The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel

  • A single point of contact, no matter your destination

    A single point of contact, no matter your destination

    From your very first booking with us, one of our 30 Guest Experience Managers is assigned to you. That's the person who will accompany you on all your travels. A weekend getaway to the jagged mountains of Italy, a family holiday to Asia or a recommendation of a new restaurant to try, there is nothing your GEM can't help you with, and over time, your tastes and preferences will become theirs so they can better assist you.

  • Benefits that just get better with each reservation

    Benefits that just get better with each reservation

    One of the high points of our partnership with the hotels invited to join our Collection is the exclusive benefits they are willing to offer to our members. And these benefits just get better with each reservation you make! On your first booking with us, this means the best room in the category you choose, and a room upgrade subject to availability.

  • A label of exception in hospitality

    A label of exception in hospitality

    Grand Luxury is a collection of 450 exceptional hotels across the globe, but how do we choose these addresses that we recommend? We do it through an in-depth analysis of every property, and demanding quality controls and evaluations by our founders themselves, Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien, with nothing but excellence in mind. The Collection is also reviewed every year and only the hotels that our members systematically rate ‘Remarkable' are retained.

  • They consider us the benchmark of excellence in hospitality

    They consider us the benchmark of excellence in hospitality

    A passion for hotels and a commitment to outstanding service is at the core of everything they do and today, they have built a hugely loyal following who come to Grand Luxury Hotels for the unparalleled service and upgrades, the concierge service and personalised assistance. — FORBES

    “Grand Luxury Hotels helps me find the best hotels available in the city to which I travel and to sort out any issues that may arise during my stay.” U.E. (Germany)


travelers choose Grand Luxury ?

Arrive at The Balmoral Hotel on any given day and the first thing you’ll notice is its glorious clock tower that’s never quite on time.

This irregularity (or calculated miscalculation as the locals call it) is a historical quirk as legendary as the hotel itself and dates back to 1902 when The Balmoral was built as a grand railway hotel, and its turret clock was set three minutes fast to make...

Our selection of rooms and suites

Rooms and suites

Classic Room

19 sq.m / 205 sq.ft, View: City or Courtyard View - Location: All floors (6 in total) - bathtub only

Our travelers give their opinion

  • Judith P.

     - United Kingdom


    A Grand Luxury client since May 2018, privilege

    Everything was excellent. I felt that I was just in a proper well run hotel. The only thing I could not do was book the pool and gym but that was not their fault. I booked late and it is the rules at the moment. Hopefully when I return this will have changed.

  • Paul T C.

     - United Kingdom


    A Grand Luxury client since June 2021, privilege

    Fantastic experience staying in the Balmoral. Not just a hotel but a part of Edinburgh’s history and a truly beautiful place to spend a night!

  • Stuart B.

     - United Kingdom


    A Grand Luxury client since May 2021, privilege

    OK experience- not sure the quality of the room deserved the price tag - slightly alarmed that I had 5 pending transactions on my credit card when only 1 was needed. Fortunately only the correct amount has been added to my bill. Staff friendly. Facilities in communal areas somewhat Spartan and unwelcoming

  • Sylvain S.

     - United Kingdom


    A Grand Luxury client since May 2021, privilege

    We had a wonderful time at the Balmoral. We loved the venue in general and the room was lovely. The attention to detail to make this a good experience for young children as well was really appreciated. I am putting 4 stars instead of 5 as the following 2 points could be improved: - Brasserie: service was very slow in the morning. We asked 4 times for some gluten free toast for my wife and it never came. That was disappointing. - Spa: we understand that these are still pandemic times. But 25min windows for the pool, especially with kids, is not satisfactory.

Hotel information



Public areasfree

In roomfree

Children policy

Children are welcome

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in3 pm


Transportation and transfers

Transfersubject to supplement

Smoking policy

Non-smoking public spaces

Smoking roomsnot available


187 rooms and suites

In-room amenitiesflatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Forte Organics bathroom products

Always included in this hotel

Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival

Available services

Air conditioned hotel

Laundry service

Concierge service

Business center


Small dogs allowed


Car park / valet service35 £ per day

Restaurants and bar options

Brasserie PrinceRestaurant: local specialties cuisine

Bar PrinceBar, Light meals

Number OneGastronomic restaurant: local specialties cuisine

Palm CourtAfternoon tea, Light meals



Continental breakfast29 £

Buffet breakfast29 £

Spa (The Balmoral Spa)





Golf nearby

Indoor pool

Fitness center

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