The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom
(5 star hotel)
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Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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In the heart of Edinburgh

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 29, 2010

Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby, your room windows open to a view of the Old Town. Everything in this hotel reminds you that you are in Edinburgh.
The building stands out in the landscape of the city, due to its location, its size and also its style, that looks more suitable for a public building than for a hotel, so I was not xpecting that the Balmoral would prove also cosy and familiar.
The staff provide excellent service in every aspect, and the only flaw worth mentioning is the lack of tea-making facilities in the room.
There are two restaurants at the Balmoral, but I tried only one and it was very good.

Unique Quality: Location, location, location. The Balmoral is really in the middle of the city centre.

Do it in style

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 10, 2006

I only had the opportunity to stay in Edin overnight. However I was so gobsmacked at the quality of the hotel that I am going back again.

Edin is a lovely city, rich in culture and history but at the same time it has a relaxed city feel to it.

Unique Quality: Great sites, great museum

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Balmoral Hotel

by written on March 20, 2006

I didn't actually stay here. But in Edinburgh, you cannot avoid seeing this grand hotel, which dominates everything around it. At over $400 per night, it's obviously way out of my price range.

Unique Quality: This five-star luxury hotel is an Edinburgh landmark. It is also known for its fine restaurants. If you want to travel in grand style, this is the place to stay.

Directions: Next to Waverly Station.

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Best views in Edinburgh

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 6, 2005

We loved the charm and location of this historic hotel.
The service was very good and the have two excellent resaurants on site.
I had the best massage I can remember having in in a long there and I came away feeling extemley satisfied and relaxed.

Unique Quality: Our room was a bit small for the price but the view was very nice.
The interior is worth a look even if you aren't staying there.
Pop in for tea or Champagne in their gorgeous lounge anytime.

Directions: Smack dab in the middle of it all!

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Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom

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Amenities at The Balmoral Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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