I booked this in a rush and didnt look at trip advisor first. When I did I phoned the hotel with my concerns and was told I would be given the best twin room. If we had the best I have no idea what the worst would be like .I was travelling with my daughter who is 23 on our annual Christmas weekend away.
I am not an overcritical reviewer and try to see ths good points so.
Good Points:fresh flowers on the hall stand the staff we dealt with on reception were very friendly and helpful.Bed linen clean and fresh.we had a room on the second floor at the front and the trafficedid not bother us. Our bathroom was clean. we got a space on the carpark for the weekend, only five spaces so this was luck really. Excellent places to walk out to from the hotel for all meals including breakfast. Just turn right out of the door , a few paces and you are there.
Bad Points: No attention to detail at all. Our bedroom carpet was dirty but this could have been forgiven if the bedroom was clean. The bedside table was very dusty. the skirtings were dusty. There was a double valance on one of the single beds and no valance on the other. A big tear in the wallpaper. Just a bit more care and attention and it could have been so much better.
This is a 4* but it is an average 3* at best.
We did not have any breakfast or meal in the hotel so cannot say what that was like. decided considering everything that we did not want to eat there.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ballantrae Albany Edinburgh
- Hotel Ballantrae Albany
- Albany Hotel Edinburgh
- Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland