The 5 Star Balmoral Hotel is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel is a unique and contemporary property in the very heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark! Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh’s main shopping area, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms, many with views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. The Balmoral was named as Scotland’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2011.
Contemporary Luxury & Historical Charm… All 168 rooms & 20 suites combine contemporary elegance with The Balmoral’s strong sense of history and charm. Each bedroom has its own characteristics, borrowed from a rich Scottish heritage, offering a true refuge in which to relax or escape.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Broadband Internet Connectivity
- Individually-Controlled Air-Conditioning
- Spacious Work Desks
- Two Telephone Lines
- Private Dining Menu,
- In-Room Bar & Snack Basket
- Interactive TV
At The Balmoral Hotel, there are a number of varied eateries to choose from.
Number One Restaurant:
Number One has established a reputation for world class cuisine, retaining its Michelin star for the tenth consecutive year in 2012. Executive Chef Jeff Bland and his team provide outstanding creative dishes, using only the finest and freshest Scottish produce. The spacious and comfortable surroundings have stunning features including golden-velvet banquettes and rich-red lacquered walls shipped from Hong Kong, creating a sophisticated ambience. The knowledgeable staff ensures a truly memorable dining experience.
Hadrian’s is the Balmoral’s chic and stylish Brasserie which serves delicious cuisine in an informal ambience. Executive Chef Jeff Bland has created a cosmopolitan menu offering a mix of Scottish dishes and innovative international cuisine, using only the best of seasonal and regional products. The cuisine has a strong international influence with a classic Scottish twist.
The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court:
The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court is Scotland’s only Bollinger Bar and features a sparkling glass dome and stunning Venetian glass chandelier. Home to the Balmoral’s award-winning Afternoon Tea, Palm Court is open from 9.00am until midnight, offering a wide selection of loose leaf teas, coffee and pastries. The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court also offers an extensive range of single malt whiskies and vintage champagnes, in addition to innovative cocktails.
The Balmoral Bar:
The Balmoral Bar is Edinburgh’s most elegant and stylish bar, located at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address. With plush purple velvet and vibrant moss-green leather chairs and banquettes, the modern surroundings coupled with chilled-out background music, makes for the perfect lounging experience. The focus of the bar menu is on originality and classics, with a twist. The cocktails are shaken and stirred to perfection, using only the finest ingredients.
On The Map: Edinburgh is located in the southeast of Scotland. Edinburgh is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Glasgow to the west, and A68 from Newcastle, England to the southeast.
Edinburgh knows how to welcome travelers with grace and charm. She also knows how to kick up her heels and enjoy a nice shot of Scotch Whisky after a festival. The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals. Four ancient streets, called the Royal Mile, are the main thoroughfare. Running through medieval Edinburgh with her 66 alleys, tumbling shops, cobblestones, and tight homes the Royal Mile takes you to New Town. Here you’ll stroll through fine gardens, perfect Georgian architecture and broad squares. The mix of time, while lost in time, is a heady brew. There may be no finer city than Edinburgh Scotland, to participate in the gifts of the past with an eye to a brilliant future.