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The Balmoral

5 stars
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9.4
Excellent
1,950 reviews
Thu 18/4
Mon 22/4
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Nightly total
Classic room
C$ 334

About The Balmoral

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a 4 AA Rosette 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 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 Whisky. 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 accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. The city’s airport is a 25-minute drive from the building.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Balmoral

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Dining

  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • No smoking

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals

Bedroom

  • Wardrobe or closet

Workspace

  • Desk

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Balmoral

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

9.4
WonderfulBased on 1,950 verified guest reviews
9.3Couples
9.4Solo
9.3Friends
9.5Families

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5.7 Fair
Pros:I told them I am severely asthmatic. When I walked into the room I immediately smelled musty old rug that was cleaned at least dozens of times and exhausted its useful life a long time ago. I went back to the front desk and told them needed a different room for medical reasons and willing to pay more. The front desk person and the day manager told me that they did not have availability without any serious they said no without any consideration and force me to sleep in this room where I ended up wheezing all night. They also lied to me that all the rooms were renovated at the same time and were the same. And it turns out that there were at least a few rooms available.
Cons:The front desk staff should care about the wellbeing of their customers. Poorly trained and inconsiderate.
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Zoltan at reception was a star. The restaurant and bar team were efficient and friendly. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Looking forward to our next visit
A
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The Number One was a tremendous experience. The hotel and restaurant staff could not have been better during our stay. I would simply say keep it up!
D
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful historic hotel in the perfect location. The staff could not have done more to be helpful. The room was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The bathroom was spectacular.
Cons:The light level in the room was so subdued that it was difficult to see inside your suitcase. Other than that no complaints at all.
J
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Impeccable elegance.

Location

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

What's nearby

  • Waverley Mall161 m
  • Scott Monument293 m
  • Real Mary King's Close367 m
  • Museum of Childhood384 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland0.4 km
  • The Royal Mile0.5 km
  • Princes Street Gardens0.5 km
  • Calton Hill0.5 km
  • National Library Of Scotland0.5 km
  • National Museum of Scotland0.7 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.7 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Balmoral

Low season

January

High season

March

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 904

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 549
Cheapest month to stay with an average 48% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 82% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Balmoral

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Top tips for your stay at The Balmoral

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Balmoral, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and November.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Balmoral, plan to stay on a Friday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Balmoral was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 1,004, while the most expensive was C$ 1,004.
  • How long should you stay at The Balmoral? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at The Balmoral

  • Does The Balmoral Hotel offer any specialty services?

    This hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh and provides top notch service for guests. Couples gave high ratings for the hotel and their money is well spent compared to other hotels especially since the hotel has excellent restaurants and it is close to many great places around town. In the fitness center, they also have a personal trainer to help guests.

  • What are some of the restaurants at The Balmoral Hotel?

    For eating, guests have the option to choose from three restaurants in the hotel. All three meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the restaurant. The Brasserie Prince serves French food cuisine with a lunch special Monday to Friday for 25 GBP (31.70 USD) and they also offer an informal dining experience. They additionally offer traditional French dishes like coq au vin which is chicken braised in red wine with tagliatelle pasta. The second restaurant - Number One - serves local cuisine so guests do not have to travel far to experience the local delicacies. This restaurant offers cured duck, followed by North Sea cod, finished off with wild strawberries for dessert. At the Palm Court, they offer afternoon tea and several selections of sandwiches are available. Some of teas include Earl Grey, Rare Breakfast Blend, and Emperor’s Golden Eyebrow.

  • What are some nearby restaurants and bars by The Balmoral Hotel?

    Within 1 mi from the hotel, there are several restaurants. There is the Frenchy’s South Beach Café, Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill, and the Post Corner Pizza restaurant.

  • What is the best room to book at The Balmoral Hotel?

    Many of the hotel features have a Scottish flavor, from the exquisite architectural design to the excellent food, not to mention the staff dressed in kilts. The rooms, which offer a view of Edinburgh Castle and the historic center, also include tasteful tartan touches. All children under the age of 16 years old can stay for free. Children who are two years and younger can stay free of charge on a children’s cot or crib. A night’s stay averages 118.29 GBP (150 USD) a room. Additionally, some of the rooms are connected with adjoining rooms and can be requested for larger parties. Two types of views from the rooms are available. One room allows a view of the garden and the other shows a view of the city. Several rooms have a view of Edinburgh castle and Old Town, the oldest part the city.

  • What activities are located close to The Balmoral Hotel?

    The tube (subway) is a 5m walk and allows for access to other parts of Edinburgh. Within less than 5m is the Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland.

  • How is the experience at the spa at The Balmoral Hotel?

    The highly rated hotel offers several amenities for their guests. The onsite spa, The Balmoral Spa, has massage rooms, a sauna, a hammam, and also offers manicures and pedicures. Some of the massages offered are sports massages, hot stone massages, deep-tissue massage, and Swedish massages. The spa also provides a Turkish bath and steam room. Several other therapies are available including aromatherapy. (Prices checked 12/07/19).

  • Where is The Balmoral located?

    The Balmoral is located at 1 Princes Street in Old Town, 0.4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Waverley Mall is the closest landmark to The Balmoral.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Balmoral?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Balmoral.

  • Does The Balmoral offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Balmoral offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Balmoral from the airport?

    The Balmoral is 11.3 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. The Balmoral is 56.4 km from Dundee.

  • Does The Balmoral have a pool?

    Yes, The Balmoral has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Balmoral hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Balmoral in Edinburgh and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Balmoral and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Balmoral.

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