HOTEL DESCRIPTION: The Rocco Forte Collection's Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh's landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh's main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions.
Edinburgh International Airport is just 25 minutes by car from the hotel, and its convenient location makes The Balmoral the ideal luxury hotel in Edinburgh for business or leisure, including the famous Edinburgh Festival and Hogmanay. There are also convenient transport links also from Glasgow or Prestwick Airports.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: All 168 rooms and 20 suites combine contemporary elegance with The Balmoral's strong sense of history and charm. Each bedroom has its own characteristics borrowed from our Scottish heritage, which offers a true refuge in which to relax or escape.
HOTEL FACILITIES: Easy Connect is Rocco Forte Hotel's new range of technological facilities for the business traveller and conference organiser. This dedicated service offers guests broadband to the internet from guest rooms and wireless connection in public areas of the hotel, as well as providing the latest state-of the-art communication equipment for conferences and events held at the hotel.
For an outstanding culinary experience, Michelin-starred number one is recognised as one of Scotland's best restaurants, with Chef Jeff Bland providing outstanding cuisine. He places emphasis on creative dishes whilst promoting the best of Scotland by using only the finest and freshest Scottish ingredients.
Number one restaurant has just won the “Fine Dining Experience” Award at the inaugural Scottish Restaurant Awards 2008. The judging panel agreed that number one restaurant offered its customers the ultimate sophisticated dining experience. All three finalists in the category were considered to be trend-setters as opposed to followers, offering clients the best of inventive gourmet food.
The Balmoral Spa is the ultimate urban spa experience. A retreat in the heart of the city, The Balmoral Spa offers a sanctuary of personal comfort and total escapism, with the highest levels of personalised service.
The Balmoral's highly trained therapists will take you on a journey, awakening your senses in this haven as you revive, relax and rejuvenate. Before every treatment your therapist will guide you through a thorough consultation, assessing your treatment needs and requirements.
Enjoy all the facilities The Balmoral Spa has to offer - our Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room, 15-metre crystal-clear pool, air-conditioned fully equipped cardiovascular gymnasium and exercise room.
End your spa journey by winding-down in our Relaxation Suite. Lie back and relax on one of our luxurious loungers, and succumb to the sensuous scents and sounds. Or simply flick through your favourite glossy magazine.
The Balmoral Spa's facilities:
Five-star luxury treatment rooms
Candle-lit, scented Relaxation Suite, with a range of glossy magazines and complimentary refreshments
A wide range of products
Finnish dry sauna
Turkish steam sauna
15-metre crystal-clear pool
Candle-lit "lazy feel" poolside relaxation area
Complimentary towels, fruit juices and coffee
Fully air-conditioned changing facilities
Fully air-conditioned unique quad layout gym
Fully air-conditioned wooden sprung group exercise studio
Will Power Personal Training
Complimentary health checks, programmes and re-assessments
The Balmoral recently won the prestigious Best In-House Catering or Banqueting Team at the inaugural Scottish Event Awards 2008.
The Balmoral was recognised for its five-star approach to its events – from intimate dinner parties through to large formal receptions – and its strategic planning, creativity and the resulting event. The judges cited this as a winning formula for a business that epitomises the luxury experience.
Most companies make promises to conference specialists and their clients. The difference with The Rocco Forte Collection is that my name is over the door and I am making the promise personally.
These are our promises:
Respond to your enquiries within 24 hours
Offer 24-hour and day delegate packages that are consistent across the brand
Provide stylish meeting layouts that reflect the design of our hotels
Treat you as individual guests, providing the highest levels of five-star service
Meet the unique needs of conference clients and organisers
Provide you with a single point of contact within the hotel at each stage of your event
Ensure that messages are passed on to you quickly
Deliver your room service orders on time
Service your rooms in the morning and evening
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