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"Pros: great location, lovely decor, comfortable bed & great blackout curtains Cons: room had 2 single beds not a double & staff were not helpful in ... " More

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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 a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor swimming pool.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 241 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, espresso makers, and free bottled water. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and phones are available.

A relaxing visit to Guerlain Spa can include deep-tissue massages, prenatal massages, and body scrubs along with access to the sauna and spa tub. The restaurant, Grazing by Mark Greenaway, is open for lunch and dinner. Peacock Alley is the hotel's own lobby lounge. Enjoy the health club, spa tub, and sauna. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM and on weekends between 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star West End hotel include Usher Hall and Grassmarket.

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Queen Carriage)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$442* Per night/room 11 Jul. - 12 Jul.

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 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'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. Guests can surf the web using the 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 on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 11:00 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.

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 50.0 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

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
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation 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
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • 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 does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

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 30 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 50.0 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
  • Caledonian Waldorf Astoria
  • Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Caledonian Waldorf Astoria
  • Edinburgh Waldorf Astoria
  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian
  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Edinburgh
  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel
  • Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh Caledonian
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Scotland
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh Caledonian Hotel
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Edinburgh
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh

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.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

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

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