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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 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time staying in the hotel and we thoroughly recommend it. If there was a 5+ option for service we would definitely select this as it was 2nd to none. Another highlight is the location which is just right in the heart of this splendid city, a Edinburgh. Bravo!

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whitehaven, Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A jaw-dropping hotel perfectly situated between the old and new town this majestic residence did not fail to impress. The closest you could ever wish to be to the train station, it was an ideal base for our weekend visit. Although pricey for our normal trips away, it was well worth it. From the moment we approached with our cases... 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 visit to The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you had such a memorable stay with us and enjoyed both our restaurants on site as well as the lovely views of the city from your room. Your feedback regarding the warm and welcoming service you received is particularly pleasing... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, fantastic views, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Some comments suggest a renovation is necessary but depends what you compare it to....so clearly not as bad as other comparable hotels in London for example. The bar is clearly top 3 in the UK. Breakfast was just a bit above average unfortunately.

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review following your visit to The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the location of the hotel and the knowledgeable and friendly service provided by my colleagues. However, I am very sorry to learn that you left feeling slightly underwhelmed with our breakfast offering. I have shared... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Balmoral in Edinburgh is a sumptuous hotel in the style of old fashioned Scottish luxury with all of the modern perks. Attentive staff, excellent service, comfortable rooms. Just a shame we didn't take more advantage of the facilities as we went out for all of the meals except breakfast - delicious.

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Preston, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a wonderful night at the Balmoral where we surprised a friend for her 40th. The hotel was absolutely excellent. The reception staff were so personal and helpful with helping make it special & keeping our secret. We had 3 rooms booked and, without knowing, they upgraded all 3 to suites which were out of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My mother in law and I had received spa day vouchers as christmas presents and used them in February. The day was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The spa area was stunning, so relaxing with such an enjoyable atmosphere. The massage treatment was fantastic as was the therapist Ashley, so knowledgable, professional and lovely to chat with! The afternoon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great Edinburgh tradition the Balmoral sits above Waverley Station with commanding views of the town. A five star hotel with five star prices will always need a critical eye. The room was comfortable and well maintained by housekeeping. Sadly it was also noisy even though it was on the sixth floor. I discovered in the morning that the window... More 

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

This is the second time my husband has treated my daughter and I to a spa day at the balmoral. At all times the staff were very attentive and both our massages were incredible. We had a lovely relaxing time I between each treatment along with lunch at Hadrians which was part of our package. Both the young ladies who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (aged 8) and I spent a night at The Balmoral last weekend. We booked a room for one night as a special treat and it was everything we dreamed it could be. We arrived around 11am (check in is usually from 3pm) and were so delighted and impressed when the gentleman on the reception desk was able to... More 

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

Dear Guest It is always extremely gratifying to receive positive feedback from our guests and I would like to thank you for posting such a fantastic review following your recent stay with your daughter. Your generous feedback regarding the service provided by my colleague Sandy is much appreciated. Some of our most important guests are also the smallest so I... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at the Balmoral, we were treated like royalty. The staff was very welcoming and professional. The location of the hotel could not be more convenient being adjacent to the railway station where we began our journey. Our room was beautiful and spacious. The bathroom was luxurious. Since we had limited time and wanted to make... 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 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#9 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh

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