This hotel was so, so lovely. We stayed for three nights in January 2014 and had a lovely, huge, room facing out towards the Castle. The staff could not have been more charming and really went out of their way to be helpful - they didn't even mind when we trekked mud through reception (SO SORRY) after having an "interesting" time on Arthur's Seat.
The free bottles of water at turndown service were very much appreciated, as were the magazines in the room and the mini tin of Shortbread. The bed was massive and like sleeping in a marshmallow and despite being practically on top of Waverley Station the room was extremely peaceful. Breakfast was excellent, we had both the a la carte and the buffet and they were both delicious. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and were great at bringing us endless pots of tea.
One absolutely tiny niggle - it would have been nice to have an ipod dock in the room, but that's the only thing I can find fault with.
- 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