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Luxury hotel and spa on Edinburgh's famed Princes Street
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Heart of Edinburgh
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this luxury hotel is on Princes Street in the main shopping area and adjacent to Waverley Station. The hotel overlooks Edinburgh Castle and is close to the historic Old Town.
The elegant Balmoral Hotel features a fine-dining restaurant, casual brasserie, and three bars. The full-service spa offers a variety of treatments along with a pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, and gym.
City or courtyard views
Individually decorated guestrooms at the Balmoral Hotel have contemporary style and feature marble and ceramic bathrooms, minibars, and high-speed Internet access. Some offer views of Edinburgh Castle.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
At your hotel
The Balmoral Hotel's clock tower is an Edinburgh landmark and has run three minutes fast since the hotel opened in 1902. Guests can enjoy gourmet cusine at the hotel's award-winning restaurant and casual meals at the brasserie. Afternoon tea is served daily in the Palm Court and a variety of cocktails, Champagne, and whiskies are served at the three bars.
The luxury hotel's 10 conference and banquet rooms can accommodate a variety of events including business conferences, weddings, and receptions. One of these is the Sir Walter Scott Suite, which overlooks Edinburgh Castle and features original chandeliers, gold leaf details, and neutral decor. The hotel also has a 24-hour business center, full-service spa with an indoor pool and gym. This property is smoke-free (fines apply for violations of this policy).
- Indoor pool
- Full-service spa
- 24-hour front desk
- Health club
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Conference space
- Total number of rooms - 188
- Number of floors - 7
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Fireplace in lobby
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Computer station
- Laundry facilities
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Meeting rooms
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of restaurants - 3
- 24-hour business center
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Turkish bath/Hammam
Available in all rooms: Wired internet access (15.00 GBP per 24 hours surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 15.00 GBP per 24-hour period )
In your room
- Air conditioning
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Deep soaking bathtub
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Satellite TV service
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- Room service (24 hours)
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Eat and drink
number one - Michelin-starred restaurant for 10 years featuring an innovative menu of Scottish and French cuisine. Open daily for dinner. Reservations required.
Hadrian's - Art Deco-style brasserie featuring a cosmopolitan menu mixing Scottish and European cuisine, served in an informal setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations required.
Palm Court - Known for offering guests a sample of the finer things in life, from an extensive range of vintage Champagne to traditional afternoon tea, Palm Court is a romantic and timeless venue in which to enjoy an afternoon with friends or an evening with loved ones.
Scotch - The Balmoral’s new signature whiskey bar, offering the largest collection of Scottish whiskeys available to the general public in Edinburgh.
The full-service Balmoral Spa has five treatment rooms, a 15-metre pool, Finnish dry sauna, Turkish steam room, gym, fitness studio, and relaxation suite. Services include facials, body wraps, massages, manicures, and pedicures.
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Steam room in spa
- Sports massage
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
The fine print for The Balmoral Hotel
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-in time ends at midnight
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
- No onsite parking is available.
- Breakfast fee: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): GBP 15.00 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Valet parking fee: GBP 27.00 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35.00 per night
We should mention
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.