Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel, also known as 'the grand old lady' of Princes Street, has been one of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks for over 100 years. Its stunning clock tower dominates the city skyline along with the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill and Scott Monument on Princes Street.

Guests to this five-star hotel are welcomed at the door by a footman in traditional kilted Scottish dress and Afternoon Tea is served in the Palm Court.


With nods to Scottish traditions such as kilted doormen, this sophisticated Victorian landmark hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants and is a two minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station and a 13-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle.


Refined rooms have marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add living spaces and include a complimentary breakfast.

Dining options include a brasserie and a fine-dining Scottish restaurant, plus an elegant lounge for afternoon tea and two bars, one specialising in whiskies.The spa has a pool, a gym, and a sauna, as well as steam rooms and beauty treatment rooms.

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