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"All of my expectations were exceeded. Outstanding location, attentive staff, excellent dinning, world class whisky bar. This property is a true gem an ... " More

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Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Princes Street

Central Edinburgh getaway

At this New Town hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street and Calton Hill. George Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 10 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Make the most of the gym and sauna, and relax with drinks at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$228* Per night/room Dec 5 - Dec 6

Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room (Castle View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Balmoral Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The Balmoral Hotel

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2021

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5 out of 5
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.

Posted by , from Northern California on Feb 26, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020

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5 out of 5
The concierge was especially helpful, wether it was assistance with restaurant suggestions or arranging tours.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019

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5 out of 5

Perfect location for an Edinburgh stay!

Hotel is next-door to Waverley train station! Staff is so friendly & helpful. Say hello to Kenny at the concierge!

Posted by , from S. on Dec 23, 2016

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5 out of 5

Gracious and restful.

Pros: Staff & service, spa with indoor pool and gym & in hotel restaurants. We didn't have children but pool great for kids too.
Cons: Wow, for now can't think of a thing.
Location: Near public transportation both bus and rail. In the middle of historic Edinburg. We we able to walk and or catch a bus to major tour destinations.
The staff is helpful, the SPA complete with indoor pool and gym is delightful, the food is great and the scotch tasting bar is fabulous. It is a WONDERFUL place to decompress after a flight across the Atlantic and makes a great place to stay while seeing the sights in Edinburg and surrounding area. The room / bathroom was spotless and well laid out. Did I mention that it is close to major public transportation including rail and bus? We plan on returning to the Balmoral and recommend it all our friends as we recount our wonderful vacation we had in Scotland and Northern England.

Posted by , from Dallas Texas on Jul 3, 2015

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Property Features

The Balmoral Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 10 meeting rooms available. The luxury The Balmoral Hotel also features a fitness center, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Parking is available for a fee. This Edwardian Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 187 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1902
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which 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.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 29 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 40.00 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & 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.

  • Green Tourism Program

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.