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Ballantrae West End Hotel
Ranked #401 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Cheshire
1 review
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“Superb Hotel & Perfect Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2006

A perfect hotel to experience the delights of Endiburgh. The staff were courteous and extremely helpful, whilst allowing space and freedom. The hotel was furnished / finished to a very high standard and the room was extremely clean. The bathroom was definately the best i have seen in any hotel. Look forward to returning next year.
Dave & Sarah from Cheshire

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  • Tips/Secrets — Take a good pair of shoes to walk round Endiburgh - Quite Hilly
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2006

Nice location, short walk to city centre.

You must enquire about a cooked breakfast the previous evening to ensure one the next morning. We were not told about this arrangement until the morning so had to source a cooked breakfast elsewhere. Also, Sunday mornings, you best get up early as the continental breakfast buffet is unavailable after 9.30am.

Rooms are clean, quite big. There are no lifts so if you are on the top floor, be prepared for a hike. The bathrooms are clean and towels plentiful but the showers are useless. No water pressure and constantly changes from scalding hot to freezing cold.

There is no fire escape exits or procedures which is a concern.

If you have enjoyed the vibrant Edinburgh nitelife be prepared for an early morning wake up call. We got a call from reception at 10.20am stating check out time is 10.30am!

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2006

This hotel is under new ownership and undergoing major rennovation of public spaces. We had to walk past come scaffolds to get to our room, but did get a discounted rate. The room we had was spacious, clean, and airy. Full breakfast was very good, but not exceptional. The location is great. Quiet pleasant neighborhood, but still walking distance to most Edinburgh sites of interest. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2004

Ray and Cristy will look after you at this B&B. The room was spacious and clean, internet booking was perfect and the owners were friendly and helpful.

Good location, non-smoking, clean, good value - we would recommend for anyone to stay here.

Sept 2004

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2003

The Afton Town House Hotel is a grand old house on a quiet leafy crescent, yet only 5 minutes walk to Haymarket Station with trains every 6 minutes to Waverly. Or it's an easy walk - 10 minutes to Prince's Street, and 25 to the Castle. The hotel is friendly, and family-owned. There is a large first-floor (UK definition) dining room where the included full breakfast is served, looking out on the crescent gardens. (No other meals, but there are many restaurants and pubs about 3 quiet, upscale blocks away.) My room (booked as a single) was huge and had a twin and a double bed (excellent quality). Full bath, TV, phone, coffee & tea tray. Would stay there again anytime.

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Property: Ballantrae West End Hotel
Address: 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #401 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballantrae West End Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the centre of Edinburgh, the Ballantrae West End Hotel is ideal for the festival, Edinburgh Tattoo, world heritage attractions, and only a few minutes walk from Princes Street, Haymarket Station, the International Conference Centre, and the financial district. Centrally located, in an elegant west end crescent, we are a small (eleven bedroom) family run hotel, able to offer you a friendly personal service, with an emphasis on traditional hospitality. There is also a comfortable residents' bar. ... more   less 
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