The hotel is located immediately next to the Edinburgh - Waverly rail station. This is key if you are traveling around more than just Scotland.
Our room was facing the Edinburgh Castle which is an amazing view. No need to rent a car if you are staying here and not venturing out of Edinburgh. All major tourist attractions are walking distance from this hotel.
The hotel itself had very courteous staff who were very attentive starting with the doorman and ending with the room service. The hotel isn't the most technologically advanced if you're used to 5 diamond hotels in Vegas but it is perfect for being in Scotland and wanting to stay somewhere famous and fairly old (the final Harry Potter book was written by J.K. Rowling in room 652 and we were just down the hall).
The hotel has a magnificent restaurant (Number One) which is Michelin rated (see seperate review of restaurant) and probably the best foie gras we have ever enjoyed.
Every time we entered or left the hotel, we were greeted with smiling staff that were helpful and courteous. We decided to tackle Arthur's Seat and were immediately provided cold bottled water upon our return to the hotel.
Concierge also had great restaurant recommendations if we weren't dining at the hotel's restaurants.
Thanks Balmoral, we will definitely recommend and stay again!More