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The Balmoral

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

+44 131 556 2414

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based on 2,247 reviews

About The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Value for money

Set in Edinburgh, The Balmoral Hotel is a five-minute walk from Princes Street and offers a sauna, an indoor pool and a Turkish steam bath. It is set amongst a variety of popular eateries and is minutes on foot from Edinburgh Bus Station. A wide range of premium services are available for guests of The Balmoral Hotel, like an express check-in and check-out feature, 24-hour room service and valet parking. It offers child-minding services, a currency exchange and a reception that operates 24 hours a day. The hotel also features a well-equipped gym. Rooms at the hotel feature cable/satellite channels, hair dryers and mini bars. Individual bathrooms are equipped with bathrobes, a shower and a bathtub. Internet access, a radio and a marble bathroom can also be found in each. The Balmoral Hotel's premium facilities comprise a relaxed bar and an on-site restaurant. Guests are able to enjoy afternoon tea, which is served every day at the hotel. The Balmoral Hotel is also moments from the area's well-known restaurants and bars, plus St Giles Cathedral is a 10-minute stroll away. University of Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland and Royal Mile are also found within a 20-minute walk away.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Services and conveniences

  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Garage
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • No smoking


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Family friendly

  • Kid-friendly
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom


  • Beach towels


  • Desk


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near The Balmoral

Attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland curated by momondo

The Balmoral location: 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ


Edinburgh Waverley Station0.1 mi
The Royal Mile0.3 mi
Princes Street Gardens0.3 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Peacock Alley Edinburgh0.0 mi
Number One0.0 mi
Palm Court at The Balmoral Hotel0.0 mi
Gallery Restaurant0.0 mi

The Balmoral Reviews

ExcellentBased on 2247 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Location, friendly staff, quiet comfort" (in 277 reviews)
  • Wonderful location and great service (in 201 reviews)
  • "Beautiful room, amazing bathroom and facilities." (in 143 reviews)
Cons -
  • Did not book for breakfast too expensive. (in 32 reviews)
  • Nothing was too much bother (in 26 reviews)
  • Not 5 star service. (in 7 reviews)

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The Balmoral room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • In Edinburgh, 5 star hotels have average nightly rates of $496. The Balmoral is $78 cheaper than the city average at just $418/night.

  • Drive distance from Edinburgh Turnhouse to The Balmoral and vice versa is 7.1 mi and the overall drive time is about 21min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • With parking available at The Balmoral, you could always rent a car for as low as $19/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Edinburgh Turnhouse to The Balmoral, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Feel free to bring your dog with you while staying at The Balmoral.

  • Yes, The Balmoral does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Edinburgh for those looking for something different. Guests staying at The Balmoral are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • The Balmoral does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • The Balmoral is just 0.3 mi away from Edinburgh city center. The closest landmark to the center of Edinburgh is National Library Of Scotland, which is very accessible to The Balmoral guests.

  • For assistance from an employee at The Balmoral please call +44 131 556 2414.

  • Yes, The Balmoral has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Yes, there is a gym available to guests of The Balmoral. For gym hours, it is best to ask the front desk clerk during check-in.

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