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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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Ranked #134 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Me and my partner had a great stay at this hotel. The staff were nice, friendly and helpful. The breakfast though basic was really nice. The room we stayed in (room 27) was lovely, really nice, spacious and really clean. The only bad part about our stay was that the wifi wasn't working, although that didn't bother my partner or... More

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

we booked this hotel as we had stayed in their apartments a few years ago and also our daughter had stayed as part of her 21st birthday present, however we were disappointed, our room was down two flights of stairs beside the door to the car park. It was noisy with people coming and going and we had to keep... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We booked to stay in this hotel for two nights whilst we visited the Christmas Fair, the web site photos looked good and we were looking forward to our stay. When we arrived we entered from the car park at the back and were not too impressed. Needless to say we went to reception and paid the balance and got... More

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Brora, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

First half The hotel is brilliantly situated for the city centre and has a lovely Georgian façade. We had an upgrade and our room was in number 12 (just down the road from reception) and was super; very large, very well furnished and comfortable with a wonderful view over to the Firth of Forth. Continental breakfast was ample and good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

An overnighter here with friends for a bit of shopping and the theatre. Location for bus station, shopping and playhouse is fantastic. Our room was very big and comfy and breakfast choice really good. Ok decor a bit tired, but hotel was warm, staff friendly and helpful and most importantly clean. Would recommend, particularly if going to the playhouse.

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Calgary, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have put a LOT of thought into this review, and I also considered not posting it at all, since none of the problems with this hotel are necessarily the fault of the hotel, and they are certainly not the fault of the staff. However, there are problems and I left feeling very disappointed - and exhausted - after my... More

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Old world, quaint, etc this could code for bad business hotel but it was ok. No facilities to speak of but good room, ok bed, good shower and decent breakfast, it was £65 so what do you expect. Pick if it suits, close to good restaurants. It was a little noisy.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly. Our room was on the very top floor-number 1 and is definitely not suitable with someone who struggles with stairs. The room, however, was very big and the bathroom looked like it had been updated fairly recently. The room itself could do with an update as wallpaper was looking a bit... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel at the last minute for a business trip to Edinburgh. Initially a little worried by the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor. When I arrived in the evening I got a friendly greeting and was shown where my room was located. I stayed in a double in the front basement of the hotel with a view up to the... More

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We spent the night at the ballantrae hotel ,we were in room 24 which had a great view over the city,the room was huge and it was spotless,the only thing was the stairs but well worth it for the view ,would definitely go back ,

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Also Known As:
Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
Ballantrae Hotel
The Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ballantrae Hotel 3*
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