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 sanitizer 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)40 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel is located in New Town, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are cultural highlights, and travelers 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) - 40 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 Princes Street
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 center, and a sauna.
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.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.
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 Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Languages spoken

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/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

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 35 per night)
  • Onsite 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 center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 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 lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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

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. 810 out of 986 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 128 out of 986 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 37 out of 986 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 986 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 986 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

Traveled 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

Traveled 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

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing luxury stay. Truly lives up to its 5 star rating. The staff were the real stand out for us. Very warm & friendly without being overbearing.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed everything
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022