior suite) but provided the facilities that we needed. Breakfast was a combination of buffet and menu and food was superb. Gym was good and has a decent swimming pool. Location was...

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

Dear drp117, Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to share your experience with your fellow travellers. I appreciate your comments on the room shape, the building being 116 years old does lend itself to the hotel's uniqueness. I very much hope that we can welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards,...

Hveragerdi, Iceland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this hotel where the staff was so Complimentary, cleaned are perfect, the comfort of the rooms very good and the location is perfect. The rooms are very beautiful and make you feel very well at this hotel. I strongly recommend Waldorf hotel. Robert at reception was very hospitable and welcomed us. Thanks for us

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

Dear ninamargretp, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay with us. I m very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your stay, and that the team were a key highlight for you. This is feedback I know they will be pleased to hear. We very much hope to welcome you back in...

Herzliyya
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recommend staying in this beautiful hotel. The 4+ meter high ceiling in our room was an experience. Excellent location on Princess street. As art lovers we enjoyed the Peacock wall. The hotel provides what is called the "grandeur" experience.

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

Dear Daniel Y, Thank you for choosing us and for your positive review. I am truly pleased to read how much you enjoyed your time with us and our unique listed building. Do come back soon and don't forget to register for a Hilton Honors account and book through waldorfastoria.com for the best rates and points on your final spend....

Belfast
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed during 6 nations rugby weekend. Beautiful hotel with great rooms and wonderful staff. Breakfast simply delicious and bars really good value. Room had amazing view of the castle & overall experience was superb

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

Dear CelineBelfast, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read just how much you enjoyed your time with us and will be sure to share your kind words with the team. Please do come back soon. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One nights stay. We arrived early and pleasantly surprised to find our room was ready which was great. Reception staff friendly and helpful. Location great and easy access to shops, restaurants and attractions. Good selection for breakfast.

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Dear am2042016, Thank you kindly for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and very much hope that we can welcome you back soon. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

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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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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: French, European, British, Scottish
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: ₹ 11,560 - ₹ 40,325 (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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#8 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Castle view suites have a much better view than the others”
 of 5 bubbles drp117, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Even numbered rooms in the Eastern wing have a view of the castle”
 of 5 bubbles Oldhappytravellers, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Recommend getting a room with a castle view, it is worth the extra money.”
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  • The Sir Walter Scott Suite was absolutely perfect.
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“Definitely a room with a view of the Castle!”
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