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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

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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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  • 1 extra-large double bed
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  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Deluxe Castle View
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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About The Balmoral Hotel

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  • 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 facilities. Kind regards, Susana


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    Asked about: Executive Double Room • 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)


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    Asked about: Deluxe King 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).


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    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.


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    Asked about: Deluxe King Room • Answered on 21 December 2019
  • What time are the swimming pool and spa open from

    The Balmoral Spa is currently open at the following times: Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 5.00pm (last entry at 4:15 pm) Friday and Saturday: 8.00am to 8.00pm (last entry at 7:15 pm) Sunday: 8.00am to 5.00pm (last entry at 4:15 pm)


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    Asked about: Executive Double Room • Answered on 1 October 2020
  • Are your spa and pool facilities open?

    Our swimming pool and fitness centre will open on the 31st of August, however our sauna and steam room will remain closed in September. In order to use the swimming pool or fitness centre you will need to pre-book a time.


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    Answered on 28 August 2020
  • do you allow dogs /

    Yes we are a dog friendly hotel. There will be an additional charge of £50 as a dog fee, simply let us know when making a reservation if you will be travelling with a small friend.


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    Answered on 1 February 2021
  • Can the double bedroom be twin beds

    Good morning, I can confirm that all of our room categories with the exception of the Classic Room can be made into twin beds. Kind regards Balmoral Reservations


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    Answered on 23 November 2020
  • How much (if any charge) would it be to add our 3 yrs old daughter ?

    Children up to 3 years old can be accommodated free of charge.


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    Answered on 31 December 2019
  • Do you have any floors specifically assigned for females traveling alone? How is hotel security??

    There are no specific floors asigned to females travelling alone


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    Answered on 29 August 2020
  • How far walking are you from uni of Edinburgh

    Good Afternoon, Thank you for your message. The University of Edinburgh has different campus in the city. The main building is located around 15-20 minutes walking from our hotel. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Kind regards, Susana


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    Answered on 8 October 2019
  • I would like to order dinner with the package how much would that be i am looking at 1 night for £320

    Please note that unfortunately we do not have packages that include dinner - the hotel has 2 restaurants with different pricing and availability. To make a table reservation please contact our Reservations team.


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    Answered on 18 March 2021
  • Is there a car park?

    We offer a valet car parking service. The charge per night for the car park is £35.00


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    Answered on 7 September 2020
  • Minibar included in price or extra cost

    The minibar items have an additional cost however, bottled water on arrival, tea and coffee are complimentary in the room.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Castle View • Answered on 5 February 2021
  • Do you have twin bed rooms

    We offer twin rooms in all room categories excluding Classic.


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    Asked about: Executive Double Room • Answered on 28 May 2021
  • How long is the swimming pool at your hotel? Is it suitable for lap swimming?

    The swimming pool is 15 metres and is designed for lap swimming. The Balmoral Team


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    Answered on 4 February 2021
  • Which rooms have a bath guaranteed?

    Good morning, All of our bathrooms guarantee a bath. Kind regards Balmoral Reservations


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    Answered on 26 February 2021
  • Is breakfast included?

    Full Scottish breakfast is available for an additional £29 per person upon the accommodation only prices.


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    Answered on 7 September 2020
  • Hello - is it possible to pre-book any spa/beautician treatments, please? Thank you

    We will be happy to check our availability for you. Please let us know your stay details and preferred day/time for spa visit.


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    Answered on 14 August 2021
  • Are you open again to tourists

    Our hotel will reopen on the 26th of April. We suggest that our guests check their local government web for the latest guidance regarding travelling


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    Answered on 19 April 2021
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
How to get to The Balmoral Hotel from Edinburgh Airport
    Public transport
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Facilities of The Balmoral Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5
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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House rules
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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.

FAQs about The Balmoral Hotel

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Balmoral Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Private parking
    • Parking

  • 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

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

    • Tram 40min

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

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

  • 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

  • Room options at The Balmoral Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quadruple
    • Suite
    • Partner offer

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