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The Balmoral Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
Overview
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Colin W
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded yesterday

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...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded yesterday

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...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded today

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...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking into the Balmoral you immediately feel welcome. The decor is stunning and the cocktails although pricey are well worth it. The bar is beautifully laid out very comfortable and classy. Service was spot on.More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded today

Dear teacher0048, It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Balmoral and I am delighted to hear you were impressed with our décor and were well taken care of for some classy cocktails in the comfort of our bar. I very hope we'll see...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend stayed at the Balmoral for one night as a wee treat get away. The whole experience was 5 star and absolutely seamless. Our room was lovely and very luxurious, with beautiful view over the bridges. The room was excellently equipped with...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kathrynmc1991, Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review on our hotel and I am glad to hear we could ensure a five star seamless experience from start to finish for you and your friend's getaway trip to Edinburgh. I...More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
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Family
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Business
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Family
,
Business
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
188
Price range
US$217 - US$621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
,
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
,
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Family
,
Business
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
188
Price range
US$217 - US$621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
,
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
,
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
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Traveller (1,475)
Room & Suite (717)
Dining (228)
Pool & Beach (44)
Amenities (53)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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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Questions & Answers
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370JohnB370
15 December 2018|
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Response from Cillalovestravel | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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7 December 2018|
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No dress code at all most people are smart casual
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ade308
2 days ago
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"Try the J K Rowling suite."
TrickyTrevLongEaton
2 weeks ago
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"If you want quiet ask for one facing inner courtyard"
baxter034
4 weeks ago
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"Tell the desk your requirements, they are extremely helpful and rooms are all different."
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5 Dec 2018
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