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Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

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Indoor pool
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

The Balmoral Hotel

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationEdinburgh Dungeon5 min walk
    Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle12 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh15 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)30 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's New Town neighbourhood, The Balmoral Hotel is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and Royal Mile. Don't miss out on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 5 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Number One – 1 star Michelin rating. Fine-dining restaurant with a bar. Serves dinner daily.
  • Brasserie Prince – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Palm Court – Serves light fare daily.
  • Bar Prince – Serves light fare daily.

About this property

The Balmoral Hotel

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
3 restaurants, a full-service spa and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness centre and a sauna. All 187 rooms offer 24-hour room service, minibars and Smart TVs with satellite channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. 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.

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

Awards and 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 35 per night)
  • On-site parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: GBP 29 per person
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms 10

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 25 December 2020 to 25 April 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
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

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

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 798 out of 997 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 145 out of 997 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 40 out of 997 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 997 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 997 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful hotel, exceptional cleanliness & a warm welcome at the front door. Rooms were beautiful & extremely comfortable. Check-in was delayed, one room by 25 minutes and the other room by more than an hour - very disappointing. Breakfast was also disappointing as one persons breakfast was delayed, had to enquire - when it did arrive the poached eggs were cold. This maybe due to the hotel just reopening however disappointing customer experience. Overall it was a lovely however would have expected better level of service. The staff at the front door really know how to make you feel welcome, thank you.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The customer service is second to none. I stayed for work during the pandemic and they couldn't;t have been more friendly, kind and hostile. I had to eat dinner and breakfast in my room and it wasn't such a hardship because they upgraded me. I would stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Brilliant Balmoral
One can talk about this hotel in superlatives only: one of the best hotels in Edinburgh with excellent service and dedicated staff. If you want the best then go for Hotel Balmoral.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s just a classic building . The rooms are classy and if you are lucky you will get a room with a great view.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020