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The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was Super the bar was great the overhaul hotel and history are two great combinations . The location is the place you want to be in town. When I return I will stay there again for sure. A five star place.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place, fantastic staff and great location. Room was middle sized but very comfortable. Expensive yep, but the porter offered to carry my KFC bag for me as I was a bit tipsy - lol how cool is that (even if he was taking the mickey!). The only thing that irked a little was not having complimentary tea / coffee... More 

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GLASGOW
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7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my 4th stay at The Balmoral in Edinburgh and I love it. Unfortunately this year I didn't get a view from my room which was disappointing, as the view of Edinburgh is stunning, my room looked across to other bedrooms, I suppose everone can't get a view. As usual the staff on reception are professional, courteous and friendly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently stayed in the Balmoral hotel over night with my mum for a girly weekend. On check in the staff couldn't of been anymore helpful and pleasant. We had an executive double room and it was immaculate. Our stay was room only, which I didn't realise until out arrival,...how ever on booking breakfast for the following morning I did... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the attentive service you experienced from my colleagues and our city centre location. However, I was disappointed to read that you left feeling slightly underwhelmed with certain aspects of your visit. I was sorry to read... More 

Sacramento, California
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24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel January 2015. I enjoyed my stay. I upgraded my room to have a view of the Castle. It was a lovely view. The room was large and clean. It seemed a little sparse though for some reason. This is a very classy hotel and you can feel the difference. The location is unbeatable. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Balmoral last week for a birthday treat. Great location on Princes Street by the station. The hotel itself is lovely. Quiet rooms with good facilities both in the room itself and bathroom - including a comfortable bed. Spa is also lovely and well equipped. All the staff were lovely - very helpful and friendly. Good choice at... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Balmoral during your recent birthday celebration. I am delighted to read that you were impressed by the location of the hotel within our stunning capital city that we are so fortunate to occupy. I would especially like to thank you for your positive feedback regarding our accommodation and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a Saturday night in the Balmoral and I can't fault the experience. Rooms, service and dining is excellent and is by far the best hotel in Edinburgh. Walking distance to all of Edinburgh's attractions and with parking only a few minutes walk away.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spend a night here a few weeks ago for the first time. The room we stayed in was a standard room but still felt luxurious. Staff were very friendly and attentive. It is more expensive to stay here than other hotels but you get what you pay for, 5 star luxury. The only negative I have is the fact that... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your impressions following your recent visit to The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us overall. Your generous comments regarding the friendly and attentive service provided by my colleagues are much appreciated. Thank you for your feedback regarding our tea and coffee making facilities. I have shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this wonderful hotel,staff were very courteous and efficient, nothing was a bother.Stayed for 3 days for my sons wedding which was being held there,and the accommodations and food were excellent. Cannot praise this hotel highly enough,and would certainly return.

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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Edinburgh has been on the to do list for a while, my birthday is in January and I'm starting to find looking forward to the big day a challenge (to say the least) so a weekend away was the perfect pick me up. The January Blues were softened by the thrill of seeing the best of Edinburgh, Britannia, Holyrood... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review following your recent birthday celebration at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you had such a memorable weekend with us. Your generous review is extremely gratifying to read and I will take pleasure in sharing your kind words with my colleagues throughout the hotel who looked after you. We hope... 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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#9 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh

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