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About the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

The Caledonian Edinburgh is a majestic establishment, dating from the early part of the 20th century. Originally part of the Princes Street railway station, the hotel’s striking exterior reflects the romance and glamour associated with the early days of rail travel. The air of a bygone age continues once one steps inside, with the hotel’s elegant facade complemented by a traditional design and feel to its interior.

The Cally, as the Caledonian Edinburgh is affectionately known, is located in the heart of Edinburgh on the historic Princes Street. It is just a stone’s throw away from Castle Rock, capped by the imposing Edinburgh Castle standing watch as an almost silent sentinel over the city, the traditional firing of the One O’Clock Gun excepted. Many of The Cally’s bedrooms offer spectacular views of the castle, providing a stunning backdrop to any visit to Edinburgh. Nestling between the hotel and the castle are the picturesque Princes Street Gardens, their lush greenery providing a stark contrast to the rough volcanic mound of Castle Rock.

The Caledonian Edinburgh contains 254 bedrooms, including a selection of luxurious suites. Several bedrooms have been specially adapted to cater to the needs of disabled guests, while the larger rooms are ideal for use by families visiting Scotland’s capital city. Standard facilities include high-speed internet access, on-demand movies and complimentary bathrobes and slippers.
Diners at The Cally have a choice of two restaurants. Opened in 1914, the Pompadour Restaurant is an elegant affair, serving the finest Scottish dishes. Alternatively, guests can dine in Chisholms Restaurant, a more informal establishment offering brasserie-style cuisine. There are also two bars at The Cally. Henry J Beans has the ambience of an American diner where guests can enjoy American grill dishes and choose from a wide selection of cocktails. Of course, no visit to Scotland is complete without sampling at least a wee dram, and The Caley Bar is the perfect location, serving an impressive range of 250 malt whiskies.

Thanks to its location in the centre of Edinburgh the Caledonian Edinburgh is ideally positioned for guests visiting the city on business. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is just a short distance from the hotel, while several major Scottish businesses including the Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life and Scottish Widows are within a mile of the hotel. The Caledonian Edinburgh is also the perfect location for on-site business events, housing eight modern meeting rooms. The largest, the Castle Suite, is able to accommodate up to 300 people in a theatre-style setting, and up to 400 people for reception events.

With fitness and relaxation in mind, the hotel has a excellent choice of leisure and health facilities within. There is an indoor swimming pool and a gym which provide more active opportunities; meanwhile, more placid options are given by the sauna, the Jacuzzi, the steam room, the spa and the beauty salon.

Essential Facts

  • Number of rooms : 254
  • Car parking : Chargeable offsite parking
  • Internet access : Chargeable wired in bedrooms. Chargeable wireless elsewhere
  • Restaurants and bars : Pompadour Restaurant, Chisholms Restaurant, Caley Bar, Henry J Beans
  • Conference rooms : 8
  • Leisure : Pool, gym, spa
  • Nearest rail : Waverley train station, 10 minutes


To book your accommodation and/or conference at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, please BOOK ONLINE, email us or call the reservations hotline on 0207 118 5888 USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-888-540-0620