Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

In a city as historic Edinburgh, it is only fitting that you stay in a hotel of equal stature. Enter, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. A former Victorian railway hotel, and affectionately known by locals as The Caley, has been at the very top of Scottish hospitality for over 100 years. A luxurious icon in the heart of the city, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh offerings an incredible selection of unique dining experiences, the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Spa and 241 elegant guest rooms with enchanting views of Edinburgh Castle. Add to this a world-class selection of Scottish Whiskies and custom cocktails, we couldn’t think of a better place to begin your Scottish getaway.


In the heart of the New Town, The Caley offers the best of both worlds, sitting within walking distance to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located at the West End of Princes Street, the city’s top sights and shops are an easy walk away. A half-hour drive from Edinburgh International Airport and a 15-minute stroll from Edinburgh Waverley train station, Scotland has never been closer.

Your Room

Elegant and sophisticated, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh’s 241 guestrooms and suites offer a peaceful respite in the heart of the city, with unforgettable views of the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Bespoke furniture is complemented by hand-picked artworks, signature suites designed to celebrate well-known Scottish figures and historical touches throughout the hotel highlighting the hotel’s unique railway heritage. Feeling jet-lagged? Worry not, black-out curtains and signature Waldorf Astoria mattresses are on hand to guarantee the perfect night’s sleep.

Why we like it

For unforgettable fine dining in Edinburgh, there really is nowhere quite like the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. Home to two award-winning restaurants Grazing by Mark Greenaway and Dean Banks at The Pompadour – enjoy incredible chef’s tasting menus comprised of the best local Scottish ingredients. But, first things first, kick things off with a pre-dinner drink at The Caley Bar (whisky perhaps?), or a custom Caley cocktail at the end of the evening. Enjoy a decedent afternoon tea experience in Peacock Alley, the historic heart of the hotel and the former ticketing station of the Caledonian Railway.