The Caledonian Hotel
The Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Hotel, a grand Edinburgh icon
The Caledonian Hotel
The aura of the Waldorf Astoria is admirably suited to its prime location in Edinburgh. The city is considered one of Europe's most handsome capitals and, with its mix of medieval and elegant Georgian buildings, exudes a refined charm seldom encountered. The ideal stay on your Private driver-guided Tour of Scotland.
The Caledonian on grand Princes Street is an amalgam of modern luxury and Victorian style. The property has those iconic views of Edinburgh Castle and steps from the Princes Street Gardens - take time to enjoy Scotland's only Guerlain Spa, with a sauna, steam room and pool. Historic Royal Mile and Edinburgh Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a short hop away.
Dine at Grazing by Mark Greenaway, a relaxed Scottish fine dining experience. Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea at Peacock Alley, the New York Style piano bar. The Caley bar is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and casual dining; it has the atmosphere of the golden age of railway travel. Our customisable Classic Tour of Scotland itinerary is perfect for the first visit to Scotland.
The Grand Dame of Edinburgh
The Caledonian Hotel has many rooms and suites that cater to their guests’ every need and exceed their every expectation.
The en-suite rooms are spacious and perfectly appointed with luxury bedding, deluxe mattresses, tea and coffee making facilities, an LCD TV. Thoughtful extras such as hairdryers and ironing board ensure the perfect stay - high ceilings and contemporary plasterwork feature in many of the rooms.
Single Deluxe Room (194sq ft) with a single bed, offers views of Edinburgh Castle; Queen Deluxe Room (215sq ft) with a queen-size bed, overlooking Edinburgh Castle; King Deluxe Room (320sq ft) with a king-size bed, overlooking Edinburgh Castle;
Two Double Bed Premier Room (435sq ft) with two double beds, overlooking Edinburgh Castle; Twin Premier Room (280sq ft) with twin beds, overlooking Edinburgh Castle; Queen Premier Room (271sq ft) with a queen-size bed, overlooking Edinburgh Castle; King Premier Room (360sq ft) with a king-size bed, overlooking Edinburgh Castle; Queen Carriage Room (226sq ft) with a queen-size bed, overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The suites are spacious and perfectly appointed with luxury bedding, deluxe mattresses, tea and coffee making facilities, an LCD TV. Thoughtful extras such as hairdryers and ironing board ensure the perfect stay - high ceilings and contemporary plasterwork feature in many of the rooms.
The Robert Louis Stevenson Suite (452sq ft) has a king-size bed, a welcoming living, lounge and dining area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The Queen Junior Suites (473sq ft) have queen-size beds and a living area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The King Junior Suites (516sq ft) have king-size beds and an open plan living area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The Sir Walter Scott Suite (517sq ft) has a king-size bed, a spacious living and dining area and workstation overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The Sir Conan Doyle Suite (603sq ft) has a king-size bed and spacious living area overlooking Edinburgh.
The Billy Garioch Suite (645sq ft) has a queen-size bed and living room overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The King One Bedroom Suites (678sq ft) have king-size beds and a separate living area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The Alexander Graham Bell Suite (947sq ft) has a king-size bed, fireplace and living area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
The Caledonian Suite (1291sq ft) features three interconnected en-suite bedrooms (Queen, King and Twin room) and a spacious lounge and dining area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
Borrowing the Waldorf Astoria hotels' glamour and traditions in New York, a clutch of dining rooms provides a choice of relaxed environments. Everything, from a luxurious dining experience on locally sourced produce, through to afternoon tea, a cocktail hour (or two), and the opportunity to sample some of Scotland's finest whiskies.
The Caley is a casual restaurant and bar with a vast range of high-end whiskies.
Peacock Alley is the elegant light lunch and afternoon tea destination.
The flag-ship restaurant is Grazing by Mark Greenaway. Fine dining made more casual and relaxing. Expect concept dishes, local produce from the ambassador of Scottish cooking.
Luxury custom-built Guerlain spa cabins twinned with exclusive use of Guerlain spa products provide the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind.
Edinburgh falls into two main sectors; the medieval Old Town with its charming alleys, narrow closes, and atmospheric buildings, and, north of the Castle Rock, the New Town, formed after 1767 when the wealthy merchants expanded the city beyond the walls that had encased it for so long.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is a city with a long history. Your stay at the Waldorf Astoria affords fantastic views of the town, Edinburgh Castle, and the opportunity to wander its romantic streets alleys.
Situated at the West end of the famous Princes Street, Edinburgh's principal thoroughfare, this majestic hotel was initially the archetypal grand railway hotel. The building's red sandstone façade was built around 1900 and has been a city landmark. It has a category A preservation rating.
For almost 65 years, this grand building was the destination for many thousands of people arriving in Edinburgh by train. Known locally as 'The Caley,' it was a fine example of grand railway hotels. The station moved to a more prominent site; the hotel expanded into the vacant space.
In 2011, and under new ownership, Hilton International undertook a £24 million major refurbishment project. The result is a genuinely luxurious Victorian-style hotel with all the trimmings guests expect from the Waldorf Astoria brand.
Edinburgh features in our Classic and Scottish Highlights tours. We recommend three or four nights at the Waldorf Astoria to enable you to explore this romantic city and its surroundings. Edinburgh can be a base to explore the surrounding countryside.
Driver-guided day tours from Edinburgh include The Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle. The Trossachs is much like the Highlands in miniature, giving you a Highlands flavour without the long drive. Stirling is such an important historic site, making it an essential stop for the first visit to Scotland – this would be a full-day driver-guided tour from Edinburgh.
St Andrews, the coastal home of Golf, is a leisurely day tour from Edinburgh. Our Tour-Designers can tailor a tour of Stirling Castle with St Andrew's to make a dynamic day tour from Edinburgh or put horse riding on tthe itinerary of your Private Tour of Scotland.
The Icon on Princes Street
Five Star Hotel with views of Edinburgh Castle
- Bespoke Amenities
- Guerlain Spa
- Grazing by Mark Greenaway
- Peacock Alley Lounge
- Caley Bar
Alexander Graham Bell Room Lounge
Alexander Graham Bell Suite
Guerlain Spa Relaxation Zone
King Premier Room
Twin Premier Room
Deluxe Queen Room
Twin Bed Premier Room
Grazing by Mark Greenaway
King Junior Suite
King One Bedroom Suite
King One Bedroom Lounge
Queen Premier Room
Robert Louis Stevenson Suite
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Suite
Sir Walter Scott Lounge
Sir Walter Scott Suite
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