The Caledonian A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, or ‘The Caley’ as it is affectionately known by locals, is an Edinburgh institution.

A grand Victorian railway hotel, it opened in 1903, above the now closed Princes Street railway station. Generations of visitors have enjoyed the Caledonian A Waldorf Astoria Hotel for everything from choosing a favourite whisky from the great range of malt whiskey in the Caley Bar, to being married in lavish style.

Unwind in proud historic surroundings and admire the hotels original entrance from Princes Street, against the backdrop of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. Facilities include the first Guerlain Spa in the UK, two new restaurants by Michelin starred chefs' The Galvin brothers, The Galvin Brasserie de Luxe and The Pompadour by Galvin, enjoy Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley and relax with light snacks and cocktails in 'The Caley Bar'.

With its central locale and proximity to onward transport links, this Edinburgh city centre hotel makes an elegant setting for events. The chic, oak paneled boardroom host’s briefings and the stunning Castle Suite boast the most elegant interior of any ballroom in the city. The Caledonian A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is walking distance to Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) as well as only minutes from the designer stores and boutiques on George Street.

Accommodation details


Princes Street
United Kingdom

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


0.8 mi / 1.2 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 241


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Queen(s)  In Room Movies, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Minibar, Television

General facilities

  • 1 Pool
  • Health club
  • Massage services
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Internet services
  • Off-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Whirlpool
  • On-Site parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Indoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Business center
  • Concierge desk
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • 3 Restaurant

Dining information

• Pompadour restaurant - modern Scottish cuisine with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street

• The Caley Bar

• Room service.


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