Luxury Spa in Edinburgh

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The Balmoral Spa

Give yourself over to bliss at The Balmoral Spa. Found at No. 1 Princes Street in the heart of Edinburgh, our tranquil spa is an urban oasis, blending modern facilities with exceptional service.


Soothe body, mind and spirit with one of our Forte Rituals or an indulgent massage using your choice of Irene Forte Skincare body oil. Be pampered by our beauty treatments or treat yourself to silky smooth skin with a Hebridean sea salt oil scrub and body wrap from Ishga.

Relax in between treatments with a glass of Scottish mineral water infused with seasonal fruit in the quiet poolside area. Or stay a while longer to enjoy the serenity with a meal using the freshest local ingredients and seasonal produce.



The Balmoral Spa is open at the following times:

Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.00pm (last entry 9.30pm)

Saturday to Sunday: 7.00am to 10.00pm (last entry 9.30pm)

The Balmoral Spa reserves the right to change these times.

Spa guests must be 16 years of age and above.



The Treatment Room at The Balmoral Spa in Edinburgh

Treatments & Rituals

Our list of treatments and rituals are carefully curated for ultimate relaxation. Available at our Spa is a selection of full body treatments, facials, massages, touch therapy and spa packages.

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Our 15-metre indoor pool is perfect for swimming laps or for a relaxing dip after a workout. Beside the swimming pool you will find our Turkish steam room and Finnish sauna. 

Both our steam room and sauna deeply relax, cleanse and rejuvenate the skin while positively influencing the mind and body.



Our 15-metre indoor pool is perfect for swimming laps.


Our steam room deeply relaxes and cleanses the skin. It helps relieve muscle soreness and joint stiffness, as well as enhance your immune system through lymph detoxification and blood circulation. The high concentration of steam makes it more difficult to breathe, which helps exercise the lungs. We recommend a maximum of three sets of eight to 10 minute trips to the steam room over 24 hours.


Our sauna positively influences the mind and body. Saunas improve the immune system and blood circulation, as well as cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. We recommend a minimum of eight and a maximum of 15 minutes at one time in the sauna.


Our gym is fully-equipped with Technogym cardiovascular equipment. It also has a separate weights room with both free weights and Technogym weight machines.


Our dedicated personal trainer is available for individual sessions in our fully equipped gym and weights room. We will build an effective and bespoke training plan to help you reach your personal goals.

For further information or to book, please contact the spa directly.


Membership at The Balmoral Spa includes regular access to our facilities, including a fully-equipped cardiovascular gymnasium, fitness and dance studio, sauna, steam room and 15-metre swimming pool, with personal trainers to set you on the fast-track to fitness.


1-month £120*
*Please note that membership discounts are not available with this type of membership.

Monthly Direct Debit £105
(Minimum membership term: 3 months)

Annual £1050

Monthly £180
(Minimum membership term: 3 months)

Annual £1800
*Proof of living at the same address required for joint memberships.

Monthly (per person) £95
(Minimum membership term: 3 months)

Annual (per person) £950

*A minimum of 4 members from the same company are required to purchase Corporate Membership. Should this number drop below the required minimum of 4, all the remaining memberships will automatically revert to the Individual Membership price the following month until the minimum of 4 is achieved again.

Each membership category has an initial joining fee of £80 per person. This is a non-refundable fee. The joining fee does not apply to one month memberships.


Members receive the following benefits:

Up to 20% discount on all spa treatments Monday to Thursday
10% discount on Irene Forte Skincare products
10% discount in The Balmoral’s bars and restaurants, subject to availability (maximum 6 guests)


The proprietary Irene Forte Skincare range achieves outstanding results with natural ingredients in formulations shaped by 35 years of skincare research and development. Based on the research of her Scientific Director Dr. Francesca Ferri -a pioneer in the medical use of plant extracts to treat skin conditions- Irene has introduced novel ingredients in products which have shown extraordinary results in independent clinical and user trials. Irene Forte Skincare products are suitable for all skin types and have even been clinically approved for sensitive skin.



The core ingredients are harvested at Verdura Resort's Organic Farm in Sicily, and alongside these, Irene Forte Skincare has integrated zero-waste upcycled ingredients, made from nutrient-rich plant-based leftovers. Irene’s insistence on plant-based sources means all the ingredients are certified vegan.

Irene Forte’s approach is distinguished by her high ethical standards that make sustainability a primary business focus. In recognition of these standards, Irene Forte Skincare has been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury for sustainable excellence.

Irene Forte Skincare is available to purchase within our Spa.

Irene Forte Skincare, Serum, Anti age

Phytomelatonin Rejuvenating Serum

This breakthrough anti-aging serum is backed by 35 years of research, clinically proven to significantly reduce five signs of aging while calming and soothing the skin, with a pure blend of 70% APM™ and 30% Vitamin E.


A radical step forward in natural skincare, Dr Ferri’s patented extraction technique for Alpine Plant Melatonin harnesses the power of Phytomelatonin. This serum reduces the appearance of wrinkle depth and volume, brown spots, UV spots, red areas and pore visibility – plus notably increases skin elasticity – proven in clinical trials after just four weeks. With continued use, notice a visible skin youth boost, further enhanced by the protective antioxidant properties of 30% Vitamin E.

Suitable for mature, dry or dehydrated skin, and dermatologically proven safe for sensitive skin.



Clinically proven to reduce appearance of wrinkle depth and volume.


Clinically proven to reduce dark spots.  


Clinically proven to reduce pore visibility.


Clinically proven to increase elasticity.


Clinically proven to help reduce red areas.

From her student days in the 70s, Dr. Francesca Ferri has been fascinated by the hormone melatonin and in particular, its counterpart in plants: Phytomelatonin. Through the development of a patented technique to extract Phytomelatonin from plants in 2006; the publication of research in 2019 that showed Phytomelatonin can regulate skin ageing; and now with the launch of Phytomelatonin Rejuvenating Serum, Dr. Ferri’s fascination has grown into a lifelong quest to understand the role and benefits of Phytomelatonin.

This indulgent facial integrates Dr Ferri’s breakthrough patented extract of Alpine Plant Melatonin with our signature triple massage technique, which relieves tension, awakens facial contours, enhances collagen and elastin synthesis. Includes a double cleanse with a peptide-infused Hyaluronic Acid sheet mask, revealing a visibly more hydrated and younger-looking complexion.

90 Minutes - £165


The Balmoral, 1 Princes Street, where Old Town meets New, a legendary hotel and landmark clock tower: a symbol of its city

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