Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful hotel and amenities. Staff not as friendly.

Top notch. Super nice staff. Luxury at its best. Great food and location.

Standard room is comfortable with plenty of space for a couple. Everything in room was of high quality and worked properly. The only quirk (for a UK hotel) was the missing hot-water kettle and obligatory tea set. The service was genuinely friendly and was not over-bearing. A very positive experience.

It was in every way fantastic! Beautiful room and exceptional service from all levels of staff! In every way it was worth the extra money. I would highly recommend this hotel.

It was fantastic! Great service and incredible attention to detail and also delicious food! Would highly recommend this hotel as it is also centrally located to everything you'd want to see in Edinburgh (also directly next to train station) The staff couldn't do enough for us!

The Balmoral Hotel is one of Edinburgh's finest hotels. Centrally located in the city with first-class accomodations, including a wonderful gym faciility, indoor pool and spa (although I didn't use it). My room was very nice. Afternoon tea is terrific after a day of walking around the city. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast not very impressive, eggs overcooked more than once and store bought brown bread. Could be better. Still, a very nice experience and highly recommended.

Probably one of the best hotels we have stayed at. Fabulous location, and staff (especially the concierge - David Musk, Steven). They are all locals, are super helpful, and all their tips for things to do and places to see were right on the money. Can't recommend it enough.

Generally quite nice, but the seating in the room was so uncomfortable as to be unusable. It may have been the chain's top designer who picked the chairs, but the designer could never have sat in them and tried to read. Otherwise, quite nice, with a great (though expensive) restaurant in the hotel.

The Balmoral Hotel is an amazing historic building placed right in the middle of the new town and old town. It is an excellent location to see all the major sights of Edinburgh. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful for all of our needs. I would love to return and stay again. Highly recommendable!

1 Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Scott Monument and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in New Town, The Balmoral Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Scott Monument and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This 188-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. It's in central Edinburgh and also a short walk from Princes Street Gardens and St. Giles' Cathedral.


Enjoy dining at Number One, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The Balmoral Hotel's 188 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

The Balmoral Hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double or Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room (Castle View)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3