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The Balmoral Hotel

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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the palm court”(129 reviews)
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Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
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Pool
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great hotel, super friendly staff and beautifully kept. Great experience from check in onwards. Of particular note is the fabulous whisky bar with super knowledgable and helpful staff. A super weekend break.

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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Well done Balmoral - well done Edinburgh. Had a private dinner( Burns Supper) for our team event in the balmoral and stayed overnight. This , without doubt, was one of my most favourite experiences. The whole package is just stunning. So let's start:- rooms are...More

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 28 January 2016

Dear Guest It was a pleasure to read your generous review following your recent stay at The Balmoral, your comments are very much appreciated. It is always extremely gratifying to receive such positive feedback from our guests and I shall take great pleasure in sharing...More

Reviewed 21 January 2016

Ideal location for anyone visiting by train. Staff tremendous - nothing too much trouble and really made us feel like guests! Stayed for the weekend with a meal in Hadrian's brasserie which was very good and a very pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast was outstanding and set...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Stayed for four days over Christmas. Great hotel, room, location, staff and views. The staff were so knowledgable and helpful. Breakfasts absolutely superb. The only negative was the evening dinner in Hadrian's on Christmas Day. The food was very poor for such an establishment and...More

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 22 January 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind feedback regarding the hotel in general as well as our central location and the quality of the service you received from my colleagues. However, we are truly sorry and disappointed to read that you left feeling underwhelmed by...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

Hotel location excellent. Staff so friendly and breakfast brilliant. Prices on high side but service reflects this. Every area has friendly helpful staff wanting you to enjoy the Balmoral experience. Lovely comfy beds and bedding.

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
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
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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Price range
US$ 236 - US$ 945 (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 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 236 - US$ 945 (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 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic 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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Ellen R
14 February 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Ellen R Some of our rooms (mostly Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites) have a sofa bed, which is the option that we suggest for an adult. The supplement for the sofa bed is £35 per night. We very much hope we will have... More
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Katie M
13 February 2018|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they would accommodate that perhaps you could phone and check.I have always found the hotel most and staff most helpful.My partner is diabetic and would not be eating cake he often has no afternoon tea with me and... 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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"Ask for a view of the castle"
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"Room towards the internal courtyard are quiet and you can sleep with an open window without being disturbed."
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"Upgrade to a suite if you can however all rooms are outstanding"
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"Request a city view"
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