Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB  show map
 5 stars
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Centrally located, the five-star Caledonian Hilton Hotel is close to the Convention Center.

This ancient property offers large business center and heated indoor swimming pool.

All 254 air-conditioned rooms offer Wi-Fi.

The hotel's Pompadour Restaurant has a castle-view table and The Caley Bar offers a malt whisky.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is in 9.7km.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   236.

Rooms

General information

The rooms feature modern design and are bright and airy. They come with high-speed internet access, private bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, satellite TV, direct dial phone, mini-bar and king size, double or twin beds.

Room types:

Double Guestroom Plus is 28sqm and has king size bed

Double Hilton Guestroom has one double bed and can accommodate two adults.

Single Hilton Guestroom offers one single bed and accommodated one adult.

Twin Guestroom Plus is 26sqm, includes twin beds and work desk.

Twin Hilton Deluxe comes with twin beds and accommodates to 2 adults.

Executive suite has one queen size bed, some rooms have a fireplace or overlook the Edinburgh Castle.

Hilton Suite boasts a living room, overlooks the city or Edinburgh Castle and comes with dining table and sofa.

Double Deluxe Plus provides one queen bed and accommodates up to two adults.

Double Hilton Deluxe offers one queen bed, easy chair and accommodates up to two persons.

Twin Deluxe Plus provides twin beds and panoramic view.

Dining options

The hotel's Pompadour Restaurant serves traditional local dishes and has a castle-view table. Children’s menu is served in the restaurant. It is open from 12pm till 10pm.

The Caley Bar offers a malt whisky and other beverage and is open from 11am to 1am.

Castle Suite Lounge offers views of Edinburgh Castle and serves breakfasts and lunches from 10am till 5.30pm.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers business center with audiovisual facilities.

Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms and business center per GBP 8.00 per hour.

Leisure

The hotel provides gym, heated indoor pool, health club and spa room.

Additional features

The hotel provides room and facilities for the people with disabilities.

Child care service is provided in the hotel.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 19.50 per day.
  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.3km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Affogato (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
    200 m
  • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    360 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    600 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    570 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    236

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Rooms and availability

General information

The rooms feature modern design and are bright and airy. They come with high-speed internet access, private bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, satellite TV, direct dial phone, mini-bar and king size, double or twin beds.

Room types:

Double Guestroom Plus is 28sqm and has king size bed

Double Hilton Guestroom has one double bed and can accommodate two adults.

Single Hilton Guestroom offers one single bed and accommodated one adult.

Twin Guestroom Plus is 26sqm, includes twin beds and work desk.

Twin Hilton Deluxe comes with twin beds and accommodates to 2 adults.

Executive suite has one queen size bed, some rooms have a fireplace or overlook the Edinburgh Castle.

Hilton Suite boasts a living room, overlooks the city or Edinburgh Castle and comes with dining table and sofa.

Double Deluxe Plus provides one queen bed and accommodates up to two adults.

Double Hilton Deluxe offers one queen bed, easy chair and accommodates up to two persons.

Twin Deluxe Plus provides twin beds and panoramic view.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Double Hilton Guest Room
Double Hilton Guest Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 40m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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The contemporary room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 double bed. Special touches include a bathrobe and slippers. Maximum occupancy 2 adults. No smoking room.

Room facilities
    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Double Hilton Guest Room Plus
    Double Hilton Guest Room Plus
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 40m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Make yourself at home in this traditional style room. With double bed.

    Room facilities
      Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Twin Hilton Guestroom Plus
      Twin Hilton Guestroom Plus
      Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 40m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Feel at home in this bright and airy 26m² roo. The contemporary room is decorated in cool, calm tones and includes twin beds. Sleeps 2 adults.

      Room facilities
        Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Double Hilton Deluxe
        Double Hilton Deluxe
        Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
        Size: 33m2
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Feel at home in this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room, decorated in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Sleeps 2 adults.

        Room facilities
          Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Twin Hilton Deluxe
          Twin Hilton Deluxe
          Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
          Size: 33m2
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Indulge in the extra space of this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room has twin beds. Get to work at the desk or relax in the easy chair. A fluffy bathrobe and slippers await. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

          Room facilities
            Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Double Double Deluxe
            Double Double Deluxe
            Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
            Size: 33m2
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Traditional room with 2 queen beds, high-speed internet access and easy chair. Sleeps 4 adults.

            Room facilities
              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Double Hilton Deluxe Plus
              Double Hilton Deluxe Plus
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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Maximum occupancy 2 adults

              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Twin Hilton Deluxe Plus
              Twin Hilton Deluxe Plus
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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room is decorated in cool, calm tones and has twin beds. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Double Double Deluxe Plus
              Double Double Deluxe Plus
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              Soak up city or castle views from this bright and airy room with high-speed internet access. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 2 queen beds. Catch up on work at the desk or curl up in the easy chair in a fluffy bathrobe. Sleeps 4 adults.

              Executive Studio
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              Spoil yourself with this spacious room with separate seating area. The traditional room, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Some rooms have views of Edinburgh Castle. Sleeps 2 adults.

              Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian King Hilton Suite
              King Hilton Suite
              Bed type: King Size bed or Queen Size bed or Double Bed
              Size: 44m2
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              • Air conditioning
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              Enjoy a home away from home with this luxurious suite with a living room and a view of Edinburgh Castle or the city. The traditional suite, in cool, calm tones, has 1 queen bed. Sleeps 2 adults.

              Room facilities
                Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Caledonian Suite
                Caledonian Suite
                Bed type: King Size bed or Queen Size bed or Double Bed
                Size: 44m2
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                Grand three room suite with panoramic castle views. Private corridor and one double bed, one twin and one single bed.

                Room facilities
                  Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Twin Hilton Guestroom
                  Twin Hilton Guestroom
                  Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 40m2
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                  • Air conditioning
                  • Shower
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                  Modern room with twin beds. Sleeps 2 adults

                  Room facilities

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      1.3km
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      1.2km
                    • Bus stop
                      200 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Affogato (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
                      200 m
                    • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                      360 m
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      600 m
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      570 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of rooms:
                      236

                    Hotel Awards

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                    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Location

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                    What's nearby

                    What's nearby.

                    City center is in 1.2km.

                    MV Picture House is in 90m.

                    Usher Hall, a famous music venue of the city, is in 270m.

                    Royal Lyceum Theatre is in 270m.

                    Charlotte Square, a city square in the New Town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in 270m.

                    Royal Scots Regimental Museum is in 370m.

                    Georgian House, an 18th century townhouse situated at No. 7 Charlotte Square in the heart of the historic New Town, is in 370m.

                    Edinburgh International Conference Centre is in 450m.

                    National War Museum is in 450m.

                    Edinburgh Castle, a fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, is in 540m.

                    George Street, the most celebrated shopping area, is in 540m.

                    Bruntsfield Links Golf Course is in 5.4km.

                    Tourist attractions

                    Places of interest

                    • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 200 m
                    • The Georgian House - 200 m
                    • One O'Clock Gun - 300 m
                    • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - 300 m
                    • National War Museum Of Scotland - 300 m
                    • Mons Meg - 300 m
                    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 300 m
                    • Saint Margaret's Chapel - 300 m
                    • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 500 m

                    Convention centers

                    • EICC - 400 m

                    Sport related

                    • Edinburgh Chess Club - 200 m

                    Amusement

                    • Quicksilver - 100 m
                    • Filmhouse - 300 m
                    • Odeon Edinburgh - 300 m
                    • D B Amusements - 400 m
                    • Booth Enterprise - 500 m

                    Historical sites

                    • Dean Village - 500 m

                    Theaters

                    • Usher Hall - 100 m
                    • Usher Hall - 200 m
                    • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 300 m
                    • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 400 m
                    • Assembly Rooms - 600 m

                    Local Attractions

                    • Inverleith Park - 1.6km
                      Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                    • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.7km
                      The Garden, Edinburgh
                    • Calton Hill - 1.8km
                      off Regent Road, Edinburgh
                    • Mansfield Place Church - 1.6km
                      East London Street, Edinburgh
                    • New Town - 1.7km
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                    • St Cuthbert's Church - 140 m
                      Lothian Road, Edinburgh
                    • National War Museum of Scotland - 410 m
                      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                    • Princes Street Gardens - 600 m
                      Princes Street, Edinburgh
                    • St. Margaret's Chapel - 570 m
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                    • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 320 m
                      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                    • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 430 m
                      13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
                    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 720 m
                      Castlehill, Edinburgh

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Affogato - 200 m

                      Address: 36 Queensferry Street

                      82% likes this, based on 76 reviews
                      Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

                    • Castle Terrace - 420 m

                      Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

                      85% likes this, based on 928 reviews
                      Cuisine: Scottish

                    • Indaba - 750 m

                      Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
                      Phone: 0131 221 1554

                      85% likes this, based on 437 reviews
                      Cuisine: Tapas
                      Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 24

                    • Kanpai Sushi - 360 m

                      Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
                      Phone: 0131 228 1602

                      76% likes this, based on 239 reviews
                      Cuisine: Japanese
                      Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 25

                    • The Atelier Restaurant - 670 m

                      Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
                      Phone: 0131 629 1344

                      80% likes this, based on 156 reviews
                      Cuisine: European
                      Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 26

                    Getting there.

                    Turnhouse airport is in 10.2km.

                    Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is in 9.7km.

                    Dundee Airport (DND) is in 57km.

                    Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is in 76km.

                    Getting around.

                    The nearest bus stop is in 100m.

                    Edinburgh Waverley train station is in 1.1km.

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of rooms:
                      236

                    Hotel Awards

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                    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    Individual guest reviews

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

                      Excellent hotel in a great location. The service was brilliant although on each day we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated for breakfast. This was probably due to the fact that the City was staging two major sporting events and therefore the hotel was full. Reasonable rates considering demand for accommodation was high for that weekend. I would definitely stay there again.

                    • Group of friends
                      6.0

                      Location is good for shopping, but if you are out of towner, and have your own car driving in a strange city, you'd be lost before you could find the hotel even with sat nav assistant, the traffic system of the city around the hotel is confusing

                      The hotel is too big with a very long corridor, I was lost in the hotel to find my way back from my room to hotel lobby even though my room was only on E level

                    • Older travelers
                      9.2

                      very clean hotel, extremly plesent gentleman on the door sorry did not get his name,large man grey hair glasses.Guy serving in the whisky bar had a dour face.If he is happy at his work tell him to tell his face.

                      parking is poor advise your guests to use park and ride as you cant really use your car in town.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      This was a great base for the time that we spent in the city, it was central and easy access to the train,bus services and a short distance for the airport. We also found it to be very quiet to be so central.

                      We did not mind having to climb the stairs and trundle through the lobby, but this would not have been ideal for some people with walking difficulties otherwise no complaints

                    • Group of friends
                      10.0

                      A first class hotel, with excellent staff. The breakfast was fantastic and the location was good for sightseeing and shopping.

                      The only thing I did not like was your advertising. I booked my room for £169 for two nights, where you showed that it had been reduced from £508. I don't think that the room I was given was of that value, maybe I am wrong.

                    • Couple
                      7.4

                      Very comfortable beds. Good location and beautiful building.

                      Some of the hotel's common areas, especially the toilets, were not what you would expect of a five star hotel.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Location was exceptional, extremely pleasant welcome, excellent facilities, would not hesitate to stay there again, brilliant.

                    • Couple
                      8.8

                      Staff extremely helpful and great location for seeing all Edinburgh offers

                      Pool facilties where not to my expectations for a Hilton Hotel, pool was small and steam room poor

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Shopping, sightseeing, drinking and eating, relax swimming , jacuzzi,

                    • Older travelers
                      7.0

                      I liked the location ,some of the staff,and services and obviously the room itself

                      the pool was very small and there was no rooms for swimming

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      The staff were friendly and cannot do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. The location was execllent if you like being in the heart of the city.

                    • Older travelers
                      7.8

                      efficient staff. dealt with fire alarm in a competent manner

                      shower/bath taps were a little tired and needed repaired.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.6

                      Had major problems, did not have our reservation although we had paid for it in full. We did not know until the check out time that we were not going to have to pay the full amount of 215 pound again. They tried to charge us 60 pound instead of 20 pound for carparking. It gave us huge undue stress, even armed with information as to when we paid the amount, some 6 months prior they treated as though we were trying to get out of paying. They were apologetic at the end, but our 2 days in Edinburgh were wrecked, and we are unlikely to ever go to Edinburgh again. Also considering that it suposed to be a 5 star hotel, the room appearance was not 5 star.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.2

                      Location and the restaurant are good.

                      The room was a great disappointment, very small and one very small window. A two star room at five star prices. We will not stay here again.

                    • Older travelers
                      5.0

                      It's location was excellent

                      Our room was closer to two stars rather than a four star rating. The hotel is very tired and worn and in need of a major upgrade. Instead of providing free Wi-Fi there was a charge of 15 pounds, very off putting! I booked there as it was a Hilton hotel assuming it would be of a certain standard,that assumption was as dated as the Caledonian.

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      1.3km
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      1.2km
                    • Bus stop
                      200 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Affogato (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
                      200 m
                    • Kanpai Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                      360 m
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      600 m
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      570 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2012
                    • Number of rooms:
                      236

                    Hotel Awards

                    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghWaldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

                    Use Badge