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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

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Princes Street

9,6/10 Exceptional

999 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Map
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 center
  • 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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 1 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 6 min drive
  • George Street - 3 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 11 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 14 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 36 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

When you stay at The Balmoral Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. You can visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps, or mani/pedis, 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 center. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.

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/140°F 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 sanitizer 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 - 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 cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (GBP 40.00 per night)
  • Onsite garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Traveling 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 center
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator

Languages

  • 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
  • Hair dryer

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 onsite 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 serves dinner only. 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 serves light fare only. Open daily.
Bar Prince - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.
SCOTCH - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

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 sanitizer.

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

Policies

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing 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 to 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 09 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Balmoral Hotel on 20 December 2022 start from R6 839, 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 sanitizer, 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 onsite 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 6 minutes' walk from Royal Mile. Our travelers say the local area is very walkable.

Overall score and ratings

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

8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel
The hotel was lovely but found some of the bars staff a little off!
Alan, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Overnight stay
My stay was a bucket list treat to myself for by birthday. I had always wanted to stay at the Balmoral. The room was lovely, very comfortable bed, there was a lot of extras that I didn’t use, ie robes, slippers etc. To be very picky, there was stains on skirting board, a couple of stains in bathroom, although clean it wasn’t top notch as I would have expected. Breakfast is overpriced and not exceptional. The staff are extremely nice and attentive. It was a one off experience.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Calum, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay, lovely hotel, lovely arrive. I was a bit put off by the “optional” service fee they charged to my card before confirming with me. Of course I would tip for service, but the presumption was not of the level I would expect.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous
The Hotel is beautiful inside and out, and the Christmas decorations amazing. The property is ideally situated for exploring and also the many transport links. The staff were both professional and friendly and helped make my stay very memorable.
Paula, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Garrett, 1-night trip
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