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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 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Balmoral is an institution in Edinburgh; originally opened in 1902 it remains a core part of the cities culture; the newly renamed J.K.Rowling suite (once merely room 652) reflects the hotel's ability to remain relevant to modern day guests; I spent two nights in suite 306, which is located on the corner of the building facing Princes Street and... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second stay this year, fourth in all. Love this hotel for its traditional feel, it's old fashion charm. The staff are superb and take their time to get to know their guests and it's always nice to be remembered each time we visit. It's a lovely relaxed experience. The rooms are very comfortable and immaculate. Couldn't be in a better... More

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BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your generous review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with every aspect of your visit. Your feedback regarding the warmth of service is particularly appreciated and I shall take great pleasure in sharing your compliments with my colleagues throughout the hotel. It is most pleasing... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in this hotel on a working couple of days recently. Very comfortable room, although lighting could have been a bit better as was very dim. Lovely bathroom, but being a short person I had a mishap on the second day when I had trouble getting out of the steep bath and bruised my leg quite badly. Breakfast was extremely... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely stay. Staff were helpful and friendly. Great ambassadors for their city. Room was clean, comfortable and luxurious enough to warrant the star rating. Great pillows and bedding! I will definitely be back- it us beautifully positioned for shopping and sightseeing!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent the weekend at this lovely hotel. It is teeming with history and has character and charm, great service, and luxuriously comfortable beds. We were on the fifth floor with a wonderful view of Edinburgh Castle. It was moving to watch the sun disappear behind the castle and think how many sunsets and how much of human life it... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful old hotel, in a prime position on Princess Street with lovely views over to the Castle and the Craggs. The staff are all very friendly and try to be helpful but overall it just lacks that Five Star quality. You are greeted warmly as soon as you get out of your cab, and the front of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having just spent a couple of nights at this beautiful hotel, my wife and I cannot speak more highly of location, facilities and the fantastic staff. We found every single one of them freindly, and extremely professional with the pride they took in their work clearly evident. We were staying as part of a small wedding party and had out... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay in The Balmoral and the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. This is a beautiful and traditional hotel right on Princes street so perfect for shopping, restaurants etc...We were made to feel welcome from the moment of our arrival with a birthday greeting for one of our group - A lovely touch and Thank you!!... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a fab location for access to The Old Town. Indeed the New Town is only a 15 minute walk. Some amazing eating and drinking places within walking distances. Grand entrance excellent staff, rooms very well appointed, maybe a tad on the warm side, and limited ability to control the heating part from open the window onto... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at other RF hotels which have been fantastic and The Balmoral was no exception. The hotel was beautifully decorated and we loved the architecture. All the staff were friendly and helpful, they were attentive without being over bearing. The service was impeccable, the cocktails fabulous and the food outstanding. There was a computer error on our final... More

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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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