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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a small room (with a huge bathroom) facing the street the first night and the noise from the street made it very hard to sleep. The following nights we got the "wedding suite" facing away from the street, where it was quiet. Still, quite a boring hotel, no possibilities to get any cooked breakfast and the personnel didn't... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the room was a bit on the small side, it suited our needs perfectly as we used The Ballantrae to explore Edinburgh and the hotel to sleep only. The bonus was the huge bathroom and the massive bathtub. Other reviews claimed the rooms needed tlc, I could find no fault. The staff were very friendly and the fact that... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hotel with location near to the main areas. A brisk 5-10 minutes walk to all main attractions. Steep stairs and no lift access. Breakfast continental but decent choice. Rooms comfortable and a good nights sleep. Bathrooms very well designed. Bit pricey but a good stay.

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england
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under par for the price. Bad start when first room we were given had used condom packets in bedroom drawer. Asked to be moved and was taken to room in another building. After lots of stairs was shown room which was lovely and big and had amazing views over to the Forth. Appeared to be clean. When we went to... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff, lovey stairwell and you can get a really quiet room at top with view over the back gardens of the neighbourhood. If you like small hotels with old charm stryle character then this fits. Room is great size and has all you need.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located in Edinburgh in New Town, my room was spacious with some old world charm However there is no lift and any luggage had to be carried up, staff help but when you end up on the top floor this is an issue. This place had a much friendlier atmosphere with a Bar for an evening drink and easily... More 

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Biggleswade
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited for a two night stay on business and, whilst the staff and the building were very impressive, other aspects of my stay were not. My room was at the very top of the hotel and with no lift, and a foot injury, the slog to the top with a case wasn't ideal. The bathroom in my room smelled... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here on a Thursday night. We arrived early to secure one of the 6 parking spaces available. Spaces aren't marked and it's very much a case of if you can squeeze your car into the back yard then you can park there. We arrived at 11.30. Check in is 2 pm. The girl on reception... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. As a listed building, we are unable to install a lift, but the staff are always happy to help with your luggage. We also have rooms located on lower floors which we allocate to guests when requested. We hope to welcome you back at the Ballantrae again - just request a low floor in the... More 

London, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is much to like about this hotel--our room was nice. However, it was up multiple flights of stairs (102 stairs from the parking lot, 69 from reception), with no elevator. This is not a fun climb, especially with a 50 pound suitcase. The parking lot is hard to access and insufficient for the number of guests. We ended up... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that your room was not serviced one day of your stay. This will be addressed immediately with our Housekeeping Manager. We do offer car parking spaces on a first come first basis, but the spaces are limited. We are glad that you found the staff accommodating, and liked your room, and we do hope... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival I used the Hotel toilet which needed a good bleach. The bar area was very dusty on the skirting boards ceilings. Going to our room, well at th first look, it looked clean and tidy on closer inspection I found a thick layer of dust on the wall lights next to the bed, on top of the bed,... More 

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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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Additional Information about The Ballantrae Hotel

Address: 8-12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $100 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ballantrae Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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