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Rooms and Suites at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian

From 276 USD

Carriage Room ( 215ft2 )

These iconic rooms celebrate the rich railway history of The Caledonian. Every detail, from the metalwork to the polished burr veneers, is reminiscent...

From 413 USD

Deluxe Room ( 323ft2 )

These beautifully furnished rooms feature either a king, queen or twin beds complete with a Serta mattress and delicate Egyptian cotton sheets. The De...

From 958 USD

Castle View Premier Room ( 323ft2 )

With a perfectly framed view of the imposing Edinburgh Castle, this beautifully furnished room offers either a king, queen, twin or two double beds an...

From 965 USD

Premier Room ( 355ft2 )

This beautifully furnished room offers either a king, queen or twin beds and blackout curtains. Modern amenities include a Nespresso coffee machine, i...

From 1,352 USD

Junior Suite ( 517ft2 )

Waldorf Astoria bedding, separate living room, high ceilings, tea and coffee facilities. These classically furnished suites include an open plan livin...

From 1,474 USD

Castle View Junior Suite ( 474ft2 )

Wake up to a perfectly framed view of Edinburgh Castle, the city's most iconic site. This suite features a living area and a bedroom with a queen-size...

From 2,318 USD

Castle View Sir Walter Scott Suite ( 517ft2 )

Fondly named after one of Scotland's most famous novelists, whose work includes the Waverley Novels, Rob Roy and Ivanhoe, the Sir Walter Scott Suite f...

From 2,433 USD

Sir Conan Doyle Suite ( 603ft2 )

Fondly named after the Edinburgh-born writer of Sherlock Holmes, the Sir Conan Doyle Suite features a king bed, a spacious living room, marble bathroo...

From 2,456 USD

Castle View Billy Garioch Suite ( 646ft2 )

This fine suite with grand views of Edinburgh Castle is named after the longest standing employee. It features a living room that opens into a bedroom...

From 2,678 USD

Castle View Robert Louis Stevenson Suite ( 452ft2 )

Fondly named after the Edinburgh-born writer of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the Robert Louis Stevenson Suite featur...

From 2,947 USD

1 Bedroom Suite ( 861ft2 )

This classically furnished suite includes a separate living area that opens into a spacious bedroom featuring high ceilings and a Waldorf Astoria bed...

From 3,131 USD

Castle View Alexander Graham Bell Suite ( 947ft2 )

Experience luxury framed by the imposing Edinburgh Castle in this suite with ornate high ceilings, a gilt-framed mirror and a traditional fireplace wi...

From 3,809 USD

2 Bedroom Suite ( 1292ft2 )

Featuring modern, elegant décor, the Two Bedroom Suite is complete with two private bedrooms, three beautifully-appointed marble bathrooms, and a spac...

From 4,841 USD

Castle View Caledonian Suite ( 1292ft2 )

With grand views of the city’s iconic Edinburgh Castle, this suite offers either a king or twin beds, three interconnected en-suite bedrooms and a lou...

From 5,578 USD

2 Bedroom Castle View Suite ( 1184ft2 )

Showcasing scenic views of the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the Two Bedroom Castle View Suite features two private bedrooms, three beautifully-appointed m...


Deluxe Single Room ( 194ft2 )

These intimate rooms feature a perfectly framed view of the city's most iconic site, the imposing Edinburgh Castle. With a cozy decor, this room offer...

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria The Caledonian, still known locally as The Caley, is a landmark 5-star hotel in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK. Now included in the portfolio of the ultra-luxe Waldorf Astoria brand, this iconic hotel has beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle.

Built at the end of the Victorian age as an imposing and classic red sandstone-fronted railway station, the upper building opened as a hotel built-in 1903. The resort has recently been renovated and modernized and remains a premier accommodation in the city's heart.


Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh commands a prime position at the western end of Princes Street. The street runs alongside the charming Princes Street Gardens. This is at the crossover point between the old city and the new town. This famous area has plenty of shops, eateries, clubs, pubs, souvenir shops, museums, and entertainment.

Moreover, many of the city's famous sites are within easy reach of the property either on foot or by the public transport system. For example, the tram system runs through the city to Edinburgh Airport with the Princes Street stop, taking about 30 minutes. Besides, all stops have wheelchair access.

The Old Town

This district has cobbled streets, narrow alleys, and historic buildings and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Moreover, the Royal Mile runs from Edinburgh Castle. This is where they keep the Scottish Crown Jewels to the seat of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Here too, is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is the Queen's official residence in Scotland.

Style and Hospitality

Princes Street Railway Station closed in 1965. However, the hotel preserved the memory by retaining the grand façade of pillars, arches, and classical sculpture. The elegant lobby dazzles with chandeliers, a sweeping staircase, and a wrought-iron railing. There are also marble supporting columns and stained glass windows.

The grandeur may belong to a previous age, but the Waldorf Astoria The Caledonian harmonizes it with contemporary New York styling and every modern amenity. Furthermore, Scottish keynotes and hospitality begin at the door. Welcoming staff garbed themselves in Scottish tartan and celebrated. Scots malt whiskeys are available in the bar.


Wi-Fi is free throughout. There are also business services and ample event space for conferences or meetings. Facilities include a glamorous lounge for appointments, afternoon tea, eating, chatting, and drinking. There are also two gourmet restaurants, an opulent Guerlain spa, an indoor pool, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Rooms are spacious and luxurious. Moreover, unique rooms are available for accessibility, and all public rooms are fully accessible. There is no additional room fee for children staying with adults. By arrangement, you can also take along small pets (fee applies).


The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian's 241 rooms and suites ooze elegance and comfort. Soft, warm fabrics and plaids combine with subtle, soothing colors of mauve Scottish heathers and the smoky greys and blues of buildings and highland mountains.

The Queen's carriages are Victorian railway coaches' style, referencing the Caledonian's history as a railway hotel. Additionally, walnut-brown walls and burr veneered furnishings, ornate lamps, and metalwork finishes give authentic touches to copper and washbasins in the lavishly appointed bathrooms.

All rooms feature 21st-century amenities, including LCD TV, Wi-Fi, and Nespresso coffee machines. Each also has comfortable bedding and fine linens. Marble bathrooms have walk-in showers and tubs, luxury Ferragamo bath toiletries, soft robes, and slippers. Furthermore, premier rooms benefit from stunning views of the castle and personal concierge services.


These add more living space and sofa seating. Plus, there is access to the spa facilities, private concierge, and in-room dining services. In addition, Castle View suites have exceptional views from expansive windows, Waldorf Astoria luxury beds, Serta mattresses, and premier cotton linens.

Additionally, ultra-luxe suites are named after notable Scots like Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Sir Walter Scott. Furthermore, the Alexander Graham Bell Suite and others feature high vaulted ceilings. They also have decorative fireplaces, fine paintings, and gilt-edged mirrors.

Restaurant and Bar

The Pompadour and Grazing. These two restaurants are different in style and décor. They also feature the unique culinary creations of master chefs Dean Banks and Mark Greenaway.

In the beautiful fin de siècle dining room, The Pompadour expresses a sustainable food philosophy and Scottish fine dining in tasting menus. Chef Greenaway also supports the promotion of Scottish food and locally sourced ingredients.

Moreover, seafood is a specialty in both. The Courtyard offers an array of oysters, lobsters, crayfish, and caviar in an outdoor hut setting. Warm blankets and hot water bottles are thoughtfully provided for chilly evenings.

Additionally, guests can continue with Scotland's finest in the Caley Bar. This is where you'll get fine malt whiskeys and signature cocktails.

Peacock Alley

The former station concourse and ticket office have been reinvented. Nods to the NYC hotel; it is now a sumptuous lounge for casual meals and meetings. The old station clock is a reminder of the hotel's history.

This is a place to linger over coffee, a light lunch or cocktails, socialize, and relax. Furthermore, try the famous champagne teatime ritual. This is where sweet and savory delights are served while the bottle of bubbly is expertly decapitated with a saber.

Spa and Fitness

Waldorf Astoria The Caledonian boasts the UK's only Guerlain Spa. This is where guests get personalized Parisian-style skincare treatments in serene surroundings. Moreover, expert therapists determine the right perfume for each guest. These are then used throughout the treatments starting with a foot spa bath. The spa also contains an indoor pool, whirlpool tub, sauna, steam room, and a gym and fitness center.


Scotland has its own distinctive culture within the UK. Edinburgh is a city of extraordinary architecture, many cultural buildings, and events. The National Gallery stands where the old and new parts of the city meet, close by the hotel.

Additionally, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the International Festival attract visitors and performers from around the world. The museum and the castle give fascinating insights into the history and character of the Scots and this capital city on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth.


Scotland is a land of mountains, highlands, and lochs with historic cities like the capital Edinburgh. This luxury hotel offers first-class accommodation from which to start exploring this unique country.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Once a grand Victorian railway hotel, this icon has been sitting on Princes Street since 1903. ‘The Caley’ as locals know it - is an Edinburgh institution.
  • Do not miss trying the traditional afternoon tea at Peacock Alley.
  • The Victorian station clock in the restaurant is running 5 minutes ahead - so you have more time to enjoy.
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  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
Hotel Style
  • Culture
  • City Vibe
  • Golf
Pet Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Connecting Rooms

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Good to know about Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian

The hotel car which is a Bentley costs 100 GBP for a one-way transfer.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh's parking fee is 25 GBP per day.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is a pet-friendly hotel. Pets up to 35 kg are allowed.

Children up to 18 years old stay free (with existing bedding) when sharing a room with a paying adult on a room only rate.

The hotel has two on-site fine dining restaurants. Grazing by Mark Greenaway and Dean Banks at the Pomperdour.

Breakfast is normally 25 GBP per person. Children 5 years and under enjoy complimentary breakfast.

Breakfast is available from 6:30 am to 10 am Monday to Saturday and 7 am to 11 am on Sundays.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh has a 24-hour room service.

There are no golf courses at the hotel but can arrange for guests to play golf at many nearby golf courses.

There are 12 accessible rooms at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.

The hotel has 22 interconnecting rooms available.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool overlooking Edinburgh Castle open from 7 am until 10 pm.

The hotel has a pianist and harpist who play in Peacock Alley.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh's fitness center is open from 7 am until 10 pm.

The Spa at the hotel offers an extensive treatment menu including Guerlain treatment.

The hotel offers a wide range of pillows including hypoallergenic pillows.

All rooms at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh are carpeted.

In room coffee & tea-making facility is available.

Yes, prices start from 45 GBP per person for the traditional afternoon tea and 55 GBP with a glass of champagne.

The hotel's fitness center has a personal trainer.

The information provided is circumstantial - and is not indefinite in accuracy. Changes may have occurred.

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