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Hotel Review: Rothay Garden Hotel, Broadgate, Grasmere, Cumbria – Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist

Opulence and muddy boots make for a Lake District destination with fine food and views

A warm winter welcome awaits at Rothay Garden Hotel near Grasmere, Cumbria, which opens again on 2 December.
A warm winter welcome awaits at Rothay Garden Hotel near Grasmere, Cumbria, which opens again on 2 December.

The moment you swing your vehicle into the gravelled car park of the Rothay Garden Hotel, you just know you are in for a quality Lake District experience.

I visited shortly after Lockdown 1 and it was immediately apparent that health and safety and covid guidelines were being taken extremely seriously.

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Guests are expected to wear masks in the hotel unless eating or drinking; rooms have stickers on the room doors to highlight a deep clean has taken place and housekeeping do not enter the room during your stay. However, you can request towels, toiletries etc at any time.

Grasmere is an ideal base for walking and exploring The Lake District when restrictions allow.

Rothay Garden is renowned for good food and wine and it also boasts stunning accommodation, a fabulous spa, beautiful gardens and it is in an amazing location in Grasmere.

Following the UK Government’s four-week lockdown announcement, the hotel is looking forward to reopening and welcoming guests back on December 2.

Oh, my word, boutique all the way. It is a luxuriously elegant Grade II listed country house retreat.

View from the balcony of one of the rooms at the four-star, Grade II listed, boutique country house hotel, which has two acres of gardens for guests to enjoy.

This four-star hotel delivers a fabulously unique combination of oozing opulence while welcoming muddy boot wearers. Dogs are also welcomed and there are plenty of areas for our four-legged friends around the hotel and they can join their owners in the Brathay Lounge at dining times.

And for a spot of decadence, the classic afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, home-made scones with clotted cream and home-made jam, mini cakes and desserts is not to be missed.

The Rothay Garden’s bedrooms and suites, 30 in total, have won numerous awards.There are six different tiers of bedrooms and suites, all spacious and individually decorated, many with a balcony, French doors or private patio offering the most incredible views.

The Garden Restaurant at Rothay Garden is celebrated for its cuisine and one of only a handful in the area to have consistently been awarded two coveted AA rosettes.

I stayed in the junior loft suite Stone Arthur which is named after the fell over which it looks. It is on the hotel’s second floor and had the comfiest king size bed and separate seating area.

The food at Rothay Gardens is exceptional and is the best I’ve had in Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere over the last few years.

The restaurant is celebrated for its cuisine and one of only a handful in the area to have consistently been awarded two coveted AA rosettes.

As well as tempting desserts, the
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The Lord Baltimore Hotel gets ready for the Annual Couture Tree Competition

The Lord Baltimore Hotel gets ready for its Annual Couture Tree Competition


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THE LORD BALTIMORE HOTEL IS BRINGING BACK THE COUTURE TREE COMPETITION. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED. JOINING US WITH MORE IS LEE JOHNSON LOE, THE DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING AT THE LORD BALTIMORE. GOOD MORNING. >> GOOD MORNING, HOW ARE YOU THIS MORNING? MINDY: DOING GREAT. TELL US MORE ABOUT THE COMPETITION. WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? >> YEAH, WELL, YOU KNOW, WE’RE SUPER EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO DO THE COMPETITION THIS YEAR. OBVIOUSLY, WITH COVID-19, IT’S PUT A DIFFERENT TWIST ON THINGS. THE HOTEL IS PROVIDING QUARANTINE HOUSING. NOT ABLE TO HAVE PEOPLE COME INTO THE LOBBY AREA. I DIDN’T WANT TO IS IT THIS YEAR. WE CREATED A VIRTUAL, ARTISTS OUT THERE AND EVEN PEOPLE AT HOME AND NEED DOWN TIME AND WANT TO BE CREATIVE AND PUT TOGETHER A DESIGN, THEY CAN DO SO THIS YEAR. SEND AND EMAIL TO [email protected] [email protected] BY NOVEMBER 15. SEND US A PHOTO OF THE DESIGN. YOU SUBMIT IT BY NOVEMBER 30. VOTING WILL BE ONLINE. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 15TH OF DECEMBER. WE’LL HAVE TWO WINNERS THIS YEAR. DECIDED TO GO VIRTUAL, SOME NEIGHBORS REACHED OUT AND SAID WE HAVE WINDOW DISPLAYS. WE HAVE A TEAM OF [INDISCERNIBLE] PUT A DISPLAY IN OUR WINDOW. THERE WILL BE SOME OUT THERE ON THE STREETS AS WELL. MINDY: THAT’S FANTASTIC. IS THIS OPEN TO ANYBODY? CAN ANYBODY PARTICIPATE? >> ABSOLUTELY. THAT’S THE BEAUTIFUL THING THIS YEAR. THERE’S NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER. SO BRING ‘EM ON. EVERYBODY. >> THIS IS SO COOL. WHAT ARE THE DATES PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT? >> SO YOU NEED TO SEND ME AN EMAIL BY NOVEMBER 15. AND THEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN BY NOVEMBER 30. AND THEN GO ON FACEBOOK BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 AND 14 TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN. THERE WILL BE TWO TOP WINNERS, ONE FOR INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS, AND THERE WILL ALSO BE ONE FOR NONPROFIT. $500 [INDISCERNIBLE]. MINDY: ARE THERE ANY GUIDELINES OR JUST THE SKY’S THE LIMIT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR COUTURE DESIGN? >> THIS YEAR, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. WE’RE NOT HOLDING ANYONE BACK WITH ANY KIND OF DESIGN RESTRI RESTRICTIONS. WE’RE LET

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The Lord Baltimore Hotel is bringing back a holiday tradition this year, with the “Couture Tree Competition” and you can help get involved. Joining us to talk more about it is Lee Johnson-Lowe, the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Lord Baltimore.

The Lord Baltimore Hotel is bringing back a holiday tradition this year, with the “Couture Tree Competition” and you can help get involved. Joining us to talk more about it is Lee Johnson-Lowe, the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Lord Baltimore.

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US Election: Donald Trump mocked after campaign ‘mistakes’ Four Seasons hotel for backstreet garden centre next to sex shop and crematorium

Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media in the back parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media in the back parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

In a since-deleted tweet, Mr Trump had said there would be a “big press conference” at the “Four Seasons” on Saturday morning local time.

Trump soon altered his statement, revealing that the press conference venue was not a Four Seasons hotel, but Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a suburban business between a crematorium and an adult book store on the outer edges of the city.

“Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping – 11.30am!” the president tweeted at 9.45am.

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The hotel itself tweeted: “To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

“It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — no relation with the hotel.”

Four Seasons Total Landscaping, on State Road, Philadelphia, is situated next to Fantasy Island Adult Books and Delaware Valley Cremation Centre.

In a new post, Mr Trump himself later confirmed the conference would be held at the landscaping centre, but ultimately it was his lawyer Rudy Giuliani who spoke to reporters at the scene rather than the US president.

The statement from Mr Giuliani came after it was announced that Joe Biden was projected to win the US election and reiterated Mr Trump’s calls for legal proceedings against supposed election fraud.

Many on social media compared the scene to classic political comedy The Thick Of It.

Simon Blackwell, who helped write the hit show with Armando Iannucci, connected it with another of the pair’s political comedies, tweeting: “Veep still available to stream and on DVD.”

Comedy writer Zack Bornstein tweeted: “I could write jokes for 800 years and I’d never think of something funnier than Trump booking the Four Seasons for his big presser, and it turning out to be the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium.

“Also the twist that they announced Biden won DURING the conference, and Rudy asked which network called it, and the reporters said ‘All of them’.”

Another comedian, Christine Nangle posted a video in which she pretended to take the call booking the space outside the landscaper.

“No we don’t have a podium, why would we have a podium? We have a rototiller,” said Ms Nangle in character. “I know that’s not the same thing I’m just trying to match your energy.”

Another Twitter user @TechnicallyRon, posted: “Remember when a bunch of lawyers tried to book the four seasons for a press conference to defend a president but accidentally booked a garden centre.

“Whenever I need cheering up, I’m just going to remember this.”

Tmadden333 posted; “Trump held an event at “Four Seasons Landscaping” by accident due to a booking error, instead of the actual 4 Seasons Hotel in Philly. You can compare the locations with these pictures. Whoever is writing this season deserves an Emmy.”

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Trump Books Four Seasons Total Landscaping Instead Of Luxury Hotel For Press Conference

The Trump team held a press conference in a parking lot outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia

On Saturday November 7, Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. As people celebrated in the streets across the country, Trump and his legal team prepared for a news conference to talk about voter fraud (despite the fact there’s no evidence to support it) and their plans to file additional law suits. Instead of the presser being at the Four Seasons Hotel Philaelphia, where Trump initially tweeted it would be held, it was actually held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a landscaping company situated under the interstate, next to an adult bookstore, and across from a crematorium. I mean, the jokes just write themselves.

“Lawyers News Conference Four Seasons, Philadelphia. 11:00 a.m.,” President Trump tweeted Saturday morning, before issuing a second tweet that it was not at the luxury downtown hotel but rather outside a business called Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Slate reports that Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, was standing by when confused journalists arrived at the site and quickly speculated that someone in the Trump campaign made an error when booking the location.

In the parking lot, a podium was set up in front of a closed garage door with a Trump campaign poster. Across the street, oh so poetically, a crematorium sat. Fantasy Island Adult Bookstore was located right next door. During the news conference, Giuliani insisted that Trump was not going to concede the election and again claimed, without evidence, that ballots had been tampered with in the state of Pennsylvania.

The humble area seemed a far cry from a location Trump or anyone on his team would normally hang out let alone hold a serious press conference contesting election results. As people began to realize what looked like a hilarious mistake had, in fact, happened, Twitter erupted with the kind of joy that only a moment like this could create.

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Mackenzie District Council to assess outdoor and recreation assets

The Mackenzie District Council is commissioning reports and assessments of its assets so it can start to improve them.

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The Mackenzie District Council is commissioning reports and assessments of its assets so it can start to improve them.

The Mackenzie District Council has commissioned numerous reports on the state of its outdoor and recreation assets following a damning report into their condition.

The report, commissioned by council and conducted by Xyst Limited, an international consulting company specialising in local government, listed many areas of concern, including pools, tree maintenance, playgrounds, disused buildings, trails, and the lack of a council asset register.

At a council meeting in Fairlie on Tuesday, Mayor Graham Smith said the report “gave us all a bit of a wakeup call”.

He said “it’s a starting point” and “puts out what we probably needed to know for a long time”.

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Council voted to go to market for consultants to produce reports on the state of council’s parks, trails, playgrounds, and toilets, as the first step to addressing the issues raised in the Xyst report.

A report on the council’s reserve management is also to be commissioned, but the tender was not submitted in time to make the council meeting agenda.

The reports come after council staff said they could not spend a $4.7million fund as they have no record of the outdoor and recreation assets the council owns.

The Peace Avenue trees in Fairlie have an estimated $100,000 worth of deferred maintenance.

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The Peace Avenue trees in Fairlie have an estimated $100,000 worth of deferred maintenance.

The reports the council is currently putting to tender will be paid for out of that fund.

The council also approved $10,000 from their operational reserves for an assessment on the condition of the Fairlie Peace Avenue trees, 500 oak trees that were planted to commemorate the end of World War I.

The peace trees were listed as an area of concern in the Xyst report.

General manager of operations Tim Harty said there is “quite a substantive amount of deferred maintenance in the trees” and the agenda item estimated the cost of the deferred maintenance at $100,000.

Councillor Anne Munro questioned whether the assessment should be extended to the trees in the rest of the district as well as the peace trees.

“Isn’t it more cost effective to do an assessment of the whole jolly lot at the same time?” she asked.

Harty said while the trees in the rest of the district will need to be assessed at some point, the cost would be too high to assess them all at once.

“There are a number of trees where we don’t know even where they are, so we would have to have someone in the district going around for a week or two to do that; that would cost substantially more.’’

The cemeteries across the Mackenzie District are at risk from encroaching pine trees. Pictured is the Fairlie cemetery.

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The cemeteries across the Mackenzie District are at risk from encroaching pine trees. Pictured is the Fairlie cemetery.

Harty said another issue council was

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3 shot at Circus Circus Hotel in Las Vegas, person of interest in custody

A shooting broke out Saturday night at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, leaving three people wounded, one person of interest in custody and numerous witnesses ducking for cover, according to police.

The gunfire erupted inside the hotel’s enclosed Adventuredome theme park during a fight involving several people, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police responded to the hotel around 7:30 p.m. local time after 911 dispatchers received a call of shots fired inside the Las Vegas Strip landmark, police said.

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Officers found three people with bullet wounds and launched a search for the shooter, officials said. Police officials later said a person of interest was in custody and being questioned.

PHOTO: Las Vegas police block a road leading to Circus Circus casino, where a shooting was reported in Las Vegas, Nov. 7, 2020. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

The three people injured in the episode were taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds and were listed in stable condition, police said.

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A motive for the shooting is under investigation.

PHOTO: Las Vegas police respond to a shooting at Circus Circus casino, Nov. 7, 2020. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Videos posted online showed several people, including men and women, fighting inside the crowded Adventuredome when three shots rang out and witnesses scrambled for cover.

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“We do believe this is an isolated incident involving a fight between two different groups of individuals inside the Adventuredome,” LVMPD Bureau Commander Dori Koren told reporters. “This is not an active shooter, and we do believe that there is no further threat at this time to anyone else in the public.”

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Who Is Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Girlfriend Saffire Matos?

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is officially in a relationship. After an on-again-off-again relationship with Jen Harley, the two have both moved on.

Harley and Ortiz-Magro co-parent their daughter, Ariana Sky, but they’re currently seeing other people. Here’s what we know about Ortiz-Magro’s new girlfriend, Saffire Matos. 

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is in a new relationship

On Oct. 27, Ortiz-Magro and Harley revealed who they have been seeing. Ortiz-Magro shared a photo of himself kissing Matos on Instagram. He later shared an almost identical photo with the caption: “You can’t force happiness, when you know it’s real you realize it eventually chooses you! #HappinessIsAGift #ThankFul.”

A source told E! News that Ortiz-Magro is “totally smitten” with Matos. “She isn’t his girlfriend yet and they are taking it slow, but they really do like each other a lot,” they said. “She’s very sweet to Ron.”

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro still thinks Jen Harley is ‘amazing’ 

Some fans are confused about where Ortiz-Magro and Harley stand. When Ortiz-Magro shared photos of he and Matos to Instagram, a fan commented asking about Harley. 

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“[Jen is] amazing and treats Ariana and me like the world,” Magro replied. Given the tumultuous relationship Ortiz-Magro shared with Harley, fans were shocked and confused by his kind words. Some fans think Ortiz-Magro misunderstood the comment he responded to, believing the fan was referring to Matos, not Harley. 

“I think you’re talking about your new girl?” a fan replied. “Or do you mean Jen is amazing?”

“Thank God I wasn’t the only one who thought he was talking about the new one,” another person commented. Ortiz-Magro didn’t follow up with the fan’s responses, leaving many people confused. 

Regardless of who Ortiz-Magro was referring to, most fans are pleased with the fact he found happiness with someone else. 

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When Ortiz-Magro shared a photo of Matos, some fans didn’t take too kindly to it. 

“This girl doesn’t hold a candle to Jen,” one fan commented. “He’s only posting this pic because [Harley] posted first of her and her insanely gorgeous successful new MAN out in Miami for her bday. Typical Ronnie stalking her IG trying to compete.” 

The same day Ortiz-Magro posted, Harley shared a photo to her Instagram Stories of her new guy, Justin Hensley. Hensley is a businessman and owner of the Rockstar Models agency, according to his social media profile. 

Matos and Ortiz-Magro both replied to the frustrated fan. “Please refrain [from] your jealousy issues,” Matos wrote. “I posted this way first in the morning and then [Harley] posted. There’s the real facts.” 

“Jealousy is a disease baby,” Ortiz-Magro added. “[Wear] you’re mask so these haters can’t [affect] you.” 

Everything we know about Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s girlfriend, Saffire Matos 

Since their relationship is so new, there isn’t much information on Matos, who isn’t in the public eye.

What we do know is that Matos is a

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The Trump campaign held a press conference in the parking lot of the Four Seasons suburban landscaping center, instead of the luxury Philadelphia hotel



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  • The Trump campaign booked a press conference at the Four Seasons suburban landscaping center, instead of the luxury hotel in Philadelphia, on Saturday.
  • President Trump first tweeted that the briefing would take place at the noted five-star venue before deleting his tweet and clarifying that it would be at a landscaping firm by the same name instead.
  • The business is located between a crematorium and an adult book store called Fantasy Land and is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
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The Trump campaign seemingly booked the wrong venue for a press conference on Saturday, holding it in a parking lot of a landscaping company called Four Seasons instead of the five-star luxury hotel. 

Less than an hour before major networks announced that Joe Biden was projected to win the 2020 presidential election, President Trump announced in a since-deleted tweet that his legal team would be holding a press conference at Four Seasons in Philadelphia.

However, what was supposed to be the noted five-star luxury hotel ended up being a car park outside a small landscaping firm called Four Seasons on the outskirts of the city.

The business is located between a crematorium and an adult book store called Fantasy Land. According to Google Maps, it is a 20-minute drive away from the Four Seasons hotel in central Philadelphia.



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The president later clarified in another tweet that the “big press conference” would take place at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.

The Four Seasons Hotel also confirmed on Twitter that the press briefing would not be happening on its premises and that it has “no relation” to the landscaping company.

Some reporters expressed their confusion online after they were asked to travel to the landscaping company for the briefing. 

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“Is Donald Trump convening the world’s press at a small landscaping company on the outskirts of Philadelphia?” a reporter for the Independent tweeted.

 

During the briefing, Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told reporters the campaign planned to challenge the election in court next week, making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. 

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Guiliani was interrupted in the middle of the press conference when the news broke that Biden had won the presidential election.

When a reporter told Giuliani that all the networks had called the race, the former New York mayor threw his arms up and responded sarcastically: “All of them! Oh my goodness! Wow, all the networks! We have to forget about the law, judges don’t count!”

Some reporters had already left before the delayed press conference even began. Trump, who was golfing, was not present.

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Three injured in shooting at hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Three people were shot Saturday night after an apparent fight at a Las Vegas hotel.

Police responded to calls about a person shot around 7:30 p.m. at the Adventure Dome indoor amusement park at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Strip, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review.

When they arrived, they found three victims with gunshot wounds.

All three were hospitalized but their conditions are unclear.



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Three people were shot at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday night.

Three people were shot at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday night.

The victims have not been publicly identified yet and a spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department did not immediately return a request for comment.

Social media video from the scene shows a group of people brawling before three gunshots ring out.

Police Captain Dori Koren also told the Journal-Review that the shooting seemed to stem from a fight between two groups of “juveniles and young adults.”

A person of interest was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m., police said, but it’s unclear if any charges have been filed.

Officials said they believed the shooting was an isolated incident and there was no threat to the general public.

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Hotel Review: For tradition and luxury it has to be The Balmoral in Edinburgh

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The Balmoral hotel on Princes Street, with its iconic clock tower, is a city landmark.
The Balmoral hotel on Princes Street, with its iconic clock tower, is a city landmark.

Exquisite architecture, world-famous views, lavish interiors and the very best in fine dining: The Balmoral Hotel truly ticks all the necessary boxes for a 5-star stay.

Considered among the most luxurious hotels in the British Isles, this elite Edwardian beauty with its majestic clock tower has kept watch over central Edinburgh since 1902.

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And it’s that very same iconic timepiece, traditionally set three minutes fast so that rail passengers would make it to their Waverley platforms on time, which ensures that all The Balmoral’s guests arrive fashionably early no matter the season.

The spacious lobby in The Balmoral Edinburgh

Bosses at the North British Railway Company, the original owners of the hotel, were able to claim the perfect site for their grand station hotel. The Balmoral’s address – No.1 Princes Street – serves as the ideal base to plan the civic sightseeing trip of a lifetime.Now owned by the Rocco Forte group, the hotel is up to date with all the latest amenities, such as a gorgeous pool and top spa facilities, but retains its traditional spirit.

Following the Scottish Government’s announcements and phased exit from lockdown, The Balmoral reopened its doors on August 1. Covid-19 prevention measures are visible the moment you walk in into the main lobby with masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitisers available to all guests. Staff are adhering to government guidelines regarding cleanliness and disinfection procedures. More information can be found here: https://www.roccofortehotels.com/special-notice/

Bar Prince, Balmoral Edinburgh

Celebrity guests at The Balmoral over the years include Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and the Queen Mother, which tells you all you need to know about the clientele this 5-star hotel regularly attracts. Spend a night here, and you’ll feel like an A-lister too.

The hotel has 167 rooms and 20 vast suites all luxuriously dressed by renowned interior designer Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte, and evoking Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage.

Furnishings are of the highest quality, with rooms featuring handmade beds from Glencraft – suppliers to the Queen at Balmoral Castle – and textiles by popular Glasgow brand, Timorous Beasties.

Marble and a free-standing bath make the bathroom in the Scone & Crombie Suite a luxurious place to relax

And, while there is no such thing as a bad room at The Balmoral, many rooms are enhanced by the views they boast out over the key landmarks of central Edinburgh.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, The Balmoral’s Michelin-starred Number One restaurant remains closed, but don’t let that deter you, as the sumptuous Brasserie Prince makes for a suitably rewarding substitute. A delightful blend of French and Scottish cuisine, the relaxed restaurant, which is also surprisingly affordable, is as perfect a place as any to enjoy a first class meal.

The serving of alcohol, for the time being,

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