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The Balmoral Hotel

Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street

  • Free WiFi in lobby
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$917

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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Great stay. Amazing hotel abs staff.

    Jul 21, 2021

  • This is NOT a 5 star hotel. Architecturally, it is fantastic. The staff give 5-star…

    Mar 4, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Shopping
Dining options
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 187 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Calton Hill - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite (Castle View)
  • Classic Room
  • Executive Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Room, View
  • Executive Room (Old Town View)
  • Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)
  • Deluxe Room (Castle View)
  • Classic Suite
  • Grand Suite
  • Suite (Castle View)
  • Suite (Bowes-Lyon)
  • Suite (Balmoral)
  • Suite (J.K. Rowling)
  • Suite (Glamis)
  • Suite (Scone and Crombie)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Calton Hill - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 19 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 24 min walk
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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 187 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (GBP 35 per night)
  • Onsite garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 10

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1902
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Smart TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The Balmoral Spa has 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Number One - This fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. 1-star Michelin rating.

Brasserie Prince - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Palm Court - This restaurant serves light fare only. Open daily.

Bar Prince - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

SCOTCH - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 29 per person (approximately)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Valet parking costs GBP 35 per night

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Balmoral Edinburgh
  • Balmoral Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Balmoral
  • Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
  • The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Balmoral Hotel Hotel
  • The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Balmoral Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Balmoral Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 35 per night.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Booking Office (3-min walk), Howies (4-min walk), and Brewhemia (4-min walk).
  • The Balmoral Hotel has 2 bars and a spa, as well as an indoor pool and a steam room.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Truly one of my favorite hotels of any place I’ve ever stayed. Excellent service, lovely decor, location, and wonderful dining. It’s always a pleasure to be here. Rocco Forte hotels don’t rest on their laurels.

    Caro, 4 night family trip, Feb 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All of my expectations were exceeded. Outstanding location, attentive staff, excellent dinning, world class whisky bar. This property is a true gem and the only place we will stay when visiting Edinburgh.

    Mark&Colleen, 2 night romance trip, Feb 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent service and comfortable

    We had a delightful One night stay for our anniversary. Staff is exceptionally attentive. All the little details in the room make it a very comfortable stay! We enjoyed the Prince bar too! Great atmosphere and talented bartenders! We will stay again!

    wendy, 1 night trip, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful historic hotel in a great location! Wonderful staff and pristine rooms.

    1 night trip, Jan 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best hotel in Edinburgh! The rooms are spacious, clean and absolutely fabulous.

    Snooky, 4 night trip with friends, Jan 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great, met expectations. Super staff, great location.

    2 night romance trip, Dec 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love this hotel!

    This is my favorite hotel that I’ve ever stayed in. It was beautiful, comfortable, and close to everything we wanted to see. Will absolutely be coming back.

    2 night trip, Dec 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I love this hotel - excellent restaurants, facilities and an exceptional staff!

    3 night family trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One of the best experiences we had staying in Edinburgh. We shall certainly come back.

    Yasemin, 1 night family trip, Dec 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating, bringing extra coffee pods and sugar when we ran out in the morning. We would highly recommend this hotel. Very close to the train station, the royal mile and shopping.

    3 night romance trip, Nov 28, 2019

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