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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

We recently visited Edinburgh for our wedding anniversary and decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea at the Balmoral. We are so glad we did! The experience was a delight from start to finish - both in terms of the food itself and the wonderful...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2015

Whilst my room was Ok and the staff 'first class' for the one night I spent there this week - the meal in 'Hadrians Brasserie' was far from good and not what one would expect in a 5* hotel. I chose the 'fish & chips'...More

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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded November 3, 2015

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at The Balmoral. I would like to thank you for your kind words regarding the quality of service you experienced during your visit. However,...More

Reviewed October 27, 2015

We expected to pay well to stay at such a hotel and expected certain standards to be achieved. From the early arrival at reception to checkout and later retrieval of cases for the return journey our three nights at The Balmoral were not just problem...More

Thank David N
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just had a wonderful weekend here. Was delighted to be upgraded on arrival to a junior suite which provided the walk in shower I needed. All staff were polite and keen to help. They genuinely seemed to care about the guests and it showed. Particularly...More

Thank Linda T
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded October 27, 2015

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay at The Balmoral. We are delighted you had a wonderful weekend. I am extremely pleased that we were able to upgrade your accommodation and that you were impressed with the Junior Suite. Your...More

Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful first class hotel with a comfortable room and beautiful bathroom. (Could have used a curtain as toilet and tub faced an office building.) The concierge found 3 wonderful restaurants for us. The breakfast at the hotel was fantastic. The hot sauna in the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Center with Internet Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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$261 - $997 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$261 - $997 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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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
...More
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Deborah P
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Nick L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their concierge is extremely friendly and helpful ... not sure about the lounge but I am pretty sure they do have. They do have a lounge at the reception, and always busy.. I do recommend for a drink there:)
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Deborah P
April 7, 2018|
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Response from keswickian | Reviewed this property |
No idea what a concierge lounge is. You can leave your luggage there temporarily, ask advice, get bookings for places. There is a small lobby. Sorry, best I can do
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Ellen R
February 13, 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Ellen R Some of our rooms (mostly Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites) have a sofa bed, which is the option that we suggest for an adult. The supplement for the sofa bed is £35 per night. We very much hope we will have... More
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"Request a room overlooking the castle, but make sure that it is one of the larger ones."
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"Get the room with the Edinburgh Castle view. you will not be disappointed."
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"ask for a king beds they are amazing. If you have kids you can have 2 singles pushed together and ask for..."
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"Castle view rooms are wonderful!"
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