The 5-star Hotel The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Scotland
Nestled in the heart of historic Edinburgh, Rocco Forte Hotels’ the Balmoral is a beacon of opulence and decadence in one of the world’s most historic, beautiful and picturesque cities. Located on Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main shopping district, this luxury five-star hotel, designed by architect W. Hamilton Beattie, first opened its doors in 1902. The building’s Victorian architecture, influenced by traditional Scottish baronial style, makes it, along with its 58 metre high clock tower, one of the most iconic landmarks to grace the Edinburgh skyline.
Impressive and regal from the outside, its beauty is only surpassed by the magnificence of its interior. The hotel is home to 188 opulent suites, with many providing guests with breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Although traditionally a base from which guests are able to marvel at the splendor of the UNESCO protected heritage site of Edinburgh, the Balmoral now also hosts business meetings, conferences, dinner parties, receptions and weddings in its some ten luxurious conference and banqueting suites.
If fine dining is more what you are looking for, the Balmoral caters for every occasion and taste. Guests can choose from the Michelin-starred restaurant, with food provided by in-house Chef Jeff Bland, sample informal, yet elegant, dining at Hadrian’s, visit Palm Court for a cup of traditional afternoon tea, or try the vast swath of local Whiskeys on offer in the Balmoral Bar.
The relaxation need not end in the Balmoral Bar. For the more active guests, the Balmoral Spa offers respite from the bustling crowds on Princes Street, with a 15-metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and exercise studio catering to your every whimsy. The Spa also offers guests access to five treatment rooms, offering up an array of stress relieving therapies, including ESPA and SUNDARI treatments.
Situated just 25 minutes drive from Edinburgh International Airport, it’s no wonder that the Balmoral was named as the top Scottish hotel in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2012, as well as the top UK Business Hotel outside of London at the Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards, 2012. Its convenience and elegance, set against the backdrop of the breathtaking beauty of Edinburgh, make the Balmoral an unmissable stay on your next visit to Edinburgh, whether it’s a short weekend break to get a taste of the city, or to visit the world famous Edinburgh Festival or Hogmanay.
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