The Experience

Balmoral Hotel

Edinburgh is the jewel in Scotland’s crown and at its heart lies The Balmoral hotel. Located at 1 Princes Street with views of Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and Arthur’s Seat, the skirl of the bagpipes is always within earshot. Our hotel merges contemporary styling with elegant tradition, like the colours of a fine tartan weave. It’s a place where you can enjoy Michelin-starred dining at our ‘Number One’ restaurant and discover the city’s largest selection of whiskies in our Scotch bar. Our kilted doormen will guide you across the threshold of the finest 5-star hotel in Edinburgh. Our Concierge will guide you towards Edinburgh’s modern boutiques and bars, theatres and museums.


The perfect combination of tradition and modernity, each of our 168 rooms in Edinburgh has been individually designed by olga polizzi. Rich and romantic colours reflect Scotland’s heather, mists and moors.


Magnificent views. Generous proportions. Each of our 20 Edinburgh suites offers design that respects the history of the building and the beauty of the Scottish countryside. When you stay in a classic suite or above, you’ll enjoy additional services too.


Michelin-starred dinner or a relaxed family lunch. Traditional afternoon tea or drinks at dusk in our signature whisky bar. We have a venue to satisfy every appetite and occasion.


One of Scotland’s best urban day spa retreats, the award-winning Balmoral Spa is the perfect place to escape the pace of city life. Work out in the gym, relax in the steam room and sauna or take a dip in the 15-metre pool. Edinburgh spa memberships are available to non-guests.

Revive your skin’s natural moisture. This refreshing treatment purifies and cleanses, paying particular attention to the delicate eye area. A relaxing scalp massage is also included.

Combat the signs of ageing and feel fresh and nourished. A facial massage eases tension while special moisturisers hydrate and protect. The result is visibly reduced lines and wrinkles.

Feel re-energised with this deep cleansing ritual. A powerful back massage with essential oils will soothe and relax. A bespoke facial and calming head massage follows.

Begin with a detailed skin analysis and double-cleanse. Then enjoy gentle exfoliation and facial acupressure. A face mask, Oriental head massage and moisturisers will leave you glowing.


Period features and sumptuous catering make The Balmoral the most perfect of all Edinburgh wedding venues. Stained glass, a sweeping staircase and priceless chandeliers form a dramatic backdrop for both marriages and civil partnerships. Guests can enjoy castle views with their bespoke wedding banquet, created by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Jeff Bland. A dedicated wedding coordinator will arrange every last detail, so your celebration will be as exclusive and individual as the hotel itself. Guests Receive:

  • For 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • 75 GBP Food & Beveragre credit, once during stay
    • (not combinable, not applicable to alcoholic beverages, no cash value if not redeemed)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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