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

Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
997 reviews
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
48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitiser provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationGeorge Street4 min walk
Popular LocationUsher Hall4 min walk
Popular LocationEdinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)8 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)34 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 48 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsJunior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 68 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)
  • Premier Double Room (2 Double Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPremier Double Room (2 Double Beds)
  • Premier Double Room (Castle View)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPremier Double Room (Castle View)
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Premier Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremier Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Premier Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 34 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremier Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, View (Castle View)
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, View (Castle View)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsJunior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, View (Caledonian Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 59 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 8
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, View (Caledonian Suite)
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View (1 Queen Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 55 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 Queen Bed, View (1 Queen Bed)
  • Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSingle Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), Accessible
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Alexander Graham Bell Suite)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Queen Carriage)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Queen Carriage)
  • Single Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Deluxe Room (1 Single Bed), View (Castle View)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Sir Conan Doyle)

    Room amenities

    • 56 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Sir Conan Doyle)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Sir Walter Scott)

    Room amenities

    • 48 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Sir Walter Scott)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Robert L Suitevenson)

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Robert L Suitevenson)

About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's West End neighbourhood, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is in the city centre and near a train station. Grassmarket and Royal Mile are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • George Street - 4 min walk
  • Usher Hall - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 34 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Grazing by Mark Greenaway – Serves lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Peacock Alley – Open daily.
  • The Caley Bar – Serves dinner and light fare daily.

About this property

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in West End, walk to Princes Street
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 241 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes, plus complimentary wireless Internet access 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.

This Edinburgh hotel provides 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.

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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: GBP 25 per night
  • Valet parking: GBP 25 per night

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 25 per person
  • 1 restaurant 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

Family friendly

  • Baby bath
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • 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

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (2336 square feet)

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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Couples dining
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • 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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

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 only
2 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

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 25 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 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

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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 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

National rating

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian and receive a full refund?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Is Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 50 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is available for GBP 25 per night. Valet parking is available for GBP 25 per night.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Located in West End, this luxury hotel is steps away from Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Princes Street. George Street and Usher Hall are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 11 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 17 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

4.4
Excellent
997 reviews
5 - Excellent
610
4 - Good
244
3 - Okay
81
2 - Mediocre
44
1 - Poor
18
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
4.5
Amenities
4.4
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Just yum! Great view of castle from room. Great service and friendly staff. Cannot fault

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019
1.0 out of 5 Terrible
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    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    This hotel is perfectly situated in Edinburgh's New Town. There are restaurants and a supermarket nearby and is about 15 minutes walk from Waverley Station. The hotel is beautifully decorated and furnihsed, as are the rooms. A great place to stay.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The location is the best possible, steps away from the Royal Mile, Princes Street Garden, and Georgian New Town. Castle view rooms allow you to see the castle in different light all day and lit at night as well. And the Peacock Alley Lounge is a wonderful spot for tea or a drink.

    Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Staff was over the top! Maintance appeared when called and the concierge actually walked me to the bank. Front desk escorted us to the room when we checked in too

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020