About The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel
This distinguished Edwardian hotel at the eastern end of Princes Street, the city’s major thoroughfare, is convenient to specialty shops and attractions. Designed by Olga Polizzi, the 187 stylish rooms and suites, many with views toward Edinburgh Castle, have high ceilings and combine contemporary elegance and traditional Scottish charm. Public areas include the popular Palm Court with its glass dome and Venetian chandelier, the gourmet Michelin-starred Number One dining room, a chic contemporary brasserie for modern regional fare and the striking Bar Prince. Other amenities encompass a full-service urban spa with five treatment rooms, a 50-foot indoor swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a relaxation suite, a gym and a group exercise studio. In addition, kids’ programs are available.