We stayed at the Balmoral in April-11 for a friend's wedding, but have only got to posting now.
What a wonderful, luxurious yet friendly place! Arriving in all the whirlwind of a wedding party, and with my husband as an usher, having to direct guests to where they were going at the same time as checking us in myself, it was a wonderful surprise to be told 'madam, you've been upgraded to a suite'! No explanation or change in price = no questions asked!
Our suite was very generously-sized, both bedroom and living room, with big comfy bed in the one room, and easy chair, books and magazines, large telly (which we barely had time to use) and a great view of the picturesque city of Edinburgh out of the window.
Breakfast was very expensive, but amazing - a buffet the like of which we'd rarely seen before with service to match. If you're allowing yourself a night of luxury in Edinburgh, I highly recommend the Balmoral.
- 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