The Balmoral

The Balmoral


1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

ExcellentBased on 1,829 reviews


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The Balmoral Information

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Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Balmoral Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This relaxed hotel is set in the heart of the city...

Good to know

To City Centre0.4 km
Nearest airportEdinburgh Turnhouse
Distance to airport11.4 km


Check-in time15:00
Check-out time12:00
InternetFree Wi-Fi
PolicyPets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+44 131 556 2414

Amenities at The Balmoral

Top features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Disabled access
  • Family rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Ironing service
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Slippers
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • No smoking
  • Garage
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Express check-out
  • Parking
  • Hairdryer
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Telephone
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Carpeted
  • Air-conditioned
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Dustbins
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Valet parking
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Desk
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Steam room
  • Storage available
  • Private parking


  • Massage
  • Fitness centre
  • Pay-per-view channels


  • Wedding services
  • Babysitting or child care
  • Business centre
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle

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Reviews for The Balmoral

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Photos of The Balmoral

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Where is The Balmoral?

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Most popular landmarks

Waverley Mall0.2 km
Scott Monument0.3 km
Real Mary King's Close0.4 km
Museum of Childhood0.4 km
National Gallery of Scotland0.4 km
Princes Street Gardens0.5 km

Getting around

Edinburgh Waverley0.2 km
Edinburgh Bus Station0.3 km
Edinburgh York Place0.4 km
Edinburgh Princes Street0.5 km
Edinburgh Grassmarket Square0.8 km
Edinburgh West End1.5 km

FAQs when booking at The Balmoral

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding bookings, amenities, policies, and more when booking a stay at The Balmoral. FAQs were last updated on 27 September 2023.

How close is The Balmoral to the nearest airport, Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport?

At just 11.4 km apart, the expected drive time from the nearest airport, Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport, to The Balmoral is 0h 08m. The estimated drive time may vary depending on high and low traffic times in the surrounding area. This is especially true for metro areas.

What is the best way for guests to get from Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport to The Balmoral?

Getting from Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport to The Balmoral can be as easy as hiring a car at the airport’s car hire desk for, on average, €45/day in Edinburgh. Luckily, The Balmoral has parking on site for guests who choose this method of transportation. Taking a taxi or rideshare service from the nearest airport, Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport, to your hotel is often the most cost-effective transportation solution.

Is The Balmoral considered pet-friendly?

Hotel guests at The Balmoral are welcome to bring most pets like cats and dogs. If you have another type of pet, is it suggested you contact the front desk.

Is there a pool at The Balmoral?

Yes, The Balmoral has a pool for hotel guests. Generally, hotel pools have opening and closing times so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

How close is The Balmoral from the Edinburgh city centre?

The Balmoral is just 0.3 km away from the centre of Old Town, Edinburgh. From The Balmoral you can easily get to other popular landmarks such as Murrayfield Stadium.

What is the The Balmoral phone number?

The best way to contact The Balmoral is by calling +44 131 556 2414.

Does The Balmoral have Wi-Fi available?

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

Is there a gym or fitness centre at The Balmoral?

The Balmoral does have a gym on-site. The gym area is only open to hotel guests and the hours and rules can change drastically from hotel to hotel. It is recommended that you contact the front desk with questions.

What is the check-out time at The Balmoral?

The Balmoral check-out time is 12:00, though late check-out may be accommodated if agreed in advance with the hotel reception.

How much does it cost to stay at The Balmoral, Edinburgh?

A good deal at The Balmoral right now is between €253 and €561 per night. Prices change based on dates and room type, so enter your requirements in the form above to see the best deals currently available.

Is there a restaurant at The Balmoral?

There is an on-site restaurant - contact The Balmoral for opening and last order times. A bar is also available on-site.

Does The Balmoral have a laundry service?

Yes, there are laundry services usually available at The Balmoral, Edinburgh. There are irons (and ironing boards) at the property too.

How far is The Balmoral from Our Dynamic Earth?

The popular Our Dynamic Earth is just over 0.9 km from The Balmoral.

Is The Balmoral close to Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre?

0.5 km - making Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre a reasonable walk or short drive/taxi from The Balmoral.

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