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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 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.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

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

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.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Private parking available


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  • 1 king bed
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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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 impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Waverley Mall
    0.1 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.1 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.1 miles
  • Scott Monument
    0.2 miles
  • Multrees Walk
    0.2 miles
  • 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
  • Arthur's 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 transit
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley Train 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 transportation
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Amenities of The Balmoral Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Walking tours Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' 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 available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 35 per day.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

1:00 AM - 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 are considered 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 by request
Free
4 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
£50 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    • Tram 40min

  • The Balmoral Hotel is 1,950 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at The Balmoral Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Suite

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

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Foot massage
    • Body scrub
    • Spa facilities
    • Personal trainer
    • Full-body massage
    • Pedicure
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Beauty services
    • Head massage
    • Body wrap
    • Back massage
    • Locker rooms
    • Fitness
    • Manicure
    • Steam room
    • Walking tours
    • Indoor pool (year-round)
    • Body treatments
    • Neck massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Hand massage
    • Spa/Wellness packages

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

    • Private Parking
    • Parking