The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel

1 Princes Street | Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EQ  [SEE MAP]Edinburgh, Scotland  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Tea lounge and Scotch whisky bar receive rave reviews from visitors
Rooms are expensive and lack space

Attached to the Edinburgh Waverley train station, this central Edinburgh hotel sits within walking distance of must-visit sights like the National Museum of Scotland and the Scotch Whisky Experience. The hotel is located inside a historic building known for its large clock tower, and accommodations have chic touches like modern wooden furnishings and marble bathrooms with James Bond movie prints. Minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs are also provided in all rooms, while larger suites come with personalized concierge services, one garment pressing and daily breakfast. For meals, guests have two restaurants to choose from: Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux and Number One. The Michelin-starred Number One restaurant serves Scottish cuisine while Brasser Prince offers French dishes throughout the day. Four bars and lounges, ten meeting rooms and a spa with a Finnish sauna, a fitness center and an indoor lap pool are available to guests as well. Overall, recent lodgers enjoyed their stays at The Balmoral, although some felt their rooms were small and pricey. However, most travelers were impressed with Scotch's selection of whiskies and Palm Court's afternoon tea service.

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Location
Edinburgh
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel

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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4371 have reviewed the The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4371 reviews 4.5 (based on 4371 reviews)

Amenities

  • Dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

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