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The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom
+44 131 556 2414

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9.3

Excellent
based on 2,671 reviews
The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.4 km
Location rating 9.6
Nearest airport Edinburgh Turnhouse
Distance to airport 11.4 km

Rooms

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Double rooms

$525+

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Classic rooms

$363+

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Executive rooms

$480+

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Reviews

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afternoon tea in 10 reviews
amazing breakfast in 79 reviews
beautiful hotel in 182 reviews
beautiful room in 225 reviews
breakfast is very expensive in 7 reviews
edinburgh in 23 reviews
excellent service in 98 reviews
excellent staff in 378 reviews
feel very welcome in 12 reviews
great location in 161 reviews
ironing board and iron in 4 reviews
palm court in 4 reviews
spa facilities in 47 reviews
upgrade to a suite in 19 reviews
waverley station in 27 reviews
wedding anniversary in 5 reviews
whisky bar in 41 reviews
  • Good
    Oct 2019
    7.5

    Staff very helpful but room not ready, 3.45 before ready

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    7.0

    Great central location. Room was excellent.

    Poor service in Brasserie restaurant. Manager did resolve.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Staff was wonderful, super efficient and friendly.

    Room service food was a bit bland, breakfast buffet was over priced

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Bed was heaven and the sheets were so soft. Both the private whiskey bar and the regular bar were fantastic! Robert shared lots of information for a first time whiskey taster like me! Hotel is old charm paired with modern furnishings. High ceilings in our room was s plus !

    Service at the restaurant for dinner both nights was very slow. Our waiter was good but kitchen really slow. Perhaps under staffed a bit. Food good!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    Staff excellent very tastefully decorated

    Dinner a little pricey but it is Michelin Star

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About

Overview

The British Isles is a repository for so much culture and the people all provide a great window onto one of the great countries in the world. A massive contributor to British culture is Scotland, and the city of Edinburgh is its biggest city. When you stay in Edinburgh, you experience all the great Scottish traditions including the architecture, food, and of course, the kilts. Staying in Edinburgh means finding a great hotel, one of which is the Balmoral Hotel.

The Balmoral Hotel is all about providing travelers with some impressively luxurious accommodations. The best part about the hotel is the location. There are so many places to see in Edinburgh and the hotel is right in the middle of all of them. With rooms that are luxuriously appointed and a staff that is dedicated to service, you’ll feel as if you’re the only guest in the hotel. With a pool and spa on the premises, it is extremely easy to relax.

Scottish cuisine is one of the great understated pleasures of any trip. In Edinburgh, it is done right. There are plenty of great places to eat within walking distance of the hotel. However, the Balmoral does offer some in-house dining that will make you think twice about heading out to eat. Number One and Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux are two excellent restaurants to go along with the bars and lounges in the hotel.

Edinburgh is a great place the visit, and staying at the Balmoral Hotel is a great choice for rooms.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.3 Excellent

based on 2,671 reviews

9.6

Location

9.1

Service

5.3

WiFi

3.0

Value

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Professional service
  • Great menu

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Business centre
Internet
Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Room service
Spa
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Parking
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
Disabled access
Lift
Massage
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Pets not allowed
Wedding services
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange on-site
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Airport shuttle
Steam room

FAQs when booking at The Balmoral Hotel

Does The Balmoral Hotel offer any specialty services?
This hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh and provides top notch service for guests. Couples gave high ratings for the hotel and their money is well spent compared to other hotels especially since the hotel has excellent restaurants and it is close to many great places around town. In the fitness center, they also have a personal trainer to help guests.
What are some of the restaurants at The Balmoral Hotel?
For eating, guests have the option to choose from three restaurants in the hotel. All three meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the restaurant. The Brasserie Prince serves French food cuisine with a lunch special Monday to Friday for 25 GBP (31.70 USD) and they also offer an informal dining experience. They additionally offer traditional French dishes like coq au vin which is chicken braised in red wine with tagliatelle pasta. The second restaurant - Number One - serves local cuisine so guests do not have to travel far to experience the local delicacies. This restaurant offers cured duck, followed by North Sea cod, finished off with wild strawberries for dessert. At the Palm Court, they offer afternoon tea and several selections of sandwiches are available. Some of teas include Earl Grey, Rare Breakfast Blend, and Emperor’s Golden Eyebrow.
What are some nearby restaurants and bars by The Balmoral Hotel?
Within 1 mi from the hotel, there are several restaurants. There is the Frenchy’s South Beach Café, Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill, and the Post Corner Pizza restaurant.
What is the best room to book at The Balmoral Hotel?
Many of the hotel features have a Scottish flavor, from the exquisite architectural design to the excellent food, not to mention the staff dressed in kilts. The rooms, which offer a view of Edinburgh Castle and the historic center, also include tasteful tartan touches. All children under the age of 16 years old can stay for free. Children who are two years and younger can stay free of charge on a children’s cot or crib. A night’s stay averages 118.29 GBP (150 USD) a room. Additionally, some of the rooms are connected with adjoining rooms and can be requested for larger parties. Two types of views from the rooms are available. One room allows a view of the garden and the other shows a view of the city. Several rooms have a view of Edinburgh castle and Old Town, the oldest part the city.
What activities are located close to The Balmoral Hotel?
The tube (subway) is a 5m walk and allows for access to other parts of Edinburgh. Within less than 5m is the Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland.
How is the experience at the spa at The Balmoral Hotel?
The highly rated hotel offers several amenities for their guests. The onsite spa, The Balmoral Spa, has massage rooms, a sauna, a hammam, and also offers manicures and pedicures. Some of the massages offered are sports massages, hot stone massages, deep-tissue massage, and Swedish massages. The spa also provides a Turkish bath and steam room. Several other therapies are available including aromatherapy. (Prices checked 12/07/19).

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Princes Mall 159 m
  • Scott Monument 291 m
  • Real Mary King's Close 353 m
  • Museum of Childhood 372 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral 388 m
  • The Royal Mile 0.4 km

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