A city landmark in its own right, The Balmoral prides itself on its blend of exceptional facilities, experienced event staff and dedication to detail. Seven fully-equipped meeting and évent rooms welcome guests, with up to 350 people easily accommodated in the Sir Walter Scott suite. The Balmoral offers groups easy access to the historic sights of the city centre.
Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel is in Edinburgh, Scotland. This hotel is situated amongst the shopping of Princes Street; Waverly Station is adjacent. St. Andrew Square and the Princes Street Gardens are within one half kilometer.
All 168 rooms and 20 suites combine contemporary elegance with The Balmoral's strong sense of history and charm. Each bedroom has its own characteristics borrowed from our Scottish heritage, which offers a true refuge in which to relax or escape.
For an outstanding culinary experience, Michelin-starred number one is recognized as one of Scotland's best restaurants, with Craig Sandle and his team providing outstanding cuisine. He places emphasis on creative dishes whilst promoting the best of Scotland by using only the finest and freshest Scottish ingredients. Number one restaurant won the “Fine Dining Experience” Award at the inaugural Scottish Restaurant Awards 2008. The judging panel agreed that number one restaurant offered its customers the ultimate sophisticated dining experience. All three finalists in the category were considered to be trend-setters as opposed to followers, offering clients the best of inventive gourmet food.
The Rocco Forte Collection's Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh's landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh's main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions. Edinburgh International Airport is just 25 minutes by car from the hotel, and its convenient location makes The Balmoral the ideal luxury hotel in Edinburgh for business or leisure, including the famous Edinburgh Festival and Hogmanay. There are also convenient transport links also from Glasgow or Prestwick Airports. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms, many with views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. The Balmoral’s ten conference and banqueting suites, including the signature Sir Walter Scott Suite all enjoy natural daylight and can accommodate a wide range of events including: business conferences, intimate dinner parties, large receptions and weddings. The hotel and city also make for an ideal incentive destination with an abundance of history and culture readily available. When it comes to fine-dining, the choice of restaurants at The Balmoral matches the mood of the moment. With attentive but non-intrusive service, guests can choose from the hotel's Michelin-starred number one fine dining restaurant with outstanding cuisine provided by Chef Jeff Bland; Hadrian's for chic and informal dining; Palm Court for traditional afternoon tea or its very own Bollinger Bar. The newly refurbished and stylish Balmoral Bar is perfect for a relaxing cocktail or traditional whisky. For the ultimate in relaxation, the Balmoral Spa is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the city. Voted 'Scotland's Top Urban Day Spa' in Condé Nast Traveller's 2008 Readers' Spa Awards, it offers five treatment rooms (with ESPA and Ytsara treatments) a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and exercise studio. The Balmoral is the perfect choice for a luxurious city spa break. The Balmoral recently won a place on Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List (US edition) within "The best hotels in the world for location". Be it for a luxury romantic break or important business meeting; make The Balmoral your address in Edinburgh.