Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian is prominently positioned in the city’s historical centre 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: The Pompadour 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.

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

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    For 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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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


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


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.


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


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


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


By: Midge

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

Last hotel on a three week trip, after staying in manor homes and castles it seemed huge but the hotel was nice. The concierge was great! A bit disappointed that one afternoon we went to get afternoon tea and they had no more tea cakes at 3:00 pm, they did service us sandwiches off the lunch menu.
Travel Advisor:  Fanny Katz

Lovely place to stay

By: Marni Stone

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

Wonderful experience! Nice room, great staff, great location
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Wonderful Centrally located hotel

By: Millie

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh provided us with a wonderful stay in their hotel. The staff could not do enough for you. Their service was impeccable. The breakfast buffet had everything you could dream off to start your day and if it wasn't there in the open they would prepare it for you. Evenings, after turn down service, they would leave these delicious boxed chocolates. It was also centrally located to all tourists attractions. Highly recommend!
Travel Advisor:  Charissa Popp

Scotland Trip

By: SJ

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Wonderful! Comfortable room, fantastic breakfast!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf

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