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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 #133 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014
Ann A Cookstown, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars
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Cookstown, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you experienced some issues when you stayed with us in February. We do have some bedrooms located in the basement, but the majority of our rooms are on the ground level or higher. We you would like to stay with us in future, please request one of these rooms at the... More

Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry that there were issues with the cleanliness of your room. We had some issues with our housekeeping staff at the beginning of the year, but we have a whole new team working for us, and we consider room cleanliness a top priority. We do have some bedrooms... More

Brora, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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177 reviews 177 reviews
64 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Ayr UK
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44 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

First of all, the location is sensational. Two minutes walk past Harvey Nicolls and onto Princes Street. Loads of first class bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk, including Le Monde and the Dome. We travelled by car but would not do so again unless absolutely necessary. The parking is extremely limited and stuck at a back door several... 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*
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