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

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Overview

Situated near a theater and a castle, the 3-star Ballantrae Hotel is a good place for a stay offering a casino, a nightclub and a heated swimming pool. The property opened in 1830 and features original architecture.

The hotel is 450 meters away from Omni Centre and Omni Centre Edinburgh. This business venue is 1 km away from the center of Edinburgh.

Within walking distance of Merchiston district with bars and restaurants.

A 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Turnhouse airport is approximately 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

A stunning view over the city welcomes guests to Private or Shared Bathroom Single Room, Superior Quadruple Room and Family Double Room with traditional décor offering TV, free Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, a dressing area and a seating area. They are fitted with large bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy scottish, french and british cuisine in Number One located 400 meters away.

Services

Ballantrae Hotel caters to the needs of guests providing parking, currency exchange and a baggage storage as well as a photocopier and a business center.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a Jacuzzi, a health club and a sauna. On-site sport activities include snow skiing and golf.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course

Services

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

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
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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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Rooms and availability

Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 165 sq. feet
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Single ensuite. Cozy room for one, decorated to complement the warm classical theme of the hotel. Single bed.

Room facilities
    Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Single Room
    Single Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 165 sq. feet
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    Single non ensuite. Cosy room for one, decorated to complement the warm classical theme of the hotel. Single bed. Private bathroom, next door to the room.

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      Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Double Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 165 sq. feet
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      Spacious and tastefully decorated room is configured with either Double or Twin bed. Private bathroom.

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        Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Triple Room
        Triple Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed and Single bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
        Size: 280 sq. feet
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        Moderate size with plenty of space. Tastefully decorated room is configured with a Double and a Single bed. Private Bathroom.

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          Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Family Room
          Family Room
          Bed type: 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Sofa bed
          Size: 390 sq. feet
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          Large, spacious and tastefully decorated room is configured with a Double and two Single beds with the option of adding an extra bed upon request.

          Room facilities
            Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Honey Moon Room
            Honey Moon Room
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 165 sq. feet
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            Large, comfortable and tastefully decorated room is configured with a Double four poster bed. The room has private bathroom.

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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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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
              • Edinburgh Dungeons - 1700 ft
              • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 1700 ft

              Popular areas

              • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 1400 ft

              Places of interest

              • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 400 ft
              • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 700 ft
              • Waterloo Place - 1000 ft
              • New Club - 1400 ft
              • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 1700 ft

              Train stations

              Convention centers

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

              Shopping areas

              • Multrees Walk - 400 ft
              • Hanover Fine Arts - 1400 ft

              Amusement

              • Nobles Amusements - 1400 ft

              Museums

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

              Theaters

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

              Business areas

              • Multrees Walk - 400 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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