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On Princes Street
Built in 1903, this grand landmark hotel is centrally located on Princes Street, overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
Business center and meeting rooms
Guests of The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh can take advantage of the business center and secretarial services, as well as multiple conference rooms and free WiFi. Parking is available on site.
Complimentary wireless Internet access
Smart, contemporary guestrooms feature complimentary wireless Internet access, tea/coffee makers, minibars, bathrobes, and slippers.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh used to be the railway hotel for Princes Street Station which closed in 1965. The architectural features of the station are still visible around this 7-floor Edwardian design hotel, renovated in 2012. The hotel hosted many famous people of stage and screen including Gene Kelly, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sir Sean Connery.
The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh opened the first Geurlain Spa in the UK in winter 2012. The spa is a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, and offers beauty services, manicures and pedicures, and pampering body scrubs and facial treatments for both men and women.The hotel also provides an indoor pool.
Business guests can access a business center offering a range of services and 4 meeting rooms which accommodate from 10 to 300 people. Both free wired and free wireless Internet access are available.
Parking is available on site (surcharge).
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- 24-hour front desk
- Conference space
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Coffee shop or café
- Business center
- Meeting rooms 4
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 241
- Number of floors - 7
- Year Built 1903
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Health club
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Express check-in
- Luggage storage
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Spa services on site
- Indoor pool
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Indoor pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Private bathroom
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Daily housekeeping
- Bathtub or shower
- Satellite TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- In-room safe
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Espresso maker
Where to Eat
The Pompadour by Galvin - This first floor dining room provides a superb French culinary experience complemented by the finest French regional wines, courtesy of the hotel's highly experienced sommelier. Seasonally inspired menus use locally sourced produce. The sumptuous interior is Scottish Heritage listed.
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - The "Theatre of a Crustacea" showcase is at the heart of this bustling brasserie with dynamic service, resembling a traditional Parisian bistro. Whether it’s a quick bite at the bar or the very best of the brasserie, guests will enjoy French classics including prix fixe menus, with a wide choice of good value wines and beers.
Peacock Alley - Inspired by the grand social promenade that connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels in New York, Peacock Alley is the hub of the hotel’s social scene, the perfect setting for a quintessential afternoon tea, or an evening cocktail or two. Enjoy Viennoiserie breakfasts, delicate small platters, an à la carte lunch menu, or the traditional afternoon tea, underneath the clock from the original Caledonian Railway Station.
The Caley Bar - A great place to relax, serving a wide range of whiskies, cocktails and snacks.
Nearby Things to Do
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body scrubs
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
- Breakfast fee: between GBP 5 and GBP 8 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: GBP 19.5 per night
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We should mention
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.