The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, has been recognised as the best hotel in Scotland in the Condé Nast Traveller 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.

In the category ‘top hotels in the United Kingdom’, The Balmoral was recognised as the best hotel in Scotland. The iconic hotel achieved the number two slot in the UK category, with Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in England receiving first place.

Condé Nast Traveller UK today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 520,000 Condé Nast Traveller UK & US readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to offer a comprehensive look at the places they eagerly anticipate revisiting.

The Balmoral’s General Manager, Andrew McPherson said: “I am delighted to share that we have been recognised as the second best hotel in the UK at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, securing the top slot in Scotland. It is truly an honour to lead such an incredible team who showcase the very best of Scottish hospitality everyday. The Balmoral team works hard to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

The walls of The Balmoral hold a century of beautiful stories, from its opening in 1902 to now, and the Condé Nast Traveller 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards has highlighted quite how many of our guests continue to hold a special place in their hearts for this hotel.”

The Readers’ Choice Awards, with their unparalleled legacy as the travel industry’s longest running and most prestigious accolades, remain the ultimate symbol and acknowledgment of excellence within the travel sector. The full list of winners can be found here.