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The Balmoral Hotel

Expedia.comUS$330*
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#10 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Doncaster
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Excellent building, nice food, clean and pleasant rooms and attentive and efficient staff. Location is excellent next to the station and in the city centre. You should be warned that this is an expensive hotel but it is not a Travelodge and it position is ideal. One disappointing feature, in Scotland, and in the capital to boot, hardly any of...

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Yarm, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A surprise weekend stay arranged by my boyfriend in order to take my mind off the fact that I had just turned 50! Given that he doesn't ever book hotels, trains, taxis or even restaurant tables, he did a great job by choosing the Balmoral, Edinburgh. The beautiful architecture, intriguing history, delightful ambience, spotlessly clean foyer and room and genuinely...

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South Shields
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed here for my birthday in November. It is a beautiful old building and very grand inside. It looked like it had just been decorated to a very high standard. Our room didn't really have much of a view and was small although it was decorated nicely and quite modern. The hotel is luxurious and quite...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for the smell of scented candle and the incongruence of the tartan , eastern Euro staff and America clientele. Still really enjoyed the stay. The staff are very well trained and attentive . The whisky bar is great. Location , perfect and bang next door to railway station- if you fancy a 4 hour jaunt to London Enjoyed...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had great stay here, fantastic rooms with great service, a really warm and inviting hotel that I didn't find pretentious at all. well worth the money and will come here again, travelled for business so ideal.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have walked past this beautiful building on many, many occasions and always wondered what it would be like to stay. On arrival the doormen couldn't have been more helpful, opening doors, enquiring about our well-being, offering to take our luggage and pointing out the check-in desk. Check-in went smoothly as well with the assistant being very knowledgable and helpful...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving at the Balmoral is impressive and the doormen and check in staff are very helpful, kind and polite. The rooms are on the small side unless you book into a high category but if you are not staying for more than a night or two then it should be fine. We stayed in a newly refurbished room on the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a marvelous hotel. Stayed here for wedding anniversary multiple times. Its very pricey but the staff attention and little nuances make it worth every pence. I've never stayed in hotel where the staff remember you, why you are there and provide that little extra kindness to make your day more special. Its right in the heart of the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxed atmosphere, with a good mix of people, service was great, location spot on, cocktail menu perfect for Saturday afternoon, good choice of Gins too. Held whiskey tasting which look popular, can't stand the stuff so can't comment. Reasonable prices for the location and setting.

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Larchmont, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 wonderful days in this hotel. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The hotel is so convenient, too--the train station is immediately adjacent. You can get off the train and be at the front desk in 5 minutes. The staff is excellent. I want to mention 2 people who were outstanding: Andy Fraser, concierge, and Jenny, who...

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

Dear Susan B It was a pleasure to welcome you to The Balmoral and we're thrilled to read you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind feedback regarding The Balmoral Bar and Spa, the excellent service provided by my colleagues Andy and Jenny and our central location. Your generous...

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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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“As for a nice view of the castle”
jaynell, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of Edinburgh Castle”
gsc1975, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We wanted a room with a view, but the rooms without a view were also spacious and well appointed.”
SusanB466, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get one of the newly refurbished rooms - very chic.”
223vickiw, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask at check in for upgrades, they sometime give free or for a nominal sum, worth a try.”
johnpaulm564, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
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