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

Paid on-site parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Overview

Ballantrae is a 3-star elegant hotel offering a modern accommodation within easy reach of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Holyrood Abbey and Holyrood Park. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 6-story building opened in 1830.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. There are bars and restaurants in the area.

The hotel is set next to a theater and a castle.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is swiftly reachable. Due to its prime location, guests can get to Turnhouse airport within 15 minutes drive.

Rooms

The hotel offers 31 rooms featuring TV, free Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, a dressing area and a sitting area as well as large bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower. There are rooms with a stunning view of the city. The rooms have traditional decor.

Eat & Drink

Serving both food and drinks, Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin are situated around 400 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can rent cars on site.

Relax

A Jacuzzi, a health club and a sauna are offered for relaxation. On-site activities feature 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

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.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ballantrae Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

8 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  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
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Single ensuite. Cozy room for one, decorated to complement the warm classical theme of the hotel. Single bed.

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Single Room
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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.

Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Double Room
Double Room
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Spacious and tastefully decorated room is configured with either Double or Twin bed. Private bathroom.

Ballantrae Hotel photos Room Triple Room
Triple Room
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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
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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.

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Honey Moon Room
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Large, comfortable and tastefully decorated room is configured with a Double four poster bed. The room has private bathroom.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

8 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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
  • Edinburgh Dungeons - 500 m
  • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 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

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 71 - GBP 94

  • Bar Frizzante - 520 m

    Address: 95 Lothian Road
    Phone: 01312297788

    84% likes this, based on 227 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 79

  • 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 72 - GBP 238

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 620 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    75% likes this, based on 410 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 18

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
    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  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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