The Balmoral

Enjoy a prime location at The Balmoral, a five star hotel situated just off the famous Princes Street, in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre.


The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel in the city centre, ideally located halfway between the Old Town and New Town in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The five star hotel is easily recognised by its striking clock tower and its traditional kilted doormen. Guests can look forward to a 15 metre pool, a Finnish sauna, and an excellent breakfast during their stay.

Description, Services & Facilities


The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel with impressive architecture that dates back to 1902. Situated in the centre of Edinburgh, the hotel is ideally located halfway between the Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh and is most easily recognised by its iconic clock tower. Interestingly, the clock three minutes’ fast to ensure you don’t miss your train. Guests can look forward to warm, traditional Scottish hospitality with Scottish restaurants and kilted doormen. The rooms offer traditional luxury with views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town with all the modern conveniences, including complimentary Wi-Fi. With a focus on families, the hotel also offers fantastic facilities for all ages with special menus, teddy turndown services at night, and various bath time toys and games in the room. Enjoy a lazy afternoon tea at Palm Court underneath a canopy of palm trees or treat yourself to a day at the spa.

A wide range of facilities and services are available at The Balmoral, including:

  • Full service Rocco Forte Spa
  • Finnish sauna
  • Steam room
  • 15 metre indoor swimming pool
  • Baby amenities
  • Kid's amenities
  • Teen amenities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Babysitting
  • Room service


Warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine.
Michelin starred chef, Jeff Bland.

Number One
Indulge in modern Scottish cuisine.
Dishes served in a fresh, contemporary style.
Brian Grigor, voted Game Chef in 2013.

Palm Court
Perfect for afternoon tea.
Set under a canopy of palm trees.
Serves everything from tea and coffee to champagne.

The Balmoral Bar
One of the city’s most cosmopolitan bars.
Indulgent velvet and leather décor.
Offers a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits.

One of the largest collections of Scotch in Edinburgh.
Over 500 malts from the highlands and lowlands.
Served with specially selected snacks, including wild boar salami, dark Swiss chocolate, and smoked almonds.

The Gallery
Walls covered in artwork curated by the Scottish Gallery.
Scottish art changes seasonally.
Perfect for tea, a snack or a quiet drink.

Hotel Location


All Rooms Include

All rooms carefully combine contemporary design with classic Scottish charm.

Room and Suite standard facilities:

  • Digital TV
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Rocco Forte Nourish mini bar (on request)
  • Heeley bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Coffee and tea making facilities

Classic Room

Classic Room 19sqm

  • Queen size bed
  • Courtyard view
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Executive Room

Executive Room 25sqm

  • Queen or king size bed
  • City or courtyard view
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room 27-37sqm

  • King size bed
  • City or courtyard view
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children

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