Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB  show map
 5 stars
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel

Internet

Paid wired internet connection

Parking

GBP 19.50 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Conveniently located next to a zoo, bars and a stadium, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel offers such spa facilities as a solarium, a health club and a steam room. Featuring Georgian architecture, the property was remodeled in 2012.

The hotel is 10 minutes' walk away from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Sherlock Holmes Statue and National Museum of Scotland. A 20-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

Shops and boutiques are located nearby.

Turnhouse airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 241 comfortable rooms with a trouser press, a private safe, pay TV, LCD flat-screen TV and cable TV with on-demand movies as well as a fridge and coffee/tea makers. The rooms afford a captivating view of the city. The rooms also feature carpet floor and upholstered furnishing.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The non-smoking restaurant serves excellent local meals. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the café bar. Affogato and Kanpai Sushi are located within 200 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

There are parking, a storage room and a safety deposit box provided on-site.

Relax

Guests can re-energize with facials, steam baths and reflex massage available on site. The hotel offers a fitness center and a gym to ensure active guests' pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 19.50 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   241.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid wired internet connection
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.3 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    9.5 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.1 km
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    1.1 km
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    190 m
  • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    370 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    610 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    570 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    241

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Rooms and availability

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The contemporary room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 double bed. Special touches include a bathrobe and slippers. Maximum occupancy 2 adults. No smoking room.

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        Size: 33 m²
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        Feel at home in this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room, decorated in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Sleeps 2 adults.

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          Size: 33 m²
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          Indulge in the extra space of this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room has twin beds. Get to work at the desk or relax in the easy chair. A fluffy bathrobe and slippers await. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

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            Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
            Size: 33 m²
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            Traditional room with 2 queen beds, high-speed internet access and easy chair. Sleeps 4 adults.

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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Maximum occupancy 2 adults

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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room is decorated in cool, calm tones and has twin beds. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 2 queen beds. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Sleeps 4 adults.

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              Spoil yourself with this spacious room with separate seating area. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Some rooms have views of Edinburgh Castle. Sleeps 2 adults.

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              Bed type: King-size bed
              Size: 44 m²
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              Enjoy a home away from home with this luxurious suite with a living room and a view of Edinburgh Castle or the city. The traditional suite, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Sleeps 2 adults.

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                Caledonian Suite
                Bed type: 1 Single bed or Queen-size bed or King-size bed
                Size: 44 m²
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                Grand three room suite with panoramic castle views. Private corridor and one double bed, one twin and one single bed.

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                  Bed type: Double bed or Queen-size bed or 1 Single bed
                  Size: 20 m²
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                  • Private bathroom
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                  Modern room with twin beds. Sleeps 2 adults

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                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      1.3 km
                    Airports
                    • Turnhouse (EDI)
                      9.5 km
                    • Dundee (DND)
                      57.1 km
                    Train Stations
                    • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
                      1.1 km
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      1.2 km
                    • Bus stop
                      200 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Affogato
                      190 m
                    • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                      370 m
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      610 m
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      570 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of floors:
                      7
                    • Number of rooms:
                      241

                    Hotel Awards

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • Usher Hall - 100 m
                    • Edinburgh International Book Festival - 200 m
                    • Traverse Theatre - 200 m
                    • Filmhouse Cinema - 300 m
                    • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 300 m
                    • Scott Monument - 300 m

                    Places of interest

                    • The Royal Bank of Scotland - 100 m
                    • The Georgian House - 200 m
                    • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 200 m
                    • National War Museum Of Scotland - 300 m
                    • One O'Clock Gun - 300 m
                    • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - 300 m
                    • Mons Meg - 300 m
                    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 300 m
                    • Saint Margaret's Chapel - 300 m

                    Convention centers

                    • Charlotte Square - 200 m

                    Sport related

                    • Edinburgh Chess Club - 200 m

                    Amusement

                    • Quicksilver - 100 m
                    • Filmhouse - 300 m
                    • Odeon Edinburgh - 300 m
                    • D B Amusements - 400 m

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 200 m

                    Museums

                    • Princes Street Gardens - 200 m

                    Theaters

                    • Usher Hall - 100 m
                    • Usher Hall - 200 m

                    Local attractions

                    • Inverleith Park - 1.6 km
                      Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                    • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.7 km
                      The Garden, Edinburgh
                    • Calton Hill - 1.8 km
                      off Regent Road, Edinburgh
                    • Mansfield Place Church - 1.6 km
                      East London Street, Edinburgh
                    • New Town - 1.7 km
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                    Near the hotel

                    • St Cuthbert's Church - 150 m
                      Lothian Road, Edinburgh
                    • National War Museum of Scotland - 420 m
                      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                    • Princes Street Gardens - 610 m
                      Princes Street, Edinburgh
                    • St. Margaret's Chapel - 570 m
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                    • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 330 m
                      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                    • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 410 m
                      13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
                    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 730 m
                      Castlehill, Edinburgh

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Affogato - 190 m

                      Address: 36 Queensferry Street

                      82% likes this, based on 76 reviews

                    • Castle Terrace - 430 m

                      Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

                      85% likes this, based on 928 reviews
                      Cuisine: Scottish

                    • Indaba - 760 m

                      Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
                      Phone: 0131 221 1554

                      85% likes this, based on 437 reviews
                      Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 42

                    • Kanpai Sushi - 370 m

                      Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
                      Phone: 0131 228 1602

                      76% likes this, based on 239 reviews
                      Cuisine: Japanese
                      Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 43

                    • The Atelier Restaurant - 670 m

                      Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
                      Phone: 0131 629 1344

                      80% likes this, based on 156 reviews
                      Cuisine: European
                      Price Range: CAD 23 - CAD 45

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of floors:
                      7
                    • Number of rooms:
                      241

                    Hotel Awards

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                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    Average guest rating

                    8.0out of 10
                    Fabulous
                    Based on 296 reviews

                    Guest reviews

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

                      Excellent hotel in a great location. The service was brilliant although on each day we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated for breakfast. This was probably due to the fact that the City was staging two major sporting events and therefore the hotel was full. Reasonable rates considering demand for accommodation was high for that weekend. I would definitely stay there again.

                    • Group of friends
                      6.0

                      Location is good for shopping, but if you are out of towner, and have your own car driving in a strange city, you'd be lost before you could find the hotel even with sat nav assistant, the traffic system of the city around the hotel is confusing

                      The hotel is too big with a very long corridor, I was lost in the hotel to find my way back from my room to hotel lobby even though my room was only on E level

                    • Older travelers
                      9.2

                      very clean hotel, extremly plesent gentleman on the door sorry did not get his name,large man grey hair glasses.Guy serving in the whisky bar had a dour face.If he is happy at his work tell him to tell his face.

                      parking is poor advise your guests to use park and ride as you cant really use your car in town.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      This was a great base for the time that we spent in the city, it was central and easy access to the train,bus services and a short distance for the airport. We also found it to be very quiet to be so central.

                      We did not mind having to climb the stairs and trundle through the lobby, but this would not have been ideal for some people with walking difficulties otherwise no complaints

                    • Group of friends
                      10.0

                      A first class hotel, with excellent staff. The breakfast was fantastic and the location was good for sightseeing and shopping.

                      The only thing I did not like was your advertising. I booked my room for £169 for two nights, where you showed that it had been reduced from £508. I don't think that the room I was given was of that value, maybe I am wrong.

                    • Couple
                      7.4

                      Very comfortable beds. Good location and beautiful building.

                      Some of the hotel's common areas, especially the toilets, were not what you would expect of a five star hotel.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Location was exceptional, extremely pleasant welcome, excellent facilities, would not hesitate to stay there again, brilliant.

                    • Couple
                      8.8

                      Staff extremely helpful and great location for seeing all Edinburgh offers

                      Pool facilties where not to my expectations for a Hilton Hotel, pool was small and steam room poor

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Shopping, sightseeing, drinking and eating, relax swimming , jacuzzi,

                    • Older travelers
                      7.0

                      I liked the location ,some of the staff,and services and obviously the room itself

                      the pool was very small and there was no rooms for swimming

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      The staff were friendly and cannot do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. The location was execllent if you like being in the heart of the city.

                    • Older travelers
                      7.8

                      efficient staff. dealt with fire alarm in a competent manner

                      shower/bath taps were a little tired and needed repaired.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.6

                      Had major problems, did not have our reservation although we had paid for it in full. We did not know until the check out time that we were not going to have to pay the full amount of 215 pound again. They tried to charge us 60 pound instead of 20 pound for carparking. It gave us huge undue stress, even armed with information as to when we paid the amount, some 6 months prior they treated as though we were trying to get out of paying. They were apologetic at the end, but our 2 days in Edinburgh were wrecked, and we are unlikely to ever go to Edinburgh again. Also considering that it suposed to be a 5 star hotel, the room appearance was not 5 star.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.2

                      Location and the restaurant are good.

                      The room was a great disappointment, very small and one very small window. A two star room at five star prices. We will not stay here again.

                    • Older travelers
                      5.0

                      It's location was excellent

                      Our room was closer to two stars rather than a four star rating. The hotel is very tired and worn and in need of a major upgrade. Instead of providing free Wi-Fi there was a charge of 15 pounds, very off putting! I booked there as it was a Hilton hotel assuming it would be of a certain standard,that assumption was as dated as the Caledonian.

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      1.3 km
                    Airports
                    • Turnhouse (EDI)
                      9.5 km
                    • Dundee (DND)
                      57.1 km
                    Train Stations
                    • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
                      1.1 km
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      1.2 km
                    • Bus stop
                      200 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Affogato
                      190 m
                    • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                      370 m
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      610 m
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      570 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of floors:
                      7
                    • Number of rooms:
                      241

                    Hotel Awards

                    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghWaldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

                    Use Badge