Pets allowed
Swimming Pool
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safety deposit box
Luggage storage

Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location - show map

Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a 4 AA Rosette restaurant, a pool and a gym. Waverley Station and Edinburgh's main shopping area are within 5 minutes' walk.

First opened in 1902, The Balmoral now offers rooms with a spacious marble bathroom and an interactive TV. Many rooms have views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.

Number One Restaurant provides a fine dining menu, while Brasserie Prince offers an informal dining atmosphere. Palm Court features afternoon tea and the Bar Prince serves innovative cocktails in a relaxed setting, while the SCOTCH offers over 500 varieties of Scottish Whisky.

With a sauna and a Turkish steam room, The Balmoral Spa features 5 treatment rooms and an exercise studio.

With its own splendid clock tower, The Balmoral offers 5-star accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. The city’s airport is a 25-minute drive from the building.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

The Balmoral Hotel has been welcoming guests since 18 Feb 2010.
Hotel chain/brand: Rocco Forte Hotels

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.9

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Private parking available


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is pool / sauna / steamroom access free to all guests?
    Good Morning, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I can certainly confirm that our guests enjoy complimentary access to our swimming pool and spa ..
    Answered on 12 January 2020
  • Is there access to the spa?
    All of our residents have access to the Spa (pool, gym, sauna, steam room)
    Answered on 21 December 2019
  • Do you have any TWIN ROOMS at all?
    Most of our room categories can be twinned (expect Classic Rooms).
    Answered on 16 October 2019
  • Do you have any valentine special layouts that an be done? Looking for something for 14th February
    At the moment there are no packages planned for Valentines Day however we are more than happy to help organise any extras to be placed in the room.
    Answered on 21 December 2019
  • Can I get a newspaper delivered to my room and is there a charge for this?
    We offer the Scotsman newspaper with our compliments. Other newspapers are available for a fee
    Answered on 1 October 2020
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Hotel surroundings *
2 restaurants on site

    Brasserie Prince

    Cuisine: British, French

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Number One

    Cuisine: Scottish

    Open for: Dinner

Facilities of The Balmoral Hotel
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Walking tours Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 40.0 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hammam
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Balmoral Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 00:00


01:00 - 12:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
4 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£50 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express The Balmoral Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about The Balmoral Hotel

  • The Balmoral Hotel is 650 yards from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • The Balmoral Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • Brasserie Prince
    • Number One

  • Room options at The Balmoral Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quadruple
    • Suite

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The Balmoral Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Foot massage
    • Manicure
    • Steam room
    • Personal trainer
    • Fitness
    • Body wrap
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Beauty Services
    • Hand massage
    • Body treatments
    • Back massage
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Head massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Swimming Pool
    • Walking tours
    • Full body massage
    • Pedicure
    • Neck massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Body scrub

  • Check-in at The Balmoral Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Balmoral Hotel by:

    • Tram 40min

  • Guests staying at The Balmoral Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • The prices at The Balmoral Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.