The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel

1 Princes Street , Edinburgh , EH2 2EQTel: + 44 (0) 131 556 2414Fax: + 44 (0) 131 557 8470

While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh's landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh's main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions. Edinburgh International Airport is just 25 minutes by car from the hotel, and its convenient location makes The Balmoral the ideal luxury hotel in Edinburgh for business or leisure, including the famous Edinburgh Festival and Hogmanay. There are also convenient transport links also from Glasgow or Prestwick Airports. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms, many with views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. The Balmoral’s ten conference and banqueting suites, including the signature Sir Walter Scott Suite all enjoy natural daylight and can accommodate a wide range of events including: business conferences, intimate dinner parties, large receptions and weddings. The hotel and city also make for an ideal incentive destination with an abundance of history and culture readily available. When it comes to fine-dining, the choice of restaurants at The Balmoral matches the mood of the moment. With attentive but non-intrusive service, guests can choose from the hotel's Michelin-starred Number One restaurant with outstanding cuisine provided by Chef Jeff Bland; Hadrian's Brasserie for chic and informal dining; Palm Court for traditional Afternoon Tea under a glittering glass dome. The Balmoral Bar is perfect for a relaxing cocktail or sit back in the comfort of the dedicated whisky bar, Scotch where you can select from over 400 single malts. For the ultimate in relaxation, The Balmoral Spa is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the city offering five treatment rooms with ESPA treatments, a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and exercise studio. The Balmoral is the perfect choice for a luxurious city spa break.

Quick facts

Landmark hotel in the heart of the city centre
Outstanding Michelin-starred cuisine
Dedicated whisky bar, Scotch
Award winning Afternoon Tea at Palm Court
Chic and informal dining at Hadrian's Brasserie
Cocktails mixed to perfection at The Balmoral Bar
An exclusive urban spa retreat
Attentive but non-intrusive service
Parking: Paid Nearby


188 Bedrooms
Accessible rooms available
Lift to all floors

Internet access

Bedrooms: Chargeable
Public areas: Chargeable
Conference space: Chargeable


Conference rooms: 10
Max event capacity of largest rooms: 450
Max capacity for banqueting:


Spa treatments
Fitness Gym
Swimming Pool


Restaurants: 2
Restaurant styles: Both
Bars: 3


Children welcome
Guide Dogs Only

Cancellation Policy
13.00 (local time), 48 hours prior to arrival

Credit cards accepted

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Switch/Delta
  • Diners Club
  • JCB