Get an overview of this hotelLuxury hotel and spa on Edinburgh's famed Princes Street
Heart of Edinburgh
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this luxury hotel is on Princes Street in the main shopping area and adjacent to Waverley Station. The hotel overlooks Edinburgh Castle and is close to the historic Old Town.
The elegant Balmoral Hotel features a fine-dining restaurant, casual brasserie, and three bars. The full-service spa offers a variety of treatments along with a pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, and gym.
City or courtyard views
Individually decorated guestrooms at the Balmoral Hotel have contemporary style and feature marble and ceramic bathrooms, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Some offer views of Edinburgh Castle.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
The Balmoral Hotel
Popular property highlights
The Balmoral Hotel's clock tower is an Edinburgh landmark and has run three minutes fast since the hotel opened in 1902. Guests can enjoy gourmet cusine at the hotel's award-winning restaurant and casual meals at the brasserie. Afternoon tea is served daily in the Palm Court and a variety of cocktails, Champagne, and whiskies are served at the three bars.
The luxury hotel's 10 conference and banquet rooms can accommodate a variety of events including business conferences, weddings, and receptions. One of these is the Sir Walter Scott Suite, which overlooks Edinburgh Castle and features original chandeliers, gold leaf details, and neutral decor. The hotel also has a 24-hour business center, full-service spa with an indoor pool and gym. This property is smoke-free (fines apply for violations of this policy). Amenities also include complimentary WiFi and full high speed Internet (surcharge).
- Indoor pool
- Full-service spa
- 24-hour front desk
- Conference space
- Total number of rooms - 188
- Number of floors - 7
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Fireplace in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Computer station
- Laundry facilities
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of restaurants - 3
- 24-hour business center
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Turkish bath/Hammam
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period )
- Coffee/tea maker
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Shower only
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- Room service (24 hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Where to Eat
Number One - Michelin-starred restaurant for 14 years featuring an innovative menu of Scottish and French cuisine. Open daily for dinner. Reservations required.
Hadrian's Brasserie - Art Deco-style brasserie featuring a cosmopolitan menu mixing Scottish and European cuisine, served in an informal setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations required.
Palm Court - Known for offering guests a sample of the finer things in life, from an extensive range of vintage Champagne to traditional afternoon tea, Palm Court is a romantic and timeless venue in which to enjoy an afternoon with friends or an evening with loved ones.
Scotch - The Balmoral’s new signature whisky bar, offering the largest collection of Scottish whiskies available to the general public in Edinburgh.
The full-service Balmoral Spa has five treatment rooms, a 15-metre pool, Finnish dry sauna, Turkish steam room, gym, fitness studio, and relaxation suite. Services include facials, body wraps, massages, manicures, and pedicures.
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Steam room in spa
- Sports massage
- Sauna in spa
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-in time ends at 11 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available.
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
- No onsite parking is available.
No rollaway/extra beds available
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
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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.
Awards & Affiliations
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.