A luxury hotel in the true sense of the word, The Rocco Forte Collection’s Balmoral, with its majestic clock tower, is a stylish five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh.
While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh’s landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh’s main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within striking distance of many Edinburgh attractions.
Edinburgh International Airport is just 25 minutes by car from the hotel, and its convenient location makes The Balmoral the ideal hotel accommodation in Edinburgh from which to enjoy the many events held in the city, including the Edinburgh Festival.
The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms with views towards Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town, or the hotel’s internal courtyard.
All the bedrooms were fully refurbished in the hotel’s recent £7 million refurbishment programme. The refurbishment also included The Balmoral’s signature conference and banqueting suite, the Sir Walter Scott Suite, as well as seven further conference and banqueting suites, Hadrian’s Brasserie, number one restaurant and the hotel lobby.
When it comes to fine-dining, the choice of restaurants at The Balmoral matches the mood of the moment.
With attentive but non-intrusive service, guests can choose from the hotel’s Michelin-starred number one restaurant with outstanding cuisine provided by Chef Jeff Bland; Hadrian’s for chic and informal dining; Palm Court for cocktails or traditional afternoon tea and NB’s Bar for a relaxing drink.
For the ultimate in relaxation, the Balmoral Spa is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the city. Voted ‘Scotland’s Top Urban Day Spa’ in Condé Nast Traveller’s 2007 Readers’ Spa Awards, it offers five treatment rooms, a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and exercise studio.
The Balmoral is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.