I used to work in Edinburgh and for years walked passed this hotel on a daily basis so was really looking forward to a weekend break in this 5 star, luxurious and prestiogious location. Upon entering the reception area it all looks very impressive, clean and very inviting. We were booked into a queen room and allocated room 633. The room was perfectly clean but there was absolutely nothing special about it. It was fairly sparse and dominated by the windows wrapped around two walls heavilly draped with blackout curtains. Upon opening the curtains we could see that the room sat at the rear of the hotel, farthest away from the lifts, in the corner looking inwards onto the inside of a 7 or 8 storey block. In other words brick walls in all directions. Given the fantastic views that can be seen from this hotel and particularly as it wasnt full why would you allocate this room? Extrememly disappointed and given what we had paid I wouldn't return for another visit. Room and maid service was very good which helped detract from room!
- 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