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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ballantrae Hotel is in a great location 10 minutes walk away from the railway station, restaurants and shops, city tram and buses are just outside. The hotel itself is split into two buildings we where in the second building which is 2 doors down the street from reception which was fine, the entrance to the building was quite dark...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and it's location, and that you will stay with us again in the future. Next time, before you book, make sure to check out our great offers and best possible rates on our website. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This may not be some 5* highly prized hotel but the price isn't in that league either, the staff were helpful, the rooms clean and tidy and very spacious, and the location is perfect for central city visiting. So in a nutshell perfectly adequate for a few days for a good price.

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

Many thanks for your 5 Star Review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and hope to welcome you back again soon. Make sure to check out the great offers and best possible rates on our website before you book. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

We as a gang of friends recently stayed for a long weekend. I was apprehensive about some of the reviews on this hotel but as it turned out it was a very pleasant stay for us. We got a room in the basement. It was one flight of steps down which is great if you don't like a lot of...

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

Many thanks for your review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you will be back again in the near future. Be sure to check out the best possible rates and special offers on our website. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Montrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both nights spent in the annex, two doors along - was right up several flights of stars at the top pf the building. The attic room was large but the paper was hanging off the wall in one corner and the blind was hanging down, broken. There was however a bath, with lots of hot water so it would not...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that there was an issue with the first room you had, and we are glad that you enjoyed your second room. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room I stayed in was massive and could sleep potentially 6 people comfortably. i thought though the room lacked any character and was very soulless. The location of the hotel for central Edinburgh is fantastic and if I was going to Edinburgh with my mates then this hotel would be ideal, but I wouldn't go with my Wife. To...

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

Thank you for your review. As you commented, we do have more intimate rooms (Superior Doubles, a Honeymoon Suite etc) which we are sure would be more suitable for you and your wife for a break away. We are glad that you found the hotel location to be fantastic, and hope that you will think of staying with us again...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel in Feb 2017 for 2 nights ,.. Lovely clean room with large bathroom .Coffee tea kettle hairdryer also iron .Central to posh shops Michael Kors Harvey Nichols ect also 5,,min walk to rose street where the pub's are only thing was hotel wasn't double glazed so the noise was loud on the Saturday night ..And the...

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Next time you stay, please mention that you would like a quiet room, and we will try and locate you at the rear of the hotel. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Ballantrae Hotel is a few blocks away from the main street where the airport shuttles stop. The building is old but maintained. We were upgraded to an Executive room with big bathroom,but located on the 5th floor. There were no elavators, so it took quite an effort for us to climb the stairs up to the 5th floor. Breakfast...

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

Many thanks for your review. We hope that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite. We often upgrade guests who book on our website - make sure you book here (where you will find the best possible rates) next time you stay. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I decided to make a spontaneous decision yesterday and go out for the night as it would be nice to spend a night away before are new arrival in April. I booked it and got it at a very good price and was more than excited to spend the night away. I then decided to read some...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and would visit again. We always offer room only rates at the hotel for guests who would prefer to have a cooked breakfast at one of the many cafes located right outside the hotel - perhaps you should choose this rate next time. We are glad to...

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Located in the centrally located York place where all the tourist activity lies, this hotel is in an old building and has the necessary mod cons that are required. Well appointed rooms, comfy breakfast area, wi fi on request and helpful staff.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our city centre location, and the hotel itself, and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Make sure to check out the great rates and exclusive deals on our website next time you book.

Sydney
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The noisiest hotel I have ever stayed in! More a backpackers than a hotel!! We were kept awake from 1am to 4:30am with noise from other guests. Staff were rude (apart from the fella on check out but even then didn't ask how our stay was) ... if your looking for a noisy crappy poorly managed place - stay here!!.......

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

We are sorry to hear that the hotel was very noisy. As we are based in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre, some noise is to be expected. We hope that this did not have a negative effect on your visit to the city. Kind regards, The Ballantrae Hotel Team

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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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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Additional Information about The Ballantrae Hotel

Address: 8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $97 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ballantrae Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Avoid upper floors as there is no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles RugbyBoyWales, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“not the attic if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles 700SallyW, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the back only. 110 is big with a huge poster bed.”
 of 5 bubbles boutiquehotelbabe, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“there are a lot of stairs with no lift so don't get a room on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TessaD238, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in the basement quad good size for a family”
 of 5 bubbles Jules030, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
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