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Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a Michelin-starred 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 Booking.com 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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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the imposing Edinburgh Castle looms over the city.

What's nearby
  • Waverley Mall
    0.1 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.1 miles
  • City Art Centre
    0.1 miles
  • Scott Monument
    0.2 miles
  • Multrees Walk
    0.2 miles
  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    0.2 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Royal Mile
    0.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.3 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.4 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.5 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.6 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    2 miles
Public transport
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley station
    0.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.8 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.1 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.4 miles
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Facilities of The Balmoral Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Walking tours Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 35 per day.
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Wellness
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • 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
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Hammam
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
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Check-in

15:00 - 00:00

Check-out

01:00 - 12:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

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
Free
4 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£50 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

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 offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • Room options at The Balmoral Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quadruple
    • Suite

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

    • Tram 40min

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