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Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 - 47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
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Ranked #132 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a very large room, 411, of course lots of stairs and corridors to navigate since there is no lift. I've never been in a larger hotel bathroom. The location is excellent, about a block from the starting platform for the new tram which goes out to the airport, our reason for staying in that location. There was... More

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St Andrews
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed for one night in an Executive Double En-suite Room (No. 210). I was very disappointed with several aspects of the room and the hotel's service: - The bath tap did not work - The toilet did not flush properly - The bathroom fan made a terribly loud rattling noise - The belongings of a previous guest had been... More

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel with another couple,friends from Liverpool. Our bedrooms were nice, very modern and clean. However, the public areas of the hotel are a bit tired. The stair carpet in some areas is threadbare and dangerous. We were unaware that breakfast was continental, we were really disappointed not to have a cooked breakfast,keeping in mind we had... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've read some of the recent reviews - they're all very negative and nothing like what I experienced at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel at all! I had a lovely time staying here (for one night). The staff at reception were very welcoming and friendly. My room was clean and spacious, and the bathroom was enormous. I don't have OCD, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here over Christmas last year, great location, good service and lovely room had a wall mounted television, fridge and usual facilities! Rooms were spacious with high ceilings which you'd expect from they type of building and of course decorated nicely, enjoyed our stay!

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a one night stay. Special day and evening out in Edinburgh with my wife. Booked the honeymoon suite for the extra space and luxury bathroom. 1st disappointment was the condition of the room- tired decor and fittings with clearly visible stains on carpet. 2nd disappointment was that there was no remote for bathroom television - asked at... More

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194 reviews 194 reviews
40 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of the other reviews say the same, this hotel charges 4 star rates but is a 1 or 2 star in reality. Frayed and dirty carpets, no lift, peeling ceilings, bathroom with outdated fittings and no heating, weak and cold shower, slippery bathtub. The whole place feels musty and in dire need of a refit, to say the... More

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United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Scotland well-warned about the weather and the food, and was thoroughly disappointed to have nothing to complain about. The beer was cold, there was ketchup and ice galore for those who wanted it, even the haggis was great. What is the point of traveling in foreign lands if you don't return with a horror story or two... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a couple of days here and the hotel was good. Huge rooms, nice and quiet, good facilities, adequate breakfasts. Had a small problem with the shower but receptionist was really helpful and got it sorted. Overall, a good place to stay, even though the plan of the building is a little complicated to get used to!

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Hoboken, NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the Ballantrae Albany Hotel to claim it's a four-star establishment is a sham. We had problems with this hotel from the minute we arrived and found out there was limited hotel parking (if the lot is full you have to wait until someone checks out to be given their spot, and then it's 4 pounds a day). We were... More

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Address: 39 - 47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballantrae Albany Hotel 4*
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