Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian

Princes St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, Scotland

An imposing block of red sandstone beyond the west end of West Princes Street Gardens, "The Caley" has imposing Victorian decor and beautifully restored interiors. Built between 1898 and 1902 as the flagship hotel of the Caledonian Railway, its public areas have marbled green columns and an ornate stairwell with a burnished-metalwork balustrade. Now a Waldorf Astoria property, the hotel's elegant guest rooms are sumptuous and understated. But it's the two superb restaurants—La Pompadour and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe—that stand out.

PROS

  • impeccable service
  • not as pricey as some other grande dame hotels
  • outstanding restaurants

CONS

  • Internet access extra
  • expensive parking (£20 per night)
  • no "wow factor" for some

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0131-222–8888

HOTEL DETAILS

241 rooms, 20 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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