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The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland (Old Town)
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Ranked #6 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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58 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this hotel. It is expensive, but we felt it was worth it. We upgraded from a standard room and had a fabulous room. We had a large room with a sitting area and beautiful views of the Edinburgh Castle. Good wifi, great bathroom amenities, and a super bed. Everything about this hotel was wonderful. Had room service for breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Afternoon tea was outstanding. Superb food, gorgeous surroundings, excellent service and a cute mini tea caddy to take home with you. The waiter in particular wadded to the experience. Nothing was too much trouble. Worth every penny

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my fifth trip to the hotel and each time despite having the same AMEX profile, my profile details or previous visits were not known. The room was pleasant, quiet and on the 5th floor. Each time and each room has needed some paintwork or wear and tear maintenance at every room class. I had a brief bar snack... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I were staying in Edinburgh and she reserved a table for afternoon tea. The selection of tea and champagne is excellent and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Also, the staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable (especially Ricardo). In short: If you're in Edinburgh and out for some superb afternoon tea time, look no further!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bed here are something from the 70's and the staff at the hotel doesn't even understand that people want a feather soft bed not a concrete bed. Who knows how long it has been since they have been changed if ever. Then the bed is so bad you need to go to the spa. What a joke- I've been to... More

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Coconut Grove, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here only one night so we could go to the Edinburgh Tattoo. The room was a standard room, good size, confortable, good bathroom with good shower and all the amenities you would expect in a hotel of this kind. The hotel is old but very well kept, pleasant, great staff. The breakfast buffet which was included in our... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great stay at the balmoral. The staff are very helpful and knowledgable. The room is nice size for Europe. And the bathroom was spacious. Nice sitting area. With a wonderful view of the castle. Would defiantly stay here again. Walking distance to many sites.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoy the Rocco Forte hotel group's properties, so it was a no-brainer to choose the Balmoral during what is becoming our annual summer visit to Scotland. It was a smart choice. The property has been completely refurbished to a high standard and possesses all the features of a memorably great hotel. The staff are wonderful: pleasant, friendly, helpful... More

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I find it very difficult for a Luxury hotel to maintain such a status with a modern decoration. Some readers may have a different view of course, but why go to an old building with a modern decoration? This being said, the entrance hall is nicely decorated in a modern way. Things tend to change in my view in the... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic stay at the Balmoral last week. We were greeted by a lovely Italian lady on reception who was extremely cheerful, professional and knowledgable. Our request for a room with a walk in shower for my husband who is disabled was no problem. We were given an extremely spacious room with a sofa and relaxing chairs. The room... More

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Additional Information about The Balmoral Hotel

Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balmoral Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 188
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Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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