Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

Princes Street Edinburgh Eh2 2Eq, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ  show map
 5 stars
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Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

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 classic Balmoral Hotel is a 5-star property that offers attentive services in an elegant setting. Since 1902, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Edinburgh.

It is placed close to the commercial district, in the vicinity of Royal Botanic Garden, Parliament House and St. Giles Cathedral. The venue is set within 1 km from Edinburgh city center.

This hotel is set in a green area next to banks and business centers.

Balmoral Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 188 rooms. All of them feature IDD telephone, a safe, high-speed internet, a dressing area and individual climate control. Guests will enjoy a beautiful view of the street. The rooms have modern décor and red furniture.

Eat & Drink

The traditional restaurant serves Georgian dishes. Guests can quench their thirst at Balmoral bar with a favorite drink. Guests can dine in The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

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

Services

Aside from a luggage storage, an elevator and parking, guests can make use of porter service, wedding services and valet parking.

Relax

Reflex massage, steam baths and Turkish bath are available on site. Guests can keep fit with a fitness center, aerobics classes and a gym offered on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 27 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   188.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Massage
  • Reflex 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Armchair

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • 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 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 35 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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:

Princes Street Edinburgh Eh2 2Eq, 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 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 24 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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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • 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: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 36 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • 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.

      Room facilities
        Balmoral photos Room Superior Deluxe King RoomBalmoral photos Room Superior Deluxe King Room
        Superior Deluxe King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size 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 or Twin beds
          Size: 45 m²
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • 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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                • Free Wi-Fi
                • 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 SuiteBalmoral 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
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Princes Street Edinburgh Eh2 2Eq, 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

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                  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
                  • Edinburgh Dungeons - 200 m
                  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 200 m
                  • Stills Ltd - 200 m
                  • Holyrood House - 300 m
                  • The 3D Loch Ness Experience - 300 m
                  • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 300 m
                  • edinburgh festival fringe - 300 m

                  Places of interest

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

                  Train stations

                  • Edinburgh Waverley station - 100 m
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station - 100 m

                  Convention centers

                  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 200 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Multrees Walk - 200 m

                  Amusement

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

                  Museums

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

                  Parks

                  • Dunbars close garden - 300 m
                  • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd - 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: CAD 120 - CAD 160

                  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 260 m

                    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                    Phone: 01312252832

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

                  • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 470 m

                    Address: 267 Canongate
                    Phone: 0131 558 8737

                    84% likes this, based on 963 reviews
                    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 115

                  • 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: CAD 126 - CAD 408

                  • 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:

                  Princes Street Edinburgh Eh2 2Eq, 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