The Balmoral Hotel is a long-established luxurious Edinburgh landmark, with impressive public…
“Prestigious hotel with a castle view and a top-notch whisky bar.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This elegant hotel enjoys a prestigious address at the top of Princes Street, with fine views over the city and the castle. Bedrooms and suites are stylishly furnished and all boast a thoughtful range of extras and impressive marble bathrooms. Hotel amenities include a Roman-style health spa, extensive function facilities, a choice of bars and two very different dining options – Brasserie Prince is bustling and informal eating, while Number One offers outstanding Scottish and international fine dining.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 187
- Family rooms: 22
- Satellite TV available
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Indoor parking spaces: 100
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £180
- Double room, minimum price: £180
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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