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The Balmoral Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Internet
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Concierge
Spa
5 Star 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...
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Location and contact
1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
10,7 km to Edinburgh Airport
345 restaurants are within a 0,5 km radius
0.3 km from Edinburgh Old Town
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Nice hotel, traditional in Edinburgh, went for business purposes. Excellent location and views of the castle. The room were nice, but bathroom, specially bathtube wrongly designed, as there was a big distance to the floor when getting out, and no support to hold which are...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best location for a stay in the city, Everything about the hotel was as expected. Old world charm and service. I would absolutely recommend staying here and look forward to returning. The meet and greet was superb.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked thru American Express Fine Hotels and paid over 940 a night for a suite. No upgrade available and people checking in could pay and additional $$$$ for upgrade...I was never offered. Beware as American Express holder Otherwise the service from staff was good....probably would...More

Thank mike p
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having traveled from Yorkshire to Edinburgh to give a friend suffering from cancer a dat trip out.we called into this hotel to get a drink.first I was not told that a £4 service charge was levied on my bill,and then getting back and checking my...More

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first visit to Scotland. I think the Balmoral was my favorite hotel I have ever stayed at- in front of even The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, US and The Drake in Chicago IL, US. I just cannot say enough. We were...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre with Internet Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Details
Price range
US$291 - US$1 048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$291 - US$1 048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Nearby
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
...More
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Leah M
15 June 2018|
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Response from JockF | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we don't really drink Vodka or Prosecco, but it averages out around £6.50. Cocktails are £16 Depending on what type. A pint of lager £6.50
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John B
2 May 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear John B Thank you for your enquiry. We are in the final few weeks of our exciting renovation project with an anticipated opening date of early June. Meanwhile we have a pop up brasserie in our lower gallery where... More
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Room Tips
"I asked for AC-not sure if all of the rooms have it."
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"With c.800 bedrooms, plenty of choice. Just phone"
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