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The Balmoral Hotel

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Overview
1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
Reviews (4,308)
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Reviewed yesterday

Our daughter treated us to afternoon tea at the Palm Court at Balmoral Hotel, and what a treat it was! From the outset we were treated as VIP’s in this most comfortable and luxurious setting. The staff was most courteous and helpful. The quality of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Balmoral has a wonderful family history and an ideal location, in walking distance from the historic sites, shopping, etc. yet just far enough from the maddening crowds to offer some respite. The service was also friendly and professional (especially the wonderful concierges), with nice...More

Thank HollisNYNL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed 1 night at the start of a road trip around Scotland,this hotel was everything I expected a wasn’t disappointed with any of the services,We used the vallet parking which is a must if arriving by car as parking around the city looked impossible.The breakfast...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Balmoral is centrally located in Edinburgh .. short walk from tram. Excellent facilities, good size rooms, generally very friendly staff. However it is expensive for what it offers and the restaurant is disappointing for a 5* hotel.

Thank nwaf247
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved everything about the hotel. The check-in process was easy and me and my husband were helped to our room with our luggage. We had a delicious dinner in the evening and a delicious breakfast in the morning.More

1  Thank oyenusifumnaya
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear oyenusifumnaya It was with great pleasure I read your review and thank you kindly for taking the time to post. I have passed your comments on to our team who will be delighted to receive such positive feedback. I very much hope we will...More

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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$260 - US$725 (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$260 - US$725 (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 (1,422)
Room & Suite (710)
Dining (227)
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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Lynn M
29 July 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Lynn M, We have valet parking available at the Balmoral for £35.00 per night. Kind regards, The Balmoral
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Leah M
15 June 2018|
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Response from JockF | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we don't really drink Vodka or Prosecco, but it averages out around £6.50. Cocktails are £16 Depending on what type. A pint of lager £6.50
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Leah M
15 June 2018|
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Response from benangie2017 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know I'm afraid.
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