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The Balmoral Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience at this top-notch hotel. Staff, location, bar, food, room design and comfort - all were top notch. Certainly has earned its reputation as a premier establishment. Will visit again when in Edinburgh. Highly recommended!

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Everyone was very friendly that we talked to and accommodated everything. The staff was helpful with luggage and carried our drinks to our room. The hotel was very clean. I witnessed the staff polishing the metal in the early hours of the morning. The breakfast was absolutely wonderful. Everything was fresh and the smoked salmon was the best I ever...

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Mexico Cty.
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Most impressive hotel in Town , well situated, elegant with a lot of ballrooms for special events, just 5 minutes away from the National Gallery and the Royal Mile and just steps from the tram and railway station. Delicious and breathtaking buffet breakfast at HADRIAN'S restaurant. A must know even if you don't sleep there. It's building is the most...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful British hotel, fulfilling a personal travel experience of Scotland and it's history. The location without question is excellent, right on the main area of Princess Street, view of the Castle, next to Waverly Station for easy travel to anywhere in Scotland. Warm and friendly staff always eager to help however they can

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The best hotel in Edinburgh. Service was excellent from reception to Concierge and the restaurants. Location perfect for when travelling by train as it is just beside the train station.Staff are so friendly and willing to help.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Grand Old hotel that has been updated. Good location in the middle of everything. Service is exceptional as is the food. They have a great scotch bar in the lobby level which has a very large collection.

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Binfield, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at The Balmoral as part of a "Steam Dreams" trip - we arrived on the Flying Scotsman and stayed for 3 nights at The Balmoral, before returning to London on the Flying Scotsman. The whole experience was just delightful. The Balmoral breakfast is vast and our room - with an outstanding view of the Castle - was super...

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BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janie30 It was a pleasure to welcome you to The Balmoral and we're thrilled to read you had a terrific time in Edinburgh. Your kind feedback regarding the quality of service you received from my colleagues, your experience in our Spa and our breakfast offering at Hadrian's is particularly pleasing and I will take great pleasure in sharing your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is spot on for location for all the sites castle , shopping etc.We got off the train at Waverely station and wandered in, approx 2 to 3 mins walk.The grand nature makes for a pleasant welcome.All the staff we came across were helpful and nice. Good recommendations from the concierge for things to do. Our room was middle...

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Landmark hotel in the best spot in the city, 1 min from the train station, fantastic service, great rooms and lovely food but it costs, high end prices all round so look for a deal. Great place for that special occasion best hotel in Edinburgh.

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent 1 night in this hotel.we stayed in a refurbished room and it looked really nice. Also the lobby with a beautiful flower arrangement as its centerpiece was very nice. We had cofffee and sandwiches in the palmcourt also quite beautiful. We had dinner in restaurant. ONE. And breakfast the following morning in hadrians . The food in...

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BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ifld01 Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback following your experience at The Balmoral. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we're thrilled to learn that you enjoyed a great experience in Edinburgh. We appreciate your lovely comments regarding our restaurants and your room. I will certainly be sharing your review with the...

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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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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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Number One at The Balmoral
Number One at The Balmoral
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
Palm Court at The Balmoral
Palm Court at The Balmoral
Cuisines: British, Scottish
The Balmoral Bar
The Balmoral Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Scottish, British
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balmoral Hotel

Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: RM1,248 - RM4,661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balmoral Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 188
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“A room above 4th floor with a Castle view is a must!”
Janie30, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Definitely ask for a quiet room, not on the front side of the hotel and not on the "side of the beergarden"”
lfld01, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with Castle-view! Just wonderful!”
FEYHL_GmbH, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Request a room at the back of the hotel to avoid the loud music from a band playing across the road all afternoon.....”
amy70, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Get an exterior room with a view of Old Town to the South.”
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