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

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.

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

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Rocco Forte Hotels
Hotel chain/brand

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.


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+

This property has made huge commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.7
Facilities
9.5
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.7
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.9
Free WiFi
9.2
High score for Edinburgh
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  • 甲斐
    Japan Japan
    It was honour to staying at this hotel. Rich atmosphere and feeling special
  • Sebastian
    Brazil Brazil
    Great Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. We felt in home. The staff is very nice. We were traveling with our toddler and the hotel was prepared to receive us with her.
  • Kellie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    we were treated so well right from the beginning from the concierge who took our car to valet area reception staff were so lovely and chatty - I cant remember his name but the Italian man on reception friday evening was a credit to the...

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
2 restaurants on site

  • Brasserie Prince
    • Cuisine
      British • French
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Kosher • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free
  • Number One
    • Cuisine
      Scottish
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Facilities of The Balmoral Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • 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
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £40 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
Services
  • 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
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • 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
  • 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!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 01:00 to 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 18 years and above will be charged as 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

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

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 Cash The Balmoral Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Reservations of 7 nights or more will require full prepayment.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Balmoral Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Balmoral Hotel

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 has 2 restaurants:

    • Number One
    • Brasserie Prince

  • 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. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.