We spent a weekend in Edinburgh to celebrate a significant birthday and based ourselves in the Balmoral.
As everyone says the staff are exceptional, great to see service at this standard in the UK. Top marks to all staff.
The amenities are impeccable. Everything from the bathrooms in the restaurants to the quality of the bed linen in the bedrooms. All top notch.
We stayed in an upgraded room and the ambient outside temperature was 23C (hard to believe in Scotland) but our room was adequately cooled and maintained at a comfortable temperature. The turn-down service is excellent.
We had diner in the restaurant and the food, wine and service was fantastic. Reasonably priced too.
The hotel is really centrally located - right next to Waverly station, and with easy access to the Old town as well as Princess Street and shopping.
If you can then this is the place to stay when in Edinburgh.
- 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