My husband and I stayed at the Balmoral in Edinburgh for a belated birthday treat. The service when we arrived was second to none. However, the first room we were given was very poor indeed. It was on the 6th floor (602), and can only be described as something that I would have expected in a Travel Lodge. It was dreadful. We went back to reception and were shown to another room which was lovely, just what we would have expected from a hotel of this standard. We didn't have dinner in the hotel, however we did have cocktails in the bar and the were fab. Breakfast was also excellent, however we had a long wait as our order had went adrift. The manager could not apologise enough, and we were not in a hurry, so it wasn't a big deal. The main thing I can say about this hotel is that the staff are second to none and I think this is what makes it a fantastic place to stay. We would definitely stay again. It is expensive (not posh), however I would imagine most people would know that before they booked.
- 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