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The Balmoral Hotel

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1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Perugia, Italy
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location could not be better, the views are amazing the staff is well trained, the rooms are also nice and the beds comfortable. The place is pricey, but worth it!! Try to grab an afternoon tea while you are here, it is well worth it.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here during our trip to Edinburgh. Great hotel - excellent customer service, beautiful building and nice bar. We like quality when we travel and certainly weren't let down. A must for those who like the finer things in life.

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Thank johnvan646
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Edinburgh exceeded all expectations and our stay at The Balmoral was the cherry on top. Exceptional customer service, great location (next door to train station and a 5 minute walk to The Royal Mile), and lovely rooms with big comfortable beds. The weather during our trip was quite harsh, and walking back into The Balmoral felt like landing in the... More 

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Thank Justin M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in this Hotel numerous times this past weekend, but did not stay there on this occasion. This is a grand Hotel, very nice public spaces and two beautiful bars, the lounge is not bad either, possibly in need of a touch-up aesthetically. I was delighted with the service in the bar on the right, lovely selection of beers... More 

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Thank Woodentopper
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited The Balmoral on the 16th October for a friends birthday, the food was delicious and the service was very attentive. Would recommend to anybody looking for a nice occasion. It also has very good transport links outside which are handy

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Bucks
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191 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival, room not ready,issue with the computers, just told to go away and they would call me when everything fixed. Not impressed. Waited in bar but at over £8 for a glass of wine its not the place for a session! Room when ready was very good, nothing to complain about except it took a while to work out... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed here before and we never fail to be delighted by the service. From the moment you step in the door, people are so wonderful. It is not inexpensive, but well worth the price. Hadrian's Bistro is VERY nice for breakfast or lunch. Rooms are large - the last time we stayed her, we had a room overlooking... More 

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northumberland
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a one night stay at this wonderful hotel in December for my birthday. From the moment we arrived we were looked after so well. The staff are first class and are a credit to the hotel. Food was wonderful and the cocktails are just exquisite. Will definitely return to this hotel in the very near future. Thanks to everyone... More 

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

Dear Guest It was a pleasure to welcome you to The Balmoral for your birthday celebrations in December, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding the first class service you received from my colleagues as well as the wonderful food and cocktails. We very much look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location next to the Waverly Station after a 4 to 5 hours train ride from London. Excellent staff especially the Concierge staff named Guy Patterson who was so accommodating and helpful beyond the call of duty. They accommodated us in every way possible, even gave us an adjoining 2 rooms to make our family stay comfortable and enjoyable. Service,... More 

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Southampton
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry but having stayed at the Ritz, Savoy etc, This hotel does not warrant the extra 200 GBP per night extra than other local hotels. I can not see what you get for your money. Better off to stay in the Caledonia or the Scotsman. We never felt the luxury we had paid for. Doorman are not attentive, it's random... 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 stay at The Balmoral. I am truly sorry and disappointed to read your impressions of your experience. We appreciate your constructive feedback regarding some of the elements of your stay that we could improve upon and I will be sharing each of your points with the relevant teams to understand how... More 

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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