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4.1 out of 5

"Very expensive breakfast, £29 a bit steep even for all the voice available. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 13 Mar 2020

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Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£172* Per night/room 1 Oct - 2 Oct

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite (J.K. Rowling)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, View (Castle View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

The Balmoral Hotel's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Built in 1902, this 5-star hotel has 187 rooms over 7 floors. Smart TVs and minibars are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, Smart TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Grab something to eat at one of the 3 restaurants, or stop for a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Treat yourself to deep-tissue massages, body treatments or manicures and pedicures at The Balmoral Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and a porter
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the bar and the helpful staff
  • Steps from Princes Street and 4 minutes on foot from George Street
  • Pets welcome for a fee

The Balmoral Hotel ratings based on 9 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Balmoral Hotel

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5 out of 5
Very expensive breakfast, £29 a bit steep even for all the voice available.

Posted by , from Ayrshire UK on 13 Mar 2020

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5 out of 5
Just amazing from stepping in the door..bags taken, room upgraded, room impeccable, staff courteous and helpful..breakfast amazing..treated like a movie star from start to finish..can’t wait till next time!

Posted by on 27 Jan 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Dec 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Dec 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Jul 2019

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5 out of 5

First class hotel next to main train station

We stayed at the Balmoral for two nights and attended a friend’s wedding held at the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service, food and facilities were all excellent.

Posted by on 3 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel but been in better 5 star rooms

Lovely centrally located hotel with excellent staff. Room was at very back of the hotel. View was awful, thought maybe because we booked with ebookers and not hotel direct.

Posted by , from wishaw on 13 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5

Review of Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

The Hotel amenities beat all expectations. The staff were particularly attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. Absolutely first class service.

Posted by on 15 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Tasokas hotelli todella keskeisellä paikalla.

Pros: Katso yllä oleva vastaus.
Cons: Huoneen valaistuksen suunnittelu oli kyllä jäänyt puolitiehen. Esim. pöydän ääressä lukeminen ja kirjoittaminen olisi vaatinut melkeinpä taskulamppua.
Location: Keskeinen sijainti aivan juna-aseman vieressä. Kaikki liikennevälineet muutaman minuutin kävelymatkan päässä.
Kaikki sujui aivan loistavasti. Hotellin palvelut kuntosaleineen, uima-altaineen aivan hieno juttu. Lisäksi hotellin sijainti sekä henkilökunta aivan mainiot.

Posted by on 10 Oct 2017

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Property Features

The Balmoral Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 10 meeting rooms available. A fitness centre, spa services, and concierge services are also featured at the luxury The Balmoral Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This Edwardian Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 187 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1902
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.8 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, designer toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Number One – This fine-dining restaurant only serves dinner.Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. 1-star Michelin rating.

Brasserie Prince – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Palm Court – This restaurant only serves light fare. Open daily.

Bar Prince – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

SCOTCH – On-site bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

The Balmoral Spa has 5 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 50 per pet, per stayService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 29 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 35 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Balmoral Edinburgh
  • Balmoral Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Balmoral
  • Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
  • The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Balmoral Hotel Hotel
  • The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Balmoral Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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