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 restaurants: fine dining at The Pompadour and the more informal Galvin Brasserie de Luxe designed by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers. 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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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, United Kingdom - Welcome

Award-Winning Luxury Edinburgh Hotel

Luxury Travel Guide Award
Luxury City Hotel Edinburgh 2018

World Luxury Hotel Awards
UK Luxury City Hotel 2017
N. Europe Luxury Spa Hotel 2017
N. Europe Luxury Business Hotel 2017

Scottish Hotel Awards
Wedding Venue of the Year 2017
People of Excellence - Regional Wedding Team 2017
People of Excellence - Regional Spa Therapist 2017 - Louise Banna
Regional Informal Restaurant Hotel - Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - 2016, 2017
Events Hotel of the Year, Regional - 2016

Condé Nast Traveler
Top 10 UK Business Hotels - 2017

TripAdvisor Awards
Certificate of Excellence - 2017
Green Leaders 2017 - Silver Level

The Food Awards Scotland
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year - The Pompadour by Galvin - 2017

World Luxury Spa Award
Luxury Hotel Spa – 2016, 2017

Michelin Bib Gourmand
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - 2017

Scottish Thistle Awards
Most Hospitable Hotel - 2015-2016

AA Rosette Awards
One Rosette - Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - 2013-2017
Three Rosettes - The Pompadour by Galvin - 2013-2017

The Caterer
Hoteliers Hotels Top 100 #64 2016

Bookatable by Michelin Award
Listed in the Top 100 Best Restaurants in Scotland - Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

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

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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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