The Balmoral Hotel

Edinburgh is the jewel in Scotland’s crown and at its heart lies The Balmoral hotel.
Located at 1 Princes Street with views of Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and
Arthur’s Seat, the skirl of the bagpipes is always within earshot.

Our hotel merges contemporary styling with elegant tradition, like the colours of a
fine tartan weave. It’s a place where you can enjoy Michelin-starred dining at
our ‘Number One’ restaurant and discover over 400 whiskies in our Scotch bar.
Our kilted doormen will guide you across the threshold of the finest 5-star hotel
in Edinburgh. Our Concierge will guide you towards Edinburgh’s modern boutiques
and bars, theatres and museums.

Opened on October 15th 1902, our hotel was originally known as the North British.
Acclaimed as one of the great railway hotels, it originally boasted 300 bedrooms and
52 bathrooms.
It was later renamed The Balmoral — which means “majestic dwelling” in Gaelic.
Hotel porters in red jackets used to meet guests off the train at Waverley Station, taking
them into a lift and whisking them from the station hall to the reception desk in the hotel.

Recent Awards & Accolades
•Gold Green Tourism Award – Green Tourism Business Scheme
•Winner of Spa Treatments Awards – Scottish Hotel Awards 2013
•The Balmoral Bar named as Cocktail Bar of the Year – Scottish Licensed Trade News Awards -
November 2013
•Award for Culinary Excellence – AA 3 Rosette
•Number One named as one of the 500 Best Restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland –
The Daily Telegraph, October 2013

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