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Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 - 47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms nicely decorated with spacious bathroom.Breakfast was a VERY big let down.Continental,which we weren't aware of, in view of the fact that photos showed nice cooked breakfast.Very misleading".Processed ham,cheese slices,cut into four,stale apricots.Whilst having breakfast the waitresses proceeded to noisily dismantle the tables that the breakfast was laid on.Hardly a relaxing atmosphere. The reason the waitresses were hurridly dismantling the... More

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Halstead, Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ballantrae was a very nice hotel very clean but before you book a room ask what floor you are on as we had 71 stairs to our room and 10 more to our bedroom Him indoors is 59 and I am 56!!!!!! So beware if you are older or disabled in any way

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Aberdeen
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was back at the Albany Hotel in Edinburgh for our 4 th visit. The room was excelent, large, quiet and witha bathroom to die for- with the best shower ever. However, the Hotel let itself down badly, my previous visits I have given it 5 Stars but sadly this time the Breakfasts let it all down. On the first morning... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read the reviews and the hotel met my expectations. I was looking for comfortable, clean and handy to the local attractions and this was it. The staff were very helpful, in particular the new doorman who helped with the luggage since there was no lift and I couldn't manage my luggage up the stairs. On site parking is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I find it hard to believe this is a 4 star hotel. I stayed for two nights in the tiniest single room I have ever stayed in. With its darkwallpaper and dard wooden blinds, it felt quite claustrophobic. Definitely not worth the £181 I paid for the two nights. I wouldn't stay here again or recommend it to anyone. When... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here twice now and both times were very good, rooms and service are very good, beds comfy and the food is great. Great central location for the city and parking right outside. No problem recommending this hotel to anyone.

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Lincolnshire UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

On an overnight stay at this boutique hotel with my partner was certainly an experience and will definitely be returning. The hotel itself is five town houses and very eclectic, smart and well dressed. On arriving the receptionist was very friendly and chatty, which continued during our stay. We had an executive suite which was simply beautiful, the bathroom was... More

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So we booked a room and paid for a room (honeymoon suit with champagne) - on arrival found we had been charged more than what was agreed over the phone when the booking was made !!! Also there was no room, no one had actually made the booking. The booking had been amended on their system for the previous weekend... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

No real complaints because it was a business trip and the hotel served its purpose. Positives: it is central, the rooms were good standard apart from missing iron/ironing board and it was quiet. Negatives: décor is tired and worn and disappointing breakfast (I overheard one foreign couple ask where the cooked breakfast was and I would expect a cooked British... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed here for one night. We chose it because of its location, being near Princes Street. That is the only plus. It's a very drab, dated and tired establishment. Everything is black and shaded and gives it a very sinister feel to it. I think for £127 for a night with a continental breakfast (that we didn't bother to... More

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Address: 39 - 47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ballantrae Albany Hotel 4*
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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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