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Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Luxury Scottish Accommodation on Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland

post updated 14 February 2022

The Balmoral is one of Edinburgh’s two Victorian railway hotels

Date built: 1895-1902

Architect: Beattie

Location: North Bridge/Princes St, New Town, Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel is one of Edinburgh’s few 5-star Hotels and one of the most famous Scottish Hotels.

The Balmoral
hotel from south – image from Leonardo


One of Edinburgh’s two turn-of-the-century Railway Hotels – the other being the Caledonian Hotel at the opposite end of Princes Street Gardens – forming massive bookends to Edinburgh’s central green space.

Formerly named the North British Hotel before the term fell out of favour (Scottish replaced North British).

Hadrian’s Brasserie has its entrance just round the corner onto North Bridge, or try the Balmoral Hotel’s No.1 Restaurant for a luxury dining experience.

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building images © Adrian Welch

Room / table reservations

Address: The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0)131 556 2414 fax +44 (0)131 557 3747
E-mail: [email protected]

Balmoral Hotel Restaurant : No.1

Balmoral Hotel Cafe: Hadrian’s Brasserie

Balmoral Hotel photo
photo provided from RIAS 151007

Balmoral Hotel – Accommodation

The Balmoral has luxury suites with great views towards Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town or the internal courtyard of the hotel.

The recent £7m refurbishment programme included all 188 bedrooms, The Sir Walter Scott Suite, seven conference and banqueting suites, Hadrian’s Brasserie, number one restaurant and The Lobby.

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view from south ; west facade views © Adrian Welch

number one restaurant, The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street

Number one is a Michelin Star restaurant. The Chef is Jeff Bland. Number one is located just to one side of the building’s main entrance onto Prince Street. Jeff Bland and the number one team retained their Michelin Star in Jan 2004.

Alternative options include Hadrian’s Brasserie, Palm Court, NB’s Bar and The Balmoral Spa.

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towerimages © Adrian Welch

“Scottish Hotel Restaurant of the Year” awarded 2004 by Hotel Review Scotland

Contact the Number One Restaurant: +44 (0) 131 557 6727 / [email protected]

Please mention this page when booking a table

Room + Public room at the Balmoral Hotel:
Balmoral Hotel Room Edinburgh luxury accommodation interior
images from Leonardo

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view to Edinburgh Castle; view west along Princes St – both © Adrian Welch

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