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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
“Former Victorian railway hotel famous for its charm” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Set in the heart of Scotland's capital city, against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, this former Victorian railway hotel was built in 1903, and hasn't lost any of the charm and character that has made it famous. Spacious bedrooms and en suites offer comfort and luxury, and there is a choice of award-winning restaurants and wonderful public areas. The Guerlain Spa is a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Many rooms enjoy breathtaking views of the castle.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 241
- Family rooms: 12
- Satellite TV available
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Outdoor parking spaces: 48
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £179
- Double room, minimum price: £179
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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