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.

Savour traditional Scottish dishes with a modern twist at Grazing by Mark Greenaway. Afternoon tea is a treat at Peacock Alley and some of Scotland's finest whiskies are on offer at the Caley Bar.

The senses come alive at the UK's only Guerlain Spa. The 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.

The hotel offers the largest number of rooms with views of Edinburgh Castle in the city. 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 personalise your experience before, during and after your stay.

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Unforgettable Luxury Experiences

Connect with life beyond the sanctuary of the hotel, embarking upon authentic Scottish experiences and adventures. Each experience has been carefully created to provide a unique perspective on the hotel's historic location, revealing much-loved traditions and the raw natural beauty of the Scottish landscape.

With this bespoke collection of luxury experiences, you can immerse yourself in the best of Scotland and delve deeper into history and the crafts with whisky tastings, golfing and a unique opportunity to trace your Scottish ancestry or explore the highlands.

Discover the perfect luxury experience tailored especially for you, guaranteed to make your stay truly unforgettable.

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Award-Winning Luxury Edinburgh Hotel

Condé Nast Traveler
Best Hotels in the UK Top 35 #8 - 2019
Top 10 UK Business Hotels - 2017

Scottish Hotel Awards
Large Wedding Hotel of the Year 2019
People of Excellence - Events Team 2019
City Hotel of the Year 2018

AA Rosette Awards
Two Rosettes - Grazing by Mark Greenaway - 2019

TripAdvisor Awards
Certificate of Excellence - 2019
Green Leaders 2017 - Silver Level

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

World Luxury Spa Award
Luxury Hotel Spa - 2016, 2017

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

Castle Suite Ballroom

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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