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The Ballantrae Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP , Scotland (New Town)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a room that overlooked the street; it's a very busy street and there is a casino on the other side, but it wasn't as noisy as we thought it would be. No wash cloths with the towels, but out of the 6 places we stayed in Scotland, only 2 had wash cloths. Do not stay here if you... More

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Glasgow
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this hotel last minute on booking.com and got it for a fab £69. Was slightly apprehensive reading the reviews but we had no bad experience whatsoever. We were on the top floor and yes there is no lift, but maybe if we were a bit fitter it wouldn't have been so hard! If it is a listed building then... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To me this is a 3 star hotel that works pretty hard to make you feel you're staying at a place with more stars. The location is excellent, just a few blocks from Princes Street and a very short walk from the tram if you're flying in/out. They also have parking, which can be very hard to find in Edinburgh.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to say that everything was good, but i'll be so untrue. Spanish man woke me up before 9 and asked me about service while i had a card with Do not distrub. I really dont know for what is that thing at the doors. Breakfast was nice, room was also clean and girl in reception was very... More

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very sorry that you were disturbed by a member of our Housekeeping Team at that time. It may have been a case of the "Do Not Disturb" sign was back to front on your door, and it said "Please service Room", or the staff member read it incorrectly,... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first stayed at one of the top floor rooms. Great views but lots of stairs to get there, beware the hotel has no lift and staff shall not help you carry your luggage all the way up. Room was nice with USB chargers for iPads, etc., but wifi signal was bad, and it was EXTREMELY noisy - during the... More

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay. We do not have lifts in the hotel as we are a listed building and cannot install them, but the front of house is staffed 24 hours a day, and are there to help with any luggage. We are sorry that you were not offered help, and we will address this... More

Malton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were both positives and negatives during our stay at the Ballantrae. We stayed in the annex to the Hotel on the top floor. There were a lot of stairs but the view was spectacular. The room has recently been refurbished with new furniture and carpets but sadly a few finishing touches appear to have been overlooked which spoilt the... More

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry that you has some issues with the cleanliness of your room. This has been brought to the attention of the Housekeeping Manager. The whole hotel was recently refurbished, and we are now in the process of reviewing the smaller items that need to be repaired after a... More

Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed 3 nights the last weekend of the festival. Staff were great and assisted greatly. Room size was huge and well equipped. Continental breakfast was good each day. Location of hotel excellent right near Main Street and eateries.

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More

Buxton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Refurbished and refreshed, this little hotel doesn't pretend to be anything it isn't. As a 3 star hotel it ticks all the boxes and the refurb has gone well. Staff were great; couldn't have been more helpful. The only issues are trivial and simple to fix, like the window retainer on the sash needed better fittings and the door hinges... More

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you approve of the refurbishment! A lot of our guests are commenting on the new bathrooms. There are a few minor things that now need to be addressed as you mentioned, which we are looking into immediately. We look forward to welcoming you once again in the future - do keep... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed in this Hotel Monday 4th August for one night costing £188.00 When we arrived near the Hotel we telephoned them to ask location to their car park. We were told that there was no point looking for their Car park as it was full anyway And we should park at the bus station wherever that... More

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We have a car park that we offer our guests to use free of charge on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately there are times when we cannot accommodate all our guests parking needs, but our reception team always inform our guests of alternative parking arrangements... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed at the hotel for 1 night in room 109 which was a family room. Parked at the rear which was handy and no issue. The hotel is central. The room was impressive. Huge with two double sofa beds a double bed and a single. 50 inch led smart TV on the wall. Lovely big bathroom with free standing bath.... More

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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing you stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your accommodation and breakfast. Unfortunately, being based in the heart of the city, some noise is to be expected, and because of the of the building being listed, we are limited to the changes we can make. We are also restricted by council regulations to the width... More

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Address: 8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP , Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ballantrae Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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