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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Edinburgh awaits you at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Within steps you'll find Princes Street and George Street within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this Edwardian hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 241 rooms feature free WiFi, espresso makers and free bottled water. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. 24-hour room service, safes and hairdryers are also available.

A day of pampering at Guerlain Spa can include deep-tissue massages, body scrubs and facials along with access to the sauna and spa tub. The fine-dining restaurant, The Pompadour , serves British cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Peacock Alley is the hotel's own lobby lounge. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, health club, spa tub and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 5-star West End hotel include Usher Hall and Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), Accessible

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$217* Per night/room 5 Jan. - 6 Jan.

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

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), View (Castle View)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

Great location, average service

Pros: great location, lovely decor, comfortable bed & great blackout curtains Cons: room had 2 single beds not a double & staff were not helpful in trying to rectify this (being able to zip singles together is surely an industry standard- Langham and Hilton can manage it), staff generally indifferent to us, shower temperature and water pressure woeful and insufficient towels and toilet paper. Realise that when you pay less through a hotel booking site, you will not be getting the best room but having booked many times through wotif in NZ, expected more than this from a 5 star hotel. Duty Manager needs to up his game.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 2 May 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 May 2016 by GMWAEDI

Dear Sinead, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and I will surely bring this information to the attention of the team. We do not offer 'zip an link' beds as we truly believe this is not a substitute for a real king bed as there is a noticeable difference in comfort levels, indeed all Waldorf Astoria properties employ the same property. I hope that this will not deter you from a future visit. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

About the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Location Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2AB

Property Features

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 2336 square feet (217 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A hot tub, a sauna, and tour or 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 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2336 sq ft of conference space
  • 217 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1903
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


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


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (11.7 km / 7.3 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers 241 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and espresso makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Pompadour – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

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

Peacock Alley – On-site 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.

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room


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 are 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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards


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
  • 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

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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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*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.