Ballantrae Hotel
8 York Place, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH1 3EP, United Kingdom
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8 York Place, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH1 3EP, United Kingdom
In the heart of Edinburgh city center, the historical Ballantrae is an elegant Georgian hotel. The shops of Princes Street and George Street are just a few minutes’ walk away. Each room has a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a residents’ bar for guests to relax in, and a breakfast room where a continental breakfast is served in the morning. The front desk team are available for any queries 24-hours a day. Waverley Rail Station can be reached in about 5 minutes’ walk, and Edinburgh Castle is a 15-minute walk away. The Ballantrae also offer 5 free city center parking spaces for guests.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet In Public Areas
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Family room
  • Internet services
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Luggage storage
  • WiFi
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stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7 out of 10
Good
Walking over 70 steps to get to my room
No lift facilities available
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
I was upgraded to a lovely-sized big room (with large en suite bathroom), with sitting area (large sofa). Great views over roof tops over tot he sea. Bed very comfortable!
Breakfast was fairly standard/basic, although I did manage to have a boiled egg besides cereal and toast and yoghurt! I found the décor a bit dark, so a new lick of lighter paint would make this place really lovely
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
BIG ROOM, CLASSIC DESIGN & VALUE FOR MONEY GREAT BREAKFAST WITH COSY INTERIOR. 100 % CLEANLINESS 5 MINUTES WALK TO COACH STATION. I LOVE THIS HOTEL. PERFECT!
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Location of the hotel, ironing board and iron on room, tea and coffee Value for money was 1st class Helpful staff
Brilliant stay in a great location, 5-7min walk to the Playhouse and 10mins from train station. . Great value for money and staff were excellent. Breakfast ok, continental style. Definitely stay again
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 4 out of 10
Disappointing
Location
Not a clean hotel, not a lift that was really important had to carry the luggage two floors very poor breakfast only the location was really good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7.9 out of 10
Good
Location excellent
No WiFi
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9.2 out of 10
Wonderful
Very helpful staff. Parking a real bonus.
Needed to ask for toiletries and hairdryer, although both provided immediately on request which was very helpful
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 6 out of 10
Pleasant
The hotel is a lovely old Georgian building, it was clean and reasonably well decorated. The room was a good size with tea and coffee and a kettle, the bathroom was very clean and nicely decorated. The location is very good as you're only 10 mins walk from the Royal Mile, loads of shops nearby and plenty of restaurants and cafes and attractions. The pillows on the bed were of good quality and comfy to sleep on and the duvet was warm enough and the bedding was spotless. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly.
The window in the room didn't close completely and being an old sash window it rattled about in the frame all night due to it being very stormy outside which kept me awake a lot, there was also a cold draught from the window. The breakfast was only continental of cold meat, cheese, cold boiled eggs, toast, pastries, cereals, yoghurt and fruit, there was no option of a cooked breakfast which was very disappointing as this was a very cold winters day with snow falling. We were on the 2nd top floor of the hotel which meant having to climb 5 flights of fairly steep stairs, there was no lift and as i have problems with my knees it was difficult every time i needed to go back up to the room. The mattress on the bed was ok but i could feel the springs so it would benefit from a quilted mattress protector or a topper of some sort.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
100% recomended
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 5.8 out of 10
Okay
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7.5 out of 10
Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 6 out of 10
Pleasant
The staff were really friendly and helpful.
The rooms need more lighting and little more cleanliness
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7.9 out of 10
Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7.5 out of 10
Good
Good location
No real fire action plan and fire door to top floor wedged open with a towel
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 1 out of 10
Very Poor
I checked out and found somewhere else to sleep. I was not expecting a single bed and bathroom to be further up the corridor from my room. Room was dated and dingy. No view.
See above
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 3 out of 10
Poor
Location of the hotel. The staff that served us breakfast.
We first got a room with springs nearly falling out of the mattress. They changed our room, but it didn't have a lock, we just did not want to change it again, so we made sure to take our valuables with us. Then we got called into reception because apparently we didn't pay, but the money has gone from my account. The lady kept insisting that it's our fault for booking through booking.com and that she has been doing this for 20 years, and did not want to give them a ring, even though I showed her that the money has gone from my account. So after, five minutes of discussion, I gave them a ring myself, and the lady from booking.com have called the hotel to explain to the lady how to collect the payment.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7.5 out of 10
Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
Breakfast very good and central location would recommend to anyone for a stay in Edinburgh.
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Ballantrae Hotel

8 York Place, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH1 3EP, United Kingdom