Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Internet

Paid wired internet connection

Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

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

The impressive Balmoral Hotel is situated in a commercial district next to a gallery, a tower and a palace and offers a tennis court, a steam room and an outdoor swimming pool. Since 1902 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 6-story Victorian building.

The hotel is 200 meters away from Princes Street Gardens, National Museum of Scotland and Scott Monument. Guests can get to Edinburgh city center, which is 1 km away.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to a mall and department stores.

Balmoral Hotel is within a 15-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 188 non-smoking rooms featuring a DVD player, a dining area, pay television, direct dial phone and a writing desk as well as en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a hairdryer and a shower. Guests will appreciate a beautiful view over the street from the rooms. These rooms have carpet floor and contemporary furniture.

Eat & Drink

The traditional restaurant provides outstanding meals. Refreshing drinks are offered in the snack bar. Guests can dine at Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin, about 100 meters away from the property.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 17 per person per night. 

Services

Balmoral Hotel caters to the needs of guests providing a lift, a beauty shop and a car park as well as a photocopier, a conference room and computers.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a golf course and barbeque grills. Various activities, including racquetball and snow skiing, 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 wired internet connection
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No 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
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • 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
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Mirror
  • Armchair
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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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
  • Princes Street Gardens
    530 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    810 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 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
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 22 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Elegant room with both contemporary and traditional features offers a Queen size bed, comfortable work and rest area, specious marble bathroom with exquisite amenities.

Room facilities
    Balmoral photos Room Executive Double
    Executive Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Spacious elegant room with both contemporary and traditional features offers a Queen size or Twin bed, comfortable work and rest area, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities.

    Room facilities
      Balmoral photos Room Deluxe King Room
      Deluxe King Room
      Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 36 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Elegant chick room with both contemporary and traditional features offers a King size bed or two Single beds, extended work and rest areas, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities.

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        Balmoral photos Room Superior Deluxe King Room
        Superior Deluxe King Room
        Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 36 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Elegant chick room with both contemporary and traditional features offers a King size bed, extended work and rest areas, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities. The distinguishing feature of the room is Castle view.

        Room facilities
          Balmoral photos Room Junior Suite
          Junior Suite
          Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 45 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Elegant chick suite with both contemporary and traditional features comprises open plan bedroom and living room area, offers a King size bed or two Single beds, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities.

          Room facilities
            Balmoral photos Room Suite
            Suite
            Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
            Size: 60 m²
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Elegant chick suite with both contemporary and traditional features comprises a separate bedroom and living area, offers a King size, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities.

            Room facilities
              Balmoral photos Room Deluxe Suite
              Deluxe Suite
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Elegant chick suite with both contemporary and traditional features comprises a bedroom and a living room with tasteful furnishing, offers a Queen size bed, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities.

              Room facilities
                Balmoral photos Room Grand Suite
                Grand Suite
                Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
                Size: 60 m²
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                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
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                Elegant chick suite with both contemporary and traditional features comprises open plan bedroom and living room area, offers a Queen size bed, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities. The suite offers terrific view of Arthurs Seat and Carlton Hill.

                Room facilities
                  Balmoral photos Room Royal Suite
                  Royal Suite
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                  The most luxurious suite in the hotel comprises a bedroom, a living room and offers a King size bed, specious bathroom with exquisite amenities. The suite features breathtaking views over the historic Old Town of Edinburgh and is filled with antique and modern furnishings, luxurious fabrics and a feature living flame fire in the lounge.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Balmoral Hotel - 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
                  • Princes Street Gardens
                    530 m
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    810 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  12 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 Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • winter wonderland - 200 m
                  • Stills Ltd - 200 m
                  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 200 m
                  • Edinburgh Dungeons - 200 m
                  • edinburgh festival fringe - 300 m

                  Places of interest

                  • Waterloo Place - 100 m
                  • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 200 m
                  • New Club - 200 m
                  • Speakers Corner - 300 m
                  • Walk along the Royal Mile - 300 m
                  • bruntsfield evangelical church - 300 m
                  • David Hume Statue - 300 m

                  Train stations

                  Convention centers

                  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 200 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Multrees Walk - 200 m

                  Amusement

                  • Nobles Amusements - 200 m
                  • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 300 m

                  Museums

                  • Collective Gallery - 300 m
                  • Edinburgh Police Centre - 300 m
                  • City Art Centre - 300 m

                  Parks

                  • Dunbars close garden - 300 m

                  Business areas

                  • Multrees Walk - 200 m

                  Local attractions

                  • Summerhall - 1.5 km
                    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
                  • Holyrood Park - 1.8 km
                    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
                  • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.9 km
                    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
                  • Holyrood Abbey - 1.7 km
                    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
                  • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.8 km
                    The Garden, Edinburgh

                  Near the hotel

                  • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 60 m
                    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
                  • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 220 m
                    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
                  • Massa - 190 m
                    36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
                  • The Museum of Edinburgh - 330 m
                    142 Canongate, Edinburgh
                  • Waterloo Place - 160 m
                    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
                  • Church of St John the Evangelist - 170 m
                    Princes Street, Edinburgh
                  • National Museum of Scotland - 510 m
                    Chambers Street, Edinburgh

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Number One - 30 m

                    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                    Phone: 01315576727

                    85% likes this, based on 449 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish
                    Price Range: GBP 72 - GBP 95

                  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 260 m

                    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                    Phone: 01312252832

                    76% likes this, based on 390 reviews
                    Cuisine: Asian
                    Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 18

                  • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 470 m

                    Address: 267 Canongate
                    Phone: 0131 558 8737

                    84% likes this, based on 963 reviews
                    Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 69

                  • The Pompadour by Galvin - 30 m

                    Address: Princes Street
                    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                    76% likes this, based on 130 reviews
                    Cuisine: French, British
                    Price Range: GBP 75 - GBP 244

                  • Dubh Prais - 350 m

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

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

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  12 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 209 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Location
                  10.0
                  Rooms
                  9.0
                  Service
                  10.0
                  Value
                  9.4
                  Dining
                  10.0

                  Guest reviews

                  • 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

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    Staff were superb and location was perfect

                    Rooms are a bit tired

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                  Show big map »

                  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
                  • Princes Street Gardens
                    530 m
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    810 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  12 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