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Ballantrae Albany Hotel

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39 - 47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
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      4 of 5 stars
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      3 of 5 stars
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      3.5 of 5 stars
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    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    1 review
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    I stayed for one night but wished I had booked longer. The hotel is modern and stylish. I booked a single room which seemed small but was adequate for one person, in fact it was cosy. The room was stylish and extremely clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I would... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    Very central hotel, lovely room 409 very spacious and tastefully decorated but still had some original features in the room. Very friendly and helpful staff. We parked in the ncp car park a 2 min walk from the hotel which was reasonable or you could park outside the hotel which was a bit more pricey. 5 min walk to the... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    I have to say enjoyed another delightful service from the front of house team at Ballantrae Albany, the Twin room was perfect and modern this weekend August 1st. The negative was that bathroom wash basin too close to the door, and that door needs a lock (privacy). I do look forward to future stays!!

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    I stopped here 28th July for 1 night for mine and my boyfriends 1 year together and was not disappointed Edinburgh is an amazing city with so much to do and the hotel made our trip extra special walked into reception with a lovely welcome and was very helpful, when we entered our room it just a had a good... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    My mum & I stayed for one night for her birthday treat whilst visiting the castle. The receptionist was lovely, knowledgeable and helpful (& pretty). The room was spacious, clean, warm & well equipped. The bathroom was spotless with freebies. The hotel is on a safe, quiet, beautiful Street within easy walking distance of the railway station. We did not... More 

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

    Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Albany, would recommend the hotel and would stay again. Next time you book, make sure to use our website for best possible rates and exclusive deals. We look forward to seeing you back at the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Just had a one night stop at the Albany on Business. I can highly recommend this hotel. The staff are some of the most polite I have met, especially at reception. I had a complimentary room upgrade to a family room. I had a choice of 4 beds all super comfy. The room was huge with a freestanding bath that... More 

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

    Many thanks for your Five Star Review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with is, and that you received an upgrade on arrival. We do not offer a cooked breakfast at the Albany, but we often get compliments on the range of breakfast items on our buffet. If you are to stay with us again, be sure to... More 

    Bradford, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I stayed here because it was close to Edinburgh Waverly with easy access to the tram stop. The hotel is set in a lovely Edwardian Terrace Property - the room I stayed in was on the ground floor next to reception, I think this is one room to avoid if you are a single traveler as it is a street... More 

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

    Thank you for your review. We have rooms on four levels at the Albany - we hope that you return to stay with us again, and if you book through our website, in the Special Requests mention the floor you would like and we will arrange this for you. We hope to see you back with us again in future.... More 

    Workington, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed just for one night, we found the room very clean with a kettle, tv, iron and press, hairdryer and plenty of clean white towels. The room itself was quite large, i expected smaller for what we paid so it was a pleasant surprise, good storage with a sofa bed if needed. We had room 105 which was in the... More 

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

    Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, finding our staff very helpful, and found your room spacious. If you are to stay with us again and would prefer a room on a higher floor, please mention this at your time of booking. And be sure to check out our website for the cheapest rates... More 

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I'm not sure how hotel stars are given out, but this definitely isn't a 4 star hotel. I do understand that this "Boutique" hotel is not going to have all the modern amenities of, say, a nearby 4 star Hilton hotel, and that this is an Edinburgh townhouse and that these are older buildings. Bearing this in mind, I still... More 

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

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We offer all the services required for a four star hotel, including 24 hour reception, a bar and a restaurant. We do have some rooms located in the hotel basement, which do not have views. However, these rooms are often requested by our regular guests as they are extremely quite... More 

    Colchester, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We stayed for a couple of nights at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel in Edinburgh. Rooms were spacious modern and clean. The hotel has a small restaurant and bar with friendly and helpful staff. We were close to all amenities so able to walk although going to the main shopping area was a steep hill.

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

    Many thanks for your Five Star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you back at the Albany again. Be sure to book through out website next time, where you will find the best possible rates and exclusive offers. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team More 

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