US$219 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 26 Apr 2015 Check-out 28 Apr 2015

Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel

5 stars
View map of 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
1 reviews
Weekend away

Amazing quality, friendliness, value, cleanliness, location....everything just perfect. Decided to... See full review

  • AndyF
  • 29 Jan 2013
Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh provides luxurious accommodation suitable for discerning travellers looking to explore tourist attractions of the capital of Scotland. The centrally located Edinburgh hotel gives guests easy access to Edinburgh Castle and Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse. During free time, vacationers can also visit other area landmarks like St Giles' Cathedral and Camera Obscura.
General

Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh has seven equipped meeting rooms that can host corporate functions and social gatherings of up to 350 guests. For on-site recreation, the hotel offers The Balmoral Spa that features relaxation suite, swimming pool, Finnish and Turkish sauna and fully equipped gym.



Location

Rocco Forte Balmoral is positioned on the corner of Princess and North Bridge streets in the heart of Edinburgh. Tourists can learn more about the area at National Gallery of Scotland, Writers' Museum and National Museum of Scotland close by.



  • 25 min drive to the Airport (Edinburgh)
Dining

Number One restaurant at Balmoral Hotel serves creative a la carte dishes while Hadrian's Brasserie offers Scottish and international cuisines. Unwind with cocktails and other drinks at The Balmoral Bar.
Rooms

The luxury has 188 classically decorated rooms and suites with air conditioning, cable TV, desk, telephone, mini bar, safe deposit box and marble bathroom with hairdryer. Some units have separate lounge area.

Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel Rooms

Classic Double
The Classic Double Bedrooms measure 22 Sq m/230 sq ft and incorporates a Queen Bed. The room has been designed combining elegant, contemporary features and characteristics from Scottish Heritage.
Executive Double
Executive Double Room measures 25 sq m/269 sq ft and incorporates a Queen bed. The room has been designed combining elegant, contemporary features and characteristics borrowed from Scottish heritage.
Deluxe King
Deluxe King at The Balmoral, Edinburgh measures 36 sq m/388 sq ft and incorporates a King bed. The extra space in this room gives the feeling of being in a Junior Suite and it has elegant, contemporary features.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

55.9532 -3.19
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh's main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balm-oral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.5 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 km
  • Princes Street: 0.5 km
  • Cowgate: 0.5 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • Underground City: 0.5 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 km
  • Princes Street: 0.5 km
  • Cowgate: 0.5 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 km
  • People's Story: 0.6 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 km
  • The Canongate: 0.7 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.7 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.8 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.9 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1 km
  • Trinity House: 1 km
  • Lauriston: 1 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.1 km
  • Holyrood: 1.1 km
  • Georgian House: 1.1 km
  • Canonmills: 1.2 km
  • Meadow park: 1.3 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.4 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.4 km
  • Pilrig: 1.4 km
  • Powderhall: 1.5 km
  • Easter Road: 1.6 km
  • Fountainbridge: 1.6 km
  • Lochrin: 1.6 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.7 km
  • The Grange: 1.7 km
  • Sciennes: 1.7 km
  • Marchmont: 1.7 km
  • Dean Village: 1.7 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.7 km

Dining

Hadrians Brasserie
Hadrians is the Balmorals chic and stylish brasserie,serving delicious cuisine in an informal ambience.Jeff Bland has created a cosmopolitan menu offering a mix of Scottish dishes and innovative European cuisine. Dress Code - Smart Casual Breakfast: Mon - Fri 07.00-10.30 Sat 07.00-11.00 Sun 07.30-11.00 Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30 Sun 12.30-14.30 Dinner: Mon-Sun 18.30-22.30
Bollinger Bar @ Palm Court
As Scotland's only Bollinger Bar, the Bollinger Bar at Palm Court is the ultimate Champagne Bar and a hot-spot for guests and Edinburgh locals alike. The Bollinger Bar is known for offering guests a sample of the finer things in life, from an extensive range of single malt whiskies and vintage champagne to innovative cocktails, including a range of non-alcoholic cocktails and the luxurious combination of Oysters and Bollinger Champagne. Dailly 17.30-00.00
Balmoral Bar
The Balmoral Bar is chic and modern. The focus is on the classics with a twist. Signature cocktails, luxurious and vintage champagnes and malt whiskies exclusive to the Balmoral. Daily from 13.00-01.00
number one
For an outstanding culinary experience,the one Michelin-starred number one is recognised as one of Scotlands best restaurants.Emphasis is on creative dishes using the finest and freshest of Scottish ingredients. Dress Code - Smart Dinner:Daily from 18.30-22.00
Palm Court
09.00-11.00-Tea,Coffee and Pastries 11.00-13.30 - Tea,Coffee,Cakes, Sandwiches,Drinks 13.30 - 17.30 - Afternoon Tea, Sandwiches,Drinks 17.30 - 00.00 Drinks Service

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Balmorals ten conference and banqueting suites all enjoy natural daylight and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street or the historic Old Town. They can accommodate a wide range of events from intimate dinner parties to large receptions.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 1
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AndyF
Business
Lancs. England
29 Jan 2013

Weekend away

Amazing quality, friendliness, value, cleanliness, location....everything just perfect. Decided to treat ourselves by booking a table at the Number One restaurant [part of hotel], just fantastic! Would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely save up and stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Literally across from the hotel [2 minutes walk] is a great little cafe that serves breakfast if you feel the £21 per person charged by the hotel is a little expensive.

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