We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 145 Edinburgh hotels

The Balmoral Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland (Old Town)
Hotel amenities
The Balmoral Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Save Saved
You added The Balmoral Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #5 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Jamie W Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Write a Review

1,907 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (357)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I attended the No.1 restaurant on 18/10/2014 and words cant describe our experience. The staff are very freindly and profesional. The hotel is beautiful and you feel very relaxed as soon as you walk in the door. The food was AMAZING. We have been to alot of nice restaurant but the No.1 restaurant has blown us away,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This charming old world hotel is exactly as one would expect - grand and gracious with excellent service. I had forgotten that I had stayed there before and was pleasantly surprised to be back. It did not disappoint. The location is also perfect. Some rooms seem to have a view of the old city and castle, which must be lovely.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last night in pouring rain in Edinburgh 2 friends and I sheltered on the doorstep of the Balmoral Hotel, after a few minutes a young member of staff came out of the hotel and gave us an umbrella! This was wonderful, thoughtful and helped us no end. Thank you Balmoral Hotel, if your service to strangers is that good your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel really makes me wonder how I could have given 5 stars ever before because nothing quite compares to how wonderful this was! I was here to celebrate my anniversary and celebrate we did. The service here was just seamless. From the small touches in the room to the friendly service at reception, we were looked after from start... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my husband stayed here for just one night as a wedding present and it was amazing. Since you walk in the lobby you get the feeling that you are in another world. The room was very nice, spacious and quite modern. King size bed was so comfy!! We chilled out in the spa area after an amazing treatment... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 5 nights and had wonderful service. Food fabulous. We felt thoroughly spoilt! Thank you. Spa was spotless and calm. Concierge so very helpful and friendly. Breakfast had loads of choice. Had dinner on one night and it was very tasty. Would recommend

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was amazing at the balmoral the concierge Ryan helped us find non touristy bars to go to. The fitness room was nice, the massages we're week (guess we need deep tissue) the therapist we very sweet though. The hotel is an old building and the rooms could use a bit of updating. I wouldn't rate this hotel a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is clean and the staff helpful and friendly. The room was small, although there was a small seating area. We had high hopes for breakfast, but alas it was buffet style and I was forced on too many occasions to hang around waiting to catch someone to replenish juice, milk, fresh bread, bowls, sausages etc. The toast was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
68 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the only place we stay when in Edinburgh. The location on Princes Street walking distance to the Royal Mile and the Castle and access to all tour busses within minutes can't be beat. The old world charm takes you back to another time. The pool and exercise facilities are wonderful. High Tea at the Palm Court is excellent as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Balmoral is everything a fine old Hotel ought to be, from the kilted doormen, to the rooms, to the services provided. We visited Edinburgh for three nights and we are very pleased that we chose The Balmoral. Breakfast and Wi-Fi were included in the rate and we made reservations for High Tea in the Palm Court. High Tea was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Balmoral Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Balmoral Hotel

Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balmoral Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 188
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, LHW, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Venere, Agoda, Otel, Hotel.de, Despegar.com, getaroom.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, EasyToBook and Tingo so you can book your The Balmoral Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

475 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (453)
Hotel & grounds (98)
Bathroom (41)
Room/suite (125)
View from room (41)
Dining (19)
Family/play areas (1)
Pool/beach area (4)
Other (124)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (23)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Room/suite (18)
Bathroom (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay