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Hotel of the Week: The Balmoral – Edinburgh

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Check out this week’s Hotel of the Week: The Balmoral – Edinburgh

The Balmoral is Rocco Forte’s historic Edinburgh landmark at the heart of the city, built in 1902 in impressive Scottish renaissance style as a hotel for Waverley station. One of the great railway hotels, the Balmoral’s iconic clock is set three minutes fast to ensure guests never miss their trains. Exuding a timeless elegance, the bedrooms and suites have been designed by Olga Polizzi, Director of Building & Design for Forte Hotels. Highlights include the large signature suites: the Scone & Crombie and The Glamis. With up to three bedrooms and spacious living rooms, they make the ultimate Edinburgh base for couples and families.

The Balmoral - Edinburgh

The Balmoral

The Balmoral’s two restaurants offer a choice of fine or brasserie dining. Number One features a Michelin-starred menu celebrating Scottish produce. Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux marries the best of Scottish ingredients with French cooking. Afternoon Tea is served under the dome of the splendid Palm Court, while the noted whisky bar, Scotch, is a must-visit for anyone partial to a dram from the 500-strong collection.

Doubles from £245



The Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyrood House, Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh Castle


Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux, and our Michelin-Starred Number One, both at The Balmoral. Other local favourites include Scran & Scallie, Aizle, The Table, Gardeners Cottage


Beautiful Scottish cashmere at Hawico or bespoke jewellery, including unique Scottish Gold, at Hamilton & Inches


Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world.

Want to find out more? Visit the hotel’s website.


A mini-break for two at The Balmoral with our Hotel of the Week competition, including breakfast the following morning (find out more here).


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