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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 #5 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

LOCATION : Could not be better. Steps away from the train station (literally) and 15-20 minutes from the airport, in the very heart of the city and walking distance to most everything. ROOMS : A bit tired, but extremely clean, comfortable and well-serviced. Good bathrooms and closet space. STAFF : Simply fantastic ! The front desk staff are courteous, energetic,... More

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Athens
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36 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came across it in 1975 as the North British Hotel, lacking what the present situation offers. Solid baronial edifice. The location is majestic and the emblem overwhelming. Food, sleep, lounges are of fine standard. Again we have extraordinary 'topographical prominence' also called autonomous height, relative height ou shoulder drop, en allemand Schartenhöhe, a term usued for mountains but it has... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Edinburgh and The Balmoral. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience and particularly the majestic building and location. We hope to welcome you back to The Balmoral soon. Yours sincerely Franck X Arnold General Manager +44 (0) 131 556 2414 More

Surrey, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed five nights in an Executive Room on the 3rd floor facing Princes Street. The room was good size, but would have liked to have upgraded to a junior suite, but the additional cost was 150.00 £ per night. Our room had been renovated this year as we understand that some of the rooms were much more tired. The... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the trouble to review your recent stay with us at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the size and facilities in your room as well as the service provided my my colleagues in concierge. The décor throughout the hotel is designed to reflect colours from the Scottish countryside without detracting... More

Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a week in a suite for business/leisure and enjoyed the visit. The view of the castle was spectacular and the location is perfect. We were able to walk to everything. We thorougly enjoyed Hadrians. The reason for four stars is the suite felt tired (and consequently, overpriced). As you see from my other reviews, we are no strangers... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Balmoral is in a perfect location for walking to a great many places in Edinburgh. The staff is superb and caters to every need. It is a lovely, elegant, low key hotel. Everything about our stay was nigh to perfect...staff, room, concierge, etc. Hope to stay many more times.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started our honeymoon trip staying here and it marked the start of a wonderful experience. We stayed in The Balmoral for just 3 nights and it felt way too short a stay. We did not want to leave as the hotel and service was impeccable. The room was beautiful and very clean, spacious as well. The staff at the... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finishing up a lovely 3 day stay at the Balmoral and it has been great. Originally booked a classic queen room, but when we got there it was quite small. High window without a view - it was room 328. Called reception and asked if there was anything else available and they found us a lovely king mini suite... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What's there to say? The best location, the best service and some of the best food in Edinburgh. The staff was friendly and efficient, so much so that upon my departure I didn't realize my bags had been collected from my room and were already waiting for me in my cab. In addition the concierge offered excellent restaurant recommendations. I... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at the Balmoral in Edinburgh. We enjoyed the hotel immensely from our large comfortable room to the great food at Hadrians. Friendly helpful staff, comfort and super location. We will be back!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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175 reviews 175 reviews
59 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 Edinburgh Hotel
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