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Ballantrae West End Hotel

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently stayed at the ballantrae on York place for a long weekend , very well situated and really friendly staff especially "Mazz" wouldn't hesitate to book on our next visit ! We had a three bedded room which was more than big enough for the three of us

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Belfast
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not stay here. This hotel is far from the 3 stars it advertises itself as. Our room was so damp that the wallpaper was coming off the walls. The bathroom was covered in black mould and so were the windows in the bedroom. The carpet looked as if it had never been cleaned since the hotel opened. We asked... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No hot water. No cooked breakfast. Old stained carpet. Unhelpful staff. Unkempt garden- actually wilderness. For me this was not acceptable. Continental breakfast was depleted and not refreshed. I had to phone the night person to get in.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, clean, well managed, quiet small hotel in elegant road. Nice easy 10-15 min walk from centre of Edinburgh. Good value for proximity to the centre. Ask for a room ground floor up; my basement room did not have much natural light. Great burger restaurant (called Burger) on Shandwick place.

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Thank ps222016
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Price of stay £159 one night (Saturday). On first arrival hotel was nice and staff pleasant. We got down to our room and first thing we noticed was that the wall paper was stuck on by sellotape and some parts are hanging off. The carpet was full of stains, dirt and rips. The doors where marked and dirty with what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stay was pleasant, the room was cleaned daily and was spacious. However, I was rarely able to actually connect to the wifi, and my door did not feel secure either, it only had one lose latch, which didn't make me feel very safe whilst staying on my own. The staff seemed friendly, on the odd occasion I actually saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and decent. Rooms could be a little more modern. For calm sleep after tiring visits of the old city (and its pubs) this is really a suitable place. Easy to find and close to public transportation.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night during the fringe . Super friendly , honest staff, great location and beautiful large room . I had actually left a non valuable item of costume jewelry at the hotel that looked genuinely valuable. I got a phone call to tell me it had been left and that the hotel were more than happy to... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am well aware that hotel prices in Edinburgh take a massive hike during the festival. I get it. But when you pay over £850 for a 3 night stay for 3 people, it is not unreasonable to expect a bed you can sleep on, ice with a drink in a bar, a clean fresh smelling towel and a mold... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I didn't realise that hotels like this still existed. I haven't stayed anywhere quite so terrible since I was a student. During the Festival, Edinburgh really does just take the mickey. They will charge you an absolute fortune for absolute rubbish if they think they can get away with it. For £394 for two people, two nights, room only I... More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the centre of Edinburgh, the Ballantrae West End Hotel is ideal for the festival, Edinburgh Tattoo, world heritage attractions, and only a few minutes walk from Princes Street, Haymarket Station, the International Conference Centre, and the financial district. Centrally located, in an elegant west end crescent, we are a small (eleven bedroom) family run hotel, able to offer you a friendly personal service, with an emphasis on traditional hospitality. There is also a comfortable residents' bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballantrae West End Hotel

Address: 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $67 - $787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballantrae West End Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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