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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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Waldorf Astoria
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, or the "Caley" as it has become affectionately known among Edinburgh folk, was and still is the epitome of style and excellence. The large, rose-coloured Permian sandstone facade, quarried in Dumfries, dominates the skyline of the city's west end. The hotel has not only remained a focal point for more than one hundred years, but a symbol of the very best of Scottish hospitality. The Caley's pivotal position at the very heart of Edinburgh has always been its greatest asset. Created out of the 19th century railway boom, the five star hotel is looking to the future with confidence and pride in its ability to keep pace with the times. The hotel's reputation is as justified now as it was when the hotel first opened its doors in 1903.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
215Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
95Attractionswithin 0.5 km
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we decided to kill two birds with the one stone, as our son is at the University there. Situated at the bottom of Princes Street it is ideal for seeing the city. We arrived to a bottle of wine in our room which we dealt with in celebration
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We stayed at the Caledonian for 2 nights over New Year’s and it was nothing short of wonderful. We arrived in Scotland first thing in the morning and reception helped us check in to our rooms super early, which was so appreciated. On New Year’s eve, the hotel left us a
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Dear Jetset124, Thank you for recently staying with us at the Waldorf Astoria and also taking the time to write us a review. I am glad to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us and we exceeded your expectations. We strive for success and do what it takes to go above and beyond in every aspect of service. I will definitely pass your feedback on to the departments and we will make sure to have more Scottish Dance for the next Hogmanay Ball. We look forward to welcoming you back again at the Waldorf Astoria in the near future! Kindest regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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Walking into the hotel you are greeted with lovely staff members that are truly sensational. Stayed at the Caledonian for four nights, but it was a lifetime of fun. Hilton kept the historic aspects of the Waldorf Astoria and Peacock Alley, but added very chic and elegant design
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We visited Edinburgh for 3 days and 2 nights. This location was fantastic! We mainly walked through the city. The hotel is amazing! Wonderful architecture, friendly staff, wonderful breakfast. The concierge was so helpful in planning our time there effectively. Great visit!
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded yesterday
Dear bradk116, Thank you ever so much for visiting us and leaving us a wonderful review! I am delighted to learn that you were left with such a tremendous impression overall and that likewise our wonderful team were able to make your experience truly wonderful. We do hope that you shall visit us again soon in the future and we look forward to welcoming you. With Kindest regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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Fabulous hotel. The building and rooms speak for themselves and certainly rate 5* but what really stands out is the customer service and the staff. Extremely attentive staff without being in any way intrusive. Lovely relaxed atmosphere about the place and the people working
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Response from GMWAEdi, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Responded yesterday
Dear pjo121, I truly appreciate you having taken your time to share your valuable feedback with us and for the fact that you chose to stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. I am very delighted to hear that you have truly enjoyed your stay with us and that everything went smooth and perfect for you. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Waldorf Astoria in the near future. Kindest regards, Dale MacPhee General Manager
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Is it possible having breakfast without a room booking?
in most quality hotels there is no problem going in for a breakfast.
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Hi. What time is breakfast served? Thank you
Hello! Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM to 10:30 Am, Monday through Sunday!
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it's a high class hotel, so I do not doubt the must have cribs available
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As a wheelchair user, is there a lift within the hotel
Yes, the lift is right in the lobby.
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We are Hilton gold members, is breakfast or lounge access included?
Breakfast is free to good members
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"Wonderful rooms with castle views"
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"Castle view is the best"
"Views of the castle, Quiet area"
US$188 - US$512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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