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The Balmoral Hotel

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

5-star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street

9.6/10 Exceptional

1,017 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is £220
Price available on 26/2/2023
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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • Princes Street - 1 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 4 min drive
  • George Street - 7 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 33 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 24 min walk

Restaurants

  • Deli Fresco - 3 min walk
  • Tiles Bar - 3 min walk
  • Dishoom - 3 min walk
  • The Ivy on the Square - 4 min walk
  • Brewhemia - 4 min walk

About this property

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel puts you 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Royal Mile and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Edinburgh Castle. You can visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps or manicures and pedicures, 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 centre. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travellers.

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 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 187 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • 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 cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site valet parking (GBP 40.00 per night)
  • On-site garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Travelling 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 centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Lift

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

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

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site 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.

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 selected days.

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 6 January 2023 to 29 April 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

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 40.00 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 sanitiser.

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

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 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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Balmoral Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Balmoral Hotel?
As of 27 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Balmoral Hotel on 26 Feb 2023 start from £220, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Balmoral Hotel?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Balmoral Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 40.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Balmoral Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Balmoral Hotel and nearby?
The Balmoral Hotel has 2 bars and a spa, as well as an indoor pool and a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near The Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include The Ivy on the Square (4-min walk), Brewhemia (4-min walk) and Holy Cow (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Balmoral Hotel like?
The Balmoral Hotel is in New Town, a short 2-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 12 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle. Our travellers say that the local area is very walkable.

Reviews

9.6

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.3/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

8/10 Very good

3nt stay at The Balmoral
Lovely hotel in a great location. Spent 3 nights here in early January in an executive room and had a very pleasant stay. We had our dog with us so arranged a dog-sitter (recommended by the hotel) so that we could make use of the facilities. We had a drink in Bar Prince and the Scotch bar and had great service in both. Hotel is located right next door to Waverley Station, so very convenient when travelling up by train. Would definitely stay here again.
Cassandra, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vicki, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kirsty, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wendy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sheer comfort
The hotel was everything that was promised and more. Staff are the best.
Mary Catherine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

City break
Fabulous hotel in a great location. Staff were all great. Room very comfortable with lovely extras. Bed a bit firm for me but pillows snd duvet were great.
Tracey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great one-night stay
A great one-night stay. The staff were all excellent. Room was large, very comfortable, and very clean. Shower pressure was great and hot. The only negative was that the air conditioning was very loud. It might need to be serviced.
wei yen, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely overall
Lovely hotel, attentive staff, lovely pool area
Samantha, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 3-night business trip
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