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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
979 reviews
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 sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationScott Monument4 min walk
Popular LocationSt. Giles' Cathedral6 min walk
Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)33 min drive
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  • Suite, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Classic Suite

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite (Scone & Crombie)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite (Glamis)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite (Balmoral)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Junior Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite (J.K. Rowling)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Room, View (Old Town View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Classic Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Junior Suite, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Grand Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Room, View (Castle View)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Executive Room, View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 7 min walk
  • The Hub - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 4 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Number One — 1 min walk
  • Brasserie Prince — 1 min walk
  • Booking Office - 3 min walk
  • Howies - 4 min walk
  • Brewhemia - 4 min walk

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. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and safes.
The Balmoral Hotel offers 187 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. 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 deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

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

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: GBP 35 per night
  • 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

  • Dry cleaning service
  • 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

  • 10 meeting rooms

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • 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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and 11 PM

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day.

Property payment types

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
Safety features at this property include 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 Hotel Edinburgh
Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Edinburgh
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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Balmoral Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Balmoral Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Balmoral Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Balmoral Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is The Balmoral Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 50 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at The Balmoral Hotel?
Valet parking is available for GBP 35 per night.
What time is check-in at The Balmoral Hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at The Balmoral Hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is The Balmoral Hotel located?
Located in New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street and George Street. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Royal Mile are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is only a 4-minute walk and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 24 minutes.
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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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

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The Perfect stay. The best hotel we have ever stayed in. Extremely friendly staff and a special thanks to all those who made our stay so perfect. Afternoon tea at the Palm Court was also superb.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Superb hotel. Staff were brilliant and made our stay so special. Beautiful decor throughout hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Hotel fantastic , lovely refurbished rooms and allowed a late check out . Lovely staff and very helpful .
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Business traveller
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My wife and I had some business to attend to in Edinburgh, so we decided to combine it with some staycation and chose The Balmoral Hotel as our base, and we certainly were not disappointed. The location of this famous landmark is perfect for whatever you want to do, and despite the problems of road restructuring, it was easy to get to wherever we wanted to go. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the rooms we stayed in were spacious and clean, with the extra care you would expect during this Pandemic.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

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