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The Ballantrae Hotel

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8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP , Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were clean and well maintained and the staff were very polite , friendly . The hotel itself is at a central location which makes it very convenient to go around the city.Yes one does have to pull one's luggage up the stairs, but we really didn't mind that. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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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 would definitely be recommending the Ballantrae. We hope to see you back at the hotel again - be sure to book through our website to take advantage of our exclusive deals and best possible rates! Kind regards The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is the epitome of OK. It is basic. Clean. And the location is perfect to get all over Edinburgh on foot. But is it worth £189/night. Absolutely not! Maybe £100 to £120. Mainly for location. We walked to the Edinburgh castle and the central parts of town quite easily. The staff are OK. Professional and efficient. But they're... 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. The price of our rooms vary depending on time of the year, events such as the Open Golf etc. If you are to stay with us again, be sure to check out our website where you will find the best possible prices, and great offers. We also have rooms on... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here a couple weeks ago for a few nights. The location was perfect, just a short walk away from the town. The room itself was lovely and the bathroom with the massive bath was amazing however the shower didn't seem to have to much power.... We were in the second floor so that's probably why.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. The issue with your mattress was addressed when you mentioned this on check out. We are glad that apart from this, that your stay was perfect, and we hope to see you back again. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived via car and it was 2 flights of stairs to the reception. Was then told that the room was 2 doors down and then up another flight of stairs. Once we got to the room it was the largest hotel room I had ever stayed in. It was massive! More like a suite! No issue with the room at... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. As a Grade A listed building, we cannot install lifts in the hotel, but we do have rooms located on lower levels which are allocated when requested. We are glad that you enjoyed the spacious room, and we hope to welcome you back to the Ballantrae in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and clean hotel, room and bathroom with a great location - walkable to train and bus stations, also the tram/ lothian bus stop just few steps from the hotel , pleased with the stay - will come back to the same hotel if I have to come to Edinburgh again

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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 and will return again if you are back in Edinburgh. Be sure to check out our website for the Best Possible Rates and Exclusive Deals! Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Caernarfon, North Wales
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked this hotel. Shortly before arriving we were offered an upgrade, and as a result had a huge room with views towards the sea. The bathroom was ginormous. The room was well appointed and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was continental plus with a good assortment of baked goods, fruit, meat and cheeses. We would stay here again.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your room and breakfast, and will stay with us again in future. Be sure to check out the exclusive on-line offers only on our website, where you will also find the best B&B rates. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Culiacan, Mexico
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in front of the tram station, really close to the city center . The room was big with beautiful decoration and the bathroom was really clean. The service was really nice and they offer good continental breakfast. The only issue is that there are no elevators so can be inconvenient for people with disabilities or with big baggage.

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

Many thanks for your Five Star review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed everything, and hope to welcome you back to the Ballantrae again in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

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

A good deal at £70 for a comfortable if small basement room with a spacious modern, clean bathroom with tea and coffee making facilities. Generous continental breakfast included. Convenient downtown / Newtown location near trams. No frills but efficient. The two lower floors looked unsuitable for anyone who'd struggle with steep stairs.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write you review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and your breakfast. We hope to welcome you back to the Ballantrae in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk in distance to city center, we had very nice room with beautiful view on our first stay. booked another night few days later just because of the we loved that room and the convenient location. (Though we didn't got the same room due to fully booked during the weekend). Friendly staff. Not suitable for travelers with disabilities as there... More 

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

Many thanks for your Five Star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and chose to stay with us a second time in the same week! If you were to book again, make sure to book through out website for the best possible rates and great, exclusive deals. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spacious room with a lovely bathroom in a beautiful building in a fab location! The staff was friendly and Annika in particular was really helpful & I managed to check in ahead of schedule - bonus! I really enjoyed the continental breakfast with the choice of fruit, prior to a long day ahead. Easy walking distance to train staion; bus... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found all the good and services offered to be of a Five Star standard, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Make sure to book through our website if you are returning, where you will find the best possible rates and exclusive deals. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel... More 

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