The Balmoral, New Town (Princes Street), Edinburgh

1 PRINCES STREET EDINBURGH EH2 2EQ
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  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4215 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Good for shopping
  • Quiet

Hotel Info

Overview

The Balmoral Hotel is ideally located on the infamous Princes Street in Edinburgh. With many tourist attractions only a few steps away or viewable from the hotel itself, The Balmoral is the perfect base for exploring the city’s sights. After a £7 million refurbishment, the luxurious hotel now offers a wide array of facilities ideal for the business and leisure traveller. Each of the bedrooms has a king or queen size bed and includes a spacious marble and ceramic bathroom with fluffy towels, robes and luxury amenities. The Balmoral Hotel’s spa and swimming pool are the perfect place to unwind away from the bustle of the city.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas

Pool and Wellness

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Massage
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Hair salon

Food & Drink

  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants 2
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar / Lounge

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-out
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge desk
  • Technology support staff

General Info

  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Caters to couples
  • Total number of rooms 188
  • Caters to families
  • Number of floors 7
  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by noon
  • No- smoking property
  • Wheelchair accessible

Parking

  • Parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • Clock radio
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Multi-line phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • City view
  • Desk

Bath & Shower

  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Bathtub only
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Why book With alpharooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4215 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Good for shopping
  • Quiet
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4215 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Good for shopping
  • Quiet

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Princes Mall 0.05 miles
  • St. Andrew Square 0.13 miles
  • City Art Centre 0.13 miles
  • Scott Monument 0.13 miles
  • Fruitmarket Gallery 0.13 miles
  • Edinburgh Dungeon 0.13 miles
  • Waterloo Place 0.15 miles
  • Multrees Walk 0.15 miles
  • Princes Street 0.15 miles
  • St. Giles' Cathedral 0.21 miles
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Resort Info

New Town (Princes Street)

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Reviews

The Balmoral Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4215 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Good for shopping
  • Quiet

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10/10 Amazing

12 December 2015

Birthday treat

Excellent stay from the moment we arrived.Thourougly enjoyable in all aspects The service was faultless Ate in the restaurant and the food was top quality The breakfast was of the same standard Would fully recomend and look forward to returning in the future

The best thing about my stay was...

The pleasant attitude of the staff
10/10 Amazing

12 December 2015

Birthday treat

Excellent stay from the moment we arrived.Thourougly enjoyable in all aspects The service was faultless Ate in the restaurant and the food was top quality The breakfast was of the same standard Would fully recomend and look forward to returning in the future

The best thing about my stay was...

The pleasant attitude of the staff
10/10 Amazing

29 October 2012

Beautiful hotel-great central location-really great for rail travel.

Amazing hotel interior. Staff very professional,helpful and friendly. Breakfast excellent. Excellent location for rail travel. Great shops,restaurants,cinema nearby.

10/10 Amazing

22 August 2011

Lovely Stay

Very efficient and helpful staff at reception and in Hadrian's Dining Room. The beds were very comfortable.The room was quiet. The hotel is really close to the shops so good for shopping with a teenager.

The best thing about my stay was...

The Comfortable bed.
6/10 Good

09 August 2011

Breakfast a real disappointment, but overall great hotel

With stayed Saturday the 6th for 1 night. It was overall an excellent stay - as you would expect from a 5 stars environment, but the breakfast was not even close to what I usually experience in other similar, if less prestigious, hotels: the service was not attentive, as I managed to only get a cup of coffee and some juice and never been asked for a refill; the cooked breakfast was available for self service, rather then cooked to order as in all other establishments I've been so far. To be fair, we were offered eggs cooked to order from the kitchen, which they came perfectly poached but the rest of the stuff ran out and had to point it out to the waiter. Had finished my eggs by the time the hot plates were re-filled. Very disappointed, overall selection was poor, few slices of cheap cold meat (Mortadella, milano salami and ham) and chunks of cheddar and brie cheeses; loads of bowls of cereals and some fruit to fill the buffet's space, 2 choices of pastries.

The best thing about my stay was...

Excellent welcome by the reception, great hotel overall (apart from the breakfast, unfortunately), standard room, luxurious bathroom
10/10 Amazing

19 March 2011

Fantastic Service

Only stayed for one night but made most welcome by the excellent front of house staff. This continued throughout every aspect of the stay with all staff more than happy to halp out. The room was lovely with a very comfortable bed and excellently sized bathroom. The spa is definately worth a vist too. Overall a delight

8/10 Great

07 February 2011

60th birthday celebration

Booked executive double but found the room small, dark and bed (queen) rather small. Decided to live with it but when we returned after time in Spa the room was also really cold and heating not working. Spoke to Duty Manager who moved us to a really gorgeous room with no fuss. This room was of a much higher standard and was bright, funky and had a huge bed. To be fair to the Balmoral it was also probably a more expensive room. We ate at the No. One restaurant which was totally fantastic. Was bit disappointed at the breakfast - the continental breakfast was far superior to the cooked breakfast - however it was a weekend and very busy. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Expensive hotel but this was a special occasion.

The best thing about my stay was...

Fabulous room and Fabulous Dinner
10/10 Amazing

11 October 2010

cannot be faulted

Fantastic stay. Very attentive and helpful staff. Quite and large room with all the facilities of a 5 star hotel. Lovely breakfast and spa. All at a fantastic price

10/10 Amazing

26 September 2010

Warm welcome and service with a smile Obviously learning from Glasgow

Great hotel . Staff very attentive high standards achieved in all areas.Loved it .Thank you and will stay again when in Edinburgh.

8/10 Great

26 September 2010

R&R with excellent service

The hotel is well situated in the heart of Edinburgh. The service was excellent, polite and attentive. My room on the first floor looked over the junction of Princes Street and North Bridge. It was spacious and comfortable although, decoratively, a little tired looking. The bars are good and the cocktails very good! Overall this is an expensive place to stay but there is a sense of quality here and the staff made my stay very pleasant.

The best thing about my stay was...

The atmosphere and service