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"One of a Kind"
Amazing hotel! Amazing location! Amazing service! Incredible rooms. Located on Princes street, the hotel rooms overlook the Parish Church of St. Cuthbert and the Edinburgh Castle. Service from all staff was impeccable! Our room with its view was nothing short of spectacular. Amenities were first class. Hotels do not get any better than this. We will return.
"Great hotel and location"
Very accommodating staff, efficiently run, would definitely stay there again. The hotel is geographically located to many sites and restaurants. We as usual travelled all night and our room was available for early check in as we had e mailed before we left which made the stay even that more enjoyable
"Grand old hotel. Service could be better"
The Caledonian is a grand old hotel with a great location close to Edinburgh Castle and I had a big room with an exceptional view of it. The food was very good. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at three different restaurants and the food and service was good at each. Liked the spa as well that is in the hotel. For the kind of hotel it is the service other than the restaurants is lacking and disappointing. I found this when checking in, asking an occasional question, etc. I stayed the following weekend at the Balmoral (another grand old hotel) and the difference in service was very noticeable with the Balmoral significantly more professional and personalized in its service. Unfortunately that has been my experience with other Waldorf Astoria's as well meaning nice hotel with service that is lacking it's high end competitors.
"Castle View room "
Stayed for 9 nights in room 500. The views of the castle are excellent and the room was spacious and well appointed. The in room amenities are excellent as well as the evening turn down service. All dealings with staff were excellent and all went out of their way to make our stay top notch right down to the bellmen who came out to our rental car to aid in helping with finding a location on the gps that we were not able to find our selves. Their staff are are truly trained well. We ate dinner in the Pompadour room which was excellent as well as high tea in Peacock Ally. My only complaint with the hotel comes with the very poor sound proofing from the windows. Being on the top floor of the hotel our windows were arched shaped and single pained which with the windows closed let in so much noise it sounded as though they were open. This meant I had to sleep with ear plugs to avoid being woken up in the early morning hours when the local bars let out. This also meant it was impossible to sleep during the day as the road noise was excessive. All in all we had an enjoyable stay but I can not give it 5 out of 5 due to the noise from the street. If the windows were replaced with modern ones our stay would have been flawless.
"Pensioner couple in a group of eight OAP's"
Splendid ambience and absolutely faultless service from staff - both in reception, concierge, hotel rooms and the restaurant. My wife and I loved the swimming pool and fitness facilities. We had a fifth floor room accessed by any of three lifts and then a very wide carpeted corridor. It is a historic building so old windows but being high up the building there was no traffic noise. We overlooked Rutland Place with a view across the water to Fife, including the bridge. Breakfast service can be busy with business folks so as leisure travellers we recommend going in at 8.45 and then enjoy the quieter ambience. Breakfast choice is both servery and a la carte. Perfect! We stayed for a week and used the adjacent and monitored car park - £19 per day as a resident. Somewhat surprising it was not free for Diamond Honors Card holders but this is not a complaint - just an observation. The main lounge, so called Peacock Alley (!), is sumptuously comfortable and a great place to assemble with friends for coffee etc. There is a Kawai grand piano which I enjoyed playing on three of my five days there. Beautiful tone and clearly well looked after. Well done Waldorf! But, and there is always a but, this is a musical instrument and not a piece of furniture so you should not place potted plants on top! Thank you Waldorf for an enjoyable and comfortable holiday last week. Will we stay again' Oh yes!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM