Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ  show map
 5 stars
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Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Editorial review:

This great hotel has an amazing location and treats guests like royalty. The bar has more than 50 brands of scotch, the rooms are outstanding and have fruit, bottled water, and a robe and slippers for guests. Corner rooms are recommended. The spa received rave reviews, as did chef Jeff Bland's Number One restaurant.

Overview

Balmoral is a 6-story hotel in a shopping area of Edinburgh about 2.1 km from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two offering non-smoking rooms with a breathtaking view over the street. Built in 1902 and remodeled in 2012, the classic hotel combines chic architecture and modern facilities.

Nestled in the center of Edinburgh and a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

The property is close to department stores and a mall.

Balmoral Hotel is located within a 20-minute drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Balmoral Hotel consists of 188 rooms where guests can enjoy television with satellite channels, a laptop, an ergonomic chair, a DVD player and direct dial phone. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have outstanding meals at the large restaurant. The hotel’s relaxing Public Areas Include The bar welcomes guests for refreshing drinks. The Pompadour by Galvin with French, British and Scottish specialties is just around the corner.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 17 per person per night. 

Services

There are such business facilities as computers, a conference room and a photocopier on the premises.

Relax

Guests with children can avail of babysitting, cots and a play area offered at the hotel. The on-site activities include snow skiing and racquetball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 35 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   188.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball
  • Sports trainer
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Bank service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.6 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    100 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    188

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Rooms and availability

Balmoral photos Room Double Room
Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Twin room

Balmoral photos Room Suite
Classic Suite
City view
  • Room size:

    595 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Classic Suites offer a separate bedroom and sitting room with city views.

Balmoral photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
City view
  • Room size:

    485 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Walk-in closet
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

The Junior Suite features an open-plan bedroom with a living room area and generous wardrobe space.

Balmoral photos Room Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Room size:

    390 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Rooms offering panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street with a seating area and king bed.

Balmoral photos Room
Deluxe Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room

Balmoral photos Room Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Room size:

    390 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Balmoral photos Room Executive Double
Executive Single Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Twin Room - With Breakfast. Executive-Bed & Breakfast-Standard

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Balmoral Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions700 ft

Places of interest

  • The Edinburgh Dungeon700 ft
  • Speakers Corner1000 ft
  • David Hume Statue1000 ft

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station400 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station400 ft

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk700 ft
  • Multrees Walk700 ft

Amusement

  • Nobles Amusements1000 ft
  • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard1000 ft

Museums

  • Edinburgh Police Centre1000 ft
  • Collective Gallery1000 ft
  • City Art Centre1000 ft

Parks

  • Dunbars close garden1000 ft
  • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd1000 ft

Public parking

  • Waterloo Place400 ft

Local attractions

  • Summerhall5000 ft
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park1.1 mi
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • St. Giles Cathedral1.2 mi
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey1.0 mi
    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden1.1 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • ScotlandsPeople Centre200 ft
    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon800 ft
    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
  • Massa700 ft
    36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
  • The Museum of Edinburgh1100 ft
    142 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Waterloo Place600 ft
    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist600 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland1700 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One100 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    85% likes this, based on 449 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant900 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    76% likes this, based on 390 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 23

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant1600 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    84% likes this, based on 963 reviews
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 88

  • The Pompadour by Galvin100 ft

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    76% likes this, based on 130 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

  • Dubh Prais1200 ft

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    80% likes this, based on 432 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    188

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghBalmoral

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Balmoral Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balmoral

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Superb
Based on 211 reviews

Rating by category:

Dining
10.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
10.0
Value
9.4

Guest reviews

  • 2.0

    Perfect in every way.

    None.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The staff are the best staff , you can see the ethos of the hotel is still person centred the food is excellent, bar is great, cocktails are really nice. The hole experience is worth it.

  • Single
    10.0

    All staff are very firendly, caring and professional. I felt very comfortable to stay and eat there.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The hotel is luxurious and relaxing with excellent staff and gourmet restaurant and a central location in the citty.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    As always, Balmoral is a great hotel to stay at.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Very good location. Very central and near to major tourist attrations.

    The bathroom is a major disaster. The grouting is black & dirty looking. The toilet bowl is also very stained and dirty looking, very unlike a so called 5-star hotel. There is absolutely no way that you will consider having a bath. The concierge is also quite unfriendly and is "nice" only after they get their tips. The current trend in the world is now for the provision of WiFi in all areas. Even though there is suppose to be Wi Fi in the common areas, the signal strength is too weak to be of any use.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The attention to detail shown by the staff and the organisation of amenities and services. Very friendly and helpful -beautifully decorated and welcoming. The location was right on the main shopping street and walking distance to the attractions,restaurants,bus tours and the train station.

    no complaints!! Everything was perfect and we are very hard to please-very high standards for service.

  • Couple
    9.6

    The hotel was the embodiment of class, elegance and luxury but unlike other hotels in its class (eg The Merrion in Dublin) managed to combine these qualities with the appropriate level of warmth and friendliness. The concierge and reception staff were faultless in their knowledge and happy-to-assist attitude. Breakfast was superb as was dinner in Number One. As I am pregnant I had requested a quiet room and was not disappointed. Our room was incredibly quiet and you would never have known you were in a fantastic city centre location. The bed was so comfortable we had the best nights' sleep in a long while and the bath was huge. All the little touches were much appreciated such as the complimentary tea / coffee making facilities (on request), the free morning newpaper, the turn-down service and the premium quality toiletries (ren organics). We found the car drop-off and collection service especially useful. As it was a special ocasion for us we treated ourselves to massages at the hotel Spa which were an amazing experience. I can't imagine going to Edinburgh and staying anywhere else.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The super friendly staff and the restaurant food. We also really appreciated being told we were given an up grade.

    We enjoyed the afternoon tea and the atmosphere was excellent, staff very friendly but the total experience was only average compared to the many other afternoon teas we have experienced in London. I think the staff should at least offer to refill the plates even if we say we don't want any more.

  • Couple
    9.2

    The suite on the 5th floor had a wonderful view towards the castle and the old town. Unbeatable location at the begin of princess street and opposite the royal mile.

    There were many cigarette butts outside the window. A little loud at night.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    My husband and I enjoyed the Bollinger Bar and the gym and the wonderful Scottish gentlemen minding the entrance. Everyone was very nice and the location is fantastic.

    They nickel and dime you to death. Parking was very expensive, Internet was 15 pounds a day and there was no coffee in the room. Also, the gym equipment needs some maintenance.

  • Single
    9.6

    Everything, especially the concierge called Frank who was extremely helpful.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    the location and the city itself, the staff were outstanding, very friendly , extremely helpful

    In the room,the furniture was shabby and very worn, the small sofa's seat was suck in and looked very tired.Chairs had dings on the legs. The furnishings and decor all looked old, worn and not well maintained! In the halls, we noticed the moldings were chipped and in need of paint, as were the walls!

  • Family with children
    9.6

    Service and attention throughout was excellent. rooms very clean and cleaned twice a day. Restaurants and spa/gym in hotel top notch.Every guest made to feel special and staff prepared to go extra mile for you. The location cannot be beaten-- its close to transport, the sights and main shopping centres. The hotel has a historical reputation and we can recommend unreservedly.

    Slightly disappointed with the packed picnic they provided for our journey home. Lacked some of the advertised items and did not represent value for money.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    FRiendly helpful staff who will go the extra mile to help guests

How to reach hotel

hotel Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.6 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    100 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    188

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghBalmoral

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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