The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel - Virtuoso

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nearest Airport
Turnhouse (EDI) - 5 mi/8 km
  • City Life
  • Landmarks
  • Local Immersion
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1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EQ
United Kingdom

The Balmoral may just be the city’s premier address – it’s a luxury hotel that pampers its guests. Many of the opulent rooms and suites look out on Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town, and Arthur’s Seat, capturing the beauty and mood of the Scottish countryside. Pampering starts in the award-winning spa, a sanctuary of highly personalized service. Indulgence continues at Michelin-starred restaurant Number One, serving dishes which fuse modern Scottish cuisine with international flair. Have Afternoon Tea at Palm Court, the finest whiskies at the SCOTCH whisky bar, and try out the fashionable Brasserie Prince.

Virtuoso Amenities:

For 2022:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full Scottish breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In/Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


To secure a promotion, contact your travel advisor.
  • A Great British Journey

    Valid for Travel Now Through 31 Dec 2022


    This exclusive package encompasses an experience at both Rocco Forte UK properties.

    Travel in style by train between the heart of Mayfair and Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No 1 Princes Street. Available to guests booking a two night stay in each property, this experience provides the ultimate dual city break. Allow our concierge to create an innovative itinerary, provide personalised service and ensure you leave both capital cities with the very best impression.

    For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark in the centre of the city, the historic building’s grand clock still dominates the skyline, while its enviable location, views, hospitality and five-star facilities provide the perfect retreat. The Balmoral began life as a grand railway hotel and continues to respect the traditions set by its founders, right down to the kilted doormen.To ensure a quintessentially British experience on your Great British Journey, a selection of special experiences have been created for guests to choose from in and around Edinburgh, from a tour of the capital’s royal establishments, to discovering the tastes and textiles of Scotland; or a private walking tour of the city in search of its most instagrammable views. (Please note, these experiences come at a supplement cost, are subject to availability and need to be booked in advance with the hotel team).

    Package includes:

    • Breakfast daily
    • A minimum of 2 nights in each property in an Executive Room
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Chauffeured Bentley Mulsanne in London**
    • Train tickets from one hotel to the other
    • The Balmoral Concierge will meet you at Edinburgh Waverely and escort you to the hotel

    ** Subject to availability and for trips within a 2 mile radius

    This package is subject to availability and must be booked 72 hours in advance.

    To make your stay extra special, upgrade to a suite at each property and receive the additional benefits of the Rocco Forte Suite Experience.

    Minimum stay

    2 consecutive nights in each hotel.

    A one night non-refundable, non transferable deposit will be taken for each hotel at the time of booking.

    FROM £1670
  • Discover Edinburgh With The Balmoral

    Valid for Travel Now Through 31 Dec 2022


    As Marcel Proust once wrote, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”.

    To truly discover Edinburgh one has to experience it through the eyes of a local. Our exciting Forte Experience package gives you a truly unique insight into the destination. We have carefully selected three tours or experiences that will introduce you to the best insider activities in the city.

    Package includes:

    • A guaranteed room upgrade at time of booking
    • Complimentary breakfast daily
    • A choice of one of our three carefully curated tours or experiences:

    Edinburgh Castle

    Perched upon Castle Rock - a volcanic plug in the middle of the city - Edinburgh Castle is an iconic symbol of Scotland's capital. Enjoy access to this historic fortress and discover the Castle's highlights, from the Royal Palace and Honours of Scotland to Mons Meg and the Scottish National War Memorial.

    Edinburgh Sightseeing Experience

    Explore Edinburgh's city centre on an Open Top sightseeing tour. Simply hop-on and hop-off at your leisure and visit Edinburgh's main attractions, from the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Dynamic Earth and the National Museum of Scotland.

    Palace of Holyroodhouse

    Follow in the footsteps of royalty and enjoy access to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland. Located at the foot of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, explore the Palace's stately rooms and learn about its close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures.


At the Hotel


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


  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


95% Recommended (21 Reviews)

    Product Terms & Conditions

    Please note that our entry-level rooms (Classic rooms) are excluded from our Virtuoso room inventory, and so Virtuoso Amenities will only be extended to Classic rooms for stays of 3 night stays or longer.

    Travel advisors may please inquire directly with the property.

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