Received a gift voucher for "Simply Dinner Bed and Breakfast" for two to stay at The Balmoral. From the first point of booking staff were wonderfully courteous and extremely helpful. My preferred booking date had no availability of the vouchers room type so I was given a free upgrade.
On arrival we were given a warm welcome from the traditionally Scottish doorman who took our bags and guided us through check in.
The room itself was an executive double, a good size and with a solid yet warm feel to it, the bed was perfect. The bathroom was a good size with a very good bath/shower. Despite facing the road there was no noise whatsoever from traffic which had been a concern before my visit as I've had this difficulty with hotels in Edinburgh before.
I had asked for flowers to be delivered to the room prior to my visit and a lovely, high quality bouquet was waiting for my partner on entry to the room - thanks to the concierge service. Dinner at Hardrians was good all round, maybe lacking some desert choices, but good quality food and attentive service without going over the top.
We had a light breakfast delivered to the room at no extra charge, lots of choice on both the continental and Scottish breakfasts.
Beautiful hotel in an amazing location with top quality staff and service. Will definitely be returning, hopefully for a longer stay that will include some use of the spa facilities!
- 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