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Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.
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The Perfect stay. The best hotel we have ever stayed in. Extremely friendly staff and a special thanks to all those who made our stay so perfect. Afternoon tea at the Palm Court was also superb.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationScott Monument4 min walk
    Popular LocationSt. Giles' Cathedral6 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)34 min drive

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  • Suite, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Classic Suite

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite (Scone & Crombie)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite (Glamis)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite (Balmoral)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite (J.K. Rowling)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive Room, View (Old Town View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Classic Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Junior Suite, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Grand Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, View (Castle View)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive Room, View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's New Town neighborhood, The Balmoral Hotel is in the city center and 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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 7 min walk
  • The Hub - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 4 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh Airport (EDI) - 34 min drive

Restaurants

  • Number One — 1 min walk
  • Brasserie Prince — 1 min walk
  • Booking Office — 3 min walk
  • Howies — 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. All 187 rooms offer 24-hour room service, minibars, and Smart TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and safes.
The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 accommodations with minibars and safes. Smart televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. 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 deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

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.

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 some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking: GBP 35 per night
  • 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

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • 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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 10 meeting rooms

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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

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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day

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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Balmoral Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Balmoral Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Balmoral Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Balmoral Hotel?
As of Nov 30, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Balmoral Hotel on Dec 1, 2020 start from $228, 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.
Does The Balmoral Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is The Balmoral Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 50 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at The Balmoral Hotel?
Valet parking is available for GBP 35 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 New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street and George Street. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Royal Mile are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is only a 4-minute walk and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 24 minutes.
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5 - Excellent
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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The Perfect stay. The best hotel we have ever stayed in. Extremely friendly staff and a special thanks to all those who made our stay so perfect. Afternoon tea at the Palm Court was also superb.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with family
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My wife and I had some business to attend to in Edinburgh, so we decided to combine it with some staycation and chose The Balmoral Hotel as our base, and we certainly were not disappointed. The location of this famous landmark is perfect for whatever you want to do, and despite the problems of road restructuring, it was easy to get to wherever we wanted to go. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the rooms we stayed in were spacious and clean, with the extra care you would expect during this Pandemic.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Wonderful stay
Highly recommended. We loved our stay, in spite of the Covid restrictions. The excellent service and friendly, attentive staff are what really make your stay at The Balmoral; they can’t do enough for you. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed, so we ate at the Prince Brasserie; the food wasn’t anything special and there wasn’t much of an atmosphere in the restaurant, but again, the service was impeccable. We were lucky enough to receive a free room upgrade too. Our hotel room was lovely, stunning interior design. Our only complaint was that the bath/shower was quite blocked, and we could hear the traffic below (from 6th floor) which was quite noisy, but it is an old building with old windows! We sadly missed out on using the spa facilities as it was fully booked up. We can’t wait to revisit in the future!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
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Amazing hotel and amazing stay! The staff was super welcoming and helpful! Will definitely recommended to friends and family for special occasions.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Iconic hotel but beware if arriving by car
Iconic hotel in the very heart of Edinburgh a short walk from the main attractions. Rooms are a decent size and service good. Only thing was arriving by car is a nightmare, very limited space to stop and unload and very expensive daily parking rate.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

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