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Great whiskey bar - 400 offerings, beautiful hotel, quiet rooms, very friendly staff. Wish we would have brought our swimsuits for the pool and spa. Great workout facials well.

Very central and extremely comfortable. Staff very helpful and attentive!

The location was great as it is just one block from Waverly Station; so easy walking to the National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle and many of the popular sites. Also close to an endless array of restaurants, museums, pubs, etc. The hotel services and hospitality are top-notch, but we were surprised that there was no real option for an al a carte breakfast in the morning. The only breakfast offered was a 30 euro buffet, which seemed a bit excessive. But there were many very nice and much less expensive breakfast options just a block away.

I’ve stayed all over the world and at the best hotels but this service was more memorable and better than anywhere- any Ritz, four seasons or peninsula and those are awesome hotels! Will be back for sure!

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.

1 Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Princes Street and George Street
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in New Town, The Balmoral Hotel is adjacent to Princes Street and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like George Street. This 5-star hotel has 187 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Number One, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 187 rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find Smart TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At The Balmoral Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is offered for GBP 35 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out.

Room options

Suite (Scone and Crombie)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite (Glamis)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Executive Room (Old Town View)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Balmoral Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Business (1) Family (3)
5
Partner Couples Family

Great whiskey bar - 400 offerings, beautiful hotel, quiet rooms, very friendly staff. Wish we would have brought our swimsuits for the pool and spa. Great workout facials well.

By on Apr 14, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 11, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jan 5, 2019

5
Everyone

Very central and extremely comfortable. Staff very helpful and attentive!

By , from Pittsburgh USA on Jul 25, 2018

4
Everyone

The location was great as it is just one block from Waverly Station; so easy walking to the National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle and many of the popular sites. Also close to an endless array of restaurants, museums, pubs, etc. The hotel services and hospitality are top-notch, but we were surprised that there was no real option for an al a carte breakfast in the morning. The only breakfast offered was a 30 euro buffet, which seemed a bit excessive. But there were many very nice and much less expensive breakfast options just a block away.

By on Jun 29, 2018

5
Everyone

I’ve stayed all over the world and at the best hotels but this service was more memorable and better than anywhere- any Ritz, four seasons or peninsula and those are awesome hotels! Will be back for sure!

By on Jun 28, 2018

4

great location

Everyone

Beautiful hotel and amenities. Staff not as friendly.

By , from CA on Mar 21, 2017

5

central location

Everyone

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

By on Mar 4, 2017

5

first class

Couples

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.

By on Dec 30, 2014

5

balmoral experience

Family

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.

By on Jun 21, 2014

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