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4.3 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
£189* Per night/room 29 Nov - 30 Nov

Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room (Old Town View)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room (Castle View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

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 Royal Mile. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus 3 restaurants and 2 bars.

  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at one of the 3 restaurants, or stop for a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast offered for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Treat yourself to hot stone massages, body treatments or body wraps at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and a porter
  • On-site recreation includes a gym, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the location
  • Steps from Princes Street and 4 minutes on foot from Calton Hill
  • Pets welcome for a fee

The Balmoral Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 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

Posted by on 7 Jun 2021

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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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5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Mar 2022

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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. The luxury The Balmoral Hotel also features a fitness centre, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby. 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, dressing gowns, designer toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 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
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast 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 selected days.

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

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • 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.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

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 a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a 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 guest room 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
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • 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
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • 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 40.00 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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