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Ballantrae Albany Hotel

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Really nice boutique hotel. Friendly staff. Loved the bathroom. Big bath and great power shower.Comfy bed. Continental breakfast was good. Good location for all the sights of the city. Only down side was the heat in the room. No air conditioning and the window would only open half way. However I would recommend this as...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay and the hotel was fairly central 10 minutes from Waverley station and Princes Street. Room was a generous size with both bath and shower. Bed was comfy and there was a sofa to watch the tv. Nice feel to the hotel and staff on reception were helpful. We walked back at night and the area is...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hotel, clean room, very friendly and polite staff. The single room aren't small, but the bed is. For tall people I suggest the double room. They clean room every day. The location is not far away from the old town.

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

Many thanks for your review - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back to the Albany in the near future. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Garstang, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a two night stay to explore Edinburgh and to attend a concert. The hotel was really convenient for the city, with the old town, and Castle, as well as the modern centre all within easy walking distance. The hotel was clean and well appointed, sympathetically modernised through a number of elegant Edwardian houses. The staff were great and...

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

Many thanks for your 5 Star review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you. Next time you return to the Capital, we hope that you will stay with us again. Be sure to check out offers exclusive on our website and Facebook Page before you book. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old building in a quiet street well situated for everything in edinburgh but although the rooms were large they were tired , stained carpets,chipped woodwork and old worn furniture. The hotel was like a ghost town never anyone seen,cleaners were noisy and bags of dirty laundry littered the landings every morning. Certainly wasnt a 4 star boutique hotel. Simple...

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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. The hotel has been recently refurbished, but the points you mention will be looked into. We hope to see you back at the Albany in the future, where we are sure that you will enjoy your next stay.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights for a Wedding in Edinburgh. Stayed in a single room with shower which was on the first floor. I felt the staff were very accommodating and friendly. The room had everything I needed for the 2 nights. The bed and size was very comfortable and felt the decor of the room was very stylish and modern, even...

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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 with us, and would return again. Be sure to check out our website and Facebook Page for exclusive deals and great offers next time before you book. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel brands itself as a "4* luxury boutique hotel". Unfortunately it is really none of these. The good points are that it is in a great location within Edinburgh and everything is within walking distance. Despite the central location, the area was peaceful at night. The staff are all very friendly and polite, the decor is stylish, bed was...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and comfortable hotel Pros: Close to the centre of Edinburgh. Quiet location. Clean and comfortable. Child friendly. Staff friendly and helpful. Cons: Hot breakfast options, would expect a better breakfast options for price of the hotel. closer attention to details covers missing from taps, bulb out. Location: Walking distance to centre, George Street for shopping. Good base to explore...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and will be recommending us to everyone. If you would like to stay again, be sure to check out the best possible rates on our website before you book, and exclusive deals on our Facebook Page. We hope to see you back at the Albany...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with my fiancé for 1 night for a trip to Edinburgh. The pictures of this hotel make it look like a Nice 4 star boutique hotel. That is most certainly not the case Upon arrival we were greeted by a very nice receptionist. He is the only reason I have given this place 2 stars. Our room was...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. The points you mention have been noted. We do hope that you return to us again in the future, where we are sure that you would have an enjoyable stay.

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great location in the New Town, couple of good restaurants nearby, walking distance from most of the attractions ( we do like walking). There is a tram just around the corner which goes all the way to airport. Lovely staff from reception through ladies at breakfast, lots to choose from the breakfast buffet - no English cooked breakfast, but healthier...

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

Many thanks for your reviews. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay - particularly the service you received from the staff, and the quality of the breakfast buffet. We hope to welcome you back to the Albany again in the near future - be sure to check out the best possible rates and exclusive offers on our...

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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 neighbourhoods 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 epicentre 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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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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Address: 39-47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $142 - $477 (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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#58 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Although it's central, there's no noise disturbance from the street. Our room was top floor front, and all that I could have wanted.”
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