- Type: Luxury Hotel
- Summary: The Balmoral takes first place for hospitality in Edinburgh
- Feature: Within walking distance of Edinburgh's premier attractions
- Rooms: 188 Rooms and Suites
- Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport
Location and transfer
25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport by private car transfer.
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.
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 affair, with a traditional menu that features Scottish classics, Hadrian's Brasserie is just the place.
The Balmoral's sweeping staircase, chandeliers and period features make it an ideal venue for a city wedding. Guests can relax while dedicated wedding coordinators organise every aspect of their special day, including bespoke, Michelin-starred wedding banquets, floral arrangements and preferential room rates for your guests. The hotel offers a variety of spectacular function rooms and wedding packages to make your day one to remember.
Culture & History
While exploring the city sights, do take the short trip down to the nearby Ocean Terminal at Leith, where Her Majesty's Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed. This historic ship has played host to countless dignitaries over the years and members of the British royal family holidayed on it annually, until it was taken out of service. The yacht is incredibly well-maintained and it is possible to walk through many of the state rooms and see other private areas of the ship, such as the Queen's bedroom - you can even see the Queen's Rolls-Royce Phantom, which is housed on board. By turns, opulent and understated, the yacht is a classic piece of British history and provides a fascinating insight into the royal 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.
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. Before every ESPA or Jessica treatment your therapist will guide you through a consultation, assessing your treatment needs and requirements. Enjoy all the facilities The Balmoral Spa has to offer - the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room and fifteen-metre indoor pool come highly recommended.