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The Balmoral Hotel

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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  • Liked old style 1st class service. Only stayed 2 nights. Would have liked longer.Mar 20, 2020
  • Very expensive breakfast, £29 a bit steep even for all the voice available.Mar 13, 2020

The Balmoral Hotel

from £201
  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Room
  • Deluxe Room, View (Castle View)
  • Classic Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Grand Suite
  • Suite, View (Castle View)
  • Suite (Balmoral)
  • Suite (Glamis)
  • Suite (Scone & Crombie)
  • Suite (J.K. Rowling)
  • Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)
  • Executive Room, View (Old Town View)
  • Junior Suite, View (Castle View)
  • Executive Room, View
  • Suite

What’s around The Balmoral Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-min walk
  • George Street - 4-min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6-min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6-min walk
  • Grassmarket - 11-min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12-min walk
  • Calton Hill - 7-min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 42-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 4-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 24-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 10-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 188 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • 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
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart televisions
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Number One – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1-star Michelin rating.

Hadrians – On-site restaurant.

Palm Court – This restaurant only serves light fare.

The Balmoral Bar – On-site bar.

Scotch – On-site bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

The Balmoral Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


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

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

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 sanitiser.

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

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 35 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day

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

WiFi is available in public areas for GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Balmoral Hotel

  • Does The Balmoral Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Balmoral Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 35 per night.
  • Is there a pool at The Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Balmoral Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Balmoral Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Martone (1-min walk), The Voodoo Rooms (1-min walk) and The Newsroom (1-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The Balmoral Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Princes Street (1-min walk) and George Street (4-min walk), along with Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (6-min walk) and Royal Mile (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 453 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Flawless stay
Flawless service and fantastic food.
Maria Joanna, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
As always, had the most amazing stay. The hotel is central, luxurious, very clean & ultimately faultless. Staff attentive & caring. What more could you want.
Joanne, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great winter weekend
We really felt welcome as soon as we stepped in. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great food and wine. We will definately be back.
Kevin, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location and steeped in history. Attentive friendly staff apart from room service
Dermot, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Christmas markets
This hotel is amazing the food location and the service is the best nothing is too much trouble. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Malcolm, gb3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Excellent stay, polite staff and an extra comfy massive bed
carolyn, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Edinburgh short stay
The customer service here was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble or effort for them, very welcoming and friendly. Surpassed other 5* hotels that we have been to for service. Rooms weren’t quite as spacious or modern as other hotels, but overall the stay was very nice. The hotel was dressed for Christmas, which also made the reception area particularly lovely.
emma, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel - staff are wonderful. The room was getting ever so slightly tired but was still a great place to stay
Richard, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful !
Wonderful hotel with staff who really care ! Beautiful rooms… and excellent food ! So glad we picked this lovely hotel for our first trip to Edinburgh !
Julia, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
As special as we hoped it would be
Everything about our one night stay was superb - from the easy, friendly check-in to check-out and even after that. There was no hesitation in printing our plane boarding passes, at no cost. Yes it's expensive but you know that before you book. Was it worth it? Yes, every penny.
Jayne, gb1 night trip

The Balmoral Hotel

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