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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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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and i stayed here for 3 nIghts on a pre Christmas sightseeing and shopping break. The minute we got out of the car, and gave our keys to the concierge, we experienced why this hotel has 5 stars. The room wasn't overly big, however practical with all the amenities. Ate at Hadrians and Number One with great food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Balmoral with my boyfriend on Saturday 22nd Nov. We were greeted by the concierge who took our bags & taken straight to reception. Lovely ambience with a harpist playing into the foyer/restaurant. Hotel is absolutely stunning, room was large, bed was HUGE and bathroom was lovely and big too. The only "bad" thing about the room was... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you Balmoral for the most wonderful 4 nights that my husband and I have experienced in a 5 star hotel in a long time. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how fabulous this hotel is. Everyone here not just delivers a 5 star service, they go beyond a 5 star service. We were made to... More

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thinking of a special occasion then this is for you. Mind you it has to be special because it certainly isn't cheap, but then the top restaurant in a 5 star hotel is always going to be a bit pricey. Don't be put off if you really want to celebrate as this is a dining experience to be savoured. The... More

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

We stayed here in October for one night after travelling up from Yorkshire on the train. Waverley Street Station is right next to the hotel so there is no distance to walk at all. Even though it's so close there is no sound of the station to disturb you. We stayed in a Deluxe King Bedroom which had a prefect... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from a one night stay at the Balmoral hotel and couldn't of asked for a better all round. experience. The hotel is beautiful from the outside, you can spot it a mile off as it's such a beautiful old building. And the interior didn't disappoint either! We were greeted at the door by tartan clad doormen to... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, we were expecting a lot, and goodness The Balmoral delivered. From the moment we were met on the steps to the time we (reluctantly) had to check out everything exceeded our expectations. It is so wonderful to stay in an establishment where "customer service" IS actually at the heart of the matter, and the staff are so proud of... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just spent a weekend in Scotland staying at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and Cameron House on Loch Lomond. The whole experience was chalk and cheese. We had a trouble free arrival with our to cars to the front of the hotel having negotiated the buses and trams on Princess street. great welcome at the door and both cars taken... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second time I had stayed at the Balmoral and everything was really excellent- room, food drink and particularly service. A definite destination hotel if ever there was one and in a destination city too. Hugh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
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