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The Balmoral Hotel

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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Overall very good stay, including a good gym and nice pool. Hadriens was ok, but we wouldn't probably have a Christmas dinner there again. Great concierge service. The location is fabulous, close yo everything and easy to reach by airlink and tram. Breakfast service must...More

Thank mitochi
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 7 January 2016

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review following your stay at The Balmoral. We are delighted to read that overall you had a very good stay and that you were impressed by the service provided by our Concierge team as well as our...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

The people at the hotel were invariably friendly and helpful -- check-in, restaurant staff, spa staff. But the building is tired. The 1950-institutional locker rooms aren't in keeping with the spa prices. The chaotic approach to service at breakfast tended to end in the right...More

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 7 January 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I am pleased to read that you were impressed with the friendly and helpful service you received from my colleagues. However, I regret that you left feeling underwhelmed with certain aspects...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I have just joined trip advisor especially to write this review. We checked in late on the 27th and from the door being opened to us on the way in,till the door being opened to us on the way out it was just sheer class...More

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 7 January 2016

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a generous review and recommendation following your recent stay at The Balmoral. We are delighted to read that from the moment you arrived through to your departure you had a memorable stay....More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

We booked a short stay (4 nights) at the end of November as we were getting married in Edinburgh (elopement) and from the moment of booking, until departure, we were made to feel that nothing was too much trouble! The room had stunning views of...More

Thank William V
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Having had a wonderful Christmas day with family at the Balmoral last year, my family were all very excited about returning again this year for what we hoped would become a tradition. However, we were so very, very disappointed this year. It truly was an...More

5  Thank Raffi10
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 7 January 2016

Dear Guest We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful Christmas at Hadrian’s in 2014. However, I am truly sorry to learn of your disappointing experience when you dined with us on Christmas Day in 2015. We would welcome the opportunity to speak...More

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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
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$229 - US$857 (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
#10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$229 - US$857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Nearby
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
...More
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tony b
15 December 2017|
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Response from ute_lisa | Reviewed this property |
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eviemichael
21 November 2017|
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Response from Curlybetty | Reviewed this property |
There are twin rooms available so I assume that the two beds can be put together but our bed was a double, very comfy!
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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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