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The Balmoral Hotel

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
2 bars/lounges
Shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes

Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 star property
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScott Monument3 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle12 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)29 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Balmoral Hotel is located in Edinburgh City Centre, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is near a train station. Royal Mile and Grassmarket are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and George Street. Don't miss out on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo.

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 5 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 31 min drive


  • McDonald's - 2 min walk
  • Dishoom Edinburgh - 3 min walk
  • Costa Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Royal - 1 min walk
  • The Newsroom - 1 min walk

About this property

The Balmoral Hotel

5-star luxury hotel near Edinburgh Castle
Located close to Royal Mile and Princes Street, The Balmoral Hotel provides dry cleaning/laundry services, a fireplace in the lobby, and 2 bars. Treat yourself to a body scrub, a body wrap, or a facial at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a gym and a steam room.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • An elevator, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage
  • Massage treatment rooms, smoke-free premises, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All 187 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • Smart TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and desks

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.



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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 40 per night)
  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • Weekend full breakfast available 7:00 AM–11:00 AM for a fee: GBP 32 for adults and GBP 15 for children
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 3 restaurants

Restaurants on site

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

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 10 meeting rooms

Full-service spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Swedish massages


  • Elevator


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Reception hall
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only


  • Smart TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar


  • Air conditioning
  • Biodegradable toiletries
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets 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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately GBP 32 for adults and GBP 15 for children
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 40.00 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

Does The Balmoral Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Balmoral Hotel?

As of May 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Balmoral Hotel on Jun 4, 2023 start from P 28,415.46, excluding 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.

Is The Balmoral Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Balmoral Hotel?

Valet parking is available for GBP 40.00 per night.

What time is check-in at The Balmoral Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11 PM.

What time is check-out at The Balmoral Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is The Balmoral Hotel located?

Located in Edinburgh City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street, Calton Hill, and George Street. Royal Mile and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are also within 10 minutes. St Andrew Square Tram Stop and Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) are within a 5-minute walk.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed staying at the Balmoral Hotel. It was in an excellent location. Room was quiet, clean, and nicely decorated. Toiletries were excellent (for the women out there!) We had afternoon tea downstairs. It was excellent except for people parading through with their luggage. For the price we paid, we expected not to see people using the room as a thoroughfare. Maybe the hotel could put signs out to direct people to another route. Overall, I would recommend The Balmoral Hotel. Really enjoyed it and would stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

David, Charlotte

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent hotel, staff is very helpful. Very central to everything and having the train station literally next door is very convenient. Definitely a five-star facility.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
5 stars
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A wonderful, elegant hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a beautiful property with and amazing and attentive staff!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice hotel! Very close to many touristic points! Nothing to complain!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

sofia palmero

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023