Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh

8 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EPshow map
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Very goodBased on  852 reviews
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Overview

Ballantrae Hotel is located in a busy area of Edinburgh in 10 minutes walking distance from Edinburgh Castle . Featuring original architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1830.

The property boasts a beautiful location minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train station. A 10-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

Welcoming guests with a night club, a casino and a heated pool, the hotel is placed next to restaurants and bars.

Ballantrae Hotel is set 15 km from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Modern rooms at Ballantrae Hotel are equipped with climate control, television, a balcony, coffee/tea makers and ironing facilities. The rooms offer traditional decor.

Eat & Drink

Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin serve Scottish, French and British dishes and lie a 5-minute walk from Ballantrae Hotel.

Services

Offering car rental services, Ballantrae Hotel induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

This elegant hotel offers a health club, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. The on-site 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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Health club

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Skiing
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room films
  • International calls
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat2700 ft
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle2700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk2700 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land2700 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk2700 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons3000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre2300 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill2000 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo2000 ft
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1700 ftCalton Hill
Royal Mile Royal Mile 2600 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2700 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland3300 ftChambers Street
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 3500 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 4300 ftCanongate
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Number OneNumber One1300 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin1400 ftPrinces Street
Bar FrizzanteBar Frizzante1800 ft95 Lothian Road
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant2100 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Dubh PraisDubh Prais2400 ft123B High Street
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The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania1.8 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours1.9 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.1 mi
D B AmusementsD B Amusements4300 ft
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements4300 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.3 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.3 mi
King's TheatreKing's Theatre1.1 mi
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.2 mi
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia1.9 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.9 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel7.1 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.3 mi131 High Street
Aberdour CastleAberdour Castle8.0 mi Aberdour KY3 0SLScotland
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  852  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    central to Edinburgh,

    On main road in Edinburgh, which did not go quiet at all during the night, across road from large casino. Appeared "tired" paint flaking on window frames, windows would not stay open without something blocking it,a nearby room appeared to have an alarm or smoke detector going all night on the second night, mentioned to manager following day, but no comment made.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel's location was great, main city centre, great for tourists atractions. Hotel had beautiul view from the window, 4 of us stayed on the 4th floor I think. Great for family stay, clean bathroom and room. Staff were very helpful and polite, car park was benefit. Continental breakfast good. Overall my family had gexcellent time in Edinburgh and hotel. Will deffinately come back again!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel is perfectly situated - Princes street is so close, with restaurants, pubs, shops, and also all the places one would want to visit as well as the main train station and bus stops are within walking distance. The hotel is lovely and comfortable, very quiet (the nights were absolutely silent). Our hotel room had a wonderful view over houses onto the bay. :)

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good selection of continental breakfast and eat as much as you want, accompanied by a large pot of freshly made tea. Optional cooked breakfast also available for a reasonable additional charge.

    Our room, although clean, was in need of decorating and had dim lighting.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very good location near Princes Street. A traditional hotel with an athmosphere of a townhouse.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Cosy, welcoming and plenty of helpful local knowledge. Fantastic view over Firth of Forth and Edinburgh rooftops. Close to the centre.

    Central heating was a bit noisy.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good value for money, staff hekpful, excellent location near Waverly and the centre

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    First of all it was the location of Ballantrae Hotel. It was near to shops, atttactions and sightseeings. Everything was a 5-10 minutes walk. That was perfect because you don't have to spend your time searching. Secondly i especially enjoyed in my accomodation at the hotel the comfortable room we had.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    I really cannot think of one thing to recommend this hotel.

    Room decor/furnishings/fixtures shabby or broken.Extremely noisy location.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The accommodations were great with lots of room and amenities. it is close to the train station and central to things to see in Edinburgh

    The only drawback was that the apt was on the 3rd floor and quite a walk up. It would be a little bit of a workout for seniors and it would have been nice to know that before we booked.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The place where the hotelis situated is just perfect! The staff very pleasant and helpfull. The breakfast included in the price of the room very fair as well.

  • 6.0
    Good

    It was close to town, railways and so on. It was private and quiet, which was what was needed at the time. However, it was an old building in need of some serious renovation - or at least the part I was in.

    That the building itself was old, it ts floorboards were noisy and the room I had was located below street level.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel is in the town centre and perfect for people seeing edinburgh and its sights. A short walk to see everything and no need for expensive bus or rail tickets to get around.

    car park limited to six or seven spaces, but we were lucky enough to get a space. Heating of the rooms was difficult as they were large with high ceilings and the radiators old.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Lovely small hotel in central Edinburgh within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. The staff were very friendly and helpful; and the continental style breakfast was excellent. Good spacious bathroom.

    Only one minor point and I think that it is probably specific to the room that I had. There was quite a downdraught from the basemen window onto the bed - but I think that if the bed was relocated in the room then it wouldn't be an issue. But a minor point in respect of a really good value hotel!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel it self is nothing special, but it has a good Value for money ratio.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  852 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
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