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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.

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

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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.

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Continental, Full English/Irish

Private parking available

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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 January 12, 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 December 21, 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 October 16, 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 December 21, 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 October 1, 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 August 28, 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 February 1, 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 November 23, 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 December 31, 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 August 29, 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 October 8, 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 March 18, 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 September 7, 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 February 5, 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 May 28, 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 February 4, 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 February 26, 2021
  • 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 August 14, 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 April 19, 2021
  • Is there a discount for a single person. Is the restaurant open for dinner? May guests currently use the pool ?

    Thank you for your query. We do not currently offer a discount for 1 person staying. Depending on Covid restrictions the restaurant and pool will be open to our guests when the hotel reopens. We intend to open as soon as possible.


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    Answered on February 13, 2021
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
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Amenities of The Balmoral Hotel Great facilities! Review score, 9.4
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.

FAQs about The Balmoral Hotel

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    • Tram 40min

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

    • Private Parking
    • Parking

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

  • Check-in at The Balmoral Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at The Balmoral Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Suite
    • Partner offer