The Balmoral
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 2EQ Scotland

Distance from hotel to Glasgow International Airport (GLA), 95 kms (59 miles). Distance from hotel to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), 10 kms (6 miles).  

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark in the centre of the city, the historic building's grand clock still dominates the skyline, while its enviable location, views, hospitality and five-star facilities provide the perfect retreat. The Balmoral began life as a grand railway hotel and continues to respect the traditions set by its founders, right down to the kilted doormen.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Meeting Rooms (10)
  • Pool
  • Rooms (168)
  • Spa
  • Suites (20)
A comprehensive range of treatments will help you unwind in the Balmoral Spa. The 15-metre pool is perfect for a quick dip, or relax in the sauna and steam room. A large variety of spa treatments available (at an additional fee). Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break varies and is subject to change.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

Maximum occupancy varies by accommodation and is subject to change. For maximum occupancy details, please call Europe Operations.  

Classic Rooms, Combine contemporary design with classic Scottish charm.  

Executive Rooms, Decorated to reflect traditional Scottish style, some of these elegant rooms can also be inter-connected, making them suitable for families.  

Deluxe Rooms, Comfortable and contemporary, these large rooms have a sitting area and your choice of either a king-sized bed or two single beds.  

All accommodations include: coffee/tea maker, trouser press, hairdryer, voicemail, iron, ironing board, maid service, mini-bar, mini-bar: ($), movies (in accommodation): ($), room service (24-hour): ($), safe (in accommodation): ($), shower, air conditioning, smoke detector, alarm clock, telephone, bathrobes, television (remote controlled, cable), bathroom (ensuite), toiletries, bathtub and turndown service.  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Palm Court, vintage champagne and award-winning afternoon tea in Edinburgh. All to be enjoyed under the canopy of the exotic palm trees.  

• Palm Court is an Edinburgh institution that's as glittering as its glass dome and Venetian chandelier. The place to sample a wide selection of loose leaf teas, coffee and pastries. Sip vintage champagne and try to spot the Calton Hill follies hidden on the wallpaper. A harpist provides the perfect accompaniment.  

Scotch, over 500 malts, blends and vintages from the Highlands, Lowlands, Islands, Islay and Speyside. One place to discover the min the Scotch bar. The hotel's signature whiskey bar pays homage to Scotland's national drink and is home to one of Edinburgh's largest collections.  

• Take a seat on one of the tweed sofas and let the Whiskey Ambassadors help you choose from over 500 varieties, each one accompanied by a specially selected snack like wild boar salami, dark Swiss chocolate or smoked almonds.  

The Gallery, designed by rocco forte hotel's director of design olga polizzi, is a space to enjoy a quiet drink, a sweet treat or a warming cup of balmoral blended tea. The walls are adorned with artwork curated by the Scottish gallery, the oldest fine art dealer and gallery in Scotland, specializing in 20th century and contemporary Scottish painting and objects. Explore a diverse mix of Scottish art as the exhibitions change seasonally.  

Brasserie Prince By Alain Roux, In collaboration with legendary chefs and restaurateurs. Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux is celebrating a 'new alliance': matching the very best of Scottish produce with classic French cooking at The Balmoral.  

Number One, Edinburgh's culinary landmark, is The Balmoral's Michelin- starred fine-dining restaurant. Executive Chef, and Head Chef place an emphasis on creative dishes whilst promoting the best of Scotland by using only the finest and freshest Scottish ingredients.  

Bonus Features (back to top)


Bonus Features:  


• Daily newspaper  

• Spa access  

• Use of Fitness Center  

• Use of Sauna, Pool  

• Use of Steam Room  

• Shoe Shine Service