Hotel Information

Locally known as the 'Caley', the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a capital landmark at the west end of Princes Street.

See the wonders of Edinburgh's Old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while exploring our historic building. Operating as a hotel since 1903, this former Victorian rail station is now a luxury retreat, refurbished in 2012.

Preserving its heritage, the hotel set the original railway clock at the site of the former station platform in Peacock Alley. Admire the Grand Staircase and the stained glass windows.

The hotel boasts two French restaurants designed by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers: fine dining at The Pompadour by Galvin and the more informal Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. Afternoon tea is a treat at Peacock Alley and some of Scotland's finest whiskies are on offer at the Caley Bar. Taste the Rebus Rob Roy cocktail crafted with author Ian Rankin and named after his fictional character.

The senses come alive at the only Guerlain Spa in the UK. Our spa hotel boasts the best French-style beauty treatments available. The 12 metre pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre complete the health and wellness offering.

Superb views of Edinburgh Castle are available from 68 of the hotel's luxury suites and deluxe rooms. Each room features an array of thoughtful amenities including WiFi, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a Nespresso coffee machine. Luxury extras such as pillow menus, bathrobes and slippers complete the experience.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, theatres and Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Our location is convenient for events such as the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe and Military Tattoo and is only 20 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport. The hotel also provides on-site car parking.

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Take advantage of your Personal Concierge to act as your primary contact to personalize your experience before, during and after your stay.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, United Kingdom - Spa Reception Area

Award-Winning Luxury Edinburgh Hotel

Scottish Hotel Awards:
Luxury Hotel of the Year - Edinburgh - 2013, 2014
Spa of the Year - Guerlain Spa - 2013, 2014, 2015
Spa Treatments & Therapies of the Year - Guerlain Spa - 2014
Restaurant of the Year - Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - 2014

The World Luxury Hotel Awards:
UK's Luxury Business Hotel of the Year - 2015

The Herald Look Awards:
Spa of the Year - Guerlain Spa - 2015

Condé Nast Johansens Award of Excellence:
Best Newcomer - 2014

Scottish Thistle Awards:
Most Hospitable Hotel - 2015-2016

AA Rosette Awards:
Three Rosettes - The Pompadour by Galvin - 2013-2015
One Rosette - Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - 2013-2016

Square Meal UK Top 100:
The Pompadour by Galvin - Number 33

Learn why the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian has captured so many awards.

Hotel Brochure (PDF)

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, United Kingdom - Caley Bar

Unique Experiences

Try your hand at sabrage - the art of opening a Champagne bottle using a cavalry sword. Catch a salmon, shoot a brace of birds and stalk a deer by selecting the Caledonian MacNab package. Gleaneagles and Muirfield golf courses are only two of 67 challenging courses within one hour of this luxury hotel. Take in Scottish traditions at the only Waldorf Astoria in the UK, walking in the footsteps of famous guests including heads of state and actors such as Sean Connery.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, United Kingdom - Castle Suite

Meetings, Events and Weddings

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a splendid venue in Edinburgh for meetings and events. Choose from the listed Castle Suite, which accommodates up to 250 guests, or one of eight flexible meeting rooms, all with natural daylight and WiFi.

Host your Edinburgh luxury wedding at this hotel and we will make your day magical. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a larger event, our staff will ensure that everything is simply perfect. We offer a selection of wedding packages, tailored to your needs.

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