The Experience

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has recently undergone a luxury re-launch following a £24 million investment and renovation programme to bring this landmark Scottish property into the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

‘The Caley’, as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street.

With two exquisite restaurants – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe – luxurious bedrooms and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is also a fully licensed venue for Edinburgh weddings and civil partnerships, providing a magical setting for your special day.


Stay at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – home to 241 elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites, many with spectacular views of historic Edinburgh Castle. Renovated to Waldorf Astoria’s peerless, internationally-renowned standards, each room and suite offers a backdrop of luxury, style and sophistication, with bespoke furniture, eclectic artwork and pristine en-suite bathrooms with marble and burnished chrome fittings.


The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, is home to two inspired eateries – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe – from the renowned Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin.

In 2005 the Galvins established their reputation as a team in their own right by opening Bistrot de Luxe in London’s Baker Street. The success of the venture has led to the creation of the renowned Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, the multi award-winning 2102 La Chapelle, and Galvin Demoiselle, overlooking the famous Food Hall in Harrods.


Celebrate your wedding or special occasion in style at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, one of Edinburgh’s finest luxury venues.

Since opening in 1903, The Caledonian has hosted many prestigious events, from extravagant wedding celebrations and star-packed parties to lavish corporate gatherings and state banquets. Our historic hotel provides the perfect setting for any celebration, with Waldorf Astoria’s impeccably high standards of service guaranteed to make your celebration one to remember.

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