I stayed here recently on a short business trip and was accompanied by my wife. The bedroom was nice and the property itself is well presented and in a very good location. However, there was a general absence of good lobby space to just lounge in. There's a nice horseshoe style bar, but it was entirely booked up with reservations and you couldn't get a seat there. Other than that, there was the bar, which was fine, but it's still a bar and you won't feel comfortable just sitting there letting the world go by, without ordering a drink. Dinner in the bistro was very disappointing ... sterile atmosphere, uninspiring food and cold (if professional) service. They use the same room for breakfast which again was something of a disappointment. I think I'll go with a different option when next I'm in Edinburgh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find The Balmoral at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins. Our hotel's majestic clock defines the city's skyline and since the day we opened in 1902 it has run three minutes fast to ensure you will never miss your train. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel where our porters can still be organised to whisk guests from the station hall to the reception desk, and our kilted doormen will guide you into the hotel. Experience Number One our Michelin-starred restaurant, indulge in afternoon tea at Palm Court or drinks in the signature whisky bar, Scotch. A comprehensive range of treatments will help you unwind in the award-wining Balmoral Spa. The 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms have magnificent views of the city or the hotel's internal courtyard. The hotel's ten banqueting suites all enjoy natural daylight and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street or the historic Old Town and can accommodate a wide range of events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
- Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
- The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland