The Balmoral


Located at 1 Princes Street, The Balmoral has been an icon of Edinburgh since its inception in 1902. Part of the Rocco Forte group, this heritage hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant, exquisite spa, and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, while its luxurious Olga Polizzi interiors fuse classic with contemporary for a 21st-century stay.

The guestrooms and suites reflect the earthy colors of wild Scotland – the moors, heathers, mists, and diluted skies – with subtle accents of tartan, while the Italian marble bathrooms have Sean Connery James Bond prints. The larger suites are magnificent, as are rooms with views of Edinburgh castle.

Michelin-starred Number One restaurant serves gourmet Scottish cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce, while Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux fuses classic French cuisine with Scottish ingredients. Afternoon tea in the Palm Court tearoom is an Edinburgh tradition, while the bar serves over 400 whiskies.

With its indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and rejuvenating treatments, The Balmoral Spa is the perfect way to round off your stay.

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Why we recommend The Balmoral

It’s stylish, cozy, elegant, and the location could not be better for the historic sites, shopping, and eateries that Edinburgh has to offer. Rooms are beautifully decorated with subtle accents of tartan, enormous beds, and sleek marble bathrooms. The purple-doored room 552 draws a lot of attention as this is where J.K Rowling completed her book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Downstairs, Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux serves wonderful drinks in a stunning setting with vintage touches and fireplaces.

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