A whirlwind trip through Europe culminated in a few wonderful days spent at the Balmoral and a bonus was that the stay co-incided with the Fringe Festival - a fantastic time to be in the city. I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt the previous year so chose The Balmoral based on this experience. We had the good fortune to be upgraded to a suite which overlooked the Castle which was the icing on the cake. With older hotels such as this you generally receive a "stuffy" level of service but the Balmoral certainly breaks the mould. The staff were incredibly friendly and went to great lengths to offer a myriad of choices for different local experiences. Being centrally located was perfect for us as we were very keen to explore as much as we could on foot. We loved the afternoon tea in the Drawing Room but unfortunately did not manage to fit in dinner at Number One - next time!
- 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