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Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel

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7.7

Very good

306 reviews

306 reviews

Housekeeping21
Breakfast6
Shops3
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 20 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Mounted Gallery

20 m

Stand Comedy Club

40 m

National Portrait Gallery

50 m

Genting Casino York Place

50 m

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

100 m

Popular landmarks
Calton Hill

690 m

The Real Mary King's Close

690 m

Royal Mile Street

800 m

Edinburgh Old Town

800 m

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

810 m

Closest landmarks
Holistic Health

40 m

Main post office

180 m

Bank of Scotland

200 m

Pro-Activ

210 m

Thistle Court

270 m

Ballantrae Hotel

8-12 York Place, New Town,, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP - See map

Conveniently situated in the New Town part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

480 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

700 meters to Calton Hill

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Room service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.6 km

Rooms available at Ballantrae Hotel

Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room with External Private Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Single
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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BRIDAL SUITE DOUBLE BED CANOPY BED
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Ballantrae Hotel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    Is breakfast offered at Ballantrae Hotel?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Ballantrae Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 8 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What is the smoking policy at Ballantrae Hotel?

    Ballantrae Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Ballantrae Hotel?

    Ballantrae Hotel’s neighborhood is New Town which includes popular restaurants such as Standing Order, The Guildford Arms and Amarone.

    What popular shopping places are close to Ballantrae Hotel?

    Located in the New Town area, Ballantrae Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Mounted Gallery, Multrees Walk and Emma Roy's.

    What are popular attractions near Ballantrae Hotel?

    Ballantrae Hotel’s location in the New Town neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Princes Street Gardens, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princes Street.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ballantrae Hotel?

    Ballantrae Hotel is located within New Town, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Edinburgh Run Tours - Tours.

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    What people love about Ballantrae Hotel

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Location ,service is very good, walk 5-8min reach tram train to airport"

      Meiquan

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      January 2, 2020

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "We stopped for two nights the room was excellent and the hotel was great value."

      James

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      November 30, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "This property is in a great location it’s just 5mins from the shops,Christmas market ect."

      Alison

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      November 29, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,533 Edinburgh properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.1/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Service score
    8.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.7/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    7.8

    Very good
    292 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.7
    Facilities
    6.9
    Location
    8.7
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    What travelers say they love:
    The owner's son was also very professional and helpful durin...
    Carole from United States
    Solo traveler
    More about Ballantrae Hotel

    More about Ballantrae Hotel

    Ballantrae Hotel

    Ballantrae Hotel is a distinct addition to Edinburgh and a smart choice for travelers. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Edinburgh? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Ballantrae Hotel, located merely 950 m from Edinburgh Castle.
    Ballantrae Hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours.
    Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Ballantrae Hotel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
    All guestrooms at Ballantrae Hotel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker is provided in some guestrooms. Ballantrae Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes in bathrooms for select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Ballantrae Hotel. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.


    Around the property

    Be sure to visit some of the city's popular sights during your stay in Edinburgh. A great museum trip can be had at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.0 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Arthur's Seat just 2.3 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find rooms here that are cheaper than 97% of all other options in the city.
    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 96% of them for food and dining.
    Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    6.9

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    13 mentions

    Housekeeping

    10 mentions

    Internet

    5 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Breakfast in room
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed

    Available in all rooms

    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking
    • TV
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    Location
    8-12 York Place, New Town,, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP
    Excellent
    Location

    8.7

    Airports

    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
      10.6 km
    • Perth Airport (PSL)
      54.5 km

    Public transportation

    • Edinburgh Train Station
      470 m
    • Haymarket Train Station
      2.0 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Holistic Health
      40 m

    Shopping

    • Ocean Terminal
      2.9 km

    Convenience store

    • Tesco Express
      340 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      40 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Calton Hill
      690 m
    • The Real Mary King's Close
      690 m
    • Royal Mile Street
      800 m
    • Edinburgh Old Town
      800 m
    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
      810 m
    • Edinburgh Castle
      960 m
    • National Museum of Scotland
      980 m
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
      1.3 km
    • Arthur's Seat
      2.3 km
    • Royal Yacht Britannia
      3.1 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Mounted Gallery
      20 m
    • Stand Comedy Club
      40 m
    • Holistic Health
      40 m
    • National Portrait Gallery
      50 m
    • Genting Casino York Place
      50 m
    • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
      100 m
    • Main post office
      180 m
    • Jam House
      190 m
    • Bank of Scotland
      200 m
    • Pro-Activ
      210 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Breakfast is only included if guests book an offer marked as inclusive of breakfast. The breakfast is continental.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until00:00
    • Check-out until11:00

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)8 GBP

    The property

    • Number of rooms 31
    • Most recent renovation2014

    Reviews of Ballantrae Hotel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.8
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities6.9
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.5
    High score for Edinburgh
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (63)
    8-9 Excellent (15)
    7-8 Very Good (35)
    6-7 Good (20)
    <6 Below Expectation (35)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (28)
    Jun - Aug (52)
    Sep - Nov (58)
    Dec - Feb (30)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carole from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Charming Hotel For Travelers On The Go”

    What a delightfully elegant and charming hotel. Very friendly and helpful hotel staff greeted me when I checked in. The owner's son was also very professional and helpful during my visit. I enjoyed my stay at the Ballantrae Hotel, given it was my first time in Edinburgh. My room had been recently redecorated, so the promotional picture is accurate in its rendition of a typical room (although mine was on the top floor and was smaller.) The bathroom was also newly redecorated, adding to the comfort of my visit. I was able to walk to the Edinburgh Castle because of the hotel's close proximity. I recommend it for the price and quality. The breakfast was more than adequate and plentiful. I would stay at the Ballantrae again.

    Reviewed September 16, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carole
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Excellent location, lovely and clean”

    We were room only so can't comment on breakfast but the hotel accommodated our request for twin room, not too many stairs as I was travelling with my elderly mother. Location excellent from station and city, less then ten minutes walk at my mum's pace. Room lovely and clean, plenty of tea and coffee. Staff friendly and helpful allowing us to store our luggage as we arrived early morning before our room was ready. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed April 18, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Great find ”

    So glad I found this hotel, great location meaning I could leave my luggage before and after check in/out times. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The room was massive and very clean, would definitely recommend this place to friends or family and staff again myself.

    Reviewed August 29, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alison from United Kingdom
    Group
    Triple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

    Shopping Trip”

    This property is in a great location it’s just 5mins from the shops,Christmas market ect. The rooms are spotless, the staff are all very helpful nothing to much trouble. The breakfast is ideal. Me and my 2 friends use this hotel every year when we go to Edinburgh Christmas shopping & out for lovely meals. Staff do a fantastic job

    Reviewed November 29, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anke from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    This is a really nice and comfortable Hotel with all amenities. Local shops within walking distance and easily accessible from City Centre. Would definitely go there again. Highly recommended

    Reviewed June 27, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Suzanne from United Kingdom
    Group
    Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

    Fab break in a stunning city”

    The Ballantrae hotel was in an excellent location just off princes st and a 5 minute walk from Waverley train station. was also great value for money and the hotel was spotlessly clean with lovely cosy rooms that provided tea and coffee facilities, toiletries and a large wall mounted TV in each room. Would definately stay here again.

    Reviewed November 21, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jingjing
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    good location”

    near the city center and very clean,but no lift…you have to carry your suitcase by yourself

    Reviewed September 24, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Barbara from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Great location and comfort. ”

    Beautiful big room facing the Forth, away from the street so very quiet. Large comfy sofa in front of a fireplace with TV and kettle etc. The en Suite was very modern with a powerful hot shower, plenty big fluffy towels and an assortment of toiletries. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are all provided in the room. The decor was slightly tired, the bathroom wall quite dusty in places and a few small patches of crumbly plaster detracted from the overall presentation. This is an old stone building, magnificent in its design and stature and the price for such an excellent location reflected the minor detractions mentioned. Very comfy bed, didn’t have breakfast. Lots of stairs and no lift so be aware.

    Reviewed August 10, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    James from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

    Exceptional”

    We stopped for two nights the room was excellent and the hotel was great value.

    Reviewed November 30, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Meiquan from Singapore
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

    Good service ”

    Location ,service is very good, walk 5-8min reach tram train to airport

    Reviewed January 02, 2020

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Delina from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Good Value and location ”

    We booked the best rate hotel and were pleasantly surprised. Great location, friendly staff. It’s a lovely hotel with period features in need of a little TLC but well worth the money and would definitely go back 😊

    Reviewed July 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chor from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    big room”

    very comfortable room, good services

    Reviewed March 27, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Keith from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    As described, very nice place to stay!

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Keith from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Single Room with External Private Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    As described, very nice place to stay!

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Keith from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    As Described, very nice place to stay!

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Keith from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    As Described, very nice place to stay!

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Keith from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    As described, very nice place to stay!

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Karen from Ireland
    Group
    Quadruple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    Fantastic, modern and spacious hotel!”

    Pros: Very spacious room, excellent tea/coffee facilities, friendly and helpful staff, 24 hour reception, breakfast included in price, excellent location Cons: No lift to get up or down to floors (stairs only), no hot food provided at breakfast (besides bread for toast and boiled eggs), breakfast room is quite small

    Reviewed September 10, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sylvette from France
    Family with teens
    Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Charming staff and good accomodations”

    The Ballantrae has the désuet charm of hotels with a long history. A 10 min walk from the old town, it is right next to the national portrait gallery and its staff has been really kind and helpful all along. I'm glad I booked this place and would recommend it without reservation.

    Reviewed September 20, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Ruth from Australia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Excellent location for Central Edinburgh ”

    Unfortunately we had 2 bags of luggage which we had to lug up 2 flights of stairs from the car park, then across to the next building, same when leaving the hotel. Good location for our situation

    Reviewed August 21, 2019

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