Celebrating 120 Years of The Balmoral
Set in the heart of Edinburgh, The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel, is celebrating its 120th anniversary this October. Guests are invited to mark the occasion with an unforgettable stay at the hotel, where the majestic clocktower is a landmark of the city skyline.
When The Balmoral first opened its doors in 1902 as the North British Railway hotel, it soon became a staple of the city attracting notable guests such as Laurel & Hardy, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor to name a few. Now as The Balmoral, the iconic property continues to be an integral part of Edinburgh’s history and culture, attracting international guests all year round.
The hotel’s name translates to ‘majestic dwelling’ in Gaelic, a fitting title for the iconic architecture. The property is filled with history, culture and Scotland’s finest food and drink.
Home to Palm Court, serving Afternoon Teas with sweets and savories thoughtfully created
by the hotel’s expert pastry team. Guests can
visit the Whisky Ambassadors of SCOTCH to choose from one of the over 500 whiskies that
live in the bar’s oak-panelled whisky cabinet. For lovers of fine dining, step into Number
One’s dining room where modern cuisine meets world–class service. Brasserie Prince
serves only the finest Scottish produce and
Bar Prince’s team of mixologists are on hand
to pour a range of classic and unique cocktails, whilst live music plays in the background amidst the sounds of popping Champagne
corks and cocktail shakers.
An urban oasis, the wellness
spa offers a range of treatments for mind, body and spirit before
retreating to one of the hotel’s 187 rooms or suites. To mark this incredible milestone for the iconic
property, we invite guests to stay
with us for a truly unmissable celebration. Settle in with a chilled
bottle of Champagne and say
cheers to The Balmoral’s 120th anniversary and the start of a season of celebrations.