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Scotland's Hilton Caledonian At Edinburgh

Reviewing: Hilton Caledonian In Edinburgh, Scotland  |  Rating:
wallace6 By wallace6 on
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The Hilton at Edinburgh is a gorgeous turn-of-the-century property located only two blocks from the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. The photo shown is taken from our hotel room.

The hotel is conveniently located on the corner of Princes street - one of the main tourist streets. The restaurant serves delicious Scottish cuisine (my husband enjoyed the traditional Haggis, but I am not a fan of this native Scottish dish). The doorman always greets you with a smile and a friendly "hello" as you enter. The staff is fluent in several languages.

We were there on both business and pleasure.

For the business side of things, the hotel offers several different meeting rooms and a business center. The concierge service is 24-hour service. The staff is very professional and accomodating to your business needs.

On a personal note, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art spa and a wonderful indoor pool to help you rest up and rejuvenate yourself.

The rooms are not exceptionally large, but they have very comfortable beds, electric tea kettles with coffee/tea/hot chocolate service, heated towel racks, Crabtree and Evelyn bath products, spa robes, slippers and all the other amenities Hilton normally provides. The decor has a bright, contemporary feel to it.

All the public rooms are beautifully appointed. There is a grand piano located on the second floor, hand crafted stained glass windows in the stairway, and afternoon tea servcie in a cozy area off the lobby.

The rooms I believe start at approximately $400 (U.S. dollars) and go up from there. I was very satisfied with our stay in this historical property.

My only complaint is that it is now December and I am still battling with them to get credit for a week's stay in July. Their Honor's program is refusing to honor my stay due to the fact the I am the one enrolled in their program and the reservations were listed under "Mr. and Mrs." instead of my first name. I feel this is a poor business practice and am changing hotel chains for my future stays abroad. This does not happen at Westin or Hyatt.