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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here for the fringe. On arrival our twin room for two turned out to be a gorgeous, ball room sized family suite with 4 beds and high ceilings. The bathroom alone was larger than most double bed rooms in hotels in other cities. Everything seemed new and well maintained. The location is unbeatable- quiet and on a beautiful... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing positive to say about this hotel. Should have been wary as the front door to the hotel was scuffed and dirty and attached to the wall is a cigarette bin that is rusting and looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since the day it was put up. Staff didn’t know what time breakfast was served and when... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. The hotel was refurbished last year to what we believe to be of a good standard, and we often get very positive feedback from guests about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh, even if we... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband booked this hotel as somewhere we could stay for one night whilst visiting our daughter who was involved with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I must admit that after he had booked it, I had a little look at the reviews and although I would have booked the same hotel from the description and photos, I felt a little... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time in the city, and hope your daughter had a successful Edinburgh Fringe. We are so glad to hear that everything was perfect for you, and that you would definitely return again. Be sure to check out the great deals on our website and the exclusive offers on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As many, many people have said before this place is not a four star hotel, it's a three star b&b at best! I could bore the crap out of you with my reasons for this and why our stay there was so bad but to be honest all it boils down to is the greed of the management, they advertise... More 

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

We are sorry to hear your thoughts on you recent stay at the Albany. These do not seem to be the thoughts of the majority of the guests who write reviews on this website, plus other booking agents such as Booking.com, Expedia etc. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh, and are sorry that we did not meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large room and big bathroom. Found the rooms very clean, and staff helpful. Good location in town so can walk to most city attractions. Close to the Stand comedy club, well worth a visit. Overall very good but not anything special. It's location is the best selling point, at the end of the day if your visiting Edinburgh you won't... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and found the price to be great value. We hope that you will return to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Management Team More 

south wlaes
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old hotel,lovely room,stayed there for two days. We were a bit wary after seeing some of the reviews on here but we are so glad we booked the hotel,its very nice we stayed in room 404 an even though there were three flights of stairs To go up we didn't mind,the bed was really comfy had an excellent nights... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you really enjoyed your stay, and that you will be definitely be returning of visiting Edinburgh in the future. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter page for great, exclusive deals and the best possible rates! Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Management Team More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located in a quiet street in Edinburgh city center , it takes you around 7 minutes to reach the famous shopping area ( princess street) however the way to get there is not flat. I stayed there for 5 nights and personally I've found that the staff at the reception area are the highlight of the place... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are sorry to hear that you found the hotel to be overpriced, as the Albany was completely refurbished last year. Rates fluctuate according to demand (Edinburgh Festival etc), but we believe that we are priced competitively. We always offer cheaper, Room Only rates for guests who would like... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

First trip to Edinburgh so unsure of best location. Would probably stay closer to the nightlife next time. Large old style bedrooms, bed could have been bigger for the size of the room, a lot of empty floor space. Friendly and helpful staff upon checking in/out. Quite rooms okay for a night or two.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Management Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

located in an ideal spot for clubs, pubs and shops this hotel is clean and tidy. we stayed on the front part of the hotel which was quiet considering morning traffic. breakfast is a continental breakfast.

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

Many thanks for your review. I'm glad that everything was ideal for you, and that you found the hotel quiet, despite being located in the heart of Edinburgh city. If you are to return, make sure to check out the best possible rates and exclusive deals on our Website. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Management Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Just a food walk from the centre a good hotel. I had to walk to my room some stairs up and down because it is in an old building. The room was spacious and comfortable. I slept well. I had no time for the breakfast. The receptionists were were nice and helpfully told me when I should leave if I... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found your room spacious and comfortable, and that you had a good night sleep. We hope that you will return in the near future - be sure to check out the great deals on our website, as well as the our Facebook Page, where you will find the best possible... More 

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
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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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 

Additional Information about Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Address: 39-47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $83 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballantrae Albany Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Albany Hotel Edinburgh
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#60 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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