An elegantly appointed hotel with castle views

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Facilities & services
  • 241 rooms
  • Restaurants and bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa

With beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle and the city, this luxuriously ornate hotel is the perfect place to call home while you’re exploring Edinburgh and its surrounds. It was built in 1903 and is a well-established icon on the popular Princes Street. Another of its claims to fame is boasting the largest number of rooms with castle views in the city. It is within easy walking distance of a variety of city hotspots including the castle, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hotel’s 241 rooms are elegantly appointed and perfectly encapsulate the building’s heritage. The design palette is soft and natural, with gentle accent colours adding a modern touch. Warm lighting, interesting textures and stylish wallpapers add extra flair.

High ceilings and large windows in the hotel’s public areas allow in plenty of light. Located in the impressive lobby lounge you’ll find the social hub of the property, Peacock Alley. Here you can indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea or end the day with a custom cocktail. For casual, relaxing all-day dining, take a table at Grazing by Mark Greenway, and raise a glass or two at the trendy and sophisticated Caley Bar. Inspired by the Caledonian Railway, the bar’s inviting ambience is a nod to Victorian luxury.

Spending some time attending to your mind at body at the only Guerlain Spa in the UK, where there is a menu of French-style beauty treatments to choose from. Waldorf Astoria also boasts a 12-metre swimming pool, a sauna, steam room and fitness centre.

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