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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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manchester
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Arrived at the caley for the weekend to discover that the restaurants are full. Absolutely disappointed and cannot believe that as a resident you cannot even get a table in the restaurant. You have more chance booking a table if you not staying here or are here for the rugby weekend! Had we known we would not have drove 4.5...

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Totally above expectations, rooms were Clean and well maintained as you'd expect, the bar is a minefield, some staff can pull a proper pint, some try their best, the menu looks great and staff friendly and overly attentive.

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Seaham Co. Durham England
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for our wedding anniversary.Got there early so left our luggage and gave them mobile number to text us when room was ready. The doorman, concierge, front desk staff, cleaning and waiting staff everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. Room was small but very nice with a lovely view of the castle. The bed was creaky but so comfortable...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good break. Lovely city and a great hotel with great staff. Made a good experience. Would highly recommend if spending the money on a hotel. Good location on princes street. Taxis just outside if needed, with shops and bars 2-3mins outside the door.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staff are very friendly and helpful, with bright modern rooms inside the most beautiful period building. One of the better ones in Edinburgh. If you are looking to experience the city in comfort this is the place for you.

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

Dear WallaceR, Many thanks for your recent patronage and for taking the time to share your comments which are a pleasure to read. Our team are the heart and soul of our hotel and I am thrilled that our service, as well as our rooms, made your stay unforgettable. Please come back again soon and be sure to book directly...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you can get a castle view room then go for it as the view is excellent. Greeted with a pleasant welcome on arrival and all the staff we encountered were polite and said hello. Great choice at breakfast and again the staff were all really friendly. Just what you want for a weekend break..

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

Dear Kevo1978, Thank you for sharing your feedback with your fellow travellers and for your recent stay with us. I agree, the view overlooking Edinburgh Castle is stunning and I am delighted that it enhanced your visit in addition to the service you received from our team and our breakfast. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon for...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lively beautiful hotel with exellant staff, friendly and helpful. The room was amazing we where upgraded to the king premier room with a castle view for only £50 extra a night the room was amazing and comfortable with an amazing view of the castle. The facilities where great a

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

Dear Chris L, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Edinburgh and it was a pleasure to have had you here for a romantic getaway. Your feedback in regards to our hotel, our team and your room are much appreciated and I am pleased that all of these aspects, coupled with the stunning view...

Heemstede
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel - as you want it to be. Personnel really thoughtful, rooms clean, breakfast good and fresh. Even when you come in for a late dinner Its all possible without a worry. Enjoyed the stay again, this was the second time, would recommend

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

Dear FTserge, Many thanks for choosing us for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted that your second visit was just as memorable as your first and I look forward to welcoming you back for a third unforgettable experience. I trust you travelled home safely. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via 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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GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, responded to this review

Dear Amy R, Many thanks for choosing us to be a part of your birthday celebration; it was a pleasure to have had you here with us. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and I am delighted that you had an unforgettable celebration. I trust you travelled home safely and please come back again soon...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: French, European, British, Scottish
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: RM807 - RM2,746 (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
Hotel Style:
#8 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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“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.”
  • Castle view is a must.
  • The Sir Walter Scott Suite was absolutely perfect.
 of 5 bubbles R3575UGmeganm, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for castle veiw”
 of 5 bubbles FalkirkBrian, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Definitely a room with a view of the Castle!”
 of 5 bubbles 318kierak, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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