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5.0 out of 5

"The luxurious surroundings, the finish with in the rooms and the great service from everybody involved " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 22 Feb 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Edinburgh awaits you at The Balmoral Hotel. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find Princes Street and Calton Hill. Highlights at this eco-certified hotel include 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

A pampering day can include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and mani/pedis along with access to the sauna and steam room. The fine-dining restaurant, Number One, is open for dinner. Bar Prince is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, gym, and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available on weekends between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star Edinburgh City Centre hotel include George Street and Royal Mile.

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$742* Per night/room 11 Jun. - 12 Jun.

Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room (Castle View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Balmoral Hotel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

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Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Balmoral Hotel

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5 out of 5
The luxurious surroundings, the finish with in the rooms and the great service from everybody involved

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
We only stayed for 2 days but the staff made us feel at home. The staff went out of their way in every way possible which made a long journey from Australia very enjoyable. I would recommend The Balmoral to anyone.

Posted by , from Australia on 14 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location with excellent staff

Pros: Great location, the bar is great with excellent light meals/snacks. Customer service was great. Fantastic views from our 6th floor room.
Cons: The blinds in our room were old and tatty and there was a sour smell when we first arrived. Airing the room removed the odour.
Location: The location is perfect on the border between the old and new town.
Our stay was made enjoyable by the staff who were diligent in their concern for the Hotel's customers.

Posted by , from Victoria, Australia on 26 Apr. 2017

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Property Features

The Balmoral Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 10 meeting rooms available. The luxury The Balmoral Hotel also features a fitness center, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Parking is available for a fee. This Edwardian Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 187 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1902
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Metro station: St Andrew Square Tram Stop (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekends from 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Steam room in spa

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. 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.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green Tourism Programme

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.