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The Balmoral

The Balmoral

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel may just be the city’s premier address, it’s a luxury hotel that certainly pampers it's fortunate guests. Many of the opulent suites and guest rooms look out on Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and Arthur’s Seat. The rooms capture the beauty and mood of the Scottish countryside.

For over a century, The Balmoral hotel has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark in the centre of the city, the historic building’s grand clock still dominates the skyline, while its enviable location, stunning views, warm hospitality and world-class facilities provide the perfect retreat. Enjoy dinner in the Michelin-starred Number One restaurant, unwind in the award-winning spa and enjoy views of Edinburgh Castle from your suite.

Pampering starts in the award-winning spa, a sanctuary of escapism with highly personalized service. Indulgence continues at the Michelin-star-rated restaurant, Number One, serving Scottish cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Palm Court offers award-winning Afternoon Tea, and Scotch whisky bar offers the finest selection of Scottish whiskies.

The Rooms & Suites - The perfect marriage of tradition and modernity, each of the 168 rooms has been individually designed by Olga Polizzi. Elegant and stylish with unmistakably Scottish accents, each of the 20 Edinburgh suites are generous with magnificent views. Each room and suite comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, Television with interactive entertainment, In-Room Bar, In-Room Safe, robes and slippers.

Restaurant & Bars - In collaboration with legendary chefs and restaurateurs Alain Roux, and his father Michel Roux, O.B.E., Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux is celebrating a 'new alliance', matching the very best of Scottish produce with classic French cooking. At The Balmoral.Number One, Edinburgh's culinary landmark, is The Balmoral's Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant. Executive Chef Jeff Bland places an emphasis on creative dishes whilst promoting the best of Scotland by using only the finest and freshest Scottish ingredients.

The Prince Bar - The ambience is relaxed yet convivial whilst offering delicious food using only the highest quality ingredients and warm, efficient service. Guests can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, sit in the cosy library by the fire for an after dinner drink or sample cocktails at the long, marble bar counter for a fun night out. Bar Manager Giovanni Cassino has curated a cocktail menu inspired by the 'new alliance' using the finest French and Scottish liquids.

The signature whisky bar, pays homage to Scotland’s national drink and is home to one of Edinburgh’s largest collections. Take a seat on one of the tweed sofas and let the Whisky Ambassadors help you choose from over 500 varieties, each one accompanied by a specially selected snack. Dark Swiss chocolate. Smoked almonds.

Palm Court is an Edinburgh institution that’s as glittering as its glass dome and Venetian chandelier. The place to sample the award-winning Afternoon Tea and a wide selection of loose leaf teas, coffee and pastries. Sip vintage champagne and try to spot the Calton Hill follies hidden on the wallpaper. A harpist provides the perfect accompaniment.

Rocco Forte Wellness addresses complete enrichment and unity of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health together, a Forte Life - fusing proven, pioneering science and technology with inherited wisdom and an affinity with nature across Rocco Forte Spas, Nourish and Fitness.

Rocco Forte Spa - Inspired by the Mediterranean heritage and Rocco Forte Hotels’ Verdura Resort, Rocco Forte Spas merge Irene Forte Skincare with intelligent design, multi-sensory healing techniques and signature spa treatments for a truly restorative, transformative experience. Nourish: an expert approach to nutrition, merging contemporary thinking, education and seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients for tailored Nourish menus in outlets and rooms. Fitness - Combining innovative Technogym equipment with one-to-one training and group city or nature fitness tours that offer a true sense of place. Collectively, Rocco Forte Wellness, giving guests and neighbours an enhanced Forte Life.

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Why we love this hotel

  • A welcome in bespoke Balmoral tartan, Hebridean blues, heather hues and classic Scottish art, whisky ambassadors with 500 malts.

  • Looking up to Edinburgh Castle, savour Michelin-starred dining, French-Scottish bistro fare, award-winning afternoon tea.

  • Feel pampered yet at home in one of the stylish signature suites, adorned with period furnishings, art and antiques.

Rooms and Suites at The Balmoral

From 1,411 USD

Classic Suite ( 55m2 )

Classic Suites have a separate bedroom and a sitting room. They combine elegant, contemporary features with characteristics borrowed from the Scottish...

From 1,616 USD

Grand Suite ( 60m2 )

Four of the Grand Suites have turret-style alcoves. Each has a name synonymous with Scotland Braemar, Stirling, Dunrobin, Tay and JK Rowling. The latt...

From 1,945 USD

Castle View Suite ( 55m2 )

Take in views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens from these six roomy suites, most of which have original working fireplaces. Each suite i...

From 2,541 USD

Balmoral Suite ( 66m2 )

The Balmoral Suite has a sitting room with a living flame fire and a separate dining room for six. The suite has a guest powder room as well as a walk...

From 4,287 USD

Glamis Suite ( 85m2 )

One of the most spacious suites, the newly refurbished Glamis Suite is classic yet contemporary. The sitting room overlooks Princes Street. It has a w...

From 394 USD

Executive Old Town View Room ( 25m2 )

Decorated to reflect traditional Scottish style, these elegant rooms offer views of Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town. These room feature 1 queen or ki...

From 285 USD

Executive Room ( 25m2 )

Decorated to reflect traditional Scottish style, some of these elegant rooms can also be interconnected, making them suitable for families.Amenities &...

From 225 USD

Classic Room ( 19m2 )

This Classic Rooms combine contemporary design with classic Scottish charm. Amenities & Features: One bedroom and one bathroom, 1 Queen bed, 19 sq m /...

From 340 USD

Deluxe Room ( 32m2 )

Comfortable and contemporary, these large rooms have a sitting area and your choice of either a king-sized bed or two single beds. Amenities & Feature...

From 575 USD

Deluxe Castle View Room ( 28m2 )

These spacious rooms are located on the higher floors, with views of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. Amenities & Features: One bedroom an...

From 685 USD

Junior Suite ( 38m2 )

The spacious Junior Suites have a welcoming lounge area. Amenities & Features: Open plan bedroom and lounge, King bed (which can be twinned), 38 sq m...

From 794 USD

Junior Suite Castle View ( 38m2 )

These Junior Suites have stunning castle views and a welcoming lounge area. Amenities & Features: Open plan bedroom and lounge, King bed (which can be...

From 5,451 USD

Scone And Crombie Suite ( 95m2 )

The iconic signature suite is decorated with rich fabrics, opulent furnishings and space in abundance. This suite was named after the iconic Scone Pal...

From 449 USD

Deluxe Old Town View Room ( 28m2 )

Comfortable and contemporary, these large rooms have a sitting area and views of Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town. These room feature a king-sized bed...

From 2,678 USD

J.K. Rowling Suite ( 55m2 )

The J.K. Rowling suite features a beautiful sitting room with turret style alcoves and decor inspired by the Scottish woodlands and is fitted with a k...

From 425 USD

Executive External City View Room ( 25m2 )

Furnished in cool, soothing tones and featuring traditional tartan and sylvan wallpaper, these rooms evoke Scottish style and serenity. Large windows...

From 2,404 USD

Bowes lyon Suite ( 67m2 )

Named for and inspired by former patron of The Balmoral, The Queen Mother, born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Bowes-Lyon Suite aptly blends heritage and m...

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