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Landmark hotel near Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle
With a stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian in Edinburgh (New Town), you'll be minutes from Charlotte Square and Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
This 5-star hotel is close to Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.
Make yourself at home in one of the 241 guestrooms featuring minibars. Satellite programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
The Caledonian used to be the railway hotel for Princes Street Station which closed in 1965. The architectural features of the station are still visible around this 7-floor Edwardian design hotel, renovated in 2012. The hotel hosted many famous people of stage and screen including Gene Kelly, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sir Sean Connery.
Geurlain Spa open in Winter 2012.
Business guests can access a business center offering a range of services and 8 meeting rooms which accommodate from 10 to 300 people. Both wired and wireless Internet access are provided for surcharges.
Parking is available on site (surcharge).
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Babysitting or childcare
- Concierge services
- Multiple large conference rooms
- Audiovisual equipment
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Currency exchange
- 24-hour front desk
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Banquet facilities
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Fitness facilities
- Coffee shop or café
- Event catering
- Business center
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Business services
- Cell phone/mobile rental
- Secretarial services
- Total number of rooms - 241
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 7
- Tour assistance
- Laundry facilities
- Year Built 1903
- Beauty services
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Luggage storage
- Express check-in
- Parking limited (surcharge)
- Parking (surcharge)
- Parking nearby (surcharge)
- Parking nearby
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Spa services on site
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge, Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Parking (surcharge), Parking limited (surcharge), Parking nearby, Parking nearby (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Room Amenities
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Coffee/tea maker
- Clock radio
- Private bathroom
- Direct-dial phone
- Video-game console
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Daily housekeeping
- Extra towels/bedding
- Makeup/shaving mirror
- Shower/tub combination
- Satellite TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- Window opens
- Welcome amenities
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- TV Internet access (surcharge)
- In-room safe
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
The Pompadour by Galvin - This first floor dining room provides a superb French culinary experience complemented by the finest French regional wines, courtesy of the hotel's highly experienced sommelier. Seasonally inspired menus use locally sourced produce. The sumptuous interior is Scottish Heritage listed.
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - The "Theatre of a Crustacea" showcase is at the heart of this bustling brasserie with dynamic service, resembling a traditional Parisian bistro. Whether it’s a quick bite at the bar or the very best of the brasserie, guests will enjoy French classics including prix fixe menus, with a wide choice of good value wines and beers.
Peacock Alley - Inspired by the grand social promenade that connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels in New York, Peacock Alley is the hub of the hotel’s social scene, the perfect setting for a quintessential afternoon tea, or an evening cocktail or two. Enjoy Viennoiserie breakfasts, delicate small platters, an à la carte lunch menu, or the traditional afternoon tea, underneath the clock from the original Caledonian Railway Station.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Ice skating nearby
- Tennis nearby
- Racquetball/squash nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Playground nearby
- Swimming on site
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body scrubs
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Caters to couples
Caters to families
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 14.99 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Additional Details
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.