The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian – ‘The Caley’ as it’s known by locals - is an Edinburgh institution. Once a grand Victorian railway hotel, it opened in 1903, above the now closed Princes Street railway station. Generations of visitors from near and far have enjoyed had unforgettable moments in the hotel for everything from such as choosing discovering a favorite whisky in the Caley Bar, to being married in lavish style. Champagne Afternoon Tea has become a local tradition, served daily in stunning surroundings. Admire the hotel’s original entrance from Princes Street, against the backdrop of the world famous Edinburgh Castle. With its central locale and proximity to boutique shopping on George Street, the best of Scotland’s golf courses, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) as well as onward local & international transport links, this Edinburgh city centre hotel makes an elegant setting for visitors, business travelers & events alike. The classically styled rooms with understated quality make your stay comfortable. Whilst the chic, oak paneled boardroom can eloquently host briefings and the stunning Castle Suite boast the most elegant interior of any ballroom in the city Edinburgh and can entertain 250 guests for conferencing and cocktails. The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian hotel is walking distance to Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) as well as only minutes from the designer stores and boutiques on George Street. The Castle Suite entertains 250 guests for conferencing and cocktails. The ‘Caley’ has a full suite of wedding packages, tailoring both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations. A fully licensed venue for marriages and civil partnerships, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel provides a magical setting for the most special of days for unforgettable moments
Spacious rooms and vaulted ceilings. Extremely comfortable beds and wonderful views of the city.
Sloppy paint job in the room. The shower drain was clogged and the shower floor was very slick and dangerous. Easy fixes though to bring the room up to speed.
The friendly and welcoming attitude of the staff, in particular the concierge. The have maintained the standard of the hotel since changing to a Hilton. It was well located for walking to Murrayfield for rugby.
Service and attention to detail
Nothing to report
excellent staff shame about the hotel.
qeues for brakefast,electrcity cutting out in the room due to faulty wiring. not a five star as far as i could see gets the rating on facilitys rather than class,
It is a very old Hotel .It needs to be renovated urgently .The toilet flush is broken , noisy AC , non hot water avaliablility ( it was for a limited time but not expected from a five star Hotel ) . The staff talk without looking at your face with an unfriendly manner . The pool is again too old and need to be renewed so that the price paid to the Hotel is too much in comparison what you get .
Good reception we arrived early room ready and all very efficient similarly check out very efficient
Breakfast, we were put in a cold room, toast took an age to produce , one poor machine and when we left the queue was 25 yards long to get in for breakfast
Absolutely everything. I had always wanted to stay at the hotel and t lived up to all of my expectations
The only thing I would change would have been to have a bigger bed in our room. Kingsize just wasn't big enough!!
Delightful! We hope to return to Edinburgh one day, and when we do, we will stay at the Caledonian.
Couldja make it stop raining?
Everything was great except bed was very uncomfortable
The room was quiet and had a lovely view of Edinburgh. The staff were very helpful and the standard of cleanliness excellent. The leisure facilities were of a high standard also.
The price of breakfast seemed high even for the standard of hotel.
It was in reform so the outdoor appearance was not nice. I would have liked that in the website they had mentioned it.