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|Distance to city centre||0,4 km|
|Nearest airport||Edinburgh Turnhouse|
|Distance to airport||11,4 km|
|"Perfect location and lovely room."||(in 122 reviews)|
|"Excellent staff and comfy bed."||(in 282 reviews)|
|"Excellent service from all."||(in 71 reviews)|
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|afternoon tea||in 10 reviews|
|amazing breakfast||in 79 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 182 reviews|
|beautiful room||in 225 reviews|
|breakfast is very expensive||in 7 reviews|
|edinburgh||in 23 reviews|
|excellent service||in 98 reviews|
|excellent staff||in 378 reviews|
|feel very welcome||in 12 reviews|
|great location||in 161 reviews|
|ironing board and iron||in 4 reviews|
|palm court||in 4 reviews|
|spa facilities||in 47 reviews|
|upgrade to a suite||in 19 reviews|
|waverley station||in 27 reviews|
|wedding anniversary||in 5 reviews|
|whisky bar||in 41 reviews|
I used work in this hotel many many years ago, it was a tough job because the manager had very high standards, so many years later to stay as a guest I can see those high standards are still there. It is the kind of hotel where they make all the guests feel they are special and deserve excellent service, it has always been like that, I cannot fault this hotel.
The bed was very comfy and the room was lovely very clean
The attitude of the staff in the bar very unfriendly. No place to relax in any public area other than if you were buying a drink / meal etc. Intimidating atmosphere you felt you were being watched all the time
The staff were super friendly and helpful, we were given a complimentary hot choc on arrival as we were cold... Thee rooms were spacious, comfortable and homelike. The decor was classic with a modern 007 twist. Just outstanding!
Nothing, the Balmoral was superb
Location was excellent, staff polite and friendly. Reception accommodated our early arrival to book us in.
Room a little small for the price. Would have liked a street view Otherwise very good
Excellent location, amazingly clean and a luxurious setting
The British Isles is a repository for so much culture and the people all provide a great window onto one of the great countries in the world. A massive contributor to British culture is Scotland, and the city of Edinburgh is its biggest city. When you stay in Edinburgh, you experience all the great Scottish traditions including the architecture, food, and of course, the kilts. Staying in Edinburgh means finding a great hotel, one of which is the Balmoral Hotel.
The Balmoral Hotel is all about providing travelers with some impressively luxurious accommodations. The best part about the hotel is the location. There are so many places to see in Edinburgh and the hotel is right in the middle of all of them. With rooms that are luxuriously appointed and a staff that is dedicated to service, you’ll feel as if you’re the only guest in the hotel. With a pool and spa on the premises, it is extremely easy to relax.
Scottish cuisine is one of the great understated pleasures of any trip. In Edinburgh, it is done right. There are plenty of great places to eat within walking distance of the hotel. However, the Balmoral does offer some in-house dining that will make you think twice about heading out to eat. Number One and Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux are two excellent restaurants to go along with the bars and lounges in the hotel.
Edinburgh is a great place the visit, and staying at the Balmoral Hotel is a great choice for rooms.
based on 2 737 reviews
Things to know
- Impressive bathroom
- Friendly service
- Great menu
- Professional service
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at The Balmoral Hotel
Does The Balmoral Hotel offer any specialty services?
This hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh and provides top notch service for guests. Couples gave high ratings for the hotel and their money is well spent compared to other hotels especially since the hotel has excellent restaurants and it is close to many great places around town. In the fitness center, they also have a personal trainer to help guests.
What are some of the restaurants at The Balmoral Hotel?
For eating, guests have the option to choose from three restaurants in the hotel. All three meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the restaurant. The Brasserie Prince serves French food cuisine with a lunch special Monday to Friday for 25 GBP (31.70 USD) and they also offer an informal dining experience. They additionally offer traditional French dishes like coq au vin which is chicken braised in red wine with tagliatelle pasta. The second restaurant - Number One - serves local cuisine so guests do not have to travel far to experience the local delicacies. This restaurant offers cured duck, followed by North Sea cod, finished off with wild strawberries for dessert. At the Palm Court, they offer afternoon tea and several selections of sandwiches are available. Some of teas include Earl Grey, Rare Breakfast Blend, and Emperor’s Golden Eyebrow.
What are some nearby restaurants and bars by The Balmoral Hotel?
Within 1 mi from the hotel, there are several restaurants. There is the Frenchy’s South Beach Café, Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill, and the Post Corner Pizza restaurant.
What is the best room to book at The Balmoral Hotel?
Many of the hotel features have a Scottish flavor, from the exquisite architectural design to the excellent food, not to mention the staff dressed in kilts. The rooms, which offer a view of Edinburgh Castle and the historic center, also include tasteful tartan touches. All children under the age of 16 years old can stay for free. Children who are two years and younger can stay free of charge on a children’s cot or crib. A night’s stay averages 118.29 GBP (150 USD) a room. Additionally, some of the rooms are connected with adjoining rooms and can be requested for larger parties. Two types of views from the rooms are available. One room allows a view of the garden and the other shows a view of the city. Several rooms have a view of Edinburgh castle and Old Town, the oldest part the city.
What activities are located close to The Balmoral Hotel?
The tube (subway) is a 5m walk and allows for access to other parts of Edinburgh. Within less than 5m is the Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland.
How is the experience at the spa at The Balmoral Hotel?
The highly rated hotel offers several amenities for their guests. The onsite spa, The Balmoral Spa, has massage rooms, a sauna, a hammam, and also offers manicures and pedicures. Some of the massages offered are sports massages, hot stone massages, deep-tissue massage, and Swedish massages. The spa also provides a Turkish bath and steam room. Several other therapies are available including aromatherapy. (Prices checked 12/07/19).
Where is The Balmoral Hotel located?
The Balmoral Hotel is located at 1 Princes Street in New Town, 0,4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Princes Mall is the closest landmark to The Balmoral Hotel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at The Balmoral Hotel?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Balmoral Hotel.
Does The Balmoral Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
No, The Balmoral Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Does The Balmoral Hotel offer free parking?
No, The Balmoral Hotel does not offer free parking.
Does The Balmoral Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, The Balmoral Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is The Balmoral Hotel from the airport?
The Balmoral Hotel is 11,4 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. The Balmoral Hotel is 56,4 km from Dundee.
Can you bring pets to The Balmoral Hotel?
No, pets are not allowed at The Balmoral Hotel.
Does The Balmoral Hotel have a pool?
Yes, The Balmoral Hotel has a pool on-site.
Most popular landmarks
- Princes Mall 159 m
- Scott Monument 291 m
- Real Mary King's Close 353 m
- Museum of Childhood 372 m
- St Giles' Cathedral 388 m
- The Royal Mile 0,4 km
|Edinburgh Turnhouse||11,4 km|
|Edinburgh Waverley||140 m|
|Edinburgh Slateford||4,4 km|