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Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

Where to start... firstly the hotel is nothing like what is shown on the photographs, I am assuming that the room and bathroom shown on website are of the sole deluxe room in the hotel? The standard rooms are shabby, dark, with tired decor and mismatched broken furniture with threadbare carpet covering the broken or missing floorboards. The general quality...

2Thank pingaNortheast
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We booked in for an overnight stay in an executive suite and were delighted to have been upgraded to the honeymoon suite when we arrived. The receptionist couldn't have been more helpful :) our room was massive, huge bathroom with a lovely deep bath. It's so close to everything you need and after a lovely night out we had a...

Thank LeanneCoral
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Some of the communal areas look a bit tired but the bed was comfortable & the room was clean. Staff were friendly & helpful. Breakfast buffet was adequate. Good location, near all the attractions but nice quiet location.

Thank JeannieG59
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This was our fourth visit to this hotel. Prior to booking this time I searched the current reviews and noticed quite a few complaints, some of which I thought petty. I chose to book in again but with a few doubts in my mind, however as soon as we arrived these were dispelled after we were greeted by the most...

Thank Dennis190729
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I booked this hotel in a hurry without checking first what trip advisor had to say about it. After reading all the reviews I was a bit freightened. My fears proved unfounded. Although it wasn't the best four star hotel I ever stayed in, I was overall pleased with it. My room looked very chique with old furniture, the bathroom...

Thank pandorabpa
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I was given a very basic, dark room in the basement, some lights didn't work, and despite the promise to fix this, still didn't work, tiny cabinet, cheap furniture. Untrained staff is nice, but hiding behind their desks, so you don't see them on arrival. You have to pay upon arrival - also something I had not encountered in a...

Thank Ingrid W
Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I stayed with my partner here for an over night stay. The hotel is supposed to be of a four star standard. However the shaky floor boards, the hole on the side of the bath and the persistent dripping noise that lasted all night made it seem more like fawlty towers. As a result of the drip neither of us...

Thank nstaff2014
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2014

After booking what was advertised a Boutique Hotel and arriving after a 5 hour drive. I checked into room 404 to be greeted by a shabby old worn room, with filthy finger prints all over the bathroom ceiling and generally not clean. I reported the TV not working to reception only to be told it was broken, so I asked...

Thank Soren M
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I viewed pictures of hotel before booking and on seeing our room was not disappointed. The room was lovely and the maid service was excellent. The area was perfect for a short walk into the centre and central for all attractions etc. I was really looking forward to a pleasant stay. I booked the hotel through Agoda it stated that...

1Thank Diane B
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Me and my partner stayed here earlier this year. We got a fantastic upgrade, the room and bathroom was huge, very modern and comfortable. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The location is great as its a short walk to shops, bars and restaurants. Would highly recommend.

Thank Nixi-88

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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Welcome to the The Ballantrae Albany Hotel a wonderful Grade A listed Georgian town house building and one of Edinburgh's best boutique hotel's. The Hotel is located in the heart of the lively city of Edinburgh, just a short walk from the best attractions of the city. The hotel has a total of 42 en-suite rooms all fitted with modern amenities to meet your needs including Satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 

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Address: 39-47 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $93 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballantrae Albany Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Albany Hotel Edinburgh
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#59 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“if not disabled upstairs rooms are very good -disabled bottom floor is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles garywooding, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“double bed”
 of 5 bubbles AlSedge, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 403 a cosy single in a quiet spot.”
 of 5 bubbles katehSheffield, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My room at front of hotel did not have great sound proofing”
 of 5 bubbles F7581JUpetero, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I was in a basement room at the rear which suited me as it was quiet and I only used it for sleeping.”
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