The Balmoral Hotel

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Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street

9.6/10 Exceptional

998 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $363
Price available on 8/29/2022
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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • 10 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • George Street - 7 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 7 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 14 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 41 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 24 min walk

About this property

The Balmoral Hotel

When you stay at The Balmoral Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Royal Mile and University of Edinburgh. You can visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps, or mani/pedis, and Number One, one of 3 restaurants, serves dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 bars/lounges, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 187 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/Leaving

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

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*
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • 10 meeting rooms

Services

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

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1902
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

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

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 & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day

Pets

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

Parking

  • Valet parking costs GBP 35 per night

Hygiene & 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 credit cards. 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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Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.2/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Kirk, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Catherine, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

LYDIA, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best of the best
Sarah, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent facilities and staff very professional.
Staff and facilities were excellent. A1 restaurant provided a lovely meal with unobtrusive service. Convenient for Waverley Station - just a short walk. Only downside was the room which was situated on 6th floor (which was good) and had one single glazed window. There is a lot of night life on the street and much noise and shouting through until 04:00hrs which could be quite disturbing. Maybe double/treble glazing would solve this problem.
Dave, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel with children welcomed perfectly
We had a fantastic long weekend at The Balmoral with the family - everything was perfect. Travelling with a 2.5 year old can be daunting but the hotel and all employees made it so easy. It is minutes from the train stations and check in took no time at all - our room had lots of extras for our son including kids toiletries, a potty, a free teddy on his bed, his own robe etc. Etc. Etc. - kids under 5 get 50% off the kids menu which was also great (he had room service one night and thought he was a king!). The spa area welcomed him so kindly and he loved swimming in the pool. We will hopefully be back soon!
Andy, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

The Balmoral Hotel
Beautiful Hotel with very good service however the rooms and interior are very traditional in decor to the point that it needs modernising in places. The Spa/Pool area is quite dated. It also lacks an outside seating area which I tend to prefer when the weather is nice.
Reuben, 1-night family trip
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