This sophisticated hotel, notable for its famous clocktower, has a Michelin star restaurant, lavish afternoon teas and a superb spa.

The building is a city landmark, an old Victorian railway hotel with a prime address, 1 Princes Street. It is set close to the Old Town, New Town and Waverley Station and just over eight and a half miles from Edinburgh airport.

Luxurious guest rooms have modern amenities, including Nespresso coffee makers, Scottish tea, dressing gowns and slippers. Upgrade to an Executive or Deluxe room to enjoy city or courtyard views. If you upgrade to a suite you can enjoy a magnificent fire place.

Accommodation details


1 Princes St
United Kingdom

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


0.2 mi / 0.3 km from city centre

Room types and facilities


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Double(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, In Room Movies, Television


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s) or double(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, In Room Movies, Television


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, In Room Movies, Television

General facilities

  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Onsite laundry
  • Baby sitting
  • Spa
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Exercise gym
  • Off-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • Currency exchange
  • 3 Restaurant
  • 1 Pool
  • 3 Lounges/bars
  • Room service
  • Massage services
  • Indoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators

Other facilities

Families are especially welcome here, with a range of kids’ facilities, such as babysitting, special meals, books, films and games. The hotel also caters for little ones with baby meals, kids’ linens and child-sized robes and slippers.

While the children are busy, adults can enjoy complimentary use of the award-winning The Balmoral Spa with its 15-metre lap pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish Steam room and gym. You can also book Rocco Forte Rituals and ESPA treatments.

Dining information

For a true British experience, try an afternoon tea, cakes and Champagne, accompanied by live harp music, at Palm Court. Or head to The Gallery to enjoy a more informal sweet treat or a warming cup of Balmoral blended tea.

Dine in style at the Michelin star restaurant, Number One, awarded for 16 consecutive years from Thursday to Monday. Admire works from the Royal College of Art, while tasting modern Scottish cuisine. The Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux is an informal, lively brasserie with views of Arthur's Seat. It's also one of Edinburgh's finest cocktail bars serving classics with a twist and a popular Seasonal cocktail tasting Menu. Be sure to enjoy a cocktail tasting experience here, with drinks showcasing the hotel’s very own gin – Baile Mhoireil. Or indulge in a local tipple at the Scotch, which serves up to 500 Whisky malts, including their own 10-year-old single malt, each accompanied by a specially selected snack. 

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