Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Indoor spa bath
Indoor pool
Room Amenity
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2AB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEdinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)8 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile12 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle13 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)15 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is located in West End, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city centre and near a train station. Usher Hall and National Museum of Scotland are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Edinburgh Zoo and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Victoria Street and Museum of Childhood are also worth visiting. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.

What's nearby

  • George Street - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 11 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport Tram Stop - 16 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Dean Banks Pompadour — 1 min walk
  • Grazing by Mark Greenaway — 1 min walk
  • Quattro Zero - 2 min walk
  • Affogato - 2 min walk
  • Red Squirrel - 2 min walk

About this property

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in West End, walk to Princes Street
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a sauna are on-site. All 241 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and premium bedding.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers 241 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Guerlain Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (GBP 25 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (GBP 25 per night)
  • Off-site parking for GBP 19.50 per day; discounts available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 30 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Baby bath
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in reception
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Maltese
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space (2336 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 8

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Couples dining
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per day
Dogs welcome
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 19.50 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 614 out of 985 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 230 out of 985 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 83 out of 985 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 41 out of 985 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 985 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel, would recommend the castle view rooms!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I just like the place full stop! As a railway architecture enthusiast it was on my bucket list to stay here. A wonderful welcome from the reception staff including a warm mulled wine on a freezing day. The place is heritage rich and 5-star on all respects. I’ve already booked a return trip in 2022 which I am looking forward to.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
fantastic. made to feel so welcome beautiful building informative staff will definitely stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were delighted with the old world grandeur of the Waldorf - in particular, a walk along the 1st floor corroder adjacent to the posh restaurant is a delight - full of mementoes from generations of staff in years gone by and distinguished guests who have visited. We loved having cocktail in the Peacock Alley - very relaxed and distinguished. The night service was disappointment - we arrived to late t eta at restaurants- 3 options only and the chicken and bacon sandwich chosen was no better than something that could be drawn form a machine at Waverley station - accompanying this food with drinks list that runs to 10 pages incl. expensive champagnes is a bit ridiculous. I know that none of this is due to the staff - it is due to the corporate system - the staff were unendingly attentive and helpful in trying to solve any issues. We are particularly grateful for the effort by the duty manager to change or room location after the first night - we were much happier after re-located - it is difficult to know what will suit you until you arrive, and we ended up with our perfect room.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021