The Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom
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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom
Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and a gym. Waverley Station and Edinburgh's main shopping area are within 5 minutes' walk. First opened in 1902, The Balmoral now offers rooms with a spacious marble bathroom and an interactive TV. Many rooms have views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Number One Restaurant provides a fine dining menu, while Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux offers an informal dining atmosphere. Palm Court features afternoon tea and the Bar Prince serves innovative cocktails in a relaxed setting, while the SCOTCH offers over 500 varieties of Scottish Whiskey. With a sauna and a Turkish steam room, The Balmoral Spa features 5 treatment rooms and an exercise studio. With its own splendid clock tower, The Balmoral offers 5-star accommodations in the heart of Edinburgh. The city’s airport is a 25-minute drive from the building.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Business Center
  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet In Public Areas
  • Fitness Center or Spa
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Concierge Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Elevator
  • Massage
  • Family room
  • Internet services
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Ironing service
  • Heating
  • Luggage storage
  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Daily maid service
  • Private parking
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Kid meals
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stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Fantastic service , friendly staff , excellent food
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
The Staff were excellent, they were all extremely friendly and helpful everyone from the cleaners to the guys on the desk, a business is only as good as the folk that run it and they were all top notch
If I was to criticise anything it would be the price of the breakfast, at £29 it was comparable to and evening meal which I thought was very good value for money.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
The super friendly and attentive staff, the amazing view, the extras in the room, the whisky bar, the spa, the attention to detail.............
The weather, which the balmoral couldn’t control!
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Great location, good sized room, good food, but most of all the staff nothing was too much trouble and were very friendly.
It’s not that we didn’t like the property but could have had more seating to have a quiet drink or coffee.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
The staff are first class, I am working in Edinburgh one day a week and decided to try out different hotels. This is the best (by miles) so far.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
2nd time we have been here and both times been amazing. The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The rooms are very clean and the spa is amazing!!! Will defo be back :-)
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
We were given an upgrade which was a good start. Service and hospitality was exceptional. Thought the breakfast was excellent with good choices although maybe a little overpriced. Perhaps this is normal in this standard of hotel.
No information in the room about the hotel's facilities. e.g. location of the pool or spa. Info about how to control the heating would have been helpful. Also info about accessing Wi-Fi.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
From the moment you walk through the door (opened by the doorman), you are treated with absolute courtesy, nothing is too much trouble and none of the staff make you feel anything less than welcome. Our room was excellent with a view of the castle, Scott Monument and Princes Street. It was tastefully decorated in the style of the hotel, for once with sufficient hanging space and enough padded coathangers. The spa is an oasis of calm and everything is provided to ensure you can relax away from the noise and bussle of the streets outside. The guys in the whisky bar were knowledgeable and a huge range of whiskies were available to suit all pockets. Breakfast was excellent, again with a large selection of everything you would expect to find, and even the odd extra like a tray of honey combe to have with your greek yoghurt. On leaving, requested my car brought from the garage, suitcase and luggage collected from our room and by the time we had checked out, was already loaded into our car. Looking forward to being able to stay again, in one of our favourite hotels in one of our favourite cities.
leaving!
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Where do I start, absolutely everything was first class. From the smartly dressed gentleman who’s extremely friendly who greets at front door offering to take bags etc, to the amazing check in staff, the level of service throughout is exemplary! We regularly stay in top hotels worldwide and have never seen standards and service levels to Dubai standards anywhere else until now, at the Balmoral. Our first room was immaculate but a bit small with not a great view so we were moved to a castle view free of charge and given free cocktail vouchers for Prince bar, a lovely touch they didn’t have to do as I was expecting to pay for an upgrade as there was nothing actually wrong with first room. A huge thank you guys. We will no doubt become regular visitors now.
If I had to be picky I’d say the standard of the spa doesn’t match the rest of the hotel, it’s very basic, if this hotel had a spa like the Blythswood in Glasgow it would be Scotland’s best hotel by a mile. But that’s just being picky, it was absolutely fine for a swim and refresh.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
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The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom