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The Balmoral

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom & Ireland

 
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Luxury Holidays At The Balmoral

The Balmoral translates to 'Majestic Dwelling' in Gaelic – an apt description of this truly legendary luxury hotel in Edinburgh. Originally opened in 1902, the hotel is a landmark of the city, and continues to inspire guests through its careful blend of Scotch tradition and modern luxury living. Rooms and suites have been carefully designed by Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design Olga Polizzi, with bespoke tartan, heather hues and classic Scottish artwork adoring the hotel. Savour Michelin-starred dining or fabulous French-Scottish cuisine, before selecting from over 500 malts in the dedicated whisky bar. Discover the serenity of the urban spa, enjoy award-winning afternoon tea or – thanks to the hotel’s enviable location on prestigious Princes Street - head out to discover the delights of Edinburgh.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A legendary luxury hotel in the heart of Edinburgh
  • Feature: Michelin-starred dining and renowned Afternoon Tea
  • Rooms: 187 rooms and suites
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom & Ireland
  • Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport by private car transfer.

Accommodation:expand_more

Rooms and suites combine contemporary elegance with The Balmoral's strong sense of history and charm, each one designed by Olga Polizzi to embody the Scottish landscape, featuring plenty of blue and grey colours, along with handmade beds and luxurious cushions. Many flaunt views out over Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Old Town. Thoughtful amenities include an interactive smart TV, in-room bar, in-room safe, USB sockets, tea and coffee making facilities and sumptuous Rocco Forte Hotels bathrobes and slippers. Beautiful Italian marble bathrooms feature luxurious skincare products by Irene Forte or Asprey. Suites are spacious and stunning, many featuring separate living rooms and individual quirks – from the hand-picked collections of books and records in the Glamis Suite to the marble bust of Hermes that J.K. Rowling signed when she finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the suite named after her.

Dining:expand_more

The Balmoral offers dining venues to satisfy all appetites and occasions, including traditional Afternoon Tea, relaxed lunches or an extra-special dinner at Number One restaurant. The world-class whisky bar Scotch offers over 500 labels to choose from.

Number One:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Modern Scottish cuisine with international flair, with menus designed to showcase Scotland's superb, seasonal ingredients sourced from trusted suppliers.
  • Setting: The Michelin-starred Number One adds creativity and sophistication to its award-winning dishes - using the finest of Scottish ingredients. The setting is striking, with red lacquered walls and original artwork.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Prince Brasserie by Alain Roux:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Classic French cuisine created with the best Scottish produce, from renowned chefs and restaurateurs Alain and Michel Roux.
  • Setting: A laid-back, chic restaurant that echoes of Paris through its gleaming brass accents and soft leather. Enjoy views of Edinburgh and the surrounding hills.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Palm Court:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Light bites, Champagne and award-winning Afternoon Tea.
  • Setting: Beneath the green leaves of palm trees, the elegant venue features hand-painted wallpaper, a harp, a glittering glass dome and Venetian chandelier.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Bar Prince:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Bespoke, innovative cocktails and mouth watering light bites and sharing platters.
  • Setting: A glamorous, theatrical venue with gleaming copper barware.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Dining & Gourmet

Offering world class cuisine and a truly memorable dining experience, The Balmoral houses one of Edinburgh's finest eateries: the Michelin-starred Number One Restaurant. Taste Scottish delights with a contemporary edge, made with the freshest and finest ingredients from Scotland's fruitful natural larder. Experience the creativity and explosive flavours of the artfully composed tasting menus in a sophisticated and elegant venue that boasts a selection of captivating, contemporary art. For a more laid-back yet utterly chic affair, with a traditional French menu that features yet more superb Scottish ingredients, Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux is just the place.


Spa & Wellness

The Balmoral Spa is the ultimate urban spa experience. A retreat in the heart of the city, the spa offers a sanctuary of personal comfort and total escapism, with the highest levels of personalised service. Highly trained therapists will awaken your senses as you revive, relax and rejuvenate, offering a variety of massages, treatments and rituals using Irene Forte Skincare products. Continue to unwind in the indoor lap pool, Turkish steam room and Finnish sauna, or head to the state-of-the-art gym or workout studio.


City Highlights

At Edinburgh's heart is its UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprising the medieval Old Town, Georgian New Town and award-winning modern architecture, while entertainment options in the city include art galleries, theatres and comedy clubs, not to mention renowned festivals and the must-see Edinburgh Castle. There's a plethora of fantastic restaurants to dine in and bars to enjoy a drink in - all wrapped up in the warm, friendly hospitality that Scotland is famous for the world over.


Family

The Balmoral extends the warmest welcome to younger guests of all ages, with its dedicated kids' programmes, designed to ensure that children – from babies through to teenagers – enjoy every aspect of their Balmoral experience. Special touches include the Families R Forte passport, an Owl Teddy Turndown Service and teen spa treatments. Children can enjoy books, movies, games, children’s meals and milk and cookies at turndown. 24-hour babysitting is available on request.


 

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Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

Elegant Resorts have achieved an average score of 4.9 / 5 based on 395 independent reviews.

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