Didn't stay at the hotel (which i definitely will be next time!) but decided on passing that we would go in for a quick drink in the bar. It was quite dark but had a chilled atmosphere which i would imagine is hard to replicate in Edin city centre and we were so looked after that we ended up ordering champagne cocktails with nibbles!! In the end, we liked it so much that we stayed for dinner in their restaurant called Hadrians and am so glad we did! Really surprised at the comfortable luxury and gorgeous art deco feel of the restaurant. The friendly staff really made us feel welcome and couldn't have been better looked after. In particular we were lucky enough to have the Manager, (i did ask his name but have forgotten!) looking after us that evening who was especially helpful with the menu. He also told us all about the wines and chose 2 beautiful wines white for our starters and red for the mains. It suited our tastes to the tee! which made us feel extra special that he had taken the time. The food was fantastic (the steak was to die for!) and beautifully presented. The menu was varied enough to give plenty choice without being OTT which was great as we were treating ourselves since we were on holiday. I couldn't fault them, however, If i was to make one criticism it would be how on earth hadn't i heard of it before! But will be definitely telling my friends!
- 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