Headed for afternoon tea at the Balmoral, lovely setting but somewhat spoiled as there was a constant stream of guests, visitors passing through the dining room, heading for the Spa, toilets and the conference centre behind.
I woulsd suggest in this instance that it did not turn out to be "My cup of tea" - although the choice of teas, sandwiches, cakes and scones was good, with the little "box" to take home uneaten goodies.
Chose to pass on the bubbly or driks in this instance - might be Ok for a one off or very special occasion, but in this instance I was not overwhelmed.
I hate to say it but I preferred Claridges in London, where the satff were less pretentious.
- 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