Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

At a glance

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

    Inside the city hotel, the spa gives a real sense of decadent escapism, true to the Waldorf Astoria brand.

  • Location


    In the heart of Edinburgh, the hotel provides an ideal bolthole for exploring the city.

  • Restaurant


    The two restaurants at the hotel were set up by the Michelin star, Galvin brothers.

  • Golf


    Scotland is the home of golf, and the hotel is within easy reach of more than 200 courses, 22 of which are in nearby East Lothian.

  • Romantic


    The historic design, Michelin star food, and five star service are the perfect recipe for a
    romantic weekend.

  • Child friendly

    Family Friendly

    Children are welcome at the hotel and to use the pool and facilities, and have designated swimming times.

  • Specialised treatments

    Recovery Retreats

    This spa offers treatments and packages designed for anyone with or recovering from cancer and delivered by specially trained spa therapists.


The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Princes Street, Edinburgh

Spa & Leisure

Above what was once a grand Victorian railway, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian has been a part of Edinburgh’s architectural character since 1903, and now provides a bolthole in the city with all the trimmings, not least of all the Guerlain Spa.
In addition to a gym and personal trainers, the spa has a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and completes the luxury vibe with a collection of facials, wraps, scrubs, massages, manicures and pedicures courtesy of its product namesake, Guerlain, to achieve the ultimate goal of peace and quiet amidst the city buzz.

Hotel & Accommodation

Known locally as the ‘Caley’, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is one of Edinburgh’s most significant historic buildings, attracting visitors for over 100 years. Having been restored by the international luxury brand, today it sits pride of place on Prince’s Street, retaining many of its original features including ornate columns and grand staircases. The hotel’s two restaurants comprising a formal restaurant in the form of The Pompadour by Galvin, and the more relaxed Galvin Brasserie De Luxe, were founded by Michelin star chef brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin. They offer an eclectic mix of French cuisine and gourmet delights in two opposing, but equally inspiring environments; one epitomising traditional opulence, while the other channels French urban design.