The Balmoral - a Rocco Forte hotel

Set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities for a perfect urban retreat

Standing proud since 1902, the historic building’s majestic clock tower still dominates the Edinburgh skyline. Its clock is set precisely three minutes fast, to ensure residents never miss their train. In fact, the only day the clock is set correctly is Hogmanay for the city’s New Year celebrations. The Balmoral is the perfect home-from-home to discover Edinburgh and Scotland’s finest attractions. 


Whatever the season, the hotel’s dedicated Concierge team can open doors to some of the most unique experiences in Scotland. From tickets to the world-famous Edinburgh Festival events, access to the city’s royal establishments - Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia – to the hotel’s Tartan Butler Clan Tour, you’ll find the best of Scotland at your finger tips. The Balmoral was named as City Hotel of the Year 2018 by the world’s leading gastronomic tourism title - Food and Travel magazine.


Virtuoso Amenities for 2021:

• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

• Full Scottish breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests per bedroom served in restaurant

• $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay 

• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

• Complimentary Wi-Fi



Elegant and stylish, The Balmoral’s 167 rooms and 20 suites offer an invitation to experience and enjoy Scottish heritage. The design, as envisioned by Olga Polizzi, embodies the Scottish landscape, with a colour palette of blues and greys, bringing the country’s woodlands, heather-covered hills and lochs within the hotel’s walls. Many of the rooms add to the sublime sense of place with views out over Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Old Town. 


Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux ~ Sublime French cooking made with the finest Scottish produce 


Bar Prince ~ Enjoy beautifully and simply prepared classic cocktails


Number One ~ Michelin-starred cuisine in sophistcated surroundings


Palm Court ~ Award-winning Afternoon Tea


Scotch ~ Over 500 whiskies. One place to discover them


The Gallery ~ Enjoy a quiet drink, a sweet treat of a warming cup of Balmoral blended tea 



Expert Tip

Exclusive to Rocco Forte Hotels, the newly launched Irene Forte Skincare line offers a range of treatments harnessing the power of handpicked active ingredients from Italy. 


Terms & Conditions

Hotel Amenities are based on availability at time of check in. Valid for stays in 2021. Food & Beverage credit is not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full


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