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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.
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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Went back to be spoilt for my birthday. Room was small, but I don't need an 'apartment' or huge suite and it did me just fine. I had a loo with a view!! Pool was lovely, apart from one occasion where kids jumped, dived, ran...More
Booked a day at the spa, body massage, pedicure and lunch too! Pool, sauna and steam room were great, staff were super helpful and with all day tea, coffee , newspapers and loungers available, I would rate this above the “Hydro” spa experiences. Feels like...More
Attending an event in Edinburgh and this is so convenient in its situation for Princes street, New town, a 2min walk up north bridge and you are in the old town. Near train station and the rooms are so peaceful if you choose one facing...More
Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to get in touch following your stay with us. I am glad to hear you were able to use our location in the heart of the city as your hub to explore Edinburgh and that you enjoyed...More
I stayed here alone for 24 hours whilst waiting for some colleagues to catch me up. I upgraded to the third level of rooms and the room was a amazing - good value and modern. Better than I expected.
Two downsides; the hotel needs to...More
We had afternoon tea here and as it is approaching Xmas the menu on offer had a festive flavour. There was an extensive selection of teas on offer. We started with an Amuse Bouche of cauliflower, almond and lemon soup. There then followed the usual...More