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The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Leigh-on-Seasider Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We loved The Balmoral; it's everything a traditional hotel should be, in a perfect position. Beautiful building, beautiful allmagnificently dressed for Christmas when we visited. Perfect afternoon tea in the Palm Court, served, as was every meal, by excellent and friendly staff. We will certainly return! If we have one small gripe, it is the Wifi - think it really... More 

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Kelty, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

What can I say- 5*Service as usual. Valet parking, lovely suite with a view, polite timeous service and attention to detail. Spa treatment for my wife was top notch as was our superb meal at the Number One Restaurant. No complaints at all-which is new to me!

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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was our 4th visit to the Balmoral hotel. The standards remain high as you would expect. Staff are very professional and friendly. Great breakfast and our meal in their No 1 restaurant was superb. We didn't visit the spa this time around as we were busy shopping. Excellent location, just at the top of the steps up from Waverly... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just come back from a business trip to the Balmoral. The meeting rooms have great views over the castle and the waiting staff were fantastic. The rooms are a good size, mine didn't have the best view but was lovely all the same. We didn't eat at the hotel but the Scotch Bar staff were fantastic and the breakfast was... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel, perfect view, brilliant location, lovely staff, delicious breakfast. Not to mention how friendly the Scottish are. Not too much tv channel options. Pricey but worth it. Can't wait to go back!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights and we really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely stay again. Its a beautiful building in a beautiful convenient location. All the staff were lovely and very helpful. Only a few comments that would have made our experience a bit better having stayed in other similar hotels in Europe and Australia and they are: 1) First... More 

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just spent 2 nights at the lovely Balmoral Hotel. Excellent ensuite rooms that actually have a separate well lit vanity area. Finally a hotel designer that realise women need to apply make up in full light not the dimly lit areas in the bedroom. Buffett breakfast - second to none. Excellent produce and all served piping hot no matter what... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very handy for Waverley st and Edinburgh centre but it is just not 5star !The executive room we had was below standard but to be fair the extra charge was waived when we complained.If you do want an executive room ask for 602,its worth paying extra for the view from the "throne".

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure to visit Edinburgh with my wife and we experienced the Rocco Forte Balmoral. WOW!! this is a landmark hotel, service is excellent, the team cares for you and make your stay memorable. We had dinner at Hadrian's, the menu was excellent and then went to try the Whisky bar. As we did not know anything about... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent one night in The Balmoral to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Very welcoming, keen and attentive staff, nice room and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea in the Palm Rooms and the lovely decor and accompanying harp music was a nice touch. The meal in No. 1 restaurant was also most enjoyable. The... More 

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Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balmoral Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 188
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#9 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh

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