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    The Ballantrae Hotel

    8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP, Scotland
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    1 - 5 of 444 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Visited The Ballantrae Hotel last weekend for a last minute trip and not only did this fantastic hotel match my admittedly high standards, it managed to exceed them. In terms of location, you cannot get more central than this for such a fair price! The...More

    Thank Sofia R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed the night in this hotel when meeting friends in Edinburgh. The transport links from the airport are excellent- the tram stop is virtually at the front door. There is no lift in the hotel, which wasn’t an issue for us, but might be...More

    Thank Emochepstow
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    After finding this in place in a hurry, I stayed here for three nights in November 2017. I was pleased with my stay. The location is terrific - in the heart of the New Town and right by the York Place tram stop. Upon arrival,...More

    Thank DrCRL
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This hotel is located close to public transport and within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, The Elephant House Cafe and Armchair Books. My only gripe was been put at the top of the building (70 stairs from entrance to room)--other than that: I'd stay here...More

    Thank Josh G
    Reviewed 6 November 2017

    I really enjoyed my time here. The room was clean and spacious, with bars and restaurants within 5-10 mins walk. The staff were friendly and helpful. Before we checked in I requested additional requirements for the room which were met!

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    Judith B
    26 August 2017|
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    Response from Filipa P | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, just as Craig C mentioned.
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    lancashirelas1972
    14 August 2017|
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    Response from Filipa P | Reviewed this property |
    I'm really sorry I haven't seen this earlier. Hope you enjoyed your stay !
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    Room Tips
    "Can be a bit of noise from street, which is loud if you leave your window open."
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    "Avoid the upper floors - steep stairs - no lift in some sections"
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    "Even though it states there is internet. NO, AGAIN NO, there is no internet!"
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    "There is no elevator...Ask for a room and floor depending on your fitness level...:)"
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