In the heart of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, you may feel like you have gone back in time and you will be in the perfect location from which to explore all that this wonderful city has to offer. The Balmoral sits at the end of Princes Street, with its beautiful gardens, and few minutes' walk will also take you to the famous Royal Mile, with the Castle at one end and Holyrood Palace at the other. Many other attractions are within easy reach.

Inside the hotel, you will discover beautiful traditional décor with amazing views of the city. As you would expect from a 5* hotel, The Balmoral offers exceptional service and the attentive staff will ensure you have a brilliant family holiday or break. With spa treatments for teens, complimentary baby food, milk and cookies when they turn down the children's beds - the attention to detail will make every member of the family feel special. It isn't just about the children though - you can also enjoy Michelin star dining, sample one of over 500 varieties in Scotch, their whiskey bar, or unwind in the spa.

The choice of rooms and suites are all luxurious and charming - complete with fluffy bath towels, large soft bathrobes and smart TVs. Got any Harry Potter fans in the family? - maybe you'd like to stay in the J.K. Rowling Suite - where she wrote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! 

Read our review on a family break in Edinburgh, with an overnight stay at The Balmoral.

Location

The Balmoral Hotel is located right in Edinburgh city centre, next to Waverly Railway Station and a very short walk from the famous Royal Mile. There is a bus and tram service into the city centre from the airport. If you choose to drive, parking is available nearby, at a charge.

The Balmoral

What to expect

City centre location
Family luxury
Fine dining
Spa

Enquiries

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Childcare

The hotel can arrange babysitting on request (extra charge applies).

Stay in the J.K. Rowling Suite - the very suite where she wrote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Stay in the J.K. Rowling Suite - the very suite where she wrote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Children are warmly welcomed at the hotel - the turndown service includes milk and cookies!

Children are warmly welcomed at the hotel - the turndown service includes milk and cookies!

Accommodation

The rooms and suites at the Balmoral are elegant, stylish and designed to make you feel at home with many thoughtful amenities as well as beautiful furnishings. The rooms look out on the city centre, towards the Old Town or towards the Castle. Room types and suites suitable for families include:

  • Executive Room - sleeps 2 adults + 1 child with a king-size bed and extra bed.
  • Deluxe Room - sleeps 2 adults + 1 child with a king-size bed and extra bed.
  • Deluxe Castle View Room - sleeps 2 adults + 2 children with a king-size bed and 2 extra beds.
  • Junior Suite - sleeps 2 adults + 2 children with a king-size bed + 2 extra beds. Junior Suites with Castle View can only sleep 2 adults + 1 child.
  • Classic, Grand, Castle View, Bowes-Lyon and J.K Rowling Suites  - sleeps 2 adults + 2 children with a king-size bed and 2 extra beds. It has 1 bedroom and a separate living room.
  • Balmoral Suite - sleeps 4 adults with 2 king-size beds. It can also be interconnected with an Executive Old Town View room to create a 3-bedroom family suite.
  • Glamis Suite - sleeps 2 adults + 1 child. It can also be interconnected with an Executive Room, for bigger families.
  • Scone & Crombie Suite - sleeps 4 adults + 2 children. It can also be interconnected with 1 or 2 Executive Old Town Rooms to form a 2 or 3 bedroom suite.

Please note: most king-size beds can be separated into twin beds if required.

Total: 167 rooms and 20 suites

 

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Enjoy a meal at Brasserie Prince or try out one of many, many restaurants nearby.

Enjoy a meal at Brasserie Prince or try out one of many, many restaurants nearby.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include:

  • Spa with treatments, indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym (min. age 16yrs)
  • 2 restaurants - Michelin-starred Number One and Brasserie Prince
  • Palm Court - for award-winning afternoon tea
  • Bar Prince and Scotch - a whiskey bar with over 500 varieties!
  • Concierge service
  • Car park nearby (extra charge)

The Balmoral also offers a range of facilities and services to make children and teens feel special - and so that adults have less to bring with them!

For babies:

  • Owl Teddy Turndown Service
  • Complimentary baby meals
  • Baby crockery, high chairs, bibs, bottle warmers and sterilisers on request
  • Cots and bed linen
  • Night lights, motion mobiles and play mats on request
  • Baby bath products, hooded towels and rubber ducks
  • Anti-slip bath mats, baby baths, water thermometers, nappies, changing mats, nappy cream and wipes on request

For children aged 4-12 years:

  • Kids check-in cards, colouring books, newspapers and comment cards plus the Rocco Forte Kids passport and Balmoral passport
  • Owl Teddy Turndown Service - with milk and cookies!
  • City activities factsheet
  • Bespoke city activities and programmes on request
  • Kids' menus - and 50% off kids' meals
  • Child-friendly in-room bar
  • Kids' bed linen, kids' laundry bag, kids' backpack and kids' hangers in the room
  • Books, magazines, movies, games and content-protected WiFi on request
  • Bathrooms with rubber ducks, kids' bathroom products and kids' slippers and robes
  • Anti-slip bath mats, potties and stools on request

For teens 13-16 yrs:

  • In-house activities such as teen spa treatments
  • City activities factsheet
  • Bespoke city activities and programmes on request
  • Child-friendly in-room bar
  • Books, magazines, movies, games and content-protected WiFi on request

 

Take some time for yourself and relax at the spa.

Take some time for yourself and relax at the spa.