"A lovely hotel"
We spent 2 nights at this attractive up-scale hotel. Our room was small and had no view but it was very well arranged with large closets, a desk, armchair, good bedside tables and reading lights and a very fine bathroom. Our room included a fabulous breakfast. We had excellent friendly service from the front desk, concierge, bar, and restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"upscale hotel in Edinburgh"
The location is extremely convenient, on the border between the new town and the old town, next to the train station. The room as nice and clean, the service was good. The breakfast is absolutely not worth the money they charge for it, but still is Ok if you do not feel like venturing out.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great service, people, location - Great Everything"
The Balmoral was the finest hotel we've ever stayed in - in the UK, France, Germany, and Austria. Terrific service, nice people - everyone called us by Mr and Mrs - and attenion was paid to very detail during our 5 night stay. The location is superb and the facilities (Brasserie, Bar, Restaurant, Palm Court) are top-shelf. Concierge staff were quite […] helpful with dining recommendations, directions, suggestions. Service was superb, but discreet. The Balmoral is a very large hotel, but it seemed quite personal in many ways and felt like being at home. We loved Edinburgh and the Balmoral enabled us to have have a wonderful week there. We will definitely return! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Elegant residence in Edinburgh"
This hotel has a very attentive staff. Their interest in your comfort is evident immediately upon getting onto the property. The restaurants and bars we used in the hotel evidenced the same customer-focused attitude and I would stay there again without hesitation. The hotel was convenient for shopping, althought I hasten to add that I am not familiar […] enough with Edinburgh to say that it is ideally suited. There are a plethora of restaurants in the neighborhood of the hotel. At least two of them were quite good. I endorse this hotel without reservation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"the hotel understands the meaning of hospitality"
The management and staff could not have been more accommodating. They booked restaurant reservations. The bellman transported our bags to the train station and helped load them on the train. The management were very helpful with a problem we had. I highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Balmoral Hotel the Best"
Hotel staff exceeded any expectation I might have had. Huge kudos to all!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful Scottish hospitality"
The Balmoral has to be the friendliest and most comfortable hotel we ever stayed at. The staff made our stay memorable, especially during breakfast. Ask for haggis to complement your Scottish breakfast. The concierge staff were also excellent, helping us find our way around the city, with restaurant reservations (Angels with Bagpipes - try them), and […] the best fish and chips (Cafe Royal pub - just a short walk from the hotel). The room itself was comfortable, quiet (faced into the courtyard), the spa was excellent too. We look forward to returning some time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Do not take room 642"
Lovely hotel, front desk staff and concierge help. I suppose.booking through Expedia got us a low quality room. Never take room 642! The bathroom has a huge, low, round window at the toilet, so there is no privacy at all from the buildings across the street. The shower curtain covers the side of the shower, but not the back, so again you are totally […] exposed in the shower. I found it horrible and it distracted me from anything else that may be good in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No better place to stay in Edinburgh"
Central location, great service, quiet, well appointed rooms, gracious staff, wonderful restaurants, beautiful pool and spa with direct access to the train station. Nothing more anyone could ask for!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Classic hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. Everything was beautiful and well maintained. Worth the money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pricey but excellent."
The hotel staff was exquisite. The room was comfortable and kept very clean. The restaurant offerings were limited but the food was excellent. The spa was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Get Ready For Luxury"
The oldworldness of this hotel is quite exceptional.Genuine Expedia guest review
"" Great hotel for couples and families""
The hotel is very comfortable. Its proximity to the Waverly Train Station and the Princess Street shopping makes it all the more valuable. We think the hotel delivers the value for the money paid. If we visit Edinburgh again, we will definitely stay in this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was well run and beautifully maintained. Other than the fact that Scotland seems to want to secede from the UK there was nothing odd or wrong with this hotel and my stay was pleasant and enjoyable. I mean how can you complain about a country that wraps eggs in sausage?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Just perfect in every single way"
The Balmoral is next to the train station and within short walking distance to everything within the city that we wanted to do and see. The building itself is just beautiful and elegant and made us feel like royalty. The room and views were amazing - this hotel was perfect in every way for a romantic getaway in Scotland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff should be trained for Hospitality business"
Our room was on the first floor, so not only it was noisy from traffic, this totally lacked privacy, people riding double decker buses were literally in the room. Room rate with Hotels.Com did not include breakfast which was 17 pounds per personGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"elegant and centrally located"
The Balmoral is in the grand old hotel tradition. The only slight lack in an otherwise lovely experience is that there are no grand parlors on the first floor; they appear to have been turned into conference rooms. There is a fire in the entryway fireplace, but only two chairs near it. The room was marvelous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location for city attractions"
Terrific hotel and excellent service, close to key sights and I will definitely stay again when in Edinburgh.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not up to expectations."
Left waiting in the hotel lobby for several hours because my room was not ready. No effort to expedite the room prep.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely Hotel Experience"
We recently traveled to Edinburgh for the first time and found the Belmoral to be the perfect place for our stay. The location was perfect for exploring and enjoying the City of Edinburgh. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful, kind and friendly. The breakfasts were included and were really lovely. We enjoyed our wonderful spa treatments […] in the hotel spa. We were most impressed with Concierge services. There were several gentleman working at the Concierge desk and each one was extremely resourceful, pleasant, thoughtful and friendly. We engaged their help for many different tasks and their efficiency and helpfulness went above and beyond in every instance. The hotel dining was among the best experience in Edinburgh. The room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. This hotel made our experience truly lovely. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"5 stars at a 2 star price"
Only downside to this great stay was the construction (which can be easily ignored by staying in an interior room). Excellent service and value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Check in easy and staff very helpful. We had a couple of issues with our room that were taken care of immediately. Fabulous location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was amazing!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed one night and enjoyed the hotel very much.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Balmoral near everything."
While expensive, the Balmoral is really lovely! It is centrally located, directly adjacent to Waverly Station and right down the hill from High St.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Exceeded ALL Expectations"
I have stayed in some amazing hotels but the beautiful Balmoral may well prove to be an all time favorite. The location, the staff (concierge was outstanding), the restaurant, the delightful bar......and of course the room...all exceeded my very high expectations. Well done and I will be returning next year for a much longer stay. Best regards.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"weekend staying after germany"
It was a very enjoyable stay with a superb SPA only the prices are high.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fine service in an exquisite venue"
Our overall experience was one of perfectly balanced, personalized and highly responsive service, beautiful surroundings and fine food. My wife's only disappointment was the service at high tea, which did not reflect the quality of service in the rest of the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A night away"
The room was basic but clean, the bathroom was fabulous! Every member of staff were brilliant. The location is perfect for tourists as you're literally 2 minutes from Waverly station, in the heart of the city and the espresso martinis are perfect!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful stay at The Balmoral"
I had an absolutely wonderful stay in The Balmoral from 20 to 22 March. It coincided with the last day of the Six Nations rugby and we were fortunate to share the hotel with the victorious Irish rugby team. While that made for an exceptionally busy hotel, the staff were always good-humoured, efficient and professional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel needs to be updated, defenately isn't 5*Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"As good as ever!"
Stayed at the Balmoral for one night to celebrate my wifes birthday, stayed there several times now and its just as good everytime, sure its not the best value place to stay but its definately worth the extra, especially on special occasions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First Class Stay in Edinburgh"
An over night stay for My husband and I as it was his Birthday. Hotel was wonderful,Staff were friendly,Room was Amazing with a great view of the Castle and Princess Street Could not fault anything, just looking forward to our next stay. I would reccomend this hotel to friends and familyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A treat from start to finish - perfect location, lovely staff and little touches that make you feel really well looked after. I would 100 % recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Edinburgh.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel for a romantic stay"
We stayed at The Balmoral for a Valentine's weekend. The hotel is in a perfect location, service was impeccable and room was well appointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"staying at the balmoral"
had a great stay at one of scotlands iconic hotels in Edinburgh. it has a great location for doing all things associated with Edinburgh.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fantastic hotel, great staff and attention to detail.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fabulous hotel and staff. Great atmosphere with a real Scottish feel. Unfortunately our mattress was very uncomfortable. But I would defiantly go back as long as the mattress comfort was guaranteed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Balmoral Beauty"
Absolutely fantastic hotel. Right in the heart of Edinburgh and so easy to reach from the station. Was a very relaxing stay made very pleasant by the excellent staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A fantastic stay for two nights at the Balmoral Hotel"
This was our first visit to Edinburgh. Everything was perfect. The hotel was fantastic, the staff very friendly providing an excellent, caring and courteous service in a super location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just fabulous !!"
Excellent hotel very helpful staff Had a fabulous stay here would highly recommendGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, but not nice enough"
Pleasant enough but rooms a little too soulless. Spa very good and a big plus point. Staff very friendly and helpful. For the price it's hard to recommend but if the Spa is important to your stay It could be worth it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic stay ! Beautiful hotel with perfect location ! Best service I've had in a hotel from the desk, consierge, bars, spa all very friendly and extremely professional. One of the best hotels I've stayed at in the UK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A well located luxury hotel located next to the train station in Edinburgh.Genuine Expedia guest review
It is utter perfection. I could waffle on for centuries about how much I loved my stay. My only concern was that the room was very hot. There was no cold air conditioning (just a cool fan-like air blowing.) the beds were extremely comfortable but the mattresses felt very warm - I searched for a heating pad but couldn't find anything. I struggled to […] sleep it was so hot. Everything else was wonderful, especially the staff!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing hotel & a great location"
This has to be one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in. I only wish that we had stayed longer. Really pleasant & helpful staff. Our room had a castle view which was so beautiful at night. Would highly recommend this hotel to anybody.Genuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff,room spacious and luxurious,afternoon tea very good,but on the expensive side if you have a glass of champagne.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel good location"
Good hotel comfortable beds and great bathroom staff where extremely helpful and gave good advice on places to go etcGenuine Expedia guest review
"The Grand Edinburgh Hotel"
Instantly struck by the grandeur of the building when leaving Waverley railway station and climbing up to Princes Street. Couldn't believe we were staying in this hotel and because it was for a special occasion that was a great feeling. The lobby area was old-fashioned but contemporary and the service by the staff member that checked us in at the reception […] desk was perfect. Great experience overall, only stayed for one night but we could have easily stayed a week or more, especially being able to walk from room to spa swimming pool dressed in robe and slippers. That was a luxury, can't do it often but it was good. Very good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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