The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel

The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel 2018-01-23T13:16:48+00:00

Located at the most prestigious address in Edinburgh, the five-star Balmoral Hotel combines the noble character of a Scottish baronial home with the classic sophistication of an international hotel. As a longstanding ‘Leading Hotel of the World’, The Balmoral offers the high levels of service delivery necessary to ensure that the utmost guest satisfaction is achieved. Located at Number One Princes Street, on the city’s main shopping thoroughfare, the five-star Balmoral is only a short walk from Edinburgh Castle, our nation’s monuments, museums and galleries and the new Scottish Parliament. 

The Balmoral boasts 188 guest rooms, including 20 of the most attractive suites in Europe, many of which have working fireplaces. The bedrooms have an authentic character borrowed from the original design themes of the hotel. All rooms are individually designed and include air conditioning, telephones with voice messaging, 30-channel interactive TV, fax machine with copy and laptop printing features, private safe, hairdryer, trouser press, mini-bar and marble bathroom. We have also upgraded the in-room technology. All rooms now have 2-line phones, a modem point and satellite TV on which you can also check and pay your bills in the room before departing. We are lucky that we have such wonderful views over the city – many of the rooms overlook Edinburgh castle whilst others overlook the rolling hills which are close by. 

Dining facilities include the Michelin-starred “Number One” restaurant, famous for award-winning cuisine in an elegant setting, “Hadrian’s”, a restaurant for chic, cosmopolitan dining at reasonable prices, “The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court”, is Scotland’s only Bollinger champagne bar and is perfect for Afternoon Tea and evening cocktails in luxurious refinement, and “Balmoral Bar”, for relaxed drinks in stylish surroundings. 

The Balmoral boasts a 15 metre swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym for both aerobic exercise and weight training, a steam room, sauna and relaxation suite, as well as a wide array of beauty therapy treatments. The Balmoral Spa was recently voted Scotland’s top Urban Day Spa by readers of Conde Nast Traveller. 

In addition, the hotel offers a choice of 10 function suites all with natural daylight, a new garage facility offering over 100 valet parking spaces and a business center offering state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 

Within a few minutes drive from the Balmoral Hotel, Fettes College is uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh, and enjoys a reputation as one of thepre-eminent co-educational boarding schools in the UK. Their mission atFettes is to develop broadly educated, confident and thoughtful individuals with the hopes and aspirations of each and every one of our students of central importance to them.www.fettes.com 

Recent Awards and Accolades Voted Top Hotel in Scotland – American Airline’s “Celebrated Living” Readers’ Choice Platinum List 2008 Voted 25th top hotel in Europe, only Scottish hotel to feature, Travel and Leisure magazine’s readers poll, August 2008 Luxury Hotel of The Year – The Scottish Hotel of The Year Awards 2008 Best Scottish Day Spa – Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Spa Awards 2008 Fine Dining Experience Award for number one – The Scottish Restaurant Awards – 2008 Best Employer Award, Hospitality and Leisure – Springboard Awards for Excellence – 2008 Included in Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List – 2008

Departure Lounge/Virtuoso Amenities for your stay (for 2017-2018):

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi