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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Pri...
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Recent guest reviews

I liked the history and look of the property. I enjoyed the coffee and shortbread cookies as well as the turn down service with the chocolates. I disliked that as a long time Hilton Honors members that we did not receive complimentary breakfast. I also thought the carriage room bathroom was too dark. Even with the window, there is not enough light to adequately see when putting on makeup, etc.

Great hotel with great staff. Loved the proximity to major attractions. Despite being on a busy street, you could never hear the noise outside. Will definitely stay there again if ever back in Edinburgh.

Staff was great—room was not (heater was roaring all night but they moved us to another room the next night—it was better). The really ridiculous thing that we could not wrap our heads around was how bad room service was—the Waldorf salad at the Waldorf is a disgrace! The chicken sandwich had almost no chicken in it , the breakfast was a joke—we ate two meals with them and it was laughable. We thought people should know—there’s no excuse for it!

The hotel is very well located, comfortable, and the staff is ready for all of your needs. The concierge recommended a variety very good restaurants from a delicious and chip chinese for lunch, to a great and expensive one michelin star for dinner all of them walking distance. The rooms are very clean and comfortable in a vintage atmosphere which is what you can expect for that kind of city. The views from my room was not bad but not great, anyways I’d come back and absolutely recommend it.

This hotel was terrific. Great service and we loved the location to everything. Wish the rooms were a little bigger but otherwise would not change a thing. The breakfast at the hotel daily was amazing. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and pleasant. Anything you asked for they would get it to you almost immediately. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY AT THIS HOTEL BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOTEL, OUTSIDE OF LOW WATER PRESSURE IN THE SINKS AND SHOWERS, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. TRY THE HAGGIS, IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE TASTY.

At best a 4-star hotel. I don't think the room is worth more than $200 per night. It would be way overpriced if that was the price in BP. Although the room was large, it was long and narrow. The lighting was inadequate. The bed and bedding were very comfortable. The room and bathroom are very clean, however, the plumbing was a disaster. Every time I tried to adjust the faucet for the bathtub, the shower would come one. Also when I went to open the drain, the entire drain mechanism came off in my hand. They couldn't fix it and I changed rooms where I had the same problem. The staff is very helpful. I found the public spaces like the Peacock room very uninviting.

The hotel is in a PERFECT location. It is a short walk to the Castle, and on Princes St, a central commercial destination with a beautiful park. The building is gorgeous and the rooms fine. There is a lot of construction going on so the front lobby was non existent by the time we left but hopefully it will make the place even more pleasant.

Beautiful, spacious, immaculate room and bath. Nice location and a most accommodating staff. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

From the moment I stepped in I felt as if I had been transported back to a finer and gentler time. From the old clock that had been in the original railway station, to the grand staircase, no detail had been overlooked. It was luxurious and comfortable. The staff were all welcoming. When I checked in I was given a room upgrade (I'm not sure why.) I had the most beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle and since the tattoo was on I got treated to fireworks each night. The staff bent over backwards to make sure that all my wants and needs were being taken care of. I'd like to particularly commend the restaurant staff and the team of concierges who helped me with everything from booking tours to helping me with driving directions to remote parts of Scotland. Across the street is the not to be missed bar/restaurant/club Ghillie Dhu. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Our stay at the Caledonia Hilton all went well. The rooms, the food and service were all great. However, there was one standout performance by Malcolm at the concierge desk. He was the absolute best concierge we have ever experienced. Great help with travel plans, restaurants, helping with airport and rental cars. He even told me the right club to hit off the first tee at St. Andrews! Simply remarkable.

We traveled to Edinburgh for my daughter's wedding at the castle in St. Margaret's Chapel. Our hotel was located right in the middle of all the places we wanted to go - plus I had a front row seat to the best view of the castle in town...right from my hotel window. The staff was helpful and courteous and the concierge was the best I've ever had!

The main floor of the hotel was beautiful and the waitstaff at the main restaurant that served my included breakfast was always friendly. The tea and shortbread in the room were a welcome treat at the end of a long day of touring. The room, though a good size, was average and after a couple of days, the outdated bathroom started to smell musty. While I appreciated that the concierge had an iTouch charger (mine didn't work, even with an adapter) only some of the workers knew where to find it. I was also surprised how little the concierge knew. They didn't know where to pick up the night bus to the airport or how to get a train to Glasgow. Overall the hotel was nice, but not great. The location was good, but the hotel needs some TLC. While I enjoyed my stay and I got a good rate, I would not have guessed that this was a 5 star hotel. Everything in consideration, I would give it high 3 maybe low 4 stars at best.

We only stayed in the hotel one night en route to northern Scotland. The location was great- we were able to walk to the main highlights of Edinburgh very easily from the hotel. Breakfast was wonderful- including an omelette station! The concierge was also very helpful. The only difficulty was in driving to enter the parking lot of the hotel- it is a one way street and very confusing

Good location for touring Edinburgh by foot. Elegant hotel, wonderful breakfast, good gym facilities, comfortable room. Charge for internet access was excessive.

This hotel is very nice. The rooms are small, but very clean and quiet, The breakfast is very good. the concierge service is very helpful. They are efficient and accessible. The front desk staff wasn't terribly welcoming, but the concierge staff was. We were able to buy castle tickets and obtain a taxi right there. This hotel is centrally located downtown, so that was nice.

The staff was fantastic and very helpful. This hotel was in a good location, but the room did not live up to expectations. It was nice and clean, but not very big. The bed was not very comfortable and I could hear all the doors on my floor slam every time someone went in or out.

Our room was very nice. Roomy bathroom with great shower (2 shower heads). Hotel updated recently. Comes with big, comfy robes. Had a great view of the castle. Only negative is that it is right on street - so all nightlife activity from outside can be heard.

Perfect location in central Edinburgh. Wonderful staff. 2 great restaurants. Excellent breakfast buffet. Close enough to walk to just about anything. Very comfortable rooms.

Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Princes Street and George Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in New Town, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is adjacent to Princes Street and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like George Street. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 241 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including The Pompadour , which specializes in British cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an espresso maker, free bottled water, and a laptop-compatible safe.


Property features

At Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Valet parking is available for GBP 25 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Everyone (6) Business (3) Couples (8) Family (5) Friends (1) Other (4)
5
Everyone

By on Aug 26, 2019

4
Everyone

I liked the history and look of the property. I enjoyed the coffee and shortbread cookies as well as the turn down service with the chocolates. I disliked that as a long time Hilton Honors members that we did not receive complimentary breakfast. I also thought the carriage room bathroom was too dark. Even with the window, there is not enough light to adequately see when putting on makeup, etc.

By on May 16, 2019

5
Everyone

Great hotel with great staff. Loved the proximity to major attractions. Despite being on a busy street, you could never hear the noise outside. Will definitely stay there again if ever back in Edinburgh.

By on Jan 4, 2019

4
Everyone

Staff was great—room was not (heater was roaring all night but they moved us to another room the next night—it was better). The really ridiculous thing that we could not wrap our heads around was how bad room service was—the Waldorf salad at the Waldorf is a disgrace! The chicken sandwich had almost no chicken in it , the breakfast was a joke—we ate two meals with them and it was laughable. We thought people should know—there’s no excuse for it!

By , from San Pedro, CA on Oct 26, 2018

5

great hotel and well located

Everyone

The hotel is very well located, comfortable, and the staff is ready for all of your needs. The concierge recommended a variety very good restaurants from a delicious and chip chinese for lunch, to a great and expensive one michelin star for dinner all of them walking distance. The rooms are very clean and comfortable in a vintage atmosphere which is what you can expect for that kind of city. The views from my room was not bad but not great, anyways I’d come back and absolutely recommend it.

By , from miami on Mar 17, 2018

5

perfect location and hotel

Everyone

This hotel was terrific. Great service and we loved the location to everything. Wish the rooms were a little bigger but otherwise would not change a thing. The breakfast at the hotel daily was amazing. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and pleasant. Anything you asked for they would get it to you almost immediately. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

By , from Connecticut on Oct 21, 2017

5

old historic hotel

Couples

WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY AT THIS HOTEL BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOTEL, OUTSIDE OF LOW WATER PRESSURE IN THE SINKS AND SHOWERS, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. TRY THE HAGGIS, IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE TASTY.

By on Feb 20, 2015

3

definitely not a 5-star experience

Singles

At best a 4-star hotel. I don't think the room is worth more than $200 per night. It would be way overpriced if that was the price in BP. Although the room was large, it was long and narrow. The lighting was inadequate. The bed and bedding were very comfortable. The room and bathroom are very clean, however, the plumbing was a disaster. Every time I tried to adjust the faucet for the bathtub, the shower would come one. Also when I went to open the drain, the entire drain mechanism came off in my hand. They couldn't fix it and I changed rooms where I had the same problem. The staff is very helpful. I found the public spaces like the Peacock room very uninviting.

By on May 2, 2014

4

beautiful hotel and great location

Couples

The hotel is in a PERFECT location. It is a short walk to the Castle, and on Princes St, a central commercial destination with a beautiful park. The building is gorgeous and the rooms fine. There is a lot of construction going on so the front lobby was non existent by the time we left but hopefully it will make the place even more pleasant.

By on May 2, 2012

5

lovely experience

Couples

Beautiful, spacious, immaculate room and bath. Nice location and a most accommodating staff. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

By on Aug 22, 2011

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2AB
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