Caledonian Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh
Reviews - Caledonian Hilton Hotel
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- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Retired
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Caledonian Hilton Hotel
great Castle viewfrom celtic31
Eh, Okay.from A TripAdvisor Member
The lobby is beautiful, but as with most hotels, that's where the beautiful ends.
Our room was very HOT. There is no air conditioning. Thankfully they provided a fan. The bathroom was nice in decoration, but the tub didn't drain well and you are standing in water when you take a shower. Our TV didn't work when we tried to turn it on and maintenance had to replace the cables to get it to work. The pillows were worn and lumpy, the sheets were scratchy and had a hole in them and the blanket had a stain. My husband was told that The New York Times was complimentary when we checked in. We received a charge for the Sunday Times because it's "larger and more expensive". Unfortunately, we weren't told this and they didn't offer to take the charge away when we told them at check out.
The Chisholm restaurant was nice and the location is great, but that wouldn't be enough for me to stay again. There's too many other options. Sorry Caledonian, but you really need to try and make your guests more comfortable for the price you make us pay.
More a 3.5 star than a 5 star; avoid Chisholms restaurant!from A TripAdvisor Member
great room, ideal location.from A TripAdvisor Member
We arrived a few hours earlier as the weather was good and wanted to make the most of it. We asked the concierge if we could park up in the car park around the back and he said it was ok. The car was left there for 24 hours and cost us £9.50 which we thought was good considering the prices you can be charged thats if you find a space.
The room was clean and modern but lacked A/c but they did provide a fan which helped as it was hot when we stayed there.
The leisure centre was ok but the pool was small and filled up quickly especially before breakfast so go after if you can.
Breakfast was really good and we didnt have to wait to be seated.We were waited on for coffee toast and juices but helped ourselves to cooked meals, cereals and fresh fruit. We would definately recommend the bar on a night as it wasnt too busy and was relaxing, with good service.
Overall we thought the staff were very polite friendly and helpful and the view from our room was to die for. We definately recommend spending the extra money on a castle view, you wont be disappointed.
5 stars but no A/Cfrom genin
Spectacular and Friendlyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
An old lady with characterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room had large twin beds and the room had views of Edinburgh Castle.
I asked for a quiet room and we were not disappointed. The breakfast buffet catered for all tastes- in fact I think we were the only Scots in the dining room. Making your own toast is definitely preferable to receiving cold toast served beautifully by a waitress. The staff were all very professional and attentive. I myself am familiar with several high class establishments and would have no hesitation in recommending this as a fabulous place to stay. Perhaps some foreign visitors should visit our Scottish hotels with less pre-conceived ideas and just enjoy what we have to offer.
Brilliant place, full of characterfrom Cath999
Staff were uniformly helpful and pleasant with no "hinting for a tip" as described in other reviews. Breakfast buffet good - as it is in all the Hiltons.
Great Hotel, Fantastic Staff!from A TripAdvisor Member
Super Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Edinburgh
Serious Shopping Princess St is now no different from any U K High St in terms of variety of shops.Rather focus on nearby George St area and the old town.
Jimmy Cheung's Chinese Buffet Uptown is quite expensive, so if you are looking for a bargain, try Jimmy Cheung,s Chinese buffet. Up Lothian Road (take a right as you come out of the hotel), left hand side, up to the clock, and turn left along Grindlay Street. It is wonderful and the food is always fresh and hot. It is a five minute walk from the hotel. The price is one price and the most you will pay on a Friday and Saturday evening £11.99 each. Lunchtime and midweek evenings are cheaper.
Use the Airlink Use the excellent Airlink service to get from the airport to the city centre. It goes from just outside domestic arrivals and takes less time than a car service thanks to the fact it uses bus lanes. 3GBP oneway or 5GBP return. An excellent service and a very good price.
Other names for Caledonian Hilton Hotel
- hilton international edinburgh
- hilton edinburgh
- edinburgh hilton
- Address: Princes Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 2AB - United Kingdom
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