Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018 & 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two persons in Peacock Alley OR a $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit for use during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 241 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Sophisticated
City Life Golf Landmarks

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Address:
Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2AB
United Kingdom
Nearest Airport:
Turnhouse (EDI)
7 mi / 11 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Salon
  • Shoeshine Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian once was, and still is, the epitome of style and excellence. Following an extensive refurbishment in all areas of the hotel, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh offers a total of 241 newly and luxuriously renovated guest rooms and suites, many with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, the number one tourist attraction in the UK.In room amenities include Nespresso coffee machines, Salvatore Ferragamo bathroom products, luxurious Waldorf Astoria bathrobes and slippers and specialised Waldorf Astoria 230 thread count bed linen.
The former railway station hotel, dating back to 1903, stands proudly at the west end of Princes Street, which is the ideal location to discover the majestic capital city of Edinburgh.
Explore Edinburgh’s colourful history including listed buildings dating back to medieval times, and enjoy a number of the internationally renowned festivals which take place throughout the year.Indulge in the array of restaurants Edinburgh has to offer including our very own Galvin Brasserie de Luxe and Pompadour by Galvin operated by Michelin starred chefs Jeff and Chris Galvin.Relax and experience the first and only Guerlain Spa in the UK, a haven of luxury and tranquillity, with unique treatments only available at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian represents a dedication to excellence that combines elegance with luxurious amenities and service that is world-renowned.
Edinburgh, a truly international city Scotland’s capital is rich in historic buildings and monuments, the mediaeval Old Town being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh is famous for its year round calendar of events, the highlight being the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe in August, which has launched the careers of many famous artistes.
The city lies within easy reach of two of the world’s premier golf courses.Muirfield, host of The Open, lies a few miles west along the coast from Edinburgh overlooking the Firth of Forth. Gleneagles, about an hour’s drive to the north is host of The Ryder Cup.
Peacock Alley Located at the heart of the hotel, and inspired by the grand social promenade that connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels in New York, Peacock Alley is a place for guests and locals “to see and be seen”.The epitome of elegance and sophistication, Peacock Alley is the hub of the hotel’s social scene for afternoon tea and cocktail time. Its experienced team craft all of the classic and exclusive signature Waldorf Astoria cocktails; here is to be found the essence of the unique and unforgettable Waldorf Astoria experience.
Rooms & Suites Stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - home to 241 elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites, many with spectacular views of historic Edinburgh Castle. Renovated to Waldorf Astoria’s peerless, internationally-renowned standards, each room and suite offers a backdrop of luxury, style and sophistication, with bespoke furniture, eclectic artwork and pristine en-suite bathrooms with marble and burnished chrome fittings.
Guerlain Spa Yield to the magic – your transformation begins here… Enter the world of Guerlain Spa, a haven of luxury and tranquility in one of Edinburgh’s most famous and historic hotels. Imbued with Guerlain’s world-renowned ethos of elegance and sophistication, this luxury Edinburgh spa echoes the glamour and prestige of its peerless Champs Elysées counterpart, with uniquely-tailored beauty and skincare experiences that draw on Guerlain’slong history of innovation and excellence.
Location Guide Check out some of the Scottish capital';s world-famous local landmarks - including the nearby Edinburgh Castle - during your stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.
Dining & Bars Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, is home to two inspired eateries - The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - from the renowned Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. In 2005 the Galvins established their reputation as a team in their own right by opening Bistrot de Luxe in London’s Baker Street. The success of the venture has led to the creation of the renowned Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, the multi award-winning 2102 La Chapelle, and Galvin Demoiselle, overlooking the famous Food Hall in Harrods. The Galvin brothers hold two Michelin stars and ten AA Rosettes, and were named AA Chefs'; Chef of the Year in 2011.
Meetings & Events Host meetings and events for up to 250 guests at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, and enjoy the glamour and prestige of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic venues.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s commercial hub – home to the country’s foremost financial, governmental and legal institutions, and Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh has a trusted and treasured reputation as the luxury events venue of choice, having formerly hosted everything from state visits & royal banquets to major international product launches. 8 banqueting suites Business centre WIFI in all guest bedrooms, meeting rooms and public areas Just 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh International Convention Centre (EICC) is a 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel
Weddings & Events Celebrate your wedding or special occasion in style at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, one of Edinburgh';s finest luxury venues. Since opening in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh has hosted many prestigious events, from extravagant wedding celebrations and star-packed parties to lavish corporate gatherings and state banquets. Our historic hotel provides the perfect setting for any celebration, with Waldorf Astoria’s impeccably high standards of service guaranteed to make your celebration one to remember.

Best of the Best

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian is prominently positioned in the city’s historical center and offers the largest number of rooms with unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle. Boosting 241 rooms and suites, this elegant Victorian landmark also features the United Kingdom’s only Guerlain Spa and two award-winning restaurants operated by Michelin-star brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin: The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. A perfect base to explore Scotland's capital, the iconic hotel is within walking distance of the Castle, the Royal Mile and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hotel Tip

Indulge in the Guerlain Spa with uniquely-tailored beauty and skincare treatments that draw on Guerlain's long history of innovation and excellence.

Location

Address
Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2AB
United Kingdom
Nearest Airport
Turnhouse (EDI), 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Deluxe

Elegantly fusing contemporary with classic design, these exquisite guest rooms are equipped with the latest technology and subtle ambient lighting, and feature plush damask furnishings amid a tasteful colour palette of smoky grey, silver and blue.

Embellished with eclectic artwork, oval mirrors and burnished chrome ironwork, the 20m2 plus Deluxe room features an en suite marble bathroom with traditional brassware and standalone vanity unit – a subtle paean to the hotel’s turn-of-the-century halcyon period, which gave rise to its eventual renown as ‘The Old Lady of Princes Street’.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Premium

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  • Iron/Ironing Board
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Premium

Decked out in cool, calm tones, with pristine linens and paneled mahogany walls adorned with chrome embellishments, our Premium rooms are available with either twin beds, or one or two queen beds, and feature an attractive marble bathroom.

Perfect for catching up with work or curling up in the easy chair in your fluffy bathrobe after a day spent exploring the capital, Premium rooms at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh offer views of the city or the Castle.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Premium Castle View

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Premium Castle View

Our Premium Castle View rooms are especially sought-after, and offer truly unique and memorable accommodation - imbued with the very spirit and history of the Scottish Capital.

Rise in the morning to stunning direct views over the Castle and Princes Street, or unwind in the evening after a day exploring the capital, with a chilled glass of wine and extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime vistas.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Junior Suite

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  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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Junior Suite

Classic furnishings, WiFi, open plan living area, Nespresso® coffee maker, mini-bar. Enjoy the spacious elegance of this beautiful Junior Suite which features an open plan living area and one king sized bed. Stay connected with WiFi access (fee applies), enjoy a coffee from the Nespresso® coffee maker or relax in front of the flat screen TV and browse the selection of national and international channels provided. There is also an in-room mini-bar. This suite offers deluxe bathroom amenities, as well as complimentary bathrobes and slippers. For your added comfort, the room is fully air-conditioned and provides the Waldorf Astoria bedding and pillow menu as well as black-out curtains.

**Next applicable upgrade category - One Bedroom Suite

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One Bedroom Suite

Choose the exquisite one bedroom suite for graceful décor, luxurious living space and an attractive separate dining area.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Caledonian Suite

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  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Caledonian Suite

Edinburgh Castle views, WiFi, 4 TVs, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Nespresso® coffee maker

Enjoy impressive Edinburgh Castle views from the elegant luxury of this Caledonian Suite which features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room and a dining table.

Stay connected with WiFi access (fee applies), enjoy a coffee from the Nespresso® coffee maker or relax in front of one of the 4 flat screen TVs and browse the selection of channels provided. There is also an in-room mini-bar.

This suite offers luxury bathroom amenities, as well as complimentary bathrobes and slippers. For your added comfort, the room is fully air-conditioned and provides the Waldorf Astoria bedding and pillow menu as well as black-out curtains.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

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  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
City Life, Golf, Landmarks
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 241
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A credit card is required for reservations.


If you use a debit/credit card to check in, a hold may be placed on your card account for the full anticipated amount to be owed to the hotel, including estimated incidentals, through your date of check-out and such hold may not be released for 72 hours from the date of check-out or longer at the discretion of your card issuer.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel, please do so by 4pm, hotel local time, on the day of arrival to avoid cancellation penalties.


At check in, the front desk will verify your check-out date. Rates quoted are based on check-in date and length of stay. Should you choose to depart early, price is subject to change.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, Eurocard, JCB, Visa

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire..



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018 & 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two persons in Peacock Alley OR a $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit for use during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Reviews and Recommendations for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

81%

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wonderful accomodations

By: happy traveler


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2015

The view of The Castle from our room was beautiful. Food and service was top-notch.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knighton
Not Recommended

Not Child Friendly

By: UK with 7 People


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

This hotel was not very child friendly. I would not recommend them for a family vacation.

Great Service

By: LVT


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2016

This hotel had excellent with good food, and overall expert service.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Historcal hotel in perfect location

By: Mr Mojo SRQ


Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

The Caledonian (Waldorf) is located precisely between New Town and Old Town. Easy walk to everything with great views of the castle from some of the rooms. The staff is excellent, from concierge to the knowledgeable bartenders. My only critique is the hotel is older and going through a refresh and street noise can be a little excessive at times. I would definitely stay here again.
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley

fine hotel

By: Elouise


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

very nice - grand service
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill
Not Recommended

Okay

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

We could not get in our room until nearly 4 p.m or later. The service was just okay. It is very, very expensive, for what you actually get. The breakfast was nice and service was fairly good there. I got the impression that they were short staffed. The location is good and we had a beautiful view of the castle from our room. Would probably stay elsewhere next time.

Lovely

By: Brook


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Friendly welcoming service. Lovely common areas and the room was beautiful. In particular we were blow away by the view of the castle from our room. Worth it!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is Amazing

By: Mark W.


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

My wife and I enjoyed three glorious night in a Castle view suite. The hotel is amazing with so much to offer and they take very good care of their guests. The Galvin Brasserie Deluxe and The Pompadour are both fantastic restaurants. We wish we were still there!
Travel Advisor:  Cate Caruso

The Caledonian

By: Bond James Bond


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Superb. The very best hotel I have ever experienced.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Soloe

Waldorf

By: Ron


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018

They upgraded us to the finest suite. The view was fantastic. The suite was beautiful. For the rest, the hotel was typical of what we expected.
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring

Old World Hotel with Modern Amenities

By: JMF


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

The Waldorf is in a great location. It is central to whatever it is you might want to do in Edinburgh. The bar was a hit, as was the breakfast buffet.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill