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The Balmoral Hotel

Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street

  • Free WiFi in the lobby
From
£280

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from December 25 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).

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9.6.Exceptional.
  • The customer service is second to none. I stayed for work during the pandemic and they…

    Dec 15, 2020

  • One can talk about this hotel in superlatives only: one of the best hotels in Edinburgh…

    Oct 28, 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 wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

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
  • Grassmarket - 11-min walk
This property is closed from 25 December 2020 to 25 April 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 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)

Location

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-min walk
  • George Street - 4-min walk

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
  • Grassmarket - 11-min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12-min walk
  • Calton Hill - 7-min walk
  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 4 mi / 6.5 km

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 30-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 2-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 3-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 24-min walk

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

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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 cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • On-site valet parking (GBP 35 per night)
  • On-site garage

Other information

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

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1902
  • 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
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • Smart televisions
  • 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 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.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Number One – This fine-dining restaurant only serves dinner. 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 only serves light fare. Open daily.

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

SCOTCH – On-site bar. Open daily.

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.

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

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)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

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 a 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

  • 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.
  • This property is closed from 25 December 2020 to 25 April 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and 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 on-site 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

    It’s just a classic building . The rooms are classy and if you are lucky you will get a room with a great view.

    DouglasBowers, 1 night romance trip, Oct 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Perfect stay. The best hotel we have ever stayed in. Extremely friendly staff and a special thanks to all those who made our stay so perfect. Afternoon tea at the Palm Court was also superb.

    Atul, 1 night romance trip, Oct 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superb hotel. Staff were brilliant and made our stay so special. Beautiful decor throughout hotel.

    2 night romance trip, Oct 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    faultless

    Absolutely amazing the staff are so helpful and genuinely interested in you couldnt fault a thing

    Craig, 1 night trip, Oct 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel fantastic , lovely refurbished rooms and allowed a late check out . Lovely staff and very helpful .

    Nikki, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Iconic hotel but beware if arriving by car

    Iconic hotel in the very heart of Edinburgh a short walk from the main attractions. Rooms are a decent size and service good. Only thing was arriving by car is a nightmare, very limited space to stop and unload and very expensive daily parking rate.

    2 night trip, Sep 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    superb stay with 10/10 for cleaniness

    We had 2 nights in The Balmoral. Everything about it was superb, especially the cleanliness in current times, we felt very safe. The turn down service was lovely with the little added touch of putting our slippers by the bed. Would 100% recommend a stay to anyone.

    Helen, 2 night trip, Sep 17, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good not great.

    Great service but the Brasserie menu was poor and the food not very good. Lovely surroundings and very friendly, professional staff.

    Steven, 1 night trip, Sep 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent service and a truly wonderful hotel. From the minute we arrived your made to feel so welcome. Nothing is too much trouble

    Gill, 1 night romance trip, Sep 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My wife and I had some business to attend to in Edinburgh, so we decided to combine it with some staycation and chose The Balmoral Hotel as our base, and we certainly were not disappointed. The location of this famous landmark is perfect for whatever you want to do, and despite the problems of road restructuring, it was easy to get to wherever we wanted to go. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the rooms we stayed in were spacious and clean, with the extra care you would expect during this Pandemic.

    Anthony, 4 night family trip, Sep 1, 2020

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