Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

“Former Victorian railway hotel famous for its charm.” - AA Inspector



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Set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian is a former Victorian railway hotel built for the steam age in 1903. It hasn't lost any of the charm, character and elegance that made it famous. Spacious bedrooms and en suites offer comfort and luxury and no lack of modernity. There is a choice of award-winning restaurants including the decades old Pompadour, now with Dean Banks at the helm, and Grazing by Mark Greenaway as the more casual option. Wonderful public areas have the Peacock lounge at their heart. The Spa is a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Many rooms enjoy breath-taking views of the castle.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA 5 Star Hotel
AA Recommended Spa
3-Rosette restaurant
2-Rosette restaurant
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Princes Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 2AB


  • 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
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £179
  • Double room, minimum price: £179
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

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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