We went to Edinburgh for a one night romantic break and splashed out a little to get what we thought would be a luxury hotel with all the trimmings. Firstly parking was absolutely terrible!
You can tell my looking at the Albany that it has potential but sadly something has gone seriously wrong. The mini bar was not stocked, the hotel seemed empty, the restaurant and bar were closed and showed no signs of being open in the past few weeks or opening in the future.
The breakfast that was advertised was not cooked but continental (don't make the mistake of getting up, it's not worth it). When we arrived at 9:25 to get the last 5 mins of breakfast we could see that nothing had been touched which begged the question how many times does the milk and meet come in and out of the fridge to stand. When we went to reception to ask about late check out in the morning the girl chatted for 2/3 minutes on her mobile before hanging up to deal with us.
It was an absolute massive shame for the Albany as you can see that the hotel could be amazing, sadly something is seriously wrong behind the scenes and it could do with the hotel doctor/inspector!
The only good thing I can say about our trip there was an amazing Gastro pub on the same road about 300 yards as you walk out to the left called The Magnum. It was absolutely gorgeous and saved our romantic night away.
- Also Known As:
- Ballantrae Albany Edinburgh
- Hotel Ballantrae Albany
- Albany Hotel Edinburgh
- Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the The Ballantrae Albany Hotel a wonderful Grade A listed Georgian town house building and one of Edinburgh's best boutique hotel's. The Hotel is located in the heart of the lively city of Edinburgh, just a short walk from the best attractions of the city. The hotel has a total of 42 en-suite rooms all fitted with modern amenities to meet your needs including Satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more less
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