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The Balmoral Hotel

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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
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
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
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Luxury
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
363Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
163Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Neighbourhood
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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We had the good fortune to spend a few weeks in Europe. We planned to spend time in Edinburgh and in the country (see my Gleneagles review). We stayed at the hotel in the front and back end of our trip. This is a beautiful hotel, perfectly located in an amazing part of the city.
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The moment you arrive at the steps you feel this is a classy place. It is in an impressive old building, the original railway hotel. It is right in the middle of the City, on the road with the shops and just behind across the bridge is the Royal Mile. A perfect base. There
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear Mike C, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of our hotel. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our location in central Edinburgh and found the time to relax in our Gallery and enjoy Bar Prince. We have some rooms with separate showers and if you on your next visit you let us know your preferences we would be delighted to let you know what we have available. I very much hope we could be your home from home in central Edinburgh, and look forward to welcoming you back. With warm regards, Richard C General Manager
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This is a 5* hotel with Waverly Station right beside it and princes street right on the doorstep. This was once a British Rail hotel but now after a name change it really is a great place to stay but is on the expensive side ,,,!!!
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Colin W, I am glad to hear you are impressed by our central location and found us a great place to stay. Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Richard C General Manager
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The Balmoral is a nice venue and in good proximity to Waverley Rail Station and Princes Street in Edinburgh. Afternoon Tea consisted of a `muse bouche,' sandwiches, scones, and cakes. A nice selection which also included the choice of different varieties of tea to choose from
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Ade308, What a pleasure it was to read such a glowing review of our Afternoon Tea. I was pleased to hear you enjoyed the selection of tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes and opted to enjoy your afternoon with a glass of Champagne. I very much hope we will be able to welcome you back soon. Thank you again for getting in touch. Kindest regards, Richard C General Manager
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If you really want to push the boat out, treat yourself to a night or even two, if you can afford it at Edinburgh’s No 1 hotel. Right from the moment you walk in the door you just know it is going to be an experience to cherish. Swish surroundings, classsy service, good food in
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Jack7_13 It is wonderful to hear we are your number one hotel in the heart of Edinburgh and to read such a glowing review of your experience with us. I am glad we have not only met but exceeded your expectations and I very much hope we will see you again in the not too distant future. Thank you for giving us your feedback, see you soon! Kind regards, Richard C General Manager
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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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Hiya is there a dress code. Thank you
No dress code at all most people are smart casual
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Is there parking available?
Dear Lynn M, We have valet parking available at the Balmoral for £35.00 per night. Kind regards, The Balmoral
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What is the price of a vodka and prosecco
Hi, we don't really drink Vodka or Prosecco, but it averages out around £6.50. Cocktails are £16 Depending on what type. A pint of lager £6.50
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"We did not stay overnight"
"Try the J K Rowling suite."
"If you want quiet ask for one facing inner courtyard"
"Tell the desk your requirements, they are extremely helpful and rooms are all different."
"ask for quiet room"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 219 - US$ 621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghPrinces Street and Gardens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
188
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