Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh; a mix of age old Scottish tradition and modern comforts
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh is more than just an award winning 5-star luxury accommodation located in the heart of the vibrant Scottish metropolis. In fact the building itself has actually been standing since 1902 making it a landmark in itself. Bearing a large clock-tower protruding from its roof the Balmoral Hotel stands majestically tall overlooking the city with views of the nearby Edinburgh Castle and the cities old quarter. The main international airport is located just 25-minutes drive from the hotel and guests will find themselves within easy walking distance of the Waverly train station, hundreds of high street stores, fine dining restaurants and tourist hot spots.
The hotel itself is hard to miss; the exterior bears a lot of its original Georgian architecture while the interior fuses a regal/classical style together with a sleek modern edge. At the Balmoral contemporary artworks and trendy ergonomically designed furniture stand side by side with intricately detailed crystal chandeliers and fantastic old era plaster work. The Balmoral Hotel houses a total of 188 luxury rooms and suites to suit all tastes; each has been individually arranged and furnished with a range of modern \ comforts to create a cozy home away from home feel. Visitors can choose from 4 spacious rooms and 5 luxurious suites that include the classic double, executive double, deluxe king, superior deluxe king, junior suite, classic suite, deluxe suite, grand suite and royal suite. Whichever accommodation type you decide to book each has been carefully furnished to a high standard and comes bundled with a selection of items, such as individually controlled air-conditioning units, spacious working tables, multi-telephone lines, broadband internet access, a fully stocked in-room bar and snack basket, a personal safe, a hairdryer and luxury toiletries.
The Balmoral Hotel is a strictly non-smoking accommodation for the safety of all guests and there are a number of rooms set aside for those with specific disability needs. There is also a 24-hour reception desk staffed by a team of friendly multi-lingual employees who can be approached for a number of extra services including baggage storage, private parking, tour recommendations, ticket booking, and express checking in or out. In terms of facilities the hotel boasts a range of options for both leisure and business travelers. Meetings and large events can easily be catered for as the Balmoral houses a variety of conference rooms and halls that can accommodate over 300 people at once. When it comes time to relax visitors can make good use of the on-site Balmoral Spa thta hosts a number of activities including luxury treatment rooms for various massages, a Finnish dry sauna, a Turkish steam sauna, a large swimming pool, a personal training area and a poolside relaxation spot, as well as many more.
In terms of meals, the Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh offers its guests 4 luxury food and drink options which are sure to leave you wanting more. The Number One Restaurant has won awards 9 years in a row for its exquisitely prepared traditional Scottish dishes that use only the freshest seasonal ingredients all sourced locally. If you prefer something a little less formal then head to Hadrins, the hotels very own brasserie offering a mix of modern international dishes combined with a Scottish twist. Finally when all has been said and done guests can migrate to the The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court or The Balmoral Bar both trendy plush night spots that serve an extensive list of drinks and light snacks.