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The Balmoral Hotel

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  • Excellent73%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

You get a sense of true Scottish Hospitality as you enter the hotel. The check-in staff is efficient, courteous and knowledgable. The gentlemen at the concierge desk are always available for the oddest requests and go out of their way to help in anyway. The...More

2  Thank suzintheciti
Reviewed 24 March 2016

What a place. It's the classic choice in Edinburgh. You can see it from everywhere, and it's just an awesome building. The rooms are large and comfortable. Showers were powerful and hot. The service is what really sets the Balmoral apart. David Musk at the...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

I only stayed one night but I can't remember having a better experience in another hotel. The staff were so attentive and focused on service without it being annoying. Great food in the Brasserie, and I was welcomed by a set of pipers on entering...More

2  Thank Mikehm123
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 23 March 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback following your recent experience at The Balmoral. Your kind feedback regarding your room, the quality of the food you experienced in our brasserie and especially the attentive service you received from my...More

Reviewed 21 March 2016

Well worth a visit, its a tad expensive but the quality is second to none staff couldn't be more helpful good facilities and choice of restaurant for dinner as well as a cocktail bar, afternoon tea in the palm court and supper breakfastMore

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 23 March 2016

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review of The Balmoral. Your wonderful feedback regarding the quality of our facilities and the helpful service you received from my colleagues is very much appreciated. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to...More

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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
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Spa
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Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$274 - US$1,004 (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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$274 - US$1,004 (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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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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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Deborah P
13 April 2018|
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Response from Nick L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their concierge is extremely friendly and helpful ... not sure about the lounge but I am pretty sure they do have. They do have a lounge at the reception, and always busy.. I do recommend for a drink there:)
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Deborah P
7 April 2018|
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Response from keswickian | Reviewed this property |
No idea what a concierge lounge is. You can leave your luggage there temporarily, ask advice, get bookings for places. There is a small lobby. Sorry, best I can do
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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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"Good service and location."
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"Request a room overlooking the castle, but make sure that it is one of the larger ones."
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"Get the room with the Edinburgh Castle view. you will not be disappointed."
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"ask for a king beds they are amazing. If you have kids you can have 2 singles pushed together and ask for..."
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