Balmoral - Edinburgh

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ  show map
 5 stars
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Balmoral - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Editorial review:

This great hotel has an amazing location and treats guests like royalty. The bar has more than 50 brands of scotch, the rooms are outstanding and have fruit, bottled water, and a robe and slippers for guests. Corner rooms are recommended. The spa received rave reviews, as did chef Jeff Bland's Number One restaurant.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Bank service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • 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
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    400 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.5 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    30 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    30 m
Parks
  • Calton Hill
    480 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    810 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    188

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Rooms and availability

Balmoral photos Room Double Room
Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Room Shared Bed

Balmoral photos Room Suite
Classic Suite
City view
  • Room size:

    55 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Classic Suites offer a separate bedroom and sitting room with city views.

Balmoral photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
City view
  • Room size:

    45 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Walk-in closet
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

The Junior Suite features an open-plan bedroom with a living room area and generous wardrobe space.

Balmoral photos Room Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Room size:

    36 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Rooms offering panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street with a seating area and king bed.

Balmoral photos Room
Deluxe Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room

Balmoral photos Room Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Room size:

    36 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Balmoral photos Room Executive Double
Executive Single Room
  • Room size:

    24 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Twin Room - With Breakfast. Executive-Bed & Breakfast-Standard

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Luxury Room Shared Bed

Balmoral Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • winter wonderland200 m
  • Edinburgh Dungeons200 m
  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd200 m
  • Stills Ltd200 m
  • The 3D Loch Ness Experience300 m
  • Holyrood House300 m
  • edinburgh festival fringe300 m

Popular areas

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions200 m

Places of interest

  • The Edinburgh Dungeon200 m
  • Speakers Corner300 m
  • David Hume Statue300 m

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station100 m
  • Edinburgh Waverley station100 m

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk200 m
  • Multrees Walk200 m

Amusement

  • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard300 m

Museums

  • Edinburgh Police Centre300 m
  • Collective Gallery300 m
  • City Art Centre300 m

Parks

  • Dunbars close garden300 m
  • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd300 m

Public parking

  • Waterloo Place100 m

Local attractions

  • St. Mary\'s Cathedral 1.6 km
    23 Palmerston Place
  • Lupe Pinto\'s1.6 km
    24 Leven Street Bruntsfield
  • Doodles1.7 km
    29 Marchmont Crescent
  • Summerhall 1.6 km
    1 Summerhall
  • Eddie\'s Seafood Market1.7 km
    7 Roseneath Street

Near the hotel

  • ScotlandsPeople Centre50 m
    3 West Register Street
  • Princes Mall60 m
    Princes Street Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon220 m
    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
  • City Art Centre200 m
    2 Market Street
  • General Register House60 m
    H M General Register House 2 Princes Street
  • VisitScotland Edinburgh Icentre70 m
    Tourist Information Centre 3 Princes Street
  • Fruitmarket Gallery190 m
    45 Market Street

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One30 m

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    85% likes this, based on 449 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: NZD 123 - NZD 164

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant260 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    76% likes this, based on 390 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: NZD 10 - NZD 30

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant470 m

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    84% likes this, based on 963 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 41 - NZD 118

  • The Pompadour by Galvin30 m

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    76% likes this, based on 130 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: NZD 129 - NZD 418

  • Dubh Prais350 m

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    80% likes this, based on 432 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    188

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghBalmoral

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

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Balmoral Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balmoral

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Superb
Based on 211 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
10.0
Value
9.4
Dining
10.0

Guest reviews

  • 2.0

    Perfect in every way.

    None.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The staff are the best staff , you can see the ethos of the hotel is still person centred the food is excellent, bar is great, cocktails are really nice. The hole experience is worth it.

  • Single
    10.0

    All staff are very firendly, caring and professional. I felt very comfortable to stay and eat there.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The hotel is luxurious and relaxing with excellent staff and gourmet restaurant and a central location in the citty.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    As always, Balmoral is a great hotel to stay at.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Very good location. Very central and near to major tourist attrations.

    The bathroom is a major disaster. The grouting is black & dirty looking. The toilet bowl is also very stained and dirty looking, very unlike a so called 5-star hotel. There is absolutely no way that you will consider having a bath. The concierge is also quite unfriendly and is "nice" only after they get their tips. The current trend in the world is now for the provision of WiFi in all areas. Even though there is suppose to be Wi Fi in the common areas, the signal strength is too weak to be of any use.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The attention to detail shown by the staff and the organisation of amenities and services. Very friendly and helpful -beautifully decorated and welcoming. The location was right on the main shopping street and walking distance to the attractions,restaurants,bus tours and the train station.

    no complaints!! Everything was perfect and we are very hard to please-very high standards for service.

  • Couple
    9.6

    The hotel was the embodiment of class, elegance and luxury but unlike other hotels in its class (eg The Merrion in Dublin) managed to combine these qualities with the appropriate level of warmth and friendliness. The concierge and reception staff were faultless in their knowledge and happy-to-assist attitude. Breakfast was superb as was dinner in Number One. As I am pregnant I had requested a quiet room and was not disappointed. Our room was incredibly quiet and you would never have known you were in a fantastic city centre location. The bed was so comfortable we had the best nights' sleep in a long while and the bath was huge. All the little touches were much appreciated such as the complimentary tea / coffee making facilities (on request), the free morning newpaper, the turn-down service and the premium quality toiletries (ren organics). We found the car drop-off and collection service especially useful. As it was a special ocasion for us we treated ourselves to massages at the hotel Spa which were an amazing experience. I can't imagine going to Edinburgh and staying anywhere else.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The super friendly staff and the restaurant food. We also really appreciated being told we were given an up grade.

    We enjoyed the afternoon tea and the atmosphere was excellent, staff very friendly but the total experience was only average compared to the many other afternoon teas we have experienced in London. I think the staff should at least offer to refill the plates even if we say we don't want any more.

  • Couple
    9.2

    The suite on the 5th floor had a wonderful view towards the castle and the old town. Unbeatable location at the begin of princess street and opposite the royal mile.

    There were many cigarette butts outside the window. A little loud at night.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    My husband and I enjoyed the Bollinger Bar and the gym and the wonderful Scottish gentlemen minding the entrance. Everyone was very nice and the location is fantastic.

    They nickel and dime you to death. Parking was very expensive, Internet was 15 pounds a day and there was no coffee in the room. Also, the gym equipment needs some maintenance.

  • Single
    9.6

    Everything, especially the concierge called Frank who was extremely helpful.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    the location and the city itself, the staff were outstanding, very friendly , extremely helpful

    In the room,the furniture was shabby and very worn, the small sofa's seat was suck in and looked very tired.Chairs had dings on the legs. The furnishings and decor all looked old, worn and not well maintained! In the halls, we noticed the moldings were chipped and in need of paint, as were the walls!

  • Family with children
    9.6

    Service and attention throughout was excellent. rooms very clean and cleaned twice a day. Restaurants and spa/gym in hotel top notch.Every guest made to feel special and staff prepared to go extra mile for you. The location cannot be beaten-- its close to transport, the sights and main shopping centres. The hotel has a historical reputation and we can recommend unreservedly.

    Slightly disappointed with the packed picnic they provided for our journey home. Lacked some of the advertised items and did not represent value for money.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    FRiendly helpful staff who will go the extra mile to help guests

How to reach hotel

hotel Balmoral - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    400 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.5 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    30 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    30 m
Parks
  • Calton Hill
    480 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    810 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    188

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghBalmoral

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

Use Badge