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Aberdeen
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The location is amazing and the public space takes your breath away. The room I had was on the top floor was superb with great views and fascinating use of space. Service was all very good as was the food. The bars, as you'd expect in the Capitol of Scotland have a superb range of Single Malt Whisky.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Always wanted to stay there; visit only marred by late room cleaning/makeup and fact that no one was at the door the door to greet us and help with bags at 11:30 a.m.! Otherwise, concierge was quite helpful and loved the rooms.

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Glenbrook, Nevada
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in late June. Very grand hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, close to old city, museums, and shopping. The staff at Balmoral is excellent, and very personable. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite Castle View, and I was disappointed to find that the view is from quite a distance, not even photograph worthy....

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BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you were impressed by our central location, the excellent and personal service you received from my colleagues and the quality of our food and beverage outlets. I also appreciate your constructive feedback regarding some of the elements of...

Skillman, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Centrally located on Princes Street, the hotel lives up to its 5 star rating. The rooms are spacious and very quiet. Our room faced Princes Street and we didn't hear any traffic noise. We had a high room 558 which I would recommend. Dinner at Hadrians was also excellent. The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from The Royal...

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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

The staff in The Balmoral. Customer excellence is cleary their number one aim. Everything about how they worked and interacted with us during our stay was top class. Really made our stay extra special! There can not be a better location to stay in Ednburgh and the views from our room on the 6th floor were amazing. We also enjoyed...

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Weston, Florida
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh ...Great location, amazing property and a group of professionals ready to help you, The Best of the Best ... ! For an unforgettable experience in Edinburgh, I will definitely recommend this venue if you want to experience Scotland life ...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This was a birthday treat and we loved it! We booked in advance so were seated immediately by a friendly member of staff. The cocktail tasting menu was such fun! Some courses are set and you have a choice for other courses. Every cocktail was beautifully presented and utterly delicious! My favourite was the pear and chocolate cocktail.....and I don't...

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your lovely review following your recent celebratory visit to The Balmoral Bar. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed our cocktail tasting menu for your birthday celebration. Your feedback regarding the flavour and the presentation of the cocktails is much appreciated. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to...

London
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Superb staff and beautiful hotel. Although we were terribly late for dinner at number one restaurant , the staff were very accomadating and made us feel comfortable from the moment we walked in . Definitely will stay at the balmoral again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I went to this delightful restaurant on Sunday with my partner. Unfortunately, did not have the pleasure of actually staying at this hotel but I would definitely go back to the restaurant! Staff are extremely polite and friendly and are happy to answer any questions you have about prices or the menu. Bread is offered throughout your time in the...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this hotel. The staff are so helpful and lovely. The rooms are very spacious. The building itself is just spectacular. The palm ct is a grand room that serves high tea. They made room for us while we waited on our room even though we didn't have a reservation for high tea. The location...

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BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your generous review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed a memorable stay with us. I am pleased to read that you were impressed by the accommodation and the central location of the hotel. I would especially like to thank you for...

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Staying in 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 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Number One at The Balmoral
Number One at The Balmoral
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
Palm Court at The Balmoral
Palm Court at The Balmoral
Cuisines: British, Scottish
The Balmoral Bar
The Balmoral Bar
Cuisines: Bar, British, Scottish
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balmoral Hotel

Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: ₹ 16,068 - ₹ 47,230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balmoral Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 188
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Uppuer floor room are good, as the hotel is situated on two pretty busy streets.”
 of 5 bubbles Q4622PRgregm, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room with a view out to the old town is good, if available”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew1521520, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“6th floor looking West (towards the castle)”
 of 5 bubbles OliBryce, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Their all good”
 of 5 bubbles 596martint, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for a castle view”
 of 5 bubbles RonP331, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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