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5.0 out of 5

"Staff was over the top! Maintance appeared when called and the concierge actually walked me to the bank. Front desk escorted us to the room when we c ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 06 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Princes Street

City center retreat

At this West End hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Princes Street and George Street, both within a 5-minute walk. Grassmarket and Royal Mile are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2014

A full-service spa, a health club, and a restaurant are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 8 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the indoor pool, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 241 guestrooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes. 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding are also available.

Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), Accessible

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$208* Per night/room Apr 4 - Apr 5

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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5 out of 5
Staff was over the top! Maintance appeared when called and the concierge actually walked me to the bank. Front desk escorted us to the room when we checked in too

Posted by , from Decatur georgia on Mar 6, 2020

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5 out of 5
Staff are wonderful. They helped make our trip wonderful.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 10, 2020 by Dale MacPhee, General Manager

Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and comment. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and our team was able to make you feel valued and cared for. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us in the future. Best wishes, Dale MacPhee General Manager

5 out of 5
Staff is excellent. Really likes all of them. Particularly appreciated help of Sean - one of the doormen.

Posted by on May 28, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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About the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Location Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2AB

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 2336 square feet (217 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a sauna, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian was completed in 2014. This Edwardian Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2336 sq ft of conference space
  • 217 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1903
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) (11.8 km / 7.3 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers 241 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian has a restaurant on site.

Grazing by Mark Greenaway - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Peacock Alley - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

The Caley Bar - This bar serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Guerlain Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 19.50 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Caledonian Edinburgh Waldorf Astoria
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  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.