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Overview of The Balmoral Hotel

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
1,071 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

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What's nearby

Popular LocationEdinburgh Dungeon5 min walk
Popular LocationSt. Giles' Cathedral6 min walk
RestaurantGuildford Arms1 min walk
RestaurantJuniper1 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)28 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Classic Room

    Classic Room

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Room

    Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Room

    Executive Room

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room, View (Castle View)

    Deluxe Room, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Classic Suite

    Classic Suite

    Room amenities

    • 55 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Junior Suite

    Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Grand Suite

    Grand Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite, View (Castle View)

    Suite, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite (Balmoral)

    Suite (Balmoral)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite (Glamis)

    Suite (Glamis)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite (Scone & Crombie)

    Suite (Scone & Crombie)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite (J.K. Rowling)

    Suite (J.K. Rowling)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

    Deluxe Room, View (Old Town View)

    Room amenities

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

    Executive Room, View (Old Town View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Junior Suite, View (Castle View)

    Junior Suite, View (Castle View)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Room, View

    Executive Room, View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite

    Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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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. Princes Street and George Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 5 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Number One — 1 min walk
  • Hadrians — 1 min walk
  • Guildford Arms - 1 min walk
  • Juniper - 1 min walk
  • Number One - 1 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. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness centre and a sauna. All 188 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and satellite TV. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Balmoral Hotel offers 188 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, designer toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

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.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: WiFi (GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee weekends 7 AM–11 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

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

Lift
Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

English

Business services

24-hour business centre
Computer station
Conference space

Spa

Aromatherapy
Body treatments
Body wraps
Facials
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - sports
Massage - swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Sauna
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

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 - 11 PM

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 24 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 (dates subject to change).

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Diners Club
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

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)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • 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 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 on-site parking is available.

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
All reviews

Guest reviews

4.7

Exceptional

5 - Excellent
848
4 - Good
165
3 - Okay
42
2 - Mediocre
12
1 - Poor
4
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
4.7
Amenities
4.7
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Liked old style 1st class service. Only stayed 2 nights. Would have liked longer.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 3 nights in Mar. 2020

      3/5

      • Liked: Staff & service, amenities
      • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

      This is NOT a 5 star hotel. Architecturally, it is fantastic. The staff give 5-star service. But that is where the 5-star experience ends. Normally, I wouldn’t be as picky as I was with my rating of this hotel, but when a hotel proclaims “5 Star” status, I feel it is important to hold them to such standards. The property is in a beautiful historic building with real significance to Edinburgh. It is conveniently located adjacent to the train station (they are essentially connected), which makes it great for those traveling to Edinburgh by train. It also has many shops and eateries within walking distance. The rooms, however, are small. They are not so small that they couldn’t stick a king size bed in them, though. The small beds come standard. Sure, you can get a larger bed for a premium price. Most 5 star hotels give king size beds as standard. Furthermore, the beds are extremely uncomfortable. If you are sharing a bed, the bed ensures you feel every movement of the other occupant, no matter how slight that movement is. Additionally, the sheets have a crunchy feel to them. There were cracks in the plaster walls. The bathroom would be good, but the grout looked disgustingly dirty. I think it was supposed to be light grey, but the bulk of it was black. The rooms in the interior of the hotel overlook a dated, dingy courtyard that was unkept. I’d say service was 5 star, but room-wise, this hotel is a 3-star at best.

      Stayed 3 nights in Mar. 2020