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    The Ballantrae Hotel

    8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP, Scotland
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    738 reviews
    #124 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    The Thrums Edinburgh
    184 reviews
    #347 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
     
    The Salisbury Hotel
    807 reviews
    #78 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Regent House Hotel
    258 reviews
    #131 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
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    Reviewed 21 June 2015

    Checked in and checked straight back out last night. Private bathroom means trot down the corridor. Phenominal views - it was a view under a bridge. Room was in the basement. Smelt of damp. The photos on their website was. Othing like I experienced. Horrible.More

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    Response from Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel

    We are sorry that you felt the need to write this review. We do have one single room which has a private bathroom next to it, but this is clearly outlined on all our booking agents websites on the room type, as well as the...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2015

    We booked this hotel for a midweek trip to edingburgh after our wedding, photos online looked good and location was excellent close to everything, thats about all it had going for it... First room was supposed to be a DOUBLE SUPERIOR, firstly it was in...More

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    Response from Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel

    We are sorry that you choose to write this review. On checking in, we accept that the first room you were shown at the hotel was not of the standard that we set at the Ballantrae. This has been addressed with the Housekeeping Manager, and...More

    Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

    Stayed here last night 10/06/15 in room 20. Made a last minute booking on booking.com and got the room for two adults one night for £89 thought this was grt considering it is a 5 minute walk from princes street. Room had a fantastic view,...More

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    Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed everything at the Ballantrae, and we hope so see you back with us again in the near future. Be sure to check out our website for the best possible rates and exclusive deals. Kind...More

    Reviewed 9 June 2015

    I have no complaints about the location. It's right across a bus stop and the tram going to the airport is right across the hotel. I can walk all over downtown Edinburgh without even taking any of the buses. Having said that, there's plenty of...More

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    Response from Management360, Manager at The Ballantrae Hotel

    Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are sorry that you had an issue with the en-suite. We do have one room which has a private bathroom next to it, but this feature is clearly stated on all the websites we...More

    Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

    Nice little hotel , cheap and clean. Continental breakfast not great all shop bought not really fresh food but okish. I had to stay on number 12 second floor omg ... After visiting the city that extra painful long stairs. Not good for mature people....More

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    Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. As an A listed building we cannot have lifts at the hotel, but we do have rooms on the ground level for guests who request these, and the staff are always happy...More

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    Hi, I'm staying at the Ballentrae Hotel towards the end of the month and was just wondering if anyone could recommend just once thing I need to do or visit whilst I'm there. I usually get home and people say "did you do this, or did you go to .....? This time I want to be prepared! Thanks
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    "it is better to stay in a hostel than in this so called "hotel". Run away from this place."
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    "cant be honest as first room was road level and noisy, back room was quiet but no view and darkish"
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    "For the best view ask for a room at the back on the top floor."
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    "Avoid upper floors as there is no lift."
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