Very good

4.0 /5

Score from 2634 reviews

Rating summary

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.4

Facilities

4.6

Staff

4.7

Free WiFi

4.4

Parking

4.5

Overall room rating

Superior Double Room

4.4

Family Room

4.9

Double Room

3.0

Twin Room

4.6

Single Room with Private External Bathroom

5.0

Executive Double Room

4.5

Superior Quadruple Room

5.0

Quadruple Room

4.0

Triple Room

3.0
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Ballantrae Hotel

  • 8 York Place, EH1 3EP Edinburgh, United Kingdom - View on map
4.0 /5
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Hotel type: Hotel
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Hotel themes – Ballantrae Hotel

  • ✓ Shopping
  • ✓ Budget / backpacker
  • ✓ Castle
  • ✓ City trip

Quick description

In the heart of Edinburgh city centre, 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 centre parking spaces for guests.

Rooms: 31

Important information

A prepayment deposit will be charged prior to the stay.

As a Grade A listed building, the property do not have lifts in the hotel, but rooms on lower floors will be allocated where possible when requested.

Do not hesitate to contact the hotel reception regarding problems with mobility or with climbing stairs.

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Single Room

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker

Bathroom

Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Bathroom, Toilet

Room Amenities

Heating, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

Telephone, TV

Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock

A TV and tea and coffee making facilities are included in this room, which has a traditional décor.

Double Room

Bathroom

Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Free toiletries

Room Amenities

Heating, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

TV, Telephone

These rooms have a TV and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Triple Room

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker

Bathroom

Bathroom, Toilet, Bath, Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer

Room Amenities

Ironing Facilities, Heating

Media/Technology

Fax, TV, Telephone

Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock

A TV and tea and coffee making facilities are included in this room, which has a traditional décor.

Quadruple Room

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker

Bathroom

Toilet, Bath, Free toiletries, Shower, Hairdryer, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Ironing Facilities, Heating

Media/Technology

Telephone, TV

Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock

This spacious room has a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

Family Room

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker

Bathroom

Hairdryer, Bathroom, Shower, Spa Bath, Free toiletries, Toilet

Room Amenities

Ironing Facilities, Heating, Seating Area

Media/Technology

Telephone, TV

Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock

Spacious room featuring a large bathroom.

Single Room with Private External Bathroom

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker

Bathroom

Toilet, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Bathroom, Shower

Room Amenities

Ironing Facilities, Heating

Media/Technology

Telephone, TV

Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock

A TV and tea and coffee making facilities are included in this room, which has a traditional décor. A private bathroom is located next to the bedroom.

Twin Room

Bathroom

Toilet, Hairdryer, Bath or Shower, Free toiletries, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Heating, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

Telephone, TV

Spacious rooms with two single beds.

Superior Double Room

Bathroom

Free toiletries, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Heating, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

TV, Telephone

Outdoor/View

City view

A spacious, modern room with a flat-screen TV and a dressing table.

This room is located in the building next to the hotel.

Superior Quadruple Room

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker

Bathroom

Bath, Toilet, Shower, Free toiletries, Bathroom, Hairdryer

Room Amenities

Heating, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

Telephone, TV

Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock

A spacious, modern room with a flat-screen TV and a dressing table.

This room is located in the building next to the hotel. Please specify if any guests have mobility difficulties as some rooms are more suitable than others.

Executive Double Room

Bathroom

Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Heating, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

TV, Telephone

A spacious, modern room with a flat-screen TV and a dressing table. Some rooms overlook the Firth of Forth estuary.

This room is located in the building next to the hotel.

Honeymoon Suite

Bathroom

Hairdryer, Toilet, Free toiletries, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Ironing Facilities, Heating

Media/Technology

TV, Telephone

This spacious room offers a luxurious four-poster bed, stunning views, and a stat-of-the-art bathroom.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Ballantrae Hotel

Food & Drink

Breakfast options, Bar,

Front-desk/reception area services

Luggage storage, 24-hour front desk,

Activities

Golf course (within 3 km),

Miscellaneous

Heating, Family rooms, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout,

Transportation

Car hire,

Business facilities

Fax/photocopying,

Internet

Free WiFi! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Parking

No parking available.

Policies of Ballantrae Hotel

Check-in

From 14:00 Until 00:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

During your stay, pay with

Contact methods

☎ telephone
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Newest reviews for Ballantrae Hotel

    All reviews (28)   reviews in language: PL EN(27)
    C
    • Caroline

    • Family with older children
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2013-04

    The location of the hotel is excellent nearby any needed activity

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Convenience

    3.0

    support / service

    5.0
    F
    • Francisco

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2012-12

    The price, location and room are excellent.Yoghurts at breakfast were a bit cheap and nasty but otherwise breakfast was adequate.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    3.0

    Convenience

    5.0
    E
    • Eric

    • Solo traveler
    • Germany
    • Business trip
    4.8 /5

    2012-11

    Great location, very friendly staff, good value, clean and spacious rooms, beautiful bathroom.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double Room

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    H
    • Helen

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2012-11

    We had a really lovely stay at the hotel. Everything was lovely I.e. The staff, room, food and location. I will definetly stay again and will recommend the hotel to my friends and familyfull scottish breakfast should be included in the price as it wasn't cheap !

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin Room

    Size

    5.0

    decor

    3.0
    B
    • Biting

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.7 /5

    2012-06

    Lovely room with great views. Close to city centre

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    support / service

    4.0
    T
    • Trevor

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.8 /5

    2012-04

    Attention to detail.Friendly and very helpful staff. Baked eggs yummy.Very nice. The whiskey was even better.Thank you!!No where to open our case as the room was a little tight on space. Ideal for a weekend bag. But we understood why we were given this room as only booked for one night.Only staying for one night!!!

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    4.0
    M
    • Mark

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2012-03

    The hotel was excellently located for shopping and theatre and we foundit to be very good value on the night we stayed. The room was extremelyspacious with two large single bed and a very comfortable double. Thecontinental breakfast offered a wide and varied choice with the optionof having a cooked breakfast if preferred.Our room was sandwiched between both the ladies and gents toilets andwhile this was not an issue when we stayed it may deter others duringbusier periods. We found the plug on the left hand side of the bed tobe faulty.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    K
    • Katie

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.3 /5

    2012-02

    Every request was accommodated willingly by staff.The rooms were amazing!Breakfast was good nd all up great value for money.Internet wifi did not work in our room.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Executive Double Room

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    M
    • Martin

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.9 /5

    2011-09

    Rooms were huge. Lovely and warm. Roadworks outside for tramline look long term. No traffic noise. Building noise was not heard in the morning but we were top floor. Room was exactly as the pictures.Lack of information about stairs without lifts. The third floor bedroomswere impossible for us and therefore ruined our stay.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Executive Double Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    J
    • Joanne

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2011-08

    The positive thing was that it was so close to Royal Mile and city center in general.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin Room

    Clean

    4.0
    R
    • Rachael

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.6 /5

    2011-08

    The room was spacious and clean. The hotel was well located for the city.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Superior Quadruple Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    decor

    4.0
    S
    • Sumit

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.7 /5

    2011-06

    location and outlook of the buildingWhen ee arrived in edinburgh there were lots of road works making it difficult to locate the hotel, we phoned the hotel and whoever answered was most unhelpful, we ended up having to ask a traffic warden. I had phoned the previous day to enquire about parking so it would have been useful if the road works had been mentioned to me then. but on arrival the staff were rude. But the receptionist on departure was very nice and helpful.This did not spoil our stay as we didn't have any contact with the staff there after.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Quadruple Room

    Clean

    5.0
    K
    • Kresimir

    • Solo traveler
    • Croatia
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.0 /5

    2011-05

    We chose a junior suite and it was nothing short of massive!The bed was very comfortable, there was ample room for hanging clothes,stunning bathroom with TWO fabulous showers.We were on the ground floor so access/eggress was very easyBit of a squeeze in the car park but no major problems.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Superior Double Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    3.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    support / service

    5.0
    H
    • Helen

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2011-05

    The courteous and helpful nature of all staff and also the provision of adequate facilities for a comfortable stayswithout lift

    Helpful?

    yes

    Superior Quadruple Room

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    J
    • Jennifer

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.7 /5

    2011-01

    Staf were very friendly and the breakfast was excellentWe got the room at the top! It's 2nd and half floor but it is like taking stairs to 5th floor in normal building. So ask about that when making reservation

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    3.0

    support / service

    5.0
    N
    • Nina

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.7 /5

    2011-01

    Clean room with nice decorNo one told me the room would be 70 steps up and there was no offer to help me with me luggage. The room layout is poor. The shelf to lay your suitcase is up the stairs by the bed but the wardrobe, mirrors. bathroom etc is all downstairs. And you dont really feel like carrying your suitcase up more stairs by the time you get to your room! The chairs and tea area are downstairs which means you sit there drinking your tea facing a wall while the TV is upstairs by the bed. While not make the upstairs part of the room communial and the downstairs functional? There really should be two TVs so you are able to watch the news while getting ready in the morning as well. As a solo business traveller, this is quite important. Also, very poor lighting with only one bedside light.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    3.0
    G
    • Georgina

    • Group of friends
    • Australia
    • Business trip
    4.9 /5

    2010-10

    Very spacious and well appointed, comfortable room overlooking Firth of Forth; lovely setting in Georgian house in New Town; delightful central location.The level of noise. The room next to us was playing exceptionally loud music from their television in the early hours of the morning, and were also up seemingly before 8 making a lot of noise (slamming doors etc). This was not necessarily the hotels fault but was a little frustrating. However, the street outside was fairly quiet. I think we were just a little unlucky with our neighbors!

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Convenience

    5.0
    E
    • Evelyn

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2010-10

    handy for theatre and main attractionsBreakfast adequate but lacklustre, rather over-packaged.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Executive Double Room

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    4.0
    K
    • Kenneth

    • Family with older children
    • Canada
    • Business trip
    4.3 /5

    2010-09

    Clesn, quiet, comfortable.The desk staff were extremely helpful and professionalMy room was in serious need of refurbishment and also needed a new mattress!

    Helpful?

    yes

    Quadruple Room

    Size

    5.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    support / service

    4.0
    J
    • John

    • Family with young children
    • Australia
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2010-04

    Location to city, friendly helpful, staff, clean sound proof rooms, good continental breakfast.comfort , facilities and modernisation

    Helpful?

    yes

    Quadruple Room

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0
    J
    • John

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    5.0 /5

    2010-03

    Clean and Comfortable

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0
    G
    • Gloria

    • Family with young children
    • U.S.A.
    • Night life
    4.8 /5

    2010-03

    Rooms nicely decorated and clean. In a great central position near the railway, shopping centre and the Edinburgh Playhouse.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0
    P
    • Patrycja

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Polska
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2015-12

    Reviews in language: PL EN(27)

    Helpful?

    yes

    Executive Double Room

    Size

    4.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    3.0

    support / service

    5.0
    s
    • Sengupta

    • Solo traveler
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2012-07

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Superior Double Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    l
    • Liza

    • Mature couple
    • Business trip
    4.4 /5

    2012-02

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin Room

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    r
    • Roselin

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Business trip
    4.6 /5

    2010-11

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Superior Double Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    t
    • Tresa

    • Family with young children
    • Business trip
    4.5 /5

    2010-09

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    4.0
    l
    • Lukshun

    • Group of friends
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2010-07

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Superior Double Room

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0

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