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Gold List 2009

The Balmoral, Edinburgh 

1 Princes Street

Scotland EH2 2EQ

Tel: 44 131 556 2414

Next to the train station, this "memorable hotel" with a landmark clock tower has "the best views of Edinburgh"—including vistas of the castle and Old Town. "Beautifully decorated" rooms in earth colors mix contemporary furniture with antiques. "If I asked for something and they didn't have it, they'd send someone to buy it." Number One transforms local ingredients into creative dishes like Aberfoyle beef filet with Scottish girolles.

(188 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Pool, Spa

Overall Score: 86.5

  • Rooms: 86.3
  • Service: 87.9
  • Food: 83.6
  • Location: 96
  • Design: 84.7
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