The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Neighborhood: In the majestic city center

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 188 rooms
VIBE: Sophisticated
City Life Landmarks Local Immersion

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel

Neighborhood: In the majestic city center
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
United Kingdom
Nearest Airport:
Turnhouse (EDI)
5 mi / 8 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Banquet Facilities
  • Children's Programs
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Restaurant

  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa

About Us

Located at the most prestigious address in Edinburgh, the five-star Balmoral Hotel combines the noble character of a Scottish baronial home with the classic sophistication of an international hotel. As a longstanding 'Leading Hotel of the World', The Balmoral offers the high levels of service delivery necessary to ensure that the utmost guest satisfaction is achieved. Located at Number One Princes Street, on the city's main shopping thoroughfare, the five-star Balmoral is only a short walk from Edinburgh Castle, our nation's monuments, museums and galleries and the new Scottish Parliament.
The Balmoral boasts 188 guest rooms, including 20 of the most attractive suites in Europe, many of which have working fireplaces. The bedrooms have an authentic character borrowed from the original design themes of the hotel. All rooms are individually designed and include air conditioning, telephones with voice messaging, 30-channel interactive TV, fax machine with copy and laptop printing features, private safe, hairdryer, trouser press, mini-bar and marble bathroom. We have also upgraded the in-room technology. All rooms now have 2-line phones, a modem point and satellite TV on which you can also check and pay your bills in the room before departing. We are lucky that we have such wonderful views over the city - many of the rooms overlook Edinburgh castle whilst others overlook the rolling hills which are close by.
Dining facilities include the Michelin-starred "Number One" restaurant, famous for award-winning cuisine in an elegant setting, "Hadrian's", a restaurant for chic, cosmopolitan dining at reasonable prices, "The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court", is Scotland’s only Bollinger champagne bar and is perfect for Afternoon Tea and evening cocktails in luxurious refinement, and "Balmoral Bar", for relaxed drinks in stylish surroundings.
The Balmoral boasts a 15 metre swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym for both aerobic exercise and weight training, a steam room, sauna and relaxation suite, as well as a wide array of beauty therapy treatments. The Balmoral Spa was recently voted Scotland’s top Urban Day Spa by readers of Conde Nast Traveller.
In addition, the hotel offers a choice of 10 function suites all with natural daylight, a new garage facility offering over 100 valet parking spaces and a business center offering state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Within a few minutes drive from the Balmoral Hotel, Fettes College is uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh, and enjoys a reputation as one of thepre-eminent co-educational boarding schools in the UK. Their mission atFettes is to develop broadly educated, confident and thoughtful individuals with the hopes and aspirations of each and every one of our students of central importance to
Recent Awards and Accolades Voted Top Hotel in Scotland - American Airline's "Celebrated Living" Readers' Choice Platinum List 2008 Voted 25th top hotel in Europe, only Scottish hotel to feature, Travel and Leisure magazine's readers poll, August 2008 Luxury Hotel of The Year - The Scottish Hotel of The Year Awards 2008 Best Scottish Day Spa - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Spa Awards 2008 Fine Dining Experience Award for number one - The Scottish Restaurant Awards - 2008 Best Employer Award, Hospitality and Leisure - Springboard Awards for Excellence - 2008 Included in Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List - 2008

Best of the Best

The Balmoral may just be the city’s premier address — it’s a luxury hotel that certainly pampers its fortunate guests. Many of the opulent suites and guestrooms look out on Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and Arthur’s Seat. The rooms capture the beauty and mood of the Scottish countryside. Pampering starts in the award-winning spa, a sanctuary of escapism with highly personalized service. Indulgence continues at the Michelin-star restaurant, Number One, serving Scottish cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Palm Court offers award-winning Afternoon Tea, and Scotch whisky bar offers the finest selection of Scottish whiskies.

Advisor Tip

Kids are given a Families R Forte passport at check-in for a treasure hunt through the hotel. Each stamp earns a small surprise. –Jessica Hart Calabasas, California


1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
United Kingdom
In the majestic city center
Nearest Airport
Turnhouse (EDI), 5 Miles / 8 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites



Upgrade: Deluxe

  • Non-Smoking



Upgrade: Castle View Deluxe

  • Non-Smoking

Castle View

Castle View

Upgrade: Classic Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Classic Suite

Classic Suite

Upgrade: Grand Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Grand Suite

Grand Suite

Upgrade: Deluxe Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

  • Non-Smoking
Total 6 Records

Facts & Policies

City Life, Landmarks, Local Immersion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 188
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures
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Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits
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Cancellation Policy
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Accepted Forms of Payment
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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi



Valid for Travel Now Through 28 Aug 2019
Valid for Travel Now Through 28 Aug 2019
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Great hotel with exceptional service!

By: Jense

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Yes, the Balmoral is perfectly located in the heart of the city but that alone would have not made it a pleasant stay or memorable. The staff were incredibly helpful. The hotel is well appointed without any air or stuffiness. The room was not only spacious but efficiently arranged and appointed. We felt right at home.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Cooper

great hotel

By: Kathy C

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

The hotel was fabulous in every way.

Authentic and Luxurious Stay

By: JillianK

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2014

The hotel atmosphere, condition and service keeps you from wanting to even leave to explore the town. Friendly staff members continued to go above and beyond with a smile in order to meet all of my needs. The room was absolutely stunning and in superb condition. I would consider revisiting the city based solely on the thought that I can't wait to stay at this hotel again.
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

The Balmoral, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Edinburg

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

This is a first class hotel with excellent service and in an extremely convenient location. We were met by the shift manager and shown the room and given an explanation of services. The room was spacious and extremely comfortable. We used the concierge to book dinner reservations for 2 nights and obtain tickets to a local attraction. He too was excellent. This is the second Rocco Forte hotel we have stayed in in Europe. Both offer exceptional service and accommodations. We could not have been more pleased..
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Goldman


By: Patti

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

Beautiful hotel with a perfect location. Only drawback was that the room was not ready at check in
Travel Advisor:  Maddy Foxx Moffitt


By: Our Europe Trip

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Excellent. The hotel is situated in the heart of Edinboro. Beautifully appointed and impecable service
Travel Advisor:  Liora Manilof

Edinburgh hotel

By: Roamer

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Excellent location, beautiful hotel, splendid room. Would not recommend Hadrian's restaurant: so-so food, poor service. Unable to get a reservation at One, unfortunately.


By: Connie

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

Nice old fashioned hotel with wonderful service. Number One ( the restaurant) is fabulous.

Ask for what you want


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Our first room assignment had a very soft bed. We requested a different room and were assigned a beautiful room with a new mattress. The Balmoral is a large hotel but they seem to be able to deal with guests as if the hotel was smaller. The Concierges were excellent. We asked for a recommendation for a local restaurant and we were the only travelers there.
Travel Advisor:  Russell Wagenaar


By: micco

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2018

I was able to spend a very nice time.
Travel Advisor:  Izumi Kirchmayr Ogawa

Scotland trip

By: Rebecca

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Fabulous- one of our favorite hotels ever. Comfortable, spacious rooms, fantastic service and the location can't be beat.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre