• Pet friendly
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage 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 Whiskey. 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 accommodations in the heart of Edinburgh. The city’s airport is a 25-minute drive from the building.

Couples in particular 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

Located in the 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 king bed
1 king bed
1 full bed
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Sustainability certification

This property has 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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See what guests loved the most:

  • Weber
    United States of America United States of America
    Location was excellent, property was gorgeous, staff was exceptional, and the room was beautiful and spacious. There were nice touches offered daily - cookies and milk for kids, slippers and turn down service for adults, and fresh waters in ample...
  • Abdulaziz
    Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
    The location is Amaaaazing, every major event/activity is nearby The longest i had to walk is 12 mins away, so i literally didn’t use any public transportation or even a car. The room is spacious, with nice bathroom. The staff are very kind...
  • Johannah
    United States of America United States of America
    Nice location right next to Waverly station and the Scott monument. Tea time was the best part of our stay!

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' 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 available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £40 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 1:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

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
Must-know information for guests at this property

Reservations of 7 nights or more will require full prepayment.

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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

In response to the 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
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Foot massage
    • Manicure
    • Steam room
    • Personal trainer
    • Fitness
    • Body wrap
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Beauty services
    • Hand massage
    • Body treatments
    • Back massage
    • 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 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

  • Room options at The Balmoral Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Suite

  • The prices at The Balmoral Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Balmoral Hotel is 1,950 feet from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Balmoral Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • Brasserie Prince
    • Number One