We had reservations at The Balmoral for 2 nights and were to arrive by train from London at 6:30 PM. Due to a landslide on the rails we arrived 3 AM, cold and exhausted after finally being bussed for 3 hours. Upon arrival we were offered a pot of .coffee or tea but opted for sleep. The room was spacious and lovely, especially the bath. The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel. This was a bit expensive but we were starved from not having dinner the night before. The concierge was very helpful referring us for a bus tour and we actually could purchase the tickets at the hotel. Later, the manager found us, concerned that the trains would not be running the next morning. He had figured an alternate route for us to reach London. He supplied us with instructions, train schedules and could not have been more helpful.
- 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