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The Balmoral Hotel

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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Sorry but having stayed at the Ritz, Savoy etc, This hotel does not warrant the extra 200 GBP per night extra than other local hotels. I can not see what you get for your money. Better off to stay in the Caledonia or the Scotsman....More

2  Thank Twoveggies
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 4 February 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your stay at The Balmoral. I am truly sorry and disappointed to read your impressions of your experience. We appreciate your constructive feedback regarding some of the elements of your stay that we could improve upon and...More

Reviewed 31 January 2016

Went into the Balmoral today to ask them about booking a room for our wedding night and a minimoon in Edinburgh - possibly staying for a week or so in the process. We initially asked for information for the one night as we are still...More

16  Thank XeonTom
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 4 February 2016

Dear Guest I am truly sorry and disappointed to read your feedback following your visit to The Balmoral. We would be most grateful if you could contact us on the number below to discuss your impressions further. We look forward to hearing from you. Yours...More

Reviewed 28 January 2016

Stayed at the hotel for the weekend ideally situated for all attractions. Hotel staff were very polite and professional.. The hotel looked beautiful and the room was nice. Did not sleep well on both nights we found the room too hot and the am talking...More

Thank Julie W
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 4 February 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following stay at The Balmoral. I am delighted to read you found our central location convenient and the building beautiful and the rooms nice. I would especially like to thank you for your kind comments regarding the polite...More

Reviewed 27 January 2016

We live in Edinburgh but ventured here for a surprise anniversary stay. Every person you meet is courteous and welcoming down to the cleaning staff and bar people. We had a Wonderfull 2 night stay here and can't wait to return. The only reason we...More

Thank Sonya_J_1967
Response from BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at The Balmoral HotelResponded 28 January 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review following your celebratory stay at The Balmoral. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your anniversary experience. Your generous comments regarding the courteous and welcoming service you received from my colleagues are extremely gratifying to...More

Reviewed 26 January 2016

From parking directly outside the hotel and having your car safely parked for you and luggage taken to your room everyone is so nice and so helpful, ease of check in as our room was ready for us at 12noon, as it was for my...More

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Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
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Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Spa
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Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$261 - US$1,001 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#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
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US$261 - US$1,001 (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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Deborah P
13 April 2018|
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Response from Nick L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their concierge is extremely friendly and helpful ... not sure about the lounge but I am pretty sure they do have. They do have a lounge at the reception, and always busy.. I do recommend for a drink there:)
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Deborah P
7 April 2018|
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Response from keswickian | Reviewed this property |
No idea what a concierge lounge is. You can leave your luggage there temporarily, ask advice, get bookings for places. There is a small lobby. Sorry, best I can do
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Ellen R
13 February 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Ellen R Some of our rooms (mostly Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites) have a sofa bed, which is the option that we suggest for an adult. The supplement for the sofa bed is £35 per night. We very much hope we will have... More
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