The Balmoral Hotel

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Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street

9.6/10 Exceptional

990 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is €478
Price available on 29/06/2022
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • 10 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • St. Andrew Square - 3 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • George Street - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 5 min walk
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 40 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 24 min walk

About this property

The Balmoral Hotel

When you stay at The Balmoral Hotel, you'll be in a fantastic location, only a five-minute walk from Princes Street and St. Andrew Square. 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.

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


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Taking the kids

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • 10 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • 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


  • Lift

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • 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


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

Special features


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.


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)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs GBP 35 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.


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

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10/10 Exceptional

LYDIA, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best of the best
Sarah, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent facilities and staff very professional.
Staff and facilities were excellent. A1 restaurant provided a lovely meal with unobtrusive service. Convenient for Waverley Station - just a short walk. Only downside was the room which was situated on 6th floor (which was good) and had one single glazed window. There is a lot of night life on the street and much noise and shouting through until 04:00hrs which could be quite disturbing. Maybe double/treble glazing would solve this problem.
Dave, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel with children welcomed perfectly
We had a fantastic long weekend at The Balmoral with the family - everything was perfect. Travelling with a 2.5 year old can be daunting but the hotel and all employees made it so easy. It is minutes from the train stations and check in took no time at all - our room had lots of extras for our son including kids toiletries, a potty, a free teddy on his bed, his own robe etc. Etc. Etc. - kids under 5 get 50% off the kids menu which was also great (he had room service one night and thought he was a king!). The spa area welcomed him so kindly and he loved swimming in the pool. We will hopefully be back soon!
Andy, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The Balmoral Hotel
Beautiful Hotel with very good service however the rooms and interior are very traditional in decor to the point that it needs modernising in places. The Spa/Pool area is quite dated. It also lacks an outside seating area which I tend to prefer when the weather is nice.
Reuben, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic stay
Amazing stay in a newly refurbished room. We were only meant to stay for 2 nights but booked an additional night and they were able to keep us the same room. All staff were friendly and helpful.
Room service
The brasserie bar
Joanne, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its an experience! Fantastic
Its an experience. Great hotel, great staff you have to pay for it! but well worth it.
Stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Keoki, 1-night trip
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