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Ballantrae West End Hotel

3.0 of 5 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars NEW

The communal area were lovely! Very clean and modern. The bedrooms we had were large with everything in them you needed but were tired and run down. For example there was stains all over the sofa in one room and cracked/looses floor tiles in the bathroom of another! They could have both done with a lick of paint! There is... More 

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Trufant, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very historic. They were doing painting and updating - inconvenient. Seven flights of stairs to reach our room - no lift. The room was on the top floor; it had a wonderful view. However, it wasn't worth the climb. We needed to take a rest half way up. The staff was very helpful, even carried our luggage upstairs. Loved the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

we stayed for two nights in a twin bedroom at the top floor -over 50 steps up so beware if you have problems with stairs. The room was poor with damp patches on wall and curtain was coming apart. On street parking was for residents and hotel did not provide a permit. We were suggested by staff to park in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights (Wednesday and Thursday night). Rang the doorbell a few times and did not get in until someone else was leaving the hotel. Then once you get the to the reception desk you have to ring another bell before getting to see anyone that works there. After checking in I was shown to be room on... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

As you walk through the door of the Ballantrae West End Hotel (after having to ring the doorbell) your eyes are met by a sexy looking staircase and a distinct lack of a reception desk. The decor is quirky and there's a comfy lounge/bar area on the ground floor. In terms of rooms, we stayed in a 'junior double room'... More 

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Rome, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The hotel is pretty central. You can walk pretty much to every sight in Edinburgh. Our room was very nice, big, charming and classy. It had high ceilings, a fireplace, a sofa etc. Only the bathroom was a little downer. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend 21 - 24 November. Beautiful building in need of some TLC. We had a lovely large room which was very quiet. The duvet on one of the single beds had a disgusting stain on it but this was changed immediately for a brand new one and the night porter was very apologetic. We discovered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights, good location 5 mins from haymarket station, 10 mins to princes Street. The hotel is in a lovely crescent of beautiful old houseshare and looks lovely from the outside, the entrance hall and bar/reception area also look ok,large swepping staircase, the girl on reception was very nice, gave us our key to room 3 and off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have stayed in many hotels but this must be the worst and I can only assume the high marks and reviews must be from friends or family. We booked a double room for 5 nights .After the first night my wife felt as if she was falling out of the bed, noticed one side was higher and the base... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wanted a 3 day stay with my wife in Edinburgh for not too much so I did a bit of homework on the net. I found a good return cheap flight from London and then I came across Ballantrae Hotel At The West End, three nights in November, again very cheap, room only, no meals. Edinburgh to the hotel, very... More 

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Address: 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballantrae West End Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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