Hotel Review – Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

We enjoyed our stay at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh during our trip to Scotland. Here’s a quick review of the hotel…

Location – The hotel is conveniently located near Princes Street and the Edinburgh Castle.  Although we made the 15-minute drive from the Edinburgh airport via car, the hotel is located close to both rail and bus lines.


Customer Service – Service at the hotel was excellent. We never wanted for anything and we were always treated warmly and graciously by staff. Everyone we encountered was helpful, accommodating, and eager to assist. To boot, the hotel is meticulously clean and full of historical gems.


Accommodations – We booked our room at the last-minute and we were able to snag one of the hotel’s last available rooms (there are 241 rooms!). It was graduation weekend for several universities, so hotel rooms were scarce, and we were lucky to book a small room. Our room had a large bathroom and oversize-tub, although the room itself was quite small. The room also came with a desk area, a small closet, a mini-refrigerator, and TV. Normally we would try to book a larger room, but we were desperate for a room in a conveniently located hotel.



Amenities – The hotel features turn-down service, a spa, library, a bar, and three high-end restaurants. During our stay, we dined at Peacock Alley for tea service – it was exceptional. Other than that, our only culinary experience at the hotel was dinner from service on our first night there.


Family Friendly – This hotel is very family-friendly and I would recommend it to families traveling with kids of all ages.


Member Recognition – The hotel is part of the Hilton family and despite having the lowest-tier member standing with Hilton, we were recognized as valued members throughout our stay. Had it not been a full house, we would have been treated to a room upgrade.


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