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    The Balmoral Hotel

    1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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    • Excellent73%
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    This hotel is simply gorgeous. It is in an excellent location, if traveling in by train then the hotel is situated 2 minutes from Waverley train station. The interior was beautiful and felt like a princess staying here. The staff were also so lovely and...More

    1  Thank Charlotte B
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    This was our first visit to the Balmoral and we enjoyed a 2 night weekend break here the first weekend in December. The hotel lobby was decorated for Christmas and looked stunning. We had an executive room on the 5th floor and the room was...More

    1  Thank Linda L
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Bucket list item - it was the Balmoral. As a true Harry Potter and luxury-legendary hotel-fan, I had two good reasons to stay here. Of course I couldn't afford the 1000 GBP per night Rowling suite, but nevertheless, I got a package with breakfast and...More

    1  Thank Kismaci
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Balmoral Hotel has a central location next to the railway station and is an ideal location for walks to Edinburgh Castle, the Golden Mile and museums. The hotel has a very popular bar and Michelin star restaurant. Include breakfast when booking, it is first rate...More

    Thank Haz M
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Stayed at The Balmoral for one night with my partner. Genuinely had no idea we had booked such a nice hotel. Impressed from the moment we entered! Dropped of bags at 10am as we had had an early morning flight! We were delighted to be...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
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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
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
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    • US$237 - US$897 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #9 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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    • Princes Street and Gardens
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    • The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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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
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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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    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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    eviemichael
    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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