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The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel, is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. It is a stylish five-star property, located on Princes Street in the very heart of Edinburgh.

The Balmoral has ten unique conference and banqueting suites which all enjoy natural daylight and can accommodate a wide range of events from intimate dinner parties to large receptions for up to 450 people.

The banqueting suites each have different views over a wide range of breathtaking city landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, the Sir Walter Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens, The National Gallery of Scotland and Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. Our signature Sir Walter Scott Suite provides a magnificent air-conditioned ballroom for up to 320 guests or an inspiring conference room for up to 350 delegates theatre-style. All meeting rooms are equipped with telephone, fax-modem, as well as high-speed internet access, including wireless.

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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
Annan 40 22 32 24 60 40 77m2 4.2m
Beauly 60 30 45 40 70 60 87m2 4.2m
Carron 20 18 18 20 30 25 52m2 4.2m
Don 20 18 18 20 30 25 52m2 4.2m
Esk 60 30 45 40 70 60 87m2 4.2m
Forth 40 22 32 24 60 40 77m2 4.2m
Holyrood Suite 120 40 72 70 250 120 154m2 6.0m
Princes Suite 60 28 48 50 120 60 101m2 6.0m
Sir Walter Scott 300 60 150 150 450 350 362m2 6.0m
Waverley Suite 40 30 40 30 100 60 67m2 6.0m

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Celebrate the Season

Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the festive season at The Balmoral is a holiday celebration like no other.

Having welcomed families during the festive season for 117 years, our warm-hearted approach is embodied in tradition. From our enchanting Christmas tree in the lobby, renowned throughout the city and beyond, to our magnificent Hogmanay Gala Ball; this is our favourite time of year.

To find out what surprises await this festive season at The Balmoral, or to book your festive or Hogmanay celebration, please contact +44(0)131 556 2414 or email

The Gift of a Wish

Set within the heart of The Balmoral, three wishing trees will take centre stage in Palm Court, featuring twinkling lights and white and gold wishing leaves, creating a world of enchantment.

The wishing trees will offer the ‘Gift of a Wish’, inviting guests and visitors to submit their wish for the year ahead, allowing the trees to blossom as the ‘leaves’, featuring beautiful messages, are added each day. Guests can choose to make a donation and write their wishes on a special gold wishing tag, in celebration of the launch of Scottish Gold collection at Hamilton & Inches.

All proceeds from the gold wishing tags will go to the Make a Wish Foundation, giving guests the chance to give a little back this festive season and add some extra sparkle to the installation.

Hogmanay Gala Ball

The Balmoral's Hogmanay Gala Ball is a ticket to one of the hottest events in town.

* Pipes and drums performance.
* Champagne & canapé reception
* Magnificent dinner, coupled with the finest of wines.
* Ceilidh band .
* The Bells of 2020 will be ushered in as our musicians lead you in a traditional Auld Lang Syne.
* Watch the world renowned fireworks display against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
* Dance into the wee small hours.

Tickets for the Gala Ball are priced at £355 per person.

For more information please contact +44(0)131 556 2414
or email