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The Balmoral Hotel

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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Breakfast Buffet
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Airport Transportation
5.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

My parents- in- law very generously booked us a stay in one of the Grand Suites as a gift. First of all, the suite was lovely. There were fresh roses, complimentary chocolates, a full plate of fresh fruits which were beautifully presented on our dining...More

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 19 February 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the trouble to share your experience of The Balmoral following your most recent visit. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with many elements of your stay, including your Grand Suite, the amenities, and in particular the...More

Reviewed 14 February 2016

We just stayed at The Balmoral for one night. We were originally booked for two but had to leave unexpectedly due to a family emergency. We've stayed at Rocco Forte Hotels before so we knew what to expect. We weren't disappointed. The room was lovely,...More

Thank Lockhouse
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 19 February 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Balmoral following your recent visit to Edinburgh. It is a pleasure to read your lovely review and I am delighted to learn that you were so impressed with every aspect of your stay,...More

Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was a birthday present from my family which included going to see Runrig. We enjoyed the whole experience very much. Staff really pleasant and helpful except for one doorman on Saturday night who completely ignored us when we went out and came back in...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Stayed one night prior to long haul flight back to Australia. Hotel in excellent location. Warm and friendly welcome and able to check in early which was appreciated. Pre-paid for room, yet still not only had to provide credit card details, but a small charge...More

Thank Karen L
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 19 February 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I am pleased to read that you were impressed by the central location of the hotel, the warm and friendly welcome you received from my colleagues as well as the comfort...More

Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Did you know that The Balmoral hotel on Waverley station, Edinburgh will send porters down to your platform at Waverley Station and carry your bags up to the hotel??? As the hotel is a railway hotel, they have continued to carry on the tradition of...More

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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$194 - US$939 (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 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$194 - US$939 (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 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (1262)
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Dining (236)
Pool & Beach (43)
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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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