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The Ballantrae Hotel

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8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP , Scotland
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Standon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel on the hoof and we were so glad we did. It cost us £42 so we were not expecting too much but the first surprise was the receptionists - they are all terrific and a real breath of fresh air after spending four times as much for woeful service the night before! The room was spacious... More 

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Thank Gary M
Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you found the staff to exceed your expectations, and that you will definitely be returning. Be sure to check out the best possible rates on our website, where you will also see an exclusive free wine offer. Keep an eye on offers on our Facebook and Twitter pages too. We look... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed Saturday. Room on top floor of annex. 71 steps to top floor so be aware of this. Clean and tidy with adequate space. Radiator not working properly so too cold, bathroom extractor not working, no proper shower mixer, too noisy, damp on walls. Good location. Overall adequate but massively overpriced.

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Thank Will J
Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are sorry about the issues in your room - these have since been addressed. As with most hotels in Edinburgh for the Six Nations Rugby, rooms are more expensive for those weekends, but be sure to check out our website for the best possible rate sand great deals at... More 

Barlborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights in January. Great price. My room was at the back ground floor in their second building along the street. I had no problem with that as I wasn't having breakfast which was back along the street in main building. Friendly helpful staff at desk. Room was huge, clean and lovely wet room. Down side, only one radiator... 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 enjoyed your stay with us, and that you would return in the future. Be sure to check out the best possible rates on our websites, and exclusive deals. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Team More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean rooms, friendly staff and beautiful staircase. Not impressed at being put in the second building as we had to walk out side in the rain to go for breakfast and no lift. Not enough tables at breakfast time, chipped crockery also.

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

Thank you for your review. As a listed building, we do not have lifts within the hotel, but of you are to rebook, make your reservation on our website and state that you would like a lower floor room. We hope to welcome you back o the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in Edinburgh new town within easy walking distance of Princess Street and with Trams and buses passing the door. Large comfy room with on suite shower. Friendly staff and a good breakfast. I will use again. The old world fittings are beautiful.

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

Many thanks for your Five Star review. We are glad that you will return - be sure to book directly through our website for the best possible rates and exclusive deals. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

State of Sao Paulo
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I stayed two nights here with my husband.We were given a room in the basement,with a window lookin out on to the same level as the car park so we had to keep the curtains closed.The doors are fire doors,so were woken up at 6.15 am by the constant slamming of a door in front of ours.The breakfast was terrible.There... More 

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Thank carrie s
Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear that there were some breakfast issues - these will be addressed immediately. We are glad that Sam was helpful, and we hope to welcome you back to the Ballantrae again. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had a fantastic stay at this hotel. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It was clean and tidy and the bed were very comfortable. We were situated at the back of the hotel which was very quiet. The car park although small was accessible and we got a parking space for the... More 

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Thank Julie S
Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your Five Star review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and that you would return in the future. Be sure to check out our website for the best possible rates and exclusive deals. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at this hotel. Lovely room and very friendly staff. Only fault was they did not have a high chair for breakfast so I had to sit my daughter In her buggy. Also could have had a bit background music on in the breakfast room as was very quiet and felt a bit awkward . Breakfast... More 

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

Many thanks for your Five Star review of your stay. We are sorry to hear that a High Chair was not available while you were having breakfast - we will look into investing in more. We hope that you return in the near future - be sure to check out our website and Twitter account for the best possible rates... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It is an odd little place, but I liked it. The location is good, not great. There is, however, a wonderful comedy club right across the street and honestly, the walk to most all of the major attractions is not bad at all - it just feels like this hotel is off the beaten path in a strange way. We... More 

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

Thank you for your review. The Stand comedy club is indeed a great venue! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you return in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

When we arrived both me and my girlfriend were very happy with the welcome we received and we were even given a free upgrade in room! So we set off to explore the city and when we got back were shattered and in desperate need of a good night's sleep. However this is where our good experience of The Ballantrae... More 

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Thank Russell S
Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were disturbed while you were staying at the Ballantrae. As mentioned in our reply to your e-mail, as we are based in the heart of Edinburgh, so unfortunately some noise is to be expected. It is a shame that you did not contact reception at any stage when you heard noise from within the hotel,... More 

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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