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Ballantrae West End Hotel
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

Stayed here with my boyfriend for total of 4 nights on our holiday. Hotel was easy to find, only a few minute walk from the airlink bus stop. I found the staff welcoming and friendly without being over the top. First night we were given a nice spacious room with a garden view. After touring Scotland for few days we returned and were given even bigger and nicer room, no view but a lovely big bathroom. Hotel itself was very quiet, there is a bar but during our stay didn't see anybody in it. However u can find restaurants and pubs only a short walk away and city attractions & shopping in easy walking distance (about 15min). Compering to other hotels in Edinburgh I found the rates reasonable. Would definitely stay here again when going back to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joey090
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Reviewed June 16, 2010

I was a little afraid of what to expect, because my experiences at UK hotels weren't good. But this hotel was a nice surprise. It was located about 15m. walk from the city centre, in a quiet road. It was very easy to find it, because de Airlink Bus, from the airport, stopped near by.
The room was big, with a big window with a view to a garden. There was a wardrobe, a table with a mirror, another table near de window with two sofa chairs, and even a table with a lcd and a tea and coffee maker. The bed was big, with big pillows. And there was even a ironing set to the clothes. Nice!
We only had breakfast once, because the other days we left earlier, but it was a good breakfast to the portuguese standards.
One night the room didn't had light on the ceilling, but the problem was soon resolved as we mentioned it to the recepcionist.
It's a good hotel, though it coul be a little less expensive, but it seems everything is expensive in Edinburgh!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Margarida7977
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Reviewed April 13, 2010

I stayed one night with my girlfriend beofre Easters. Altough we tought we payed an economic rate, £55, the hotel was not very close from the center for the price.
The room was fine, normal size with TV and a comfortable bed. The lights of the bathroom were not working when we arrived, but the owner solve the problem in some minutes.
It took a lot of time till we were able to have a shower, the hot water didn't work fine and the preassure of the shawor was horrible, no preassure.
No Internet in the building, aprently it was working wrong for the day that we stayed in there.
The breakfast to be honest was very bad, very very poor to be a continental breakfast.
I recommend going to the hotel only if the rate is very cheap, otherwise you can select other hotels closer to the center for the same rate.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank alanmillo
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

The hotel was very peaceful and the staff was friendly. View from the breakfast room and lobby was nice. The location of the hotel was convenient as it is only 10 minutes walk into town and close to the Haymarket for Airbus to airport.

The breakfast was pretty skimpy and only cold food was available. TV is old with only 5 TV channels. Unfortunately there was no lift and my room was on the top floor! Not suitable for anyone with a disability. The windows were uneasy to open and easy to break. The Wifi based internet did not work during the 4 nights we stayed at this hotel.‎

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Thank smtalim
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

Stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend and to be honest wasn't expecting much at £60 for the room on valentine's night.
The hotel is lovely from the outside and the entrance hall is absolutely stunning with chandeliers and a big fireplace. We arrived around 2pm and were told we had been booked into the family room, an unexpected bonus! Room was spotless and I was pleased to see we had a wardrobe and a dressing table.
Don't know why others have complained about the distance from the centre, hotel is literally a 2 minute walk from haymarket station and about 10-15 minutes walk to the centre, castle etc.
Breakfast was nice with croissants, muffins, cereal and fruit and we were also given the choice of bacon, salami etc.

Overall I can't fault this hotel in any way. The staff were very friendly and even let us leave our bag until we were leaving edinburgh in the evening.
We will definately book into this hotel next time we visit edinburgh!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank serendipity558
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