Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh

8 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP  show map
 3 stars
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Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Overview

Offering 31 modern rooms, Ballantrae Hotel features a casino, a night club and a heated pool. Since 1830 the hotel has been offering accommodation in a 6-story building with original architecture and furnishings.

It provides prime location within easy reach of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Holyrood Abbey and Holyrood Park. The distance between Edinburgh city center and the property is 1 km.

Nearby points of interest include a theater and a castle.

The nearest bus stop is 250 meters away. The property is set 15 km from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Ballantrae Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with coffee/tea makers, climate control, a balcony, TV and ironing facilities. Many rooms come with a stunning view over the city. They also have en suite bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

This business hotel offers ironing service, 24-hour reception and housekeeping.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a Jacuzzi, a health club and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   31.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Security
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Boutiques
  • Fireplace
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Skiing
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room movies
  • International calls
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

8 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.5 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    34.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    1300 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    2100 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    31

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                  How to reach hotel

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                  Hotel Address:

                  8 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Edinburgh
                    2700 ft
                  Airports
                  • Turnhouse (EDI)
                    6.5 mi
                  • Dundee (DND)
                    34.9 mi
                  Train Stations
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station
                    1700 ft
                  • Bus stop
                    400 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                    1300 ft
                  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                    1400 ft
                  Parks
                  • Princes Street Gardens
                    2100 ft
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    2300 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    31

                  Hotel Awards

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Scottish Gallery - 1000 ft
                  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1000 ft
                  • winter wonderland - 1400 ft
                  • Edinburgh Printmakers - 1400 ft
                  • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 1700 ft
                  • Edinburgh Dungeons - 1700 ft

                  Popular areas

                  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 700 ft
                  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 1400 ft
                  • Omni Centre - 1400 ft

                  Places of interest

                  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 400 ft
                  • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 700 ft
                  • New Club - 1400 ft

                  Train stations

                  Shopping areas

                  • Multrees Walk - 400 ft
                  • Multrees Walk - 400 ft

                  Amusement

                  • Nobles Amusements - 1400 ft

                  Museums

                  • The Torrance Gallery - 1400 ft
                  • Hanover Fine Arts - 1400 ft
                  • Hanover Fine Arts - 1400 ft

                  Theaters

                  • Walkabout Jongleurs - 1400 ft
                  • Assembly Rooms - 1700 ft

                  Public parking

                  • Waterloo Place - 1000 ft

                  Local attractions

                  • Inverleith Park - 1.0 mi
                    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                  • Holyrood Abbey - 1.1 mi
                    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
                  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.3 mi
                    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
                  • The Queen's Hall - 1.1 mi
                    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
                  • Summerhall - 1.2 mi
                    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

                  Near the hotel

                  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 300 ft
                    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
                  • Church of St John the Evangelist - 1200 ft
                    Princes Street, Edinburgh
                  • Mansfield Place Church - 1600 ft
                    East London Street, Edinburgh
                  • Scottish National Gallery - 2000 ft
                    The Mound, Edinburgh
                  • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 1100 ft
                    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
                  • Waterloo Place - 1400 ft
                    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
                  • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 1900 ft
                    31 Market Street, Edinburgh

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Number One - 1300 ft

                    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                    Phone: 01315576727

                    81% likes this, based on 440 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish
                    Price Range: USD 93 - USD 123

                  • Bar Frizzante - 1800 ft

                    Address: 95 Lothian Road
                    Phone: 01312297788

                    84% likes this, based on 227 reviews
                    Cuisine: Italian
                    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 103

                  • Dubh Prais - 2400 ft

                    Address: 123B High Street
                    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                    85% likes this, based on 435 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish

                  • The Pompadour by Galvin - 1400 ft

                    Address: Princes Street
                    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                    71% likes this, based on 110 reviews
                    Cuisine: French, British
                    Price Range: USD 94 - USD 309

                  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 2100 ft

                    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                    Phone: 01312252832

                    75% likes this, based on 410 reviews
                    Cuisine: Asian
                    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    31

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                  Ballantrae Hotel Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ballantrae Hotel

                  Average guest rating

                  6.8out of 10
                  Very good
                  Based on 642 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Good location at the city center, very atmospheric to feel the Victorian epoch of the Edinburgh.

                    Some rooms are at the basement of the building. They have only one small window, although this reduces noise from the busy street.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    Hotel was very well-placed for sightseeing and shopping. Room was beautiful withhigh ceilings and comfortable furniture. Staff were friendly and helpful.

                    Room was very hot when we arrived. As windows did not open we had to turn off the radiator and go out for a walk till it cooled down!

                  • Single
                    9.2

                    I lived in a single room on the 3rd floor. The view from the window was amazing. Hotell staff was polite and helped me with any problems I had. Room was warm enough and very cute. Good value for money.

                    in the end of the trip I was quite tired to get to my room with no lift. The absence of lift I think is the only disadvatage.

                  • Single
                    6.6

                    The room was spacious, bathroom was clean and spacious,

                    No room service, the bar wasn't open, phone in my room was broken but the receptionist fixed this very quickly.

                  • Older travelers
                    6.2

                    The room was big, the staff was friendly.

                    The hotel needs very serious refurbishment.

                  • Single
                    7.4

                    It was quite good town hotel, maybe outside (entry) should be little bit more interesting (colours, flags, spots...). And our room (no.12) were very down sholud have some pictures and folwers - plastic (for dark room it could be more happy)...

                    the same

                  • Couple
                    5.0

                    The central location was good and the breakfast was good and the staff were friendly

                    There was a casino across the road open until 6 in the morning,and the noise from outside it where people went out to smoke groups of 10 to 20 at a time made it impossible to get any sleep.

                  • Couple
                    8.2

                    Very good location, also with bus stops outside the hotel to get further afield, friendly&helpful staff, good breakfast selection

                    We were on the 5th floor, & there was no lift!

                  • Couple
                    5.0

                    the location was very good and the scottish lad who was in charge of the breakfast was very helpful

                    the car parking was very small and it could easily be full if you check in late, my wife had a broken leg and as such was on crutches / wheelchair and the hotel is "not disabled friendly". We were in the lowest floor that you entered from the car park and the room was very dated / tatty.

                  • Older travelers
                    6.6

                    First room allocated was horrible.Very tired decor and quite shabby in some areas

                  • Family with children
                    6.6

                    We enjoyed the size of rooms plenty of space.

                    Outside early hours of the morning we woke up to noise from front street, people shouting two nights running.You could possibly get tripple glazing to help minimise problem.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Convenient to city sights, parking facilities

                    Romm carpets were dirty

                  • Family with children
                    9.6

                    It's location and Staff. The staffs are very efficient & cooperative though less in number but doesn't matter. They manage with their skill and experience. I liked this hotel.

                    In breakfast egg and cooked food item shall be added

                  • Family with children
                    7.0

                    Big room with a sense of Edinburgh new town as it once was; fantastic location; reasonable breakfast

                  • Single
                    9.6

                    The room is very confortable and clean. The shower is excelent and the location is good.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  8 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Edinburgh
                    2700 ft
                  Airports
                  • Turnhouse (EDI)
                    6.5 mi
                  • Dundee (DND)
                    34.9 mi
                  Train Stations
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station
                    1700 ft
                  • Bus stop
                    400 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                    1300 ft
                  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                    1400 ft
                  Parks
                  • Princes Street Gardens
                    2100 ft
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    2300 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    31

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghBallantrae Hotel

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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