Balmoral Hotel: the grand dame of Edinburgh

Balmoral Hotel: the grand dame of Edinburgh

A veritable institution for over a century, this is ‘the' palace hotel in Edinburgh. Like a majestic rock, it sits perched on the prestigious Princes Street in the city centre.

Welcome to Scotland in this legendary hotel built in traditional Scottish architectural style in 1902. The meeting place for celebrities, its best ambassador was none other than Sir Sean Connery, the world's most famous Scot. Here, doormen in kilts and Balmoral berets usher you into the large Victorian lobby. Between tradition and modernity, designer Olga Polizzi has managed to infuse the place with a contemporary twist, all the while preserving 'the Scottish soul' of the 167 rooms and 20 suites, which have exceptional views of Edinburgh Castle and Old Town. The night promises to be sweet, rocked by such charming and luxurious touches.
For dining, the Balmoral excels with its two restaurants, including the Michelin starred Number One. At teatime, Palm Court is still as popular as it was in the days when the Queen Mother used to drop in. Whisky? The bar Scotch has a selection of close to 400 from Scotland alone.

The Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 2EQ

+44 131 556 2414

Rooms: from 220 GBP