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Rooms and Suites at The Balmoral Hotel

From 408 USD
Executive Room

Executive Room ( 269ft2 )

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

From 471 USD
Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room ( 344ft2 )

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 503 USD
Executive External City View Room

Executive External City View Room ( 269ft2 )

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

From 534 USD
Executive Old Town View Room

Executive Old Town View Room ( 269ft2 )

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 576 USD
Classic Room

Classic Room ( 205ft2 )

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

From 597 USD
Deluxe Old Town View Room

Deluxe Old Town View Room ( 301ft2 )

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 779 USD
Junior Suite

Junior Suite ( 409ft2 )

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 806 USD
Deluxe Castle View Room

Deluxe Castle View Room ( 301ft2 )

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

From 905 USD
Junior Suite Castle View

Junior Suite Castle View ( 409ft2 )

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 1,119 USD
Classic Suite

Classic Suite ( 592ft2 )

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

From 1,307 USD
Grand Suite

Grand Suite ( 646ft2 )

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 1,508 USD
Castle View Suite

Castle View Suite ( 592ft2 )

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 2,765 USD
Balmoral Suite

Balmoral Suite ( 710ft2 )

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 2,840 USD
Bowes lyon Suite

Bowes lyon Suite ( 721ft2 )

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...

From 2,891 USD
J.K. Rowling Suite

J.K. Rowling Suite ( 592ft2 )

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 5,354 USD
Glamis Suite

Glamis Suite ( 915ft2 )

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 6,410 USD
Scone And Crombie Suite

Scone And Crombie Suite ( 1023ft2 )

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

The Balmoral Hotel



The Balmoral Hotel features Victorian architecture and modern-day Olga Polizzi glory. This hotel and landmark rekindle the Renaissance splendor back to life. This stunning property is a part of the Rocco Forte hotels. It occupies the city's top slots for exotic getaways. The luxury hotel is also an enhancement to the historic city of Edinburgh in a somewhat timeless demeanor.

It serves its guests with a taste of perennial eminence in its splendid guest rooms, citing the Old Town and also Arthur's Seat. Moreover, the hotel has remarkable views of Edinburgh Castle. It endorses the staple countryside heritage, heartwarming hospitality, and courtesy. This lets guests indulge in an authentic taste of the Scottish heritage.

History

The Balmoral Hotel has stood unabated for over a century as the emblem of Scottish fine arts. It has a Grand Clock tower dominating the town's skyline. The property sits in the city's heart at the east of Princes Street. Therefore, the hotel is the perfect place for guests seeking the best Scottish ambiance.

A staple for the luminaries, the hotel came into life in 1895. It was molded by renowned architects of their time. The hotel's architecture brought together a hybrid of ancient Victorian architecture and splendor, paying homage to the much-acclaimed Renaissance era. The North British Railway Company then owned the hotel. Along with that, its clock was set 3 minutes fast so that people didn't miss out on catching their train.

The only day that the clock's time was accurate was the 31st of December (Hogmanay), when the city prepared for the New Year's festivities. However, J K Rowling added to the hotel's heritage more recently. She did so by leaving a note on a marble bust of Hermes in her room. The letter said, "JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (552) on the 11th of January 2007".

Location

A stay at the Balmoral Hotel is nothing short of a memorable event with stunning views surrounding the vicinity. The escapade is set in stone just around the corner by the Waverley station. Moreover, the hotel is five minutes away on foot from the National Gallery and Old Town. This brings guests the perfect setting to bunk lavishly in the night. They also have the opportunity to explore the historic city during the day.

Buses, trams, and rail links are accessible at the location with ease. Additionally, the hotel is close to the railway. This may sound like turbulence and noise. However, all that is put to rest once passed the kilted doormen at the hotel. Furthermore, the atmosphere is tranquil on the inside.

Rooms and Suites

The state-of-the-art hotel showcases 187 rooms and suites. The blend in between vintage and contemporary furnishings glistens in subtle hues. Olga Polizzi designs all Rooms, and this conveys utter tranquility and warmth.

Moreover, the variety with the ambiance is versatile. Therefore, guests have plenty of options to select from. The classics unleash a view of the courtyard. And in case a guest feels the need for a room upgrade, the Executives or Deluxe rooms are sure to let them lounge in luxury. These rooms overlook the Princess Street Gardens to the Edinburgh castle.

The classic and ultra-modern is quite the mood inside the suites with a particular twist of florals. Besides, earthy hues of tan breathe relaxation and warmth. Additionally, the ambiance is minimalist yet extravagant. It also features beautiful bathrooms that speak volumes when it comes to space.

Furthermore, the rooms come with a mini-bar and a safe. There is also a coffee corner with Scottish tea as an option. Peace and tranquility are complimentary.

Culinary Experience

This Michelin-starred number one restaurant is a testing ground for the renowned Mathew Sherry. He dishes exotic blends of tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and halibut with sea leek and caviar. This no doubt makes the dining experience a taste of the divine.

The dining room is a sensual space to retreat to. It has stunning hues of red adorning the interiors and curving banquettes, adding a bit of pizzazz. Moreover, it sets itself apart from the rest in line. The dining room is a space to dine in class with generously spacious tables and outclass service.

Additionally, Alain Roux's Brasserie Prince and whiskey bar are classics to indulge in. The restaurant serves oysters and steak Frites paired against scallops and salmon. Truly a taste of refined Scottish cuisine. Besides, celebrate the mornings in a brightly lit dining area. Enjoy delicious fish cakes, poached eggs, herb crème frâiche, and more.

Furthermore, the afternoon hours are a significant retreat for guests. Succumb to the divine tunes playing on a harp at the Palm Court. The not-so-sober lot gets plenty of options to select from at the Scotch Whisky Bar. This is in case tea and coffee don't do it for them.

Spa

The Spa at the vicinity lets guests retreat to some major TLC with the Irene Forte Skincare line. The Balmoral Spa is a state-of-the-art sanctuary. It renders multi-sensory healing techniques and treatments. Additionally, the Nourish program features an expert's approach to proper nutrition, education, mindfulness, and more.

Fitness Center

Another major attraction is the fully-equipped Technogym. This is a space where fitness enthusiasts can indulge in a one-to-one training session. Moreover, it has all the amenities needed for cardio, strength training, aerobics, and more.

The hotel also features group city or nature fitness tours. This makes workouts a lot more pleasing. Not to mention the charm of staff rendering customer service.

Additional Facilities

The Balmoral Hotel features many additional facilities. Think Instagram Walking Tours and Afternoon Tea Master Class. There is also the Salon Privé Bubble Experience for intimate gatherings. There is even a Poet-in-Residence that guests can collaborate to write those special wedding vows.

Takeaway

The Balmoral Hotel is a world-class vicinity. It provides adventure hunters an authentic taste of Scottish hospitality and adventure. For guests with little ones, the hotel also provides babysitting services. This makes it one of the most convenient spots to retreat to when it's about family vacations.

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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.

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