Exterior of Balmoral Hotel from Princes Street Gardens

The Balmoral

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Luxury hotel offering 5* accommodation and fine dining in the centre of the city

Afternoon Tea in Palm Court at the Balmoral
  • Afternoon Tea in Palm Court at the Balmoral
  • Executive Room in the Balmoral
  • Glamis Suite at Balmoral Hotel
  • J.K. Rowling Suite at the Balmoral
  • Balmoral Lobby
  • Number One Restaurant at the Balmoral
  • The Balmoral Spa Pool
  • The Balmoral Whisky
  • The Balmoral Spa Treatment Room


With an address of ‘No 1 Princes Street’ and a landmark clocktower that has dominated Princes Street since 1902, The Balmoral is one of Edinburgh’s iconic hotels with a history dating back over 100 years.

Now part of the Rocco Forte Hotels group, The Balmoral offers exceptional, luxury accommodation and dining in the heart of Edinburgh with views to Edinburgh Castle and across the city.

The choice of accommodation ranges from the standard Classic room with elegant, Scottish inspired décor to a Junior Suite with Castle Views giving you a luxury space to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city below. The interiors are decorated in muted tones with gentle nods to Scotland creating relaxing and comfortable spaces for guests.

Whether you are looking for an afternoon tea or fine dining reflecting the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France, The Balmoral offers three different eating experiences with three restaurants: No 1, Brasserie Prince and Palm Court. SCOTCH the hotel’s whisky bar has an extensive menu of whiskys and cocktails for pre or post-dining drinks or just to meet up with friends.

Wellness is important at The Balmoral and with this in mind the hotel is also equipped with a swimming pool and spa. Inspired by Forte’s Mediterranean heritage, the spa is designed to offer everything guests might need to help them fully relax during their stay. Equipped with a Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, Technogym and exercise studio, and a list of treatments ranging from a basic manicure to 90 minute body treatments and massages, guests can choose to spend a few minutes or whole day sampling its delights.

Families are fully catered for with complimentary baby meals, equipment and toiletries on request. A chargeable baby-sitting service is also available.

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