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The Balmoral Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
You will find The Balmoral at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins. Our hotel's majestic clock defines the city's skyline and since the day we opened in 1902 it has run three minutes fast to ensure you will never miss your train. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel where our porters can still be organised to whisk guests from the station hall to the reception desk, and our kilted doormen will guide you into the hotel. Experience Number One our Michelin-starred restaurant, indulge in afternoon tea at Palm Court or drinks in the signature whisky bar, Scotch. A comprehensive range of treatments will help you unwind in the award-wining Balmoral Spa. The 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms have magnificent views of the city or the hotel's internal courtyard. The hotel's ten banqueting suites all enjoy natural daylight and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street or the historic Old Town and can accommodate a wide range of events.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
287Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
164Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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My daughter and I went to afternoon tea for her 13th birthday and it was amazing. The food was great and the service was better. The harp player was an added bonus. The cakes were amazing as were the sandwiches and the tea. The surroundings were sumptuous and staff top notch.
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Had a fantastic stay here. Staff were professional and welcoming. Our room was clean and the bathroom was very large. Room service was no problem for a hungry child and there was a children’s menu. The soup was high quality with silver child’s cutlery provided. Well behaved
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We booked this hotel as we were eating in the restaurant and wanted to stay over as it was a special occasion. Pleasantly surprised to be told we were upgraded - however rooms were on bridge street and the noise / sirens / cars go on all night, if your looking for a peaceful
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My husband booked a night here for my 50th birthday...enjoyed it so much we stayed a second night. Room was lovely. Service was great without being too much. It was an absolute pleasure to spend a significant birthday in such a lovely setting . Nothing I could fault nor would
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Visited here for some coffee and drinks in rather pleasant surroundings all enhanced by the excellent service. You know you will pay a little more but it is worth that bit of extra for the pampering, and ambience and special feel now and again!
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Room was large, and bed was amazing
So much marble ! Love it
Lovely large bathroom
We do have twin beds. When making your reservation please let us know you would like a twin room an we would be happy to allocate this. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards, The Balmoral Team
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While we do not have any large rooms with two twin beds (four beds) we do have suites which have two bedrooms and both beds can be twinned. Do let us know your preferences during booking and we will b happy to let you know what is available. Kind regards, The Balmoral Team
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No idea don’t have children
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Yes pool and sauna are accessed by guests of The Balmoral. The Spa additionally offers relaxation and beauty treatments that are extras available to book.separately. The Spa is open most days and can also form part of Getaway pamper package..
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"Avoid Bridge Street rooms"
"All rooms are fantastic so whichever you choose you will not be disappointed"
"Go deluxe and ask for a view"
"For light sleepers, the rooms overlooking the interior courtyard (odd numbers) are super-quiet, with no traffic noise."
"We did not stay overnight"
US$234 - US$760 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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