The Balmoral

The Balmoral

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom
+44 131 556 2414
R3 807

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About The Balmoral

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated a short walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Balmoral Hotel is a convenient base when visiting Edinburgh. It is close to Princes Street, eateries and shops.

The hotel treats guests to a variety of deluxe facilities, including an indoor pool and The Balmoral Spa. Wellness amenities include a Turkish steam bath and a sauna, and a relaxing massage session can be requested. It also offers superb options for business meetings and events.

After a day of exploring the nearby region, guests can relax in the comfort of their air conditioned rooms. They provide a mini bar, internet access and a marble bathroom.

The Balmoral Hotel provides a variety of places to dine, including The Number One and Balmoral. Room service is also available 24 hours a day.

Edinburgh Airport is under a 25-minute drive from the hotel. It is a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral.

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Amenities at The Balmoral

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine

Parking and transportation

  • Garage
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • No smoking


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Family friendly

  • Child-friendly
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Balmoral

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5,7 Passable
Pros:I told them I am severely asthmatic. When I walked into the room I immediately smelled musty old rug that was cleaned at least dozens of times and exhausted its useful life a long time ago. I went back to the front desk and told them needed a different room for medical reasons and willing to pay more. The front desk person and the day manager told me that they did not have availability without any serious they said no without any consideration and force me to sleep in this room where I ended up wheezing all night. They also lied to me that all the rooms were renovated at the same time and were the same. And it turns out that there were at least a few rooms available.
Cons:The front desk staff should care about the wellbeing of their customers. Poorly trained and inconsiderate.
10,0 Excellent
Pros:Zoltan at reception was a star. The restaurant and bar team were efficient and friendly. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Looking forward to our next visit
9,4 Excellent
Pros:The Number One was a tremendous experience. The hotel and restaurant staff could not have been better during our stay. I would simply say keep it up!
10,0 Excellent
Pros:Beautiful historic hotel in the perfect location. The staff could not have done more to be helpful. The room was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The bathroom was spectacular.
Cons:The light level in the room was so subdued that it was difficult to see inside your suitcase. Other than that no complaints at all.
10,0 Excellent
Pros:Impeccable elegance.


1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

What's nearby

  • Waverley Mall161 m
  • Scott Monument293 m
  • Real Mary King's Close367 m
  • Museum of Childhood384 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland0.4 km
  • The Royal Mile0.5 km
  • Princes Street Gardens0.5 km
  • Calton Hill0.5 km
  • National Library Of Scotland0.5 km
  • National Museum of Scotland0.7 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.7 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Balmoral

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • The Balmoral is located at 1 Princes Street in Old Town, 0,4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Waverley Mall is the closest landmark to The Balmoral.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Balmoral.

  • Yes, The Balmoral offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Balmoral is 11,4 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. The Balmoral is 56,4 km from Dundee.

  • Yes, The Balmoral has a pool on-site.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Balmoral in Edinburgh and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Balmoral and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Balmoral.

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Distance to city centre

0,4 km

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Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11,4 km