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Ballantrae West End Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel) (West End)
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Ranked #285 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel via a deal on Late Rooms, turned out not to be such a great deal. We were at this very tired, dated hotel for 4 nights. Room was large but the smell of dampness was overpowering. The wallpaper is peeling off the walls, there were loose cables hanging down from the tv on the wall and there... More

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London, UK
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here last October during Munster's ill-fated trip to play Edinburgh and for a rugby weekend it ticked all the boxes. Great location at the right side of town for Murrayfield, adequate rooms (nothing flashy), good food, good value (£89 a night we paid), late night bar and the staff were very helpful in assisting us getting to Edinburgh... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The hotel is located in a very nice area, close to the city. The architecture of the house and houses around is beautiful...traditional and vey well maintain. Just imagine that this hotel was a house for a family! Stay there enjoying the high ceilings, the decorated walls, the traditional furniture...and enjoy the big stairs to go upstairs to have a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great Location. Value for Money. Clean. Lamp Shade in the bathroom got dislodged from the ceiling and fell on my sister's head. Thankfully she wasn't hurt but it could have been a nasty accident. We got the top floor room which is a fair hike without a lift - can be a issue for elderly guests.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

this is a fine building in a great part of Edinburgh. The rooms are spacious with lots of light but the rooms on the top floor have damp walls, the bathroom is not clean and springs in my bed were broken. it's a shame. with a bit more love and care I'd give this 4/5 stars.

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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hotel is located in the west end of Edinburgh, a short walk from the Haymarket train station and close to bus routes. It is in a Georgian row house, with a very attractive front. The public areas of the hotel are also attractive; the dining room (for breakfast) is large. Breakfast is Continental, with an assortment of cereals, some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights over a weekend. Loved the fact it was a proper old Georgian house with many of the original features. We had a beautifully big twin room in the Gods, views across the city roofs towards the hills. We are relatively fit but those stairs were pretty exhausting with luggage...or after a night out! It... More

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Belper, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed two nights in early June. We had a nice big room on the top floor... up 71 steps.. no lift, with views accros the west end to the Pentlands. ideally suited to everything in the west end +Princess street & Royal Mile, very good continental breakfast.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Booked last minute whilst in Fort William, decided to extend our break by a couple of days and visit Edinburgh. Booked over the phone and got a triple room with continental breakfast and a bottle of wine thrown in for £60 for one night. Thought this was reasonable value for the standard of hotel and its location. OK + and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in a fairly good location, being only 10 minutes from Princes street, however that is its only good point. Our first room, room 16, was in the basement and close to the road therefore noisy from the traffic. The wallpaper was peeling off the walls and there were cobwebs in the corners of the room. It was... More

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Also Known As:
Ballantrae West End Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Ranked #285 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballantrae West End Hotel 3*
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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