The Balmoral Hotel

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Indoor pool
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

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 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
Map
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)44 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel is located in New Town, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is 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) - 44 min drive

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

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Royal Mile
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.
The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, dressing gowns, 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.

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.

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

Restaurants on site

  • Number One
  • Brasserie Prince
  • Palm Court
  • Bar Prince
  • SCOTCH

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

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

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
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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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 welcome, and 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

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 821 out of 998 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 129 out of 998 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 37 out of 998 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 998 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 998 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.6/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was fantastic, and the service and friendliness of all the staff made our stay. The breakfast is the best I have. Fantastic hotel, great staff and perfect location.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful hotel, top notch service and friendly, helpful staff. They had all sorts of great surprises for the kids and we had a fabulous spa time. The only downside is that any other hotels now pale in comparison!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a lovely hotel. It is definitely luxurious, from the lobby, restaurants, spacious rooms and bathroom, shower, comfy bed, complimentary chocolates…… it is in a perfect location for walking through the gardens and on the Royal Mile. The only con is that the streets around the hotel are dirty and don’t fit the image of a luxury location, but it didn’t really matter. It is also right next to Waverly station for those taking the train.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very elegant property located next to the waverley station. It’s minutiae walk to the castle and others attractions in the area. Gym, breakfast, dinner, and bars are all serviced very well. Truly on of the best services we have experienced.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best location on top of Waverley station. Great spa/swimming facility
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022