The Balmoral Hotel

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16 expert recommendations


Andrew Harper 95.0

Distinguished Edwardian hotel at the eastern end of Princes Street, the city’s major thoroughfare, convenient to shopping and attractions. Full review →



It could not be more central or more subtly beautiful... on the other hand, its rates could hardly be higher.


Condé Nast Traveler 84.4

"You can easily walk into the Old Town" from this "spectacular historic hotel in a fabulous location" on Princes Street, the city’s main shopping drag. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Boasting the best known address in Edinburgh, The Balmoral is favoured by those who are accustomed to the very best in life.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Here, below the landmark clock tower marking the east end of Princes Street, the lively buzz makes you feel as if you're at the center of city life. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Almost directly above Waverley railway station, The Balmoral's soaring clock tower is a city landmark, famously set a few minutes fast for the benefit of those on the way to the train. Full review →


Gayot 48

The hotel location couldn't be better... top notch dining can be found downstairs at Number One, the stylish hotel-restaurant featuring Chef Jeff Bland. Full review →


Insight Guides

Edinburgh's classic five-star hotel located at the east end of Princes Street in a large and imposing building. Excellent service, sublime restaurants and a luxurious atmosphere. Full review →



Impressive historic hotel that combines Edwardian finery with up-to-date luxury in the heart of Edinburgh. Full review →

Choose from the chic Art Deco brasserie Hadrian’s — designed by Olga Polizzi — or the refined Michelin-starred Number One. Book ahead for a corner banquette and a tasting menu experience amid reimagined Edwardian sophistication.

Lonely Planet

The sumptuous Balmoral – a prominent landmark at the eastern end of Princes St – offers some of the best accommodation in Edinburgh. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Classically styled bedrooms with rich fabrics and a subtle contemporary edge... Highly detailed service.


Oyster 5.0

The large, majestic luxury hotel has a range of rooms, from compact, comfortable Classic Rooms to large multi-room suites. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

This establishment is one of the few grand railway hotels remaining in the U.K, and a prime address for demanding commercial and leisure travelers. Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

Elegant bedrooms and over-the-top marble bathrooms, a spa, gym and swimming pool, recently refurbished Palm Court for champagne afternoon teas. Full review →


Time Out

More than a hotel – one of the city's more celebrated inhabitants in its own right. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Former Edwardian railroad hotel with a landmark clock tower and modern interiors in the heart of Edinburgh, adjacent to Waverly Station. Full review →

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The Balmoral Hotel

5 Star Hotel thebalmaralhotel.com

1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland

Contact 0131 556 2414
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