Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Rated 8.6 in 1790 reviews. 241 rooms.

★★★★★

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, known fondly by locals as 'The Caley', is steeped in history and is an Edinburgh icon standing proudly at the west end of Princes Street. Operating as a hotel since 1903, this former Victorian rail station is a member of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the epitome of luxury in hotels and resorts worldwide.

Create memorable moments during your stay by dining in one of our two award-winning restaurants created by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. You could also indulge in a luxurious Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, formerly the station concourse and ticket office and treat yourself to some of the finest Scottish Whiskies at The Caley Bar. We are also home to the Guerlain Spa, a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, home to a luxurious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, and a state-of-the-art gym.

Situated just a 1-minute walk from Princes Street, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian luxury hotel has a modern leisure club and unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle. George Street's bars, restaurants and shops are less than a 5-minute walk away. There is free WiFi available throughout. Originally built in 1903 as part of Edinburgh's central railway station, rooms at the luxury hotel each have a flat-screen TV, a luxurious bathroom with designer toiletries, and fluffy bathrobes, as well as unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle. Guests can enjoy access to the Guerlain Spa, the first and only one of its kind in the UK, which offers an array of treatments as well as a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi®, swimming pool and modern gym. Guests can enjoy a choice of two eateries, The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, both from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. Formerly the station concourse and ticket office, Peacock Alley now offers afternoon tea, while The Caley Bar provides bar food, drinks and masterclasses/tastings for guests and the general public. Edinburgh Castle and UNESCO heritage site, and Edinburgh Old Town can be reached within a 20-minute walk. The hotel is located just a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Spa Facilities

  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre

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A guide to great places nearby Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

  1. Waterstones

    Great selection of books, frequent book events, but the highlight is the amazing view of the castle from a few seats of the upstairs café!

    187 m from hotel
    128 Princes St

  2. Paper Tiger

    Ideal for that last minute birthday gift rush.

    224 m from hotel
    53 Lothian Rd

  3. La Piazza

    If you are fancy a perfect Risotto order one with mushrooms and bacon. Mouthwatering...

    237 m from hotel
    97 Shandwick Pl

  4. Wildfire

    Go there, eat and enjoy. And the real fire in Winter is a real treat.

    246 m from hotel
    192 Rose St.

  5. Las Iguanas

    The Caipirinhas are fantastic, order them whilst you peruse the menu oh and the guacamole too 😃

    259 m from hotel
    141-143 George St

  6. Usher Hall

    The 1972 Eurovision Song Contest was held here, touch the walls and get connected to the Eurovision history. Then take a photo and share the experience!

    286 m from hotel
    Lothian Rd

  7. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

    One of the nicest hotel rooms I've stayed in. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Hotel is centrally located with views of the castle Would highly recommend.

    310 m from hotel
    1 Festival Sq

  8. Royal Lyceum Theatre

    Home to one of Scotland's largest and most successful producing companies.

    358 m from hotel
    30B Grindlay St

  9. The Honours

    The halibut was very good. Make sure you order the side dishes - especially the french beans!

    466 m from hotel
    58A N Castle St

  10. The Hanging Bat

    Incredible pub for any beer aficionado. Great to not be surrounded by lager louts!

    487 m from hotel
    133 Lothian Rd

  11. West Princes Street Gardens

    Skip the soggy £2.10 Cornetto at the stall and take a quick walk up to Thorntons on Princes Street to get two delicious scoops of icecream for £2.50! Best eaten in the Gardens, of course.

    0.5 km from hotel
    Princes St

  12. Edinburgh Castle

    Did you know? Edinburgh Castle is built on a 700 million year old extinct volcano!

    0.6 km from hotel
    Castlehill

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