Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh

8 - 12 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

The positioning of Ballantrae Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh ensures fast access to Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and City Art Centre along with a stunning view from the guestrooms. Featuring original architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1830.

Ballantrae Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Edinburgh. The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Omni Centre.

The venue is notable for the prime location within a 15-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 43 spacious hotel rooms equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, a writing desk and a dressing area. They feature private bathrooms with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the bar guests may enjoy continental breakfast.

Services

Guests can rent cars at the hotel.

Relax

Spa facilities at Ballantrae Hotel include a health club, a Jacuzzi 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

  • 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
  • Wake up 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
  • 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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from 1400 

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

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 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    800 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.5 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.2 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    390 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    410 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    620 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 1400 
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    31

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Rooms and availability

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Single Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 15 m²
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Single ensuite. Cozy room for one, decorated to complement the warm classical theme of the hotel. Single bed.

Room facilities
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    Single Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 15 m²
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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.

    Room facilities
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      Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
      Size: 15 m²
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      Spacious and tastefully decorated room is configured with either Double or Twin bed. Private bathroom.

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed and Single bed
        Size: 26 m²
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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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          Family Room
          Bed type: 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double bed
          Size: 36 m²
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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
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            Honey Moon Room
            Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
            Size: 15 m²
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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

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              Hotel Address:

              8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Edinburgh
                800 m
              Airports
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                10.5 km
              • Dundee (DND)
                56.2 km
              Train Stations
              • Edinburgh Waverley station
                500 m
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                390 m
              • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                410 m
              Parks
              • Princes Street Gardens
                620 m
              Ski areas
              • Midlothian Ski Centre
                680 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from 1400 
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                31

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              Ballantrae Hotel Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Scottish Gallery - 300 m
              • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 300 m
              • winter wonderland - 400 m
              • Edinburgh Printmakers - 400 m
              • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 500 m
              • Edinburgh Dungeons - 500 m
              • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 500 m

              Popular areas

              • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 400 m

              Places of interest

              • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 100 m
              • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 200 m
              • Waterloo Place - 300 m
              • New Club - 400 m
              • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 500 m
              • Speakers Corner - 500 m

              Train stations

              Convention centers

              • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 200 m
              • Omni Centre - 400 m

              Shopping areas

              • Multrees Walk - 100 m
              • Hanover Fine Arts - 400 m

              Amusement

              • Nobles Amusements - 400 m

              Museums

              • The Torrance Gallery - 400 m
              • Hanover Fine Arts - 400 m

              Theaters

              • Walkabout Jongleurs - 400 m
              • Assembly Rooms - 500 m

              Business areas

              • Multrees Walk - 100 m

              Local attractions

              • Inverleith Park - 1.6 km
                Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
              • Holyrood Abbey - 1.8 km
                Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
              • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 2.1 km
                75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
              • The Queen's Hall - 1.7 km
                Clerk Street, Edinburgh
              • Summerhall - 1.9 km
                1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

              Near the hotel

              • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 90 m
                1 Queen St., Edinburgh
              • Church of St John the Evangelist - 340 m
                Princes Street, Edinburgh
              • Mansfield Place Church - 460 m
                East London Street, Edinburgh
              • Scottish National Gallery - 580 m
                The Mound, Edinburgh
              • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 330 m
                3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
              • Waterloo Place - 420 m
                Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
              • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 560 m
                31 Market Street, Edinburgh

              Restaurants nearby

              • Number One - 390 m

                Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                Phone: 01315576727

                81% likes this, based on 440 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish
                Price Range: GBP 74 - GBP 99

              • Bar Frizzante - 520 m

                Address: 95 Lothian Road
                Phone: 01312297788

                84% likes this, based on 227 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 82

              • Dubh Prais - 730 m

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

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

              • The Pompadour by Galvin - 410 m

                Address: Princes Street
                Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                71% likes this, based on 110 reviews
                Cuisine: French, British
                Price Range: GBP 75 - GBP 248

              • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 620 m

                Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                Phone: 01312252832

                75% likes this, based on 410 reviews
                Cuisine: Asian
                Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 19

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from 1400 
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • 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 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3EP

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Edinburgh
                800 m
              Airports
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                10.5 km
              • Dundee (DND)
                56.2 km
              Train Stations
              • Edinburgh Waverley station
                500 m
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                390 m
              • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                410 m
              Parks
              • Princes Street Gardens
                620 m
              Ski areas
              • Midlothian Ski Centre
                680 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from 1400 
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • 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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