I organised a surprise trip to Edinburgh for my parents as a Christmas present.
At the last minute I selected this hotel above the Hilton as I saw from other tripadvisor reviews that was undergoing renovation.
My parents had a wonderful time, they said the staff were lovely and the hotel was very decent -clean, modern and excellently located.
The central booking system for the hotel was a bit of a downside and I didn't find the staff particularly helpful when organising and trying to make it special for my parents, but it worked out well in the end so that's the main thing. The breakfast was apparently very good, but the hotel should try and include that cost in all bookings, as it's a big cost on top of the rooms.
- 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