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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. 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
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
288Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
162Attractionswithin 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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Great 5 star Hotel in the centre of Edinburgh the Staff Rooms and a great spa and swimming pool we were welcomed by having our room upgraded free of charge and a complimentary cocktail at the bar beds turned down and free slippers
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Carole D, Thank you for such a lovely review of our hotel! I am glad you enjoyed the welcome and amenities and had a comfortable visit. I hope we see you again soon. Kindest regards, Richard C General Manager
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I was treated to afternoon tea and was delighted with the ambiance, food, tea, attention to detail and the pservice. Harpist was playing quietly in the background from a balcony and that just finished the experience off perfectly.
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The spa was lovely and very relaxing. All the employees were very helpful. I would advise having afternoon tea there as well!! You cant get a better located hotel in Edinburgh! A lovely relaxing experience
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A 5 * property located next to the train station and walking distance from all the attractions, shopping, restaurants. They have an exquisite breakfast spread. Huge rooms, neat and clean bathrooms, very courteous service, all hallmarks of a premium accommodation.
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Booked the Balmoral For our 20 wedding anniversary. Although staff were friendly it wasn’t as good as I had hoped. We ate in the brasserie and 3 out of 5 main course were simple disgusting!! Waiter forgot food and drink order. We only had a main course nothing complicated. The
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Do any of your rooms have twin beds?
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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Do any of the rooms have 2 twin beds?
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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Is there a children’s option for the afternoon tea?
No idea don’t have children
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Is pool access available to all guests?
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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"my room was tiny ask for larger room"
"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."
US$244 - US$878 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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