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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed at the Caledonian for a couple of nights in February and had a lovely visit. The hotel was beautiful and we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a castle view room. The room was a good size with a lovely bathroom. We found all the staff to be helpful and really friendly. We also found the hotel...

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

Dear 7ET18M, Many thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your stay with us which is a pleasure to read. It is of sheer delight that I read your comments praising our hotel, our team and our central location. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience and please be sure to book...

South of London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Had an excellent stay for my business trip. Clean, well decorated room with excellent shower facilities - probably the nicest shower I can remember having in a hotel room (strong spray and easily adjustable temperature instead of just freezing cold or boiling hot!) Staff were helpful, attentive and polite in all aspects, from check-in to the bar to the concierge...

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

Dear jamesbE5079AW, Thank you for taking the time to share your five star review and for your recent patronage which are much appreciated. It is of immense pleasure to read that you were extremely comfortable during your business trip and that, in particular, the shower and our team enhanced your experience. I trust you travelled onwards safely and I hope...

Benfleet, Essex
Reviewed 9 February 2017

During the whole of our stay, everybody went the extra mile to make it an enjoyable and memorable visit. Stunning public rooms and our room was good and spotlessly clean. Excellent restaurants. The hotel is easy to get to from the airport by taxi, tram or bus.

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

Dear Oldhappytravellers, Many thanks for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to the capital and it was a pleasure to have had you here with us. I am thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that we exceeded your expectations. Please do come back again soon for another unforgettable experience. For the best deals...

Reviewed 8 February 2017

My boyfriend booked a night's stay in this hotel, as we both are quite fond of Walforf hotels. This hotel was such a unique place and had its own character apart from it's Waldorf name. We did afternoon tea in peacock alley, and it was far from contrived. Decadent cakes, tea, scones, jam... you name it, it was on the...

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

Dear Megan M, Many thanks for your and your boyfriend's recent stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback which is much appreciated. It is delightful to read that you both thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay. Please come back again soon! For the best rates and exclusive offers, please be sure to book directly...

falkirk
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Stayed here for one night and was very impressed. Reception staff were brilliant was shown to the room which was absolutely fantastic with breathtaking veiws of edinburgh castle and princess street, BED was huge room was exellent had all you would want including tea and coffee Breakfast was absolutely delicious buffet type but very good quality and very large selection...

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

Dear FalkirkBrian, Thank you for choosing us to stay during your recent visit to Edinburgh. It was a pleasure to have had you here and to have read your wonderful review of your time here. I have shared your comments with the teams and we already look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A lovely experience and excellent location. We stayed three nights and explored Edinburgh. The castle is walking distance from the hotel and a must see when you're there. The hotel is actually on Princes St and 10 mins walk from the railway station. There are lovely restaurants in the streets surrounding the hotel. Breakfast was a bit disappointing as we...

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

Dear Meena S, Thank you very much for sharing your five star review following your stay with us. I am delighted to read that our central location, in particular, enhanced your stay and that you had a memorable experience. Please accept our apologies however that we were unable to exceed your exoectations in regards to breakfast and I will be...

New Jersey
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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...

Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is your classical old world five star hotel and I enjoyed every minute of my stay there, the staff did everything they could to give the five star experience, I was upgraded to a lovely room with a castle view and would most definitely go back

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

Dear Nicola F, Many thanks for sharing your wonderful feedback and for choosing us for your birthday celebration. It is of immense pleasure to read that we exceeded your expectations and we already look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience. I trust you travelled home safely. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived early at 1.30 to be told we could check in early which was a nice surprise, complimentary drink on check in and very polite and pleasant reception staff. The room was modern and stylishly decorated, although it was on the small side, there was no bath, and the view was disappointing of a roof and walls. Also, slightly disappointed...

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

Dear Lizzie J, Thank you for your recent patronage and for sharing your feedback which is much appreciated. I am thrilled by your comments praising our hotel, our team, the comfort of your room and breakfast and that, in these areas, we exceeded your expectations. I am sorry however that the view from your room was of disappointment to you...

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

And drinks afterwards! A good walk to the ground after a really splendid lunch in this classy hotel. We returned after the game for drinks. Atmosphere is always good. Especially when Scotland have done well

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

Dear Steve M, Thank you for reviewing our hotel and it is wonderful to read your compliments of our restaurant and bar. I do hope that you will stay with us in the near future. 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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Cuisines: French, European, British, Scottish
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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: $308 - $993 (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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Hilton International Edinburgh
Hilton Edinburgh
Edinburgh Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Scotland
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#4 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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