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The Ballantrae Hotel

24/05/2017 25/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I forgot to mention in my previous review that there is no internet in this "hotel" and no proper breakfast. The bed also was very old with a bump in the middle and teared up bed sheet. All they had was moths all over the place. I have no idea why it calls itself a hotel. It is nothing but...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was small had awful smell n in need of some tlc Lock was broken and we had to leave our bags unsecured to go out - asked for manager but they never available Don't waste your money and stay here it's pretty awful

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights while in Edinburgh and were pleasantly surprised when we checked in, our room was on the 4th floor and both the bedroom and bathroom were huge! Staff were friendly, and polite and rooms cleaned daily. Location is great! And there are nice places to eat/drink that aren't tourist traps. Would really recommend this place...

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

Many thanks for your review - we are glad that your stay was perfect for you, and that you would strongly recommend us as venue for future guests. Next time, before you book, make sure to check out the great rates on our Facebook Page and websites, where you will also see exclusive deals. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in a very cool place : close to one of the tram stops, museum, food shops and the centre itself. You can go all around the city just walking. Our bedroom was bigger than what we expected with a single extra bed that we didn't ask for. What we didn't like.. stairs! Our bedroom was on level...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the hotel, and that you found the location perfect and your bedroom spacious. We believe that the rates we charge are very competitive for the quality and location that we offer - our rates change with supply and demand. Make sure...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Ballantrae Hotel on York Place exactly 2 years ago and stayed in the Family Room with our 2 daughters. We absolutely loved it and couldnt stop recommending it. the room was impressive and the only snag was the noise from the tram passing outside the window but that wasn't enough to spoil it. So we booked a...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. You had booked a standard twin room (with two single beds), but when you called to explain that it was an anniversary break away, we up-graded you free of charge to one of our Family Rooms, which had a double bed besides to two additional single beds. Next time...

Bergamo, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there for a weekend and fund the hotel quite interesting. Very pleased for the warm welcoming I got when stepping in which continued through out the stay. Nice cozy room with recently refurbished shower room and room generally clean - I think I've never been in such a clean place while travelling around the UK though I think you...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and will definitely be back the next time you are in Edinburgh. Before you book, make sure to check out the best possible rates on our website, and look out for exclusive offers on our Facebook Page.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely old building, beautifully decorated and rooms have everything you need, but it was pretty dusty and could do with a good clean. The shower was also very weak - I think you'd struggle to wash long hair. Really good location though, and amazing view over the north of the city (we were in a room right at the...

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

Many thanks for your review. The point that you mention about the dust has been noted and addressed. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and it's location, and that you will stay with us again in the future. Next time, be sure to book on our website where you will find exclusive offers and the best possible rates....

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Ballantrae Hotel is in a great location 10 minutes walk away from the railway station, restaurants and shops, city tram and buses are just outside. The hotel itself is split into two buildings we where in the second building which is 2 doors down the street from reception which was fine, the entrance to the building was quite dark...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and it's location, and that you will stay with us again in the future. Next time, before you book, make sure to check out our great offers and best possible rates on our website. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This may not be some 5* highly prized hotel but the price isn't in that league either, the staff were helpful, the rooms clean and tidy and very spacious, and the location is perfect for central city visiting. So in a nutshell perfectly adequate for a few days for a good price.

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

Many thanks for your 5 Star Review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and hope to welcome you back again soon. Make sure to check out the great offers and best possible rates on our website before you book. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Wales
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We as a gang of friends recently stayed for a long weekend. I was apprehensive about some of the reviews on this hotel but as it turned out it was a very pleasant stay for us. We got a room in the basement. It was one flight of steps down which is great if you don't like a lot of...

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

Many thanks for your review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you will be back again in the near future. Be sure to check out the best possible rates and special offers on our website. Kind regards, The Ballantrae 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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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The Ballantrae Hotel

Address: 8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: £73 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ballantrae Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“it is better to stay in a hostel than in this so called "hotel". Run away from this place.”
karinekarine00, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“cant be honest as first room was road level and noisy, back room was quiet but no view and darkish”
I2847ZDcolinm, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For the best view ask for a room at the back on the top floor.”
J02468, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid upper floors as there is no lift.”
RugbyBoyWales, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“not the attic if you are a light sleeper”
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