Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Per Person Per Night
- Views of Edinburgh Castle
- 2 restaurants & 2 bars in hotel
- Luxurious spa & leisure facilities
- Free onsite parking
- Wi-Fi in room
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. Located at the west end of Princes Street, guests can look up to Edinburgh Castle upon arrival as the hotel lies in the shadow of the most famous castle in the country, as well as being only a two minute walk from the designer stores and trendy bars on George Street. The hotel has not only remained a focal point for more than one hundred years, but is a symbol of the very best of Scottish hospitality offering guests the most luxurious Deluxe bedrooms with the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh.
Feel at home in these bright and airy rooms with WiFi internet access. The contemporary rooms are decorated in cool, calm tones. Catch up on work at the desk, recline on the mini chaise longue or entertain yourself with the on-demand movies. Special touches include a bathrobe and slippers.
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Indoor Pool Free: No
- Treatment Rooms
- Sauna Free: No
- Steam Room Free: No
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: EDINBURGH WAVERLEY
- Distance: 1.1 miles
- Name: EDINBURGH AIRPORT
- Distance: 7.4 miles
- Nearest Rail Name: Edinburgh Waverley Distance: 1.1 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Edinburgh Airport Distance: 7.4 miles
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 5.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 5.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 5.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 5.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 4031 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Great Weekend in Edinburgh
Stay Date: 13/01/2018, a customer aged 45-64 from United Kingdom who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary we went back to the Hotel we stayed at for our Honeymoon, which was the Caledonian. Excellent just as it was all those years ago. See more
Celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary we went back to the Hotel we stayed at for our Honeymoon, which was the Caledonian. Excellent just as it was all those years ago. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 5 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 5 out of 5
- Breakfast: 5 out of 5
- Staff: 5 out of 5
- Castle: 4 out of 5
- Royal Mile: 4 out of 5
- National Scottish Gallery: 4 out of 5
- Caledonian Hotel: 5 out of 5
- Ask Italian: 4 out of 5
Stay Date: 04/2018, charliebrown97 wrote this review.
My Boyfriend and I stayed here for a one year anniversary last week. It is a beautiful hotel and I would recommend it to anyone coming stay in Edinburgh. The location is ideal and it is a few seconds walk from all the shops and the perfect location… See more
My Boyfriend and I stayed here for a one year anniversary last week. It is a beautiful hotel and I would recommend it to anyone coming stay in Edinburgh. The location is ideal and it is a few seconds walk from all the shops and the perfect location for Edinburgh Castle. I had booked Afternoon Tea for when we arrived and this was amazing! It was so relaxed and peaceful. The sandwiches were lovely alongside the morish pastries. The chocolate gateaux was my favourite. The Bar has a very relaxed environment and is a lovely way to end or start your evenings. The truffle popcorn is a great touch! We also dined at The Galvin Brassiere. We ate here on the Monday and the first thing we got told was that the seafood dishes were not available as they always struggle with there suppliers on a Monday. I would maybe suggest putting this a special on a Monday to avoid disappointment as we both wanted the Scallops! However with that being said the duck and steak tartare were wonderful! The soufflé desert was the best way to end the evening however! It was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary and I can assure you we will be returning! Thank you to everyone at the hotel who made it so special! Collapse
First class Hotel
Stay Date: 04/2018, Stu360801 wrote this review.
My wife & I stay 20-22 April 2018. We were originally booked for March but unfortunately due to the snow we were unable to go. To the credit of the Hotel/Management we were given a 3 month credit to stay at the hotel. From arriving in the Hotel, m… See more
My wife & I stay 20-22 April 2018. We were originally booked for March but unfortunately due to the snow we were unable to go. To the credit of the Hotel/Management we were given a 3 month credit to stay at the hotel. From arriving in the Hotel, my wife and I were very impressed. My wife more so as she loved the smell in reception, can I ask what it is from? Rooms were of a high standard apart from our view, but again we were there only to sleep, so no complaints. The staff I encountered were very helpful and professional, especially Lilly on reception. All in all upon returning to Edinburgh we will be booking to stay here again. Thanks Stuart Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2018, ShellKime wrote this review.
What a beautiful hotel! An amazing stay from start (the smell pumped into the reception is amazing) to finish. We had drinks in the Calley bar where the young men serving where extremely professional, friendly and polite, though every single member … See more
What a beautiful hotel! An amazing stay from start (the smell pumped into the reception is amazing) to finish. We had drinks in the Calley bar where the young men serving where extremely professional, friendly and polite, though every single member of staff we come across was the same. We had a king deluxe and the room size, complimentary toiletries and cleanliness were all outstanding. Breakfast was of great quality and as plentiful as you wish. We certainly made the the most of the variety!!! 15mins walk with cases from the train station. A fabulous stay... Thank you! Collapse
A Birthday Celebration
Stay Date: 04/2018, Tim219 wrote this review.
My wife and I stayed a night on Saturday 21st April to celebrate her birthday. We were fortunate to get room 446 which is truly magnificent and really well appointed with an enormous king sized bed , spacious seating area and wonderful bathroom. A b… See more
My wife and I stayed a night on Saturday 21st April to celebrate her birthday. We were fortunate to get room 446 which is truly magnificent and really well appointed with an enormous king sized bed , spacious seating area and wonderful bathroom. A bottle of champagne also awaited us and that was the icing on the cake. From the moment we checked in until we left the staff were first class and could not have been more helpful. The Hotel inside has some magnificent rooms with the dining room and main lounge areas, bars, all beatifully decorated and welcoming. I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel and I will certainly return and would certainly recommend this lovely hotel to anyone looking to stay in Edinburgh either for business or pleasure and 5 stars plus would by my rating. Thanks once again to all who made our stay so memorable. Collapse
Baffled by the negative reviews.
Stay Date: 04/2018, Katherine L wrote this review.
I've been staying at the Caley since I was a child. I once threw a strop because my parents god-forbid one time decided to stay somewhere else in Edinburgh that was cheaper. Since then it's gone through multiple renovations but has never lost that tr… See more
I've been staying at the Caley since I was a child. I once threw a strop because my parents god-forbid one time decided to stay somewhere else in Edinburgh that was cheaper. Since then it's gone through multiple renovations but has never lost that true Caley charm. The experience starts for me by the wonderful smell that greets you in the lobby along with the doorman and the genuinely helpful staff. The shiny, gold lift, the antiques knocking about the hallways. The fact that it's always retained the original character. My last visit was over a weekend with my boyfriend before a work trip - the adult equivalent to throwing a strop that my work wouldn't let me stay there. We arrived early, so our room was ready so we left the bags and went to lunch. I got a text from Laura at the concierge saying it was. Upon our return our bags were in our lovely King room. I didn't get a castle view, I've always found them overrated when I'd stayed before. The height of it and the hotel location means the castle doesn't photograph well anyway. The room was huge! The bathroom also. So much space, double sinks, really light and bright despite not facing the castle. We ate in the brasserie late on the Sunday night as I'd had to make a dash to the office. I was worried the service or food would suffer, but not at all. It was a lovely meal, and well made cocktails. I'd like to add a couple of notes to counter some of the bad reviews on this place. 1. To those who say the room was small. It's an old hotel, built in a former railway station. Do you honestly expect them to all be the same size? Did you think booking the cheapest, discounted room through a third party was going to get you a suite? Book direct, talk to the concierge before arrival if you have a preference for light or space. Get an upgraded room. You get what you pay for. 2. To those who say the pool is too small. It's an old hotel, in a city centre, were you expecting an olympic sized pool? Go to Spain for that, not Scotland. 3. To those complaining they didn't get a refund on a non-refundable booking. Isn't that a bit self explanatory. You took a risk booking that for the saving. Get some travel insurance. 4. To those saying it's more of a 2* hotel than a 5*. 2* hotels must have dramatically improved. If I have the option I'll only stay in 5* hotels, for both work and leisure and I've stayed at many over my life across the world. Believe me, this one is up there in my top 10. You're buying the character, the charm, the history. It's not just a bed for a night. If you want an ultra-modern, identikit, soulless 5* go somewhere else. 5. To those on about cleanliness. In all the years I've been coming here I've never had an issue. All staff have a bad day though. 6. To those on water pressure. I've personally never had an issue. But it's an old hotel. Ask to move rooms to one that's been more recently renovated. 7. To those complaining that they're renovating. Perhaps they're taking on board some of the feedback and trying to better themselves in the off season... When they renovate it's hardly a building site, they just cover the carpets etc in plastic in the hallway. I bet you're the kind of people who smirk at overweight people dieting and going to the gym too. I've always had a lovely time at this hotel. I've been in small rooms and I've been in suites. I've been to all the restaurants and have never been able to find more than minor faults. Over the course of my life I'd say they're pretty good going here. Collapse
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