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    The Balmoral Hotel

    1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent73%
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    • Average5%
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    • Terrible1%
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    Reviewed 29 November 2015

    Very disappointed....was so looking forward to my stay at the Balmoral. General atmosphere in lobby is impersonal and cold. Room was tired. Bath was sooooo high I had to climb into shower and was lucky to get back out!!!!! Dinner was good but no veg....More

    5  Thank FoodiesAyrshire
    Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 1 December 2015

    Dear Guest We are very concerned to read your review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. We are pleased to read that you were impressed with the attentive and friendly service you received from the team however, we are very disappointed to read that...More

    Reviewed 28 November 2015

    Currently staying at the Balmoral for a three night Christmas visit. We have unfortunately had an extremely underwhelming experience. We have stayed here several times before and have always looked forward to our stay. This place is not cheap and our room is overlooked by...More

    6  Thank Hutchy1069
    Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 1 December 2015

    Dear Guest We would like to offer our sincerely apologies for falling short of our usual high standards and I was disappointed and concerned to read that you had an extremely underwhelming experience. I believe you met with my colleague Sandy Fraser at check-out and...More

    Reviewed 28 November 2015

    We stayed two nights in an executive room with views over the North Bridge. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was lovely (although shower over the bath, not separate). We found the mirror over the basin wasn't particularly well lit. Great coffee machine...More

    Thank Jackie D
    Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

    Staying for 2 nights for my wife's birthday. Great location and lovely room but when paying 300 pounds a night I expect to be able to get a seat in the bar. Concierge excellent tried to get in for afternoon tea and couldn't get in.More

    Thank Mark M
    Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 1 December 2015

    Dear Guest Thank you for your kind comments following your recent celebratory stay at The Balmoral. We are delighted to read that you found our central location convenient, your room lovely and the service provided by our Concierge team excellent. I am truly sorry to...More

    Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

    Stayed here for Valentine's day as a gift from family. It was beautiful. Heated floors in the bathroom. Beautiful views of Old Town. Quite expensive but worth it for a once off treat. Would recommend the creme brulee in the restaurant downstairs. Devine!!!

    Thank Jessica C
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
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    • US$238 - US$839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #11 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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    • Number of rooms
    • 188
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    • 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
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    Nearby Restaurants
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    LincNix1971
    17 October 2017|
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    Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
    Dear LincNix1971 Thank you for your question. The Balmoral Spa doesn't have a Jacuzzi. However, we do have a 15m pool, sauna, steam room and gym and leisure facilities. Kind Regards The Balmoral
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    14 October 2017|
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    Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
    Dear eviemichael Thank you for your question. Our Concierge team can provide a full list of recommended Edinburgh lunch eateries near the hotel. Please feel free to contact us on the number below so the team can forward... More
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    14 October 2017|
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    Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
    Dear Mrsbeckiboo Thank you for your question. The dress code for Palm Court is smart casual. If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us on the number below. Kind Regards The Balmoral +44 (0... More
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