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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGeorge Street3 min walk
    Popular LocationEdinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)8 min walk
    Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle12 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)27 min drive

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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 517 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Sir Walter Scott)

    Room amenities

    • 517 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Sir Walter Scott)
  • Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSingle Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), Accessible
  • Premier Double Room (Castle View)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsPremier Double Room (Castle View)
  • Premier Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 365 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsPremier Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, View (Castle View)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 732 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)
  • Premier Double Room (2 Double Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsPremier Double Room (2 Double Beds)
  • Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSingle Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), View (Castle View)
  • Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 656 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsFamily Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View (1 Queen Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Queen Bed, View (1 Queen Bed)
  • Premier Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 279 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsPremier Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Sir Conan Doyle)

    Room amenities

    • 603 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Sir Conan Doyle)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, View (Caledonian Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 635 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, View (Caledonian Suite)
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, View (Castle View)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Queen Carriage)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Queen Carriage)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Robert L Suitevenson)

    Room amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Robert L Suitevenson)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed

About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's West End neighborhood, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is in the city center and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Usher Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Edinburgh Zoo and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Royal Botanic Garden, a top attraction not to be missed. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • George Street - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh Airport (EDI) - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • Grazing by Mark Greenaway — 1 min walk
  • Peacock Alley — 1 min walk
  • La Piazza — 3 min walk
  • La P'tite Folie — 3 min walk
  • Bar á Vin — 3 min walk
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About this property

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in West End, walk to Princes Street
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 241 rooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding.
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.

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.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of CleanStay (Hilton)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (GBP 25 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (GBP 25 per night)
  • Offsite parking for GBP 19.50 per day; discounts available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 25 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Baby bath
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Highchair
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (2336 square feet)

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Couples dining
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

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.

Renovations and closures

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per day
Dogs only
2 per room

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Caledonian Edinburgh Waldorf Astoria
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Waldorf Astoria Caledonian
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian and receive a full refund?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
As of Jan 23, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian on Jan 24, 2021 start from $187, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM–10:00 PM.
Is Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 50 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Self parking is available for GBP 25 per night. Valet parking is available for GBP 25 per night.
What time is check-in at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian located?
Located in West End, this luxury hotel is steps from Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Princes Street. George Street and Usher Hall are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 11 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 17 minutes.
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 611 out of 997 reviews
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing stay, fantastic service! Only problem was pillows but managed fine.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent reception, concierge & Restaurant staff
Lovely mini break. Staff were fantastic - warm and welcoming even in Covid conditions! Room was spacious, everything clean and well maintained. Ate in Peacock Alley twice and food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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I would highly recommend the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Food was 1st class as well. Best breakfast we have had at any hotel. Only small gripe was the pillows which I felt were uncomfortable. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Thanks.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Wonderful!
We stayed at the Caledonian for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The staff at the hotel are friendly and professional and provided impeccable service throughout our stay.The hotel itself is atmospheric, beautiful and elegant. We had a Premier king size castle view room which is worth it for the magnificent view. Breakfast was the best we have ever had served in lovely surroundings. Due to covid it wasn't self service it was waiter service which we actually preferred as you get a great selection of fruit cheese yoghurt n pastries served presented on a tiered stand like afternoon tea as well as cooked breakfast. Overall a luxury 5 star experience we cannot fault it. We will return
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, attentive staff and a beautiful room. 👍
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

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