- The Balmoral Hotel was initially built in 1902, but has been completely refurbished by its new owners, Rocco Forte. The results are impressive, an excellent blend of Edwardian character with thoroughly modern amenities. Striking an imposing figure, it dominates the east end of Princes Street, affording superb views of the Castle, Gardens and Old Town and is handily situated beside Waverley Station.
This five-star luxury hotel might be out of most tourists' price range (it is usually the sleeping quarters of visiting celebrities like J.K. Rowling and Brittany Spears). But everyone is free to admire its lovely exterior, which boasts a large clock that is set two minutes fast to make sure passengers will be on time to catch their trains at the adjacent Waverly Station.
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User Reviews for Balmoral Hotel
Top notch quality and service but very fancy
This hotel is amazing. The service, rooms, quality, etc is second to none. The rooms and lobby are truly a site to see. After being turned around due to construction and unable...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by WootTravel
Best hotel in Scotland for a Wedding!
My daughter & son-in-law had their wedding reception at The Balmoral and it was truly amazing. The wedding planner Elizabeth Bell is a gem, nothing was too much trouble and the...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by TaraR22
A total absence of quality or personal touch
We were hugely underwhelmed with our room on first arrival. There was no quality to any of the furnishing and, whilst the bathroom was a good size and of a marble finish, the main room...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by Polly C
- Best Hotel 2008
- Best Hotel 2009
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
- Forbes Traveler 400 2008
There is a comprehensive list of concierge facilities. For the business traveller there are printers, facsimile machines and modem ports in every room.
- visit website
- tel: 44 131 556 2414
- fax: 44 131 557 3747
- send email
- 1 Princes Street
- Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
New Town/City Center
- The Rocco Forte Collection
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