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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 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Wilton, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This charming and quintessentially Scottish hotel is perfectly located in the center of Edinburgh, close to the train station and the Royal Mile. We stayed here twice on our trip to Scotland and both of our rooms had a wonderful view of the castle. Our second room was a generously sized suite with nice amenities. The hotel arranged car service... More

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Dorridge Solihull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife an I spent a most enjoyable six nights at this hotel whilst in Scotland for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Not prepared to pay well over the odds for inferior hotels in Glasgow, we opted for a stay at the Balmoral for about half the price. Specially enjoyed the food in Hadrian's Brasserie and drinks in the Scotch... More

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we parked outside to the moment our car was loaded with our luggage again, the service at the balmoral was outstanding. We had a great junior suite overlooking princes St, with it's beautiful monument and view of the castle which is worth the slight premium. It's an superb base to explore a great city and the Balmoral... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an absolutely wonderful time at The Balmoral. This was the starting point of a Scotland tour and it was a perfect beginning to the adventure. The service is impeccable. The rooms are spacious and clean. This is one of the best, if not the best, hotel I have ever stayed at. It is central in location and I... More

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Mdina, Malta
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated at the heart of Edingurgh, The Balmoral hotel is a great option for those that would like to opt for a high level option. The rooms are spacious and decent. The hotel is few minutes away from Edinburgh castle and shopping streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for four nights for our first visit here. Excellent location - it s right by the border of the old and new towns. Very warm reception. I have to mention they have a very efficient concierge service. We were met as we alighted from our train coach and escorted to the hotel. I would like to thank Steve of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dipped into the Balmoral Brasserie after a rainy sightseeing day with our 5 year old son. The staff were fabulous and could not have been more attentive. Our son suffers from a nut allergy and not only did they bring a fabulous alternative for dessert, they felt bad he could not have his original choice and the chef prepared... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent one night a week ago and two more just now and I was stunned at the service we received in a hotel of this type in the UK. NOTHING was too much for the staff. They remembered my name and, although there was a slight hiccup when I checked in, everything was undertaken by the staff with such... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simply one of the best...Staff can't do enough, food is great. Worth the expense, I will definitely we visiting this hotel again. Please treat yourself and book the Balmoral Experience, you will not be disappointed.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent one night in a Luxury King Suite, a gift from our son and daughter-in-law, and what a gift it was! Everything was truly superior, and if we could afford to spend a week here, we certainly would. The suite's furnishings were beautiful, the marble bathroom was exquisite, and the amenities were first-rate. The tray of chocolate covered strawberries... More

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the trouble to share your impressions following your recent stay with us at The Balmoral. I am delighted to learn that you were impressed with every aspect of your stay including the understated luxury of our design and decor, and in particular, the attentive and warm hospitality displayed by my colleagues that left such... More

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Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balmoral Hotel 5*
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Rocco Forte Hotels' Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh's landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh's main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions.Edinburgh International Airport is just 25 minutes by car from the hotel, and its convenient location makes The Balmoral the ideal luxury hotel in Edinburgh for business or leisure, including the famous Edinburgh Festival and Hogmanay. There are also convenient transport links also from Glasgow or Prestwick Airports.The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms, many with views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. The Balmoral’s ten conference and banqueting suites, including the signature Sir Walter Scott Suite all enjoy natural daylight and can accommodate a wide range of events including: business conferences, intimate dinner parties, large receptions and weddings. The hotel and city also make for an ideal incentive destination with an abundance of history and culture readily available.When it comes to fine-dining, the choice of restaurants at The Balmoral matches the mood of the moment. With attentive but non-intrusive service, guests can choose from the hotel's Michelin-starred number one fine dining restaurant with outstanding cuisine provided by Chef Jeff Bland; Hadrian's for chic and informal dining; Palm Court for traditional afternoon tea or its very own Bollinger Bar. The newly refurbished and stylish Balmoral Bar is perfect for a relaxing cocktail or traditional whisky.For the ultimate in relaxation, the Balmoral Spa is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the city offering five treatment rooms with ESPA treatments, a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and exercise studio. The Balmoral is the perfect choice for a luxurious city spa break.The Balmoral was named as the top Scottish hotel in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2012 and as the Top UK Business Hotel outside of London at the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2012. Be it for a luxury romantic break or important business meeting; make The Balmoral your address in Edinburgh. ... more   less 
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