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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.


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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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). Amenities also include complimentary WiFi and full high speed Internet (surcharge).

  • Indoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • 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 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 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: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period )

Room Amenities

The Balmoral Hotel offers 188 accommodations with minibars and safes. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Number One - Michelin-starred restaurant for 14 years featuring an innovative menu of Scottish and French cuisine. Open daily for dinner. Reservations required.

Hadrian's Brasserie - 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 whisky bar, offering the largest collection of Scottish whiskies available to the general public in Edinburgh.

Spa Services

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 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

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.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

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

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