We stayed there for a mini honeymoon.
It started badly as they had lost my reservation and I had to do all the chasing with the travel agent! Turned out to be a Hotel mistake and received an interesting apology from them of four pears.....
Aside from that, the room was excellent if not getting bit dated in décor. The in house brasserie Hadrian's was superb quality and value, definitely worth visiting. The service in the bar was slightly lacking in attentiveness but very peasant surroundings and a great range of drinks.
The location cannot be faulted. Minutes away from all the main attractions and shops.
- 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