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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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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 via mobile

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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Oakham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed here as it was in a very good area for walking around Edinburgh, very near the tram stop to the airport and handy for restaurants etc. From the outside the hotel is very attractive. The hall way has two beautiful chandeliers and the bar/ lounge area is well decorated and cosy. The staff (of which there were 2,... More 

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Welling, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Booking.com , at short notice for Open Doors Edinburgh . Everywhere seemed full , £452 for 4 nights double room . This is a small old hotel high ceilings , old furniture with no hot food . I only found 1 fire alarm point after searching for it , tucked down the side of the front door behind a ladder... 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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