The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2AB, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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Late summer travel for some castle's and Scotch.

A travel blog entry by arautmann


My long weekend in Edinburgh started with a pleasent day of flying out of Milwaukee via Newark to Edinburgh. I was off the plane by about 0730 local time in Edinburgh and after a quick walk through customs and immigration I was on my way to find transportation to the hotel.

Just outsid baggage claim and checkin I found the Airlink Bus. For …

Stirling and (oops!) Glasgow

A travel blog entry by bellyadventures


Driving in Scotland!! =O
We woke up in our Hilton Caledonian (now a Waldorf Astoria) Tuesday morning with one big goal for the day: Complete our car rental reservation and figure out how to drive on the left side of the street without killing ourselves!! Of course the other goal was to drive up through the middle of the Highlands, along Loche …

Edinburgh Castle

A travel blog entry by bellyadventures


Bellyadventures stayed here on Jun 20, 2012 during their trip titled: EuroTrip 2012.

Crossing my arms and ready to have a shit time

A travel blog entry by twoblondes


Went to The Stand comedy club after a dinner with a view from the level 4 brasserie at Harvey Nichols. Saw three hilarious locals combined with the world champion himself - Judah Friedlander. Definitely made for an easy way to stay awake and top off about 28 hours of non stop travel from Melbourne to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh - day before the race

A travel blog entry by magyargirl1


Checked into The Caledonian Waldorf-Astoria. Great hotel and super nice people at the desk and at the door. Really great with directions and suggestions! After dropping my bags, went to Rose Street to grab a bite to eat. Found a pub with traditional haggis, neeps and tatties. Haggis - ummm.... I personally think it's good. If you don't know what …

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, is near Georgian House, The Filmhouse, Usher Hall, and Charlotte Square.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Edinburgh

    Reviewed by arautmann

    Wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed Sep 19, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Excellant pub with great food at a good price.
    Great services and accomadations and a short walk to many sites. Easy ride via the Airlink to and from the airport.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by twoblondes

    Expedia for the win

    Reviewed Jun 7, 2013
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    When you can book a £900 hotel for less than a third of the price - do it. If the designer Ferragamo toiletries aren't enough of a sign you're winning at life then the fleece lined silk robe will win you over. Well played Mel xxx

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by magyargirl1

    Wonderful Hotel

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2013
    by (6 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Stayed here for my half-marathon race and it was a short walk to the race grounds. Easy walk to Rose Street with great pubs and restaurants. Staff was very helpful and very supportive of those of us racing. No tub - would have liked a tub after the race.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Edinburgh

    A view of the Edinburgh Castle


    The Caledonian is a beautiful hotel, centrally located on Princes Street. Quite a few of the rooms have a beautiful view of the Edinburgh Castle. The castle is breath taking both day and night.

    A splendid old hotel but needs better management


    It was hard to disagree with any of the above reviews, negative and positive. The location can't be beat. The old-time grandeur of a first-class railway hotel is a delight. I booked a room with two double beds, and was given a splendid large room -- and the mattresses were just fine.

    Another one for the negative pile...


    I think I'm becoming more fussy. I stay in hotels too often these days and perhaps my expectations are too high. That's a pretty sad thing to say about a 5* hotel though.

    Lovely Hotel


    The Caledonian Hilton is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in.

    Despite being a Hilton hotel (which can tend to be a bit same-y) it had character. The service was excellent, and the restaurant was lovely; great food and ambience. It's in an excellent location, right across from the main shopping street, and within minutes of the grassmarket area, where there are some great pubs. Apparently, Laurel and Hardy were regulars there in their day! I'd recommend staying there if you're planning a trip to Edinburgh.

    Wonderful experience!


    I'm surprised to see negative reviews. My husband, daughter (then 2)

    Faded Beauty, Awful Bed


    My wife and I took a short break to Edinburgh from Newcastle hoping for a relaxing time away unfortunately, when we returned to our hotel, the Caledonian Hilton, Edinburgh, after a night out we were confronted with the absolutely worst bed we have ever slept in at a hotel of any star rating or price. It was obviously old, lumpy, the springs could be felt digging into your back, and it sank towards the middle. To the Hotel's credit, the clerk at the front desk assured us that if we had complained the evening before they would have switchedd the mattress (they are supposedly in the process of doing this throughout the hotel). But as a HiltonHHonors member, I would have imaginedd that we would have been given a room with a decent bed right off, since we weren't, we imagined that all the beds must be awful. All that said, the Hotel is grand and beautiful, not to mention perfectly located within easy walking distance to both the New and Old Town, as well as to the Station. The pool/spa is also quite nice. We would even return if we could be certain to get a bed equal to the Hotel and the cost of lodging.

    Is this a Hilton?


    Be careful before you spend a lot of money on a five-star hotel at Edinburgh Festival time. On my first night I ran out of milk for my coffee. Rang Housekeeping - nobody there, got put through to front desk. Rang three times from 7pm to 10pm requesting milk. In the end I gave up and got some from the supermarket. In the 2003 August heatwave, there was no air conditioning - the window had to stay open, which with Military Tatoo rehearsals across the road, made for some sleepless, noisy nights. I checked into this because it was a Hilton (service!) and because of the pool - but even that was tiny: three swimmers made it seem crowded. Please do your research before booking Edinburgh Caledonian Hilton!

    Beautiful hotel in a great location


    This is probably one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. First, the location is perfect, you are right on Princes St with all of the shops and only a 15 minute walk up to Edinburgh Castle. The Caledonian Hilton is elegant, rooms are huge and so are the bathrooms. The service from when you walk in the door until you depart is impeccable. The restaurant is very fancy and expensive but also elegant. There are 2 pubs attached that are a fun change. I highly recommend this hotel and would not stay elsewhere in Edinburgh.

    Great Stay


    We had a great stay in Edinburgh, Scotland. The accommodations where great and the ambiance was wonderful. Wonderful staff that went out of their way to do everything they could to make our stay as comfortable and charming as possible.

    Great time was had by all...


    We stayed for a couple of nights the room was large and airy, service was great and the haggis for breakfast a must! I will be returning for more afternoon tea :) ...

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Edinburgh

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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