Balmoral - Edinburgh

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQshow map
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SuperbBased on  253 reviews
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Overview

Offering 188 rooms, the prestigious Balmoral Hotel features a casino, a golf course and a solarium available on site. The hotel's royal building set in the center of Edinburgh was completely refurbished in 2012.

The property is located in Newington district, 1.8 km from Holyrood Park . Balmoral Hotel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Edinburgh.

The nearby surroundings feature business centers and banks.

Balmoral Hotel offers a quick access to Turnhouse airport, which is about 20 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Rooms of Balmoral Hotel are appointed with television with satellite channels, a laptop, an ergonomic chair, a DVD player and direct dial phone. Balmoral Hotel features rooms with the street view. They are furnished with a modern décor.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste outstanding cuisine in the large on-site restaurant. Balmoral bar is available on site. The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One are situated in a busy area, about 50 meters away of the property.

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

Services

Guests will benefit from concierge service, room service and shopping service along with a beauty salon, a barber shop and a lift.

Relax

A spa lounge, a steam room and a sauna as well as aerobics classes, a fitness center and an exercise room are offered on the premises. Various activities, including snow skiing and racquetball, are available on site.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Dining room

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Beauty treatment

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bank service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty treatment
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • 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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
3 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1700 ft
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1400 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land1700 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk1700 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons2700 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1000 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill1700 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1400 ft
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument800 ftCalton Hill
Royal Mile Royal Mile 1700 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2100 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland2200 ftChambers Street
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 3600 ftCanongate
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 3700 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
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Number OneNumber One100 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin200 ftPrinces Street
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant1000 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Dubh PraisDubh Prais1200 ft123B High Street
Wedgwood The RestaurantWedgwood The Restaurant1600 ft267 Canongate
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Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours1.9 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.0 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.1 mi
D B AmusementsD B Amusements4000 ft
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements4600 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.4 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.1 mi
King's TheatreKing's Theatre4600 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.3 mi
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.1 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.7 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.8 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.5 mi131 High Street
Aberdour CastleAberdour Castle8.2 mi Aberdour KY3 0SLScotland
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.6 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station700 ft
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  253  reviews

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10.0
Location
9.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 8.8
    Superb

    good bed, spacious room, got connected rooms as asked for

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The Spa is excellant

    The Hotel is tired and badly in need of redecoration, the bathrooms especially are old fashioned,with broken tiles and shower curtains. The service in the restaurants is slow and erratic and the menu choice was poor. Breakfast was not great either and very expensive for what you get. The Hotel falls very short of being a five star venue yet the prices definately are. All in all a very disappointing visit and we won't go back again.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    i really enjoyed my stay at the Balmoral Hotel and I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Perfect setting for anniversary, thoughtful plate of chocolates etc with happy anniversary written in chocolate. Quiet room with beautiful view. Simple and elegant. Gorgeous bathroom with relaxing large bath and ceiling shower. Upgrade to king size bed.

  • 2.0
    Guest rating

    Went for afternoon Tea and it was amazing! Our waiter Daniel was charming and attentive. The service was first class and several staff members checked to ensure that the food, tea and overall experience was satisfactory. We had the full four course Tea. The room was exquisite and there was a lady playing the harp while we dined. A truly wonderful experience. More than sufficient tea sandwiches and desserts to satisfy.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff at the door and in the reception are lovely. Very warm and welcoming, and very attentive. We really did feel like VIPs.

    No tea or coffee facilities in the room. Breakfast was not included. £5.00 charge for room service. Some staff in the tea rooms where not very nice.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Beautiful rooms and brilliant location, right in the city centre.

    We ordered breakfast in the room but although the service was great (nicely set up table with white cloth and silverware), the selection of food was not impressive at all. We ordered baguette, but it only came with 3 small pots of jam, no butter even, no cheese, nothing else. Quite poor. Next time, we'll definitely try and go to the breakfast buffet in the restaurant.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The ideal location in the centre and the quality of the restaurant(s) and bar. Room was very comfortable and spacious. A very large (wide) bath tub what is pleasant for bigger people.

    Wifi or internet is not free what is appauling for a hotel of this standard. The view from the central rooms (in fact all the standard rooms) is non existent as it shows only the inside of the hotel.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The staff were very accommodating and v. helpful. The room was wonderfully appointed, however for a longer stay a few more drawers would have been useful.

    The price for breakfast was not flexible. To just have a bowl of porridge and a cup of tea was 16 Pounds. There should have been more items a la carte. I therefore did not have breakfast at the hotel

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything was exactly as expected, and the all staff were polite helpful and knowledgeable. We would happily stay again, and will recommend to friends.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The service staff was friendly and courteous from the time we checked into the hotel. Their friendliness seem to be a characteristic of the staff rather than the fact that it's their job to be friendly to the guests. There were exceptions but only one that I've met during our stay. Thank you for a wonderful stay at your hotel.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location.

    Room was mediocre overlooking an alley. I've stayed in this hotel before and the room was over the top. This room was a dump. For the value I got totally screwed!

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The Hotel is ideally located in the best part of the City. The staff is efficient, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are excellent and the breakfast is great value. The bar and the restaurant ( a michelin star) is world class!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Reception and check in is very efficient and personal. Rooms are well proportioned with good bathrooms and comfortable beds

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    staff were warm and welcoming and couldnt do enough for you thoroughly enjoyed my stay

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  253 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
3 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.6 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station700 ft
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