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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights for the Christmas market (last year we stayed at 'the place' another hotel along from this one) the hotel was good but there was a high pitched noise on the stairs and the bathroom was tiny! looked very nice but was very impractical when you sat on the toilet your knees hit the sink...

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Narberth, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Fabulous Hotel 10min walk from Princes Street and railway station.stayed for 3 night,friendly staff and service with a smile is always good after a long trip.great location for seeing all the sights of Edinburgh and the team starts 2 mins round the corner and can take you all the way to the airport,a real bonus for people flying to the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a few minutes walk from Princes Street but away from the main drag and therefore quiet. It is not grand in any sense but functional and clean. There was a huge flatscreen TV in the bedroom that had tea and coffee facilities too. The breakfast was at best average and the staff not particularly engaging. Not sure...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Ultimately I found my stay at the hotel very enjoyable. Our room and bathroom were huge, the hotel was very clean and it suited our needs perfectly. The staff weren't outgoing but they were quiet, polite and facilitated our needs. If this had been a three star hotel then this would have been a 5 star review, however for a...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night with a friend to visit the Christmas markets. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The room was beautifully decorated and spacious with high ceilings. It is about a 10min walk from the train station and Princess St. so it close to everything but also a lot quieter. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 5 Star Review. We are glad to hear that everything was perfect for you, and that you will definitely be returning. We hope you enjoyed your trip to the Christmas Markets! Be sure to check out the best possible rates on our website - and exclusive deals - before you book in the future. Kind regards,...

Forfar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Receptionist was very welcoming and informative and showed me to my room. The room was clean and warm, the wifi was great and the TV and shower worked well. The walk into Princes St. and the station took less than 10 minutes. The tram stop for the Airport was less than 5 minutes away. Had a good night's sleep in...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - we are glad that everything was perfect for you. If you are to return, be sure to check out the special offers on our website, where you will also find the best possible rates. We hope to welcome you back to the Albany in the near future.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed just the one night whilst visiting the Christmas markets but would definately stay again. Beautiful boutique hotel on a quiet elegant Edinburgh street 10 minutes away from Princess St. Tasteful decor and clean comfortable room. Great accommodation, surroundings and location.

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 5 Star Review. We are glad to hear that everything was perfect for you, and that you will definitely be staying again. Next time, make sure to book through our website where you will find our best possible rates and exclusive deals (guests often get complimentary up-graded when they book through our website too). We hope...

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our 2 night visit to Edinburgh. We arrived at about 12.30 and was happy to be able to leave our bags (as check in was 2pm)and get out exploring. However, the lovely receptionist said she'll go and check if the room was ready, it was, which was great. We had requested an ice bucket for...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that your room was ready for your early check-in, and that enjoyed your stay with us. Next time, make sure to book through our website where you will find our best possible rates and our Facebook Page for exclusive deals. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late on Thursday and was greeted by a very friendly receptionist who asked how our journey had been and were we ok. After checking us in , he offered to carry our bags to the room which was not necessary as we were on the ground floor at the back of the hotel. It was a lovely quiet...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and you will definitely be recommending us. Next time you book, make sure to check out our website for the best available rates, or our Facebook Page for exclusive offers! We hope to welcome you back to the Albany soon.

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked 3 nights here to explore Edinburgh over along weekend trip. The hotel is located in city center 2 minutes walk from the tram station. My room was a very small one with the worst position for a bed, beside the wall, but it is clean and got all amenities including an iron and an ironing board. Breakfast was...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that the location in the heart of Edinburgh City was perfect for you, and that you would recommend the hotel in future. Be sure to check out our great Facebook offers and best on-line rates from our website. Regards, The Albany Hotel Team

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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Welcome to the The Ballantrae Albany Hotel a wonderful Grade A listed Georgian town house building and one of Edinburgh's best boutique hotel's. The Hotel is located in the heart of the lively city of Edinburgh, just a short walk from the best attractions of the city. The hotel has a total of 42 en-suite rooms all fitted with modern amenities to meet your needs including Satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 

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Address: 39-47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: £55 - £548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballantrae Albany Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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#59 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“I was in a basement room at the rear which suited me as it was quiet and I only used it for sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles 375RonK, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 408 was on top floor ( 2 flights up) and was a lovely large room with views of the front Street.”
 of 5 bubbles rickyh965, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is on a quiet street so I would think all the rooms would be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles A1184XTcarolb, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No lifts ,some spiral stairs and as it is a listed building no double glazing”
 of 5 bubbles 929patj, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not get a room on the ground floor, we had no choice as there is no lifts and my partner recently had a bad back injury.”
 of 5 bubbles emmamalone15, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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