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Spent a week at the hotel and would never have left! The staff makes you feel welcome from the moment you arrive until they tuck you into a cab to leave. The concierge staff was phenomenal. They knew all the guests and would stop by while you were having tea or in the bar, just to check up. We only ate breakfast and had tea in the hotel, but it was high quality all the way. We did a lot of sightseeing, and were in jeans and sneakers during the day...never felt uncomfortable in this 5 star hotel. Tourists, kids, business people all together.
"Great Stay at the Caledonian!"
Beautiful hotel with everything you need! Great food, pool, spa, etc. Right in the heart of Edinburgh the location can't be beat. Hotel is an easy ride from the airport. The concierge is wonderful in setting up anything you want to do. Highly recommend!
This was our first visit to Edinburgh. As we are Hilton Honors members we chose the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian. On arrival we were given a guided tour of the facilities and shown to our room, which was spacious and comfortable. I have to say that all the staff were very friendly and always making sure we had everything we needed, from taxis, umbrellas and that we knew where we were going! Rob from guest relations made us feel very welcome and ensured we had the best experience from our visit. The choice at breakfast was excellent and dinner in the Galvin Brassiere was delicious. There was a very friendly atmosphere. We would definitely return to this hotel and recommend it.
"Luxurious hotel, great service"
It's not often that we enjoy a stay at a hotel like the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh. The experience is a delight! From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed like we were friends. All of the doormen, but especially Willie, were extremely helpful with parking tips, directions and the occasional whisky recommendation! As we entered the foyer we were greeted by the doorman, concierge, Guest manager (Rob) and the woman at Reception. After being informed of our upgraded room (a request from our wonderful travel agent at Quinwell Travel), Rob escorted us to our room with a beautiful view of the Castle. The room (330) is not large but was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated and we were given a fruit basket, whisky sampler and chocolates. The bedding was crisp and clean and the pillows were the best hotel pillows I've ever slept on. The bathroom was clean and the towels were heated. Our package included the free breakfast and the food was marvelous and extensive. Everything from eggs benedict, waffles, cold cereals, cold cuts, cheeses, and porridge to smoked salmon, fresh honeycomb, breads, bacon, sausage, haggis, blood pudding, etc. It was delicious! If you can try to sit in the area that Kris is waiting tables. He is attentive and efficient but also friendly and a very enjoyable person to talk to. The fitness center is great and there is a good size pool with hot tub, sauna and steam room. The selection of free weights, machines and aerobic equipment meant that I could vary my workout daily. The bar is very comfortable with a good selection of drinks. My only complaint is that the wine selection is very limited (3-4 reds) and not impressive. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. The hotel facilities were spotless. We were amazed that the staff was always discreetly cleaning windows, polishing railings, touching up paint, cleaning carpets, etc. The work shows as the hotel gleams. We would love to return!
"A fab hotel in a fab location."
A fabulous hotel in a great location for seeing the sights of Edinburgh. A great spread at breakfast! Some fabulous touches in reception and in the rooms and the staff were all very attentive and helpful.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM