The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 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
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PROPERTY SIZE: 188 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Sophisticated
City Life Landmarks Local Immersion

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel

Address:
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
United Kingdom
Nearest Airport:
Turnhouse (EDI)
5 mi / 8 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

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


Recreation
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa

About Us

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect urban retreat.

ROOMS & SUITES

The perfect marriage of tradition and modernity, each of the 168 rooms has been individually designed by Rocco Forte Hotel’s Director of Design Olga Polizzi. Elegant and stylish with unmistakably Scottish accents, each of our 20 Edinburgh suites are generous with magnificent views.

As part of a multimillion pound upgrade, The Balmoral refurbished its presidential suite, the Scone & Crombie Suite, in 2018. Named after the iconic Scone Palace in Perthshire, the signature suite has been designed as the ultimate city base for families or urban enclave for heads of state and VIPs. The flexible accommodation – which stretches to 198 square metres - can be booked as a two or three bedroom suite.

DINING AT THE BALMORAL

Excellent cuisine is guaranteed at The Balmoral. In collaboration with legendary chefs and restaurateurs Alain Roux, and his father Michel Roux, O.B.E., Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux was launched in 2018 celebrating a 'new alliance': matching the very best of Scottish produce with classic French cooking. At Bar Prince the ambience is relaxed yet convivial. Guests can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, sit in the cosy library by the fire for an after dinner drink or sample cocktails at the long, marble bar counter for a fun night out.

The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Number One, offers modern Scottish dining with the finest service. Executive Chef Jeff Bland places an emphasis on creative dishes whilst promoting the very best of Scotland by using only the freshest local ingredients. Number One was named in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards as one of the Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the UK.

Palm Court, set in the heart of the hotel, is an Edinburgh institution that’s as glittering as its glass dome and Venetian chandelier. The place to sample modern Scottish Afternoon Tea and a wide selection of loose leaf teas, coffee and pastries. Sip vintage champagne as a harpist provides the perfect accompaniment.

The Balmoral’s signature whisky bar, SCOTCH, 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 a kilted Whisky Ambassadors help you choose from over 500 varieties.

RELAXATION AT THE BALMORAL

For relaxation, The Balmoral Spa is a serene sanctuary in the heart of the city - the perfect place to escape the pace of city life. The spa boasts 5 treatment rooms, a 15m swimming pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, Spa Bar and a state-of-the-art quad layout Technogym-equipped gym.

Best of the Best

Standing proud since 1902, the historic building’s majestic clock tower still dominates the Edinburgh skyline. Its clock is set precisely three minutes fast, to ensure residents never miss their train. In fact, the only day the clock is set correctly is Hogmanay for the city’s New Year celebrations. The Balmoral is the perfect home-from-home to discover Edinburgh and Scotland’s finest attractions. Whatever the season, the hotel’s dedicated Concierge team can open doors to some of the most unique experiences in Scotland. From tickets to the world-famous Edinburgh Festival events, access to the city’s royal establishments - Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia – to the hotel’s Tartan Butler Clan Tour, you’ll find the best of Scotland at your finger tips. The Balmoral was named as City Hotel of the Year 2018 by the world’s leading gastronomic tourism title - Food and Travel magazine.

Advisor Tip

Exclusive to Rocco Forte Hotels, the newly launched Irene Forte Skincare line offers a range of treatments harnessing the power of handpicked active ingredients from Italy.

Location

Address
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
United Kingdom
Nearest Airport
Turnhouse (EDI), 5 Miles / 8 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Scone & Crombie

Our iconic signature suite is decorated with rich fabrics, opulent furnishings and space in abundance. This suite was named after the iconic Scone Palace in Perthshire. The suite has a walk-in wardrobe, working fireplace, separate dining room and traditional Scottish touches throughout.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed

- Can be interconnected to Executive Rooms

Facilities:

- In-suite check-in

- Personalised Concierge services before and during your stay

- Full In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- Breakfast in your suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux

- Unpacking and packing service

- Pressing of up to 4 garments

- In-house movies

- High-speed Wi-Fi access

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Glamis Suite

One of our most spacious suites, the Glamis Suite is classic yet contemporary. The sitting room overlooks Princes Street. It has a working fireplace and dining table for four.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + an extra bed for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, can be twinned

- Can be interconnected to an Executive Room

Facilities:

- In-suite check-in

- Personalised Concierge services before and during your stay

- Full In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- Breakfast in your suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux

- Unpacking and packing service

- Pressing of up to 4 garments

- In-house movies

- High-speed Wi-Fi access

You’ll also receive a personalised experience of your choice, a Whisky Journey in Scotch, fast-track tickets to Edinburgh Castle or a private tour of Hamilton & Inches' silversmith workshop, the iconic Edinburgh jewellers. Alternatively, we’ll personalise your suite with your favourite things, such as flowers, in-room amenities and much more.

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Balmoral Suite

The Balmoral Suite has a sitting room with a living flame fire and two separate bedrooms. The suite has a guest powder room as well as a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom.

Occupancy:

- 4 people

- 2 king-sized beds

- Can interconnect with an Executive Old Town View room

Facilities:

- In-suite check-in

- Personalised Concierge services before and during your stay

- Full In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- Breakfast in your suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux

- Unpacking and packing service

- Pressing of up to 4 garments

- In-house movies

- High-speed Wi-Fi access

You’ll also receive a personalised experience of your choice, a Whisky Journey in Scotch, fast-track tickets to Edinburgh Castle or a private tour of Hamilton & Inches' silversmith workshop, the iconic Edinburgh jewellers. Alternatively, we’ll personalise your suite with your favourite things, such as flowers, in-room amenities and much more.

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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J.K. Rowling Suite

The J.K. Rowling suite features a beautiful sitting room with turret style alcoves and decor inspired by the Scottish woodlands. This suite has view over Calton Hill.

This suite is where the J.K.Rowling finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It contains a marble bust of Hermes, the Greek god of travel, signed by J.K.Rowling herself. The door knocker is a brass owl in her honour.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed

Facilities:

- In-suite check-in

- Personalised Concierge services before and during your stay

- Full In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- Breakfast in your suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux

- Unpacking and packing service

- Pressing of up to 4 garments

- In-house movies

- High-speed Wi-Fi access

You’ll also receive a personalised experience of your choice, a Whisky Journey in Scotch, fast-track tickets to Edinburgh Castle or a private tour of Hamilton & Inches' silversmith workshop, the iconic Edinburgh jewellers. Alternatively, we’ll personalise your suite with your favourite things, such as flowers, in-room amenities and much more.

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Grand Suite

Four of our Grand Suites have turret-style alcoves. Each has a name synonymous with Scotland — Braemar, Stirling, Dunrobin and Tay.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, some can be twinned

Facilities:

- In-suite check-in

- Personalised Concierge services during your stay

- In Room Bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- Breakfast in your suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux

- Pressing of 1 garment

- In-house movies

- High-speed Wi-Fi access

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Classic Suite

Our Classic Suites have a separate bedroom and a sitting room. They combine elegant, contemporary features with characteristics borrowed from our Scottish heritage.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, some can be twinned

Facilities:

- In-suite check-in

- Personalised Concierge services during your stay

- In Room Bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- Breakfast in your suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux

- Pressing of 1 garment

- In-house movies

- High-speed Wi-Fi access

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Junior Suite Castle View

These Junior Suites have stunning castle views and a welcoming lounge area.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, can be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Junior Suite

Our spacious Junior Suites have a welcoming lounge area.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + an extra bed (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, some may be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Deluxe Castle View Room

These spacious rooms are located on our higher floors, with views of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, can be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Deluxe Old Town View Room

Comfortable and contemporary, these large rooms have a sitting area and views of Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + 1 extra bed for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, can be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Executive Old Town View Room

Decorated to reflect traditional Scottish style, these elegant rooms offer views of Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults

- 1 queen or king-sized bed, can be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Deluxe Room

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

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + up to 2 extra beds for children (upon request)

- 1 king-sized bed, can be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Executive Room

Decorated to reflect traditional Scottish style, some of these elegant rooms can also be interconnected, making them suitable for families.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults + an extra bed for children (upon request)

- 1 queen or king-sized bed, can be twinned

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
View More

Classic Room

Our Classic Rooms combine contemporary design with classic Scottish charm.

Occupancy:

- 2 adults

- 1 queen-sized bed

Facilities:

- Television with interactive entertainment

- Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices

- In Room Bar

- Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)

- In Room Safe

- In-room tea & coffee facilities

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
View More
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
City Life, Landmarks, Local Immersion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 188
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures
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Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits
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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 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
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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

Balmoral

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

Edinboro

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.

Hotel

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

By: leahmlaurie@me.com


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

great!

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

Beautiful Property

By: Burnett


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2018

Amazing! We loved stepping off the train and then stepping right into our amazing hotel room. Such high ceilings and excellent service! Great concierge staff, scotch bar and right in the middle of everything!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rasmussen