The Balmoral Hotel

Photo gallery for The Balmoral Hotel

Featured image
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Dungeon5 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh12 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle12 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)19 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel is located in New Town, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and Royal Mile. Don't miss out on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo.

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 5 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Number One – 1 star Michelin rating. Fine-dining restaurant with a bar. Serves dinner on selected days.
  • Brasserie Prince – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Palm Court – Serves light fare daily.
  • Bar Prince – Serves light fare daily.

About this property

The Balmoral Hotel

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
3 restaurants, a full-service spa and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness centre and a sauna. All 187 rooms feature modern comforts such as Smart TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, minibars and premium bedding.
The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

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

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.

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

Gives staff 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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 35 per night)
  • On-site parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: GBP 29 per person
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 10

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Similar properties

See similar properties

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 29 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 35 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
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

We should mention

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

National rating

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

Property is 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

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 789 out of 972 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 133 out of 972 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 38 out of 972 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 972 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 972 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Overall a lovely experience staying in this lovely hotel. One of the things that would have enhanced our stay would have been firmer pillows or perhaps had firmer ones in the wardrobe.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous hotel. Will come back just to stay here. Staff are great. Everything is wonderful
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was tremendous. Brilliantly situated for Princes Street and transport links. The members of staff were wonderful- extremely attentive, professional and friendly. Wouldhighly recommend this hotel to anybody wanting a unique and very special experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent Service and location pricey but worth it if wanting a pamper
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had booked a weekend stay for our daughters 21st, and cannot praise The Balmoral Hotel enough for being everything we expected and more. The staff, the cleanliness of the place and the food were all exceptional and didn’t disappoint. For pure luxury and 5 star surroundings, with all the attention to detail, I would strongly recommend booking The Balmoral for your stay. We will certainly be returning.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021