It's taken me a while to write this but what a fantastic place to stay. We escaped from small children for a birthday treat in early January - fantastic time to go as the hotel was quiet (main restaurant closed between Hogmanay and Burns Night) and so we got a great deal. Lack of restaurant didn't matter a bit as you are so central. Room very comfortable and facilities great but what really made it for us was the personal touch - eg the receptionist telling us which shops had good sales and which theatre productions were the best. The next day I received a birthday card and special chocolates - although a birthday had been mentioned only in passing to the telephone operator months ago when booking. Will definitely have to save up but we can't wait to go back again.
- 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