4.4 out of 5

"Gorgeous hotel - rooms are beautiful and staff were focused on guest comfort. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 09 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Edinburgh awaits you at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes Street Gardens. 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 safes. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Hairdryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

A day of pampering can include body scrubs and mani/pedis. The restaurant, The Pompadour by Galvin, serves French cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool and health club. Conference space, meeting rooms, and a business centre are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star New Town hotel include Usher Hall and Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Carriage)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€167 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian ratings based on 18 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Gorgeous hotel - rooms are beautiful and staff were focused on guest comfort.

Posted by on 9 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel

Room was nicely appointed though not huge but hotel has a lovely feel and ambience. Staff were excellent and very pleasant indeed. Cocktails in Peacock Alley were brilliant. Would def stay again.

Posted by , from Glasgow on 23 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

Anniversary treat

Pros: Peaceful and relaxing . Had swimming pool to myself on 4 occasions. Very comfortable.
Location: All m on the doorstep.ajor attractions and transport
Very comfortable and good spa facilities. Handy for sightseeing.

Posted by , from Fife on 16 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Excellent position

Pros: Love it’s character and charm, everything is restful and calm
Cons: Only on the bed front, really uncomfortable although on a previous visit we booked a suite and the bed was great!
Location: City centre, so close to everything! Lovely walks/parks/museums/theatres/restaurants / shops etc.
Staff were extremely pleasant and approachable . Room was clean and of adequate size but the bed has seen better days sadly and was bumpy and extremely creaky, Dining options were great although slightly over priced but being in the city centre I imagine would up prices a bit.

Posted by , from cental belt on 19 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice old Hotel

Excellent breakfast and evening meal, staff always polite and helpful. Hotel located at the end of Prince st overlooking the Castle.

Posted by , from England on 13 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Apr 2017 by GM-WAEdi

Dear Andy, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Edinburgh. I am delighted to read your wonderful review and that we clearly exceeded your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Good location, pleasant atmosphere, would recommend.

Posted by , from Nottingham on 20 Mar 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Apr 2017 by GM-WAEdi

Dear Stephen, Thank you for your recent stay and for sharing your feedback. Your review and recommendation are greatly appreciated. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

5 out of 5
Pros: It was well located, had efficient staff and comfortable rooms.
Cons: I would have to stay several times (which I intend to do when visiting Edinburgh relatives) before I could answer this question in depth.
Location: As I've said above, the hotel is well located and there is much to see and do in that part of Edinburgh.
I had a pleasant experience at this hotel. The domestic staff were efficient and went about their work quietly, quickly and efficiently. The food was good and the restaurant staff pleasant and helpful.

Posted by , from Wiltshire, England on 30 Nov 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec 2016 by GMWAEDI

Dear Alexander, Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back time and time again in the future. Best regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager

5 out of 5

Fabulous weekend away

Staff were amazing and friendly nothing too much trouble.

Posted by on 20 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Just A Brilliant break

This was a top class visit with all round top service from all members of staff. nothing was to much trouble and top value price wise a bargain

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Midweek break

Beautiful hotel,and great location,the staff couldn't have been nicer,we will be back.

Posted by on 9 Mar 2015

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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. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include A business centre and meeting rooms. Spa services, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


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


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.4 km / 0.9 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 minibars and espresso makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The Pompadour by Galvin – This restaurant specialises in French cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe – This brasserie serves lunch and dinner.

Peacock Alley – On-site café.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a health club. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP23 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 19.50 24 hours

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • 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.