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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 9 October 2016

At first sight the building is a gorgeous Victorian big-sized row house, facing a crescent with a closed garden. Inside, most of the style was kept, and all the modern features are just the necessary bits. Our room was on the second floor, I think to reach most rooms you either had to go up or down stairs, facing the...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed at the ballantrae on York place for a long weekend , very well situated and really friendly staff especially "Mazz" wouldn't hesitate to book on our next visit ! We had a three bedded room which was more than big enough for the three of us

Thank mick j
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Do not stay here. This hotel is far from the 3 stars it advertises itself as. Our room was so damp that the wallpaper was coming off the walls. The bathroom was covered in black mould and so were the windows in the bedroom. The carpet looked as if it had never been cleaned since the hotel opened. We asked...

1Thank belfastgirlBelfast
Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

No hot water. No cooked breakfast. Old stained carpet. Unhelpful staff. Unkempt garden- actually wilderness. For me this was not acceptable. Continental breakfast was depleted and not refreshed. I had to phone the night person to get in.

1Thank peterauty
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Friendly, clean, well managed, quiet small hotel in elegant road. Nice easy 10-15 min walk from centre of Edinburgh. Good value for proximity to the centre. Ask for a room ground floor up; my basement room did not have much natural light. Great burger restaurant (called Burger) on Shandwick place.

Thank ps222016
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Price of stay £159 one night (Saturday). On first arrival hotel was nice and staff pleasant. We got down to our room and first thing we noticed was that the wall paper was stuck on by sellotape and some parts are hanging off. The carpet was full of stains, dirt and rips. The doors where marked and dirty with what...

1Thank David J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My stay was pleasant, the room was cleaned daily and was spacious. However, I was rarely able to actually connect to the wifi, and my door did not feel secure either, it only had one lose latch, which didn't make me feel very safe whilst staying on my own. The staff seemed friendly, on the odd occasion I actually saw...

Thank Crossie_E
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and decent. Rooms could be a little more modern. For calm sleep after tiring visits of the old city (and its pubs) this is really a suitable place. Easy to find and close to public transportation.

Thank Julian-Horn-2401
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night during the fringe . Super friendly , honest staff, great location and beautiful large room . I had actually left a non valuable item of costume jewelry at the hotel that looked genuinely valuable. I got a phone call to tell me it had been left and that the hotel were more than happy to...

Thank angie m
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I am well aware that hotel prices in Edinburgh take a massive hike during the festival. I get it. But when you pay over £850 for a 3 night stay for 3 people, it is not unreasonable to expect a bed you can sleep on, ice with a drink in a bar, a clean fresh smelling towel and a mold...

1Thank Greg C

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Located at the centre of Edinburgh, the Ballantrae West End Hotel is ideal for the festival, Edinburgh Tattoo, world heritage attractions, and only a few minutes walk from Princes Street, Haymarket Station, the International Conference Centre, and the financial district. Centrally located, in an elegant west end crescent, we are a small (eleven bedroom) family run hotel, able to offer you a friendly personal service, with an emphasis on traditional hospitality. There is also a comfortable residents' bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballantrae West End Hotel

Address: 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $61 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballantrae West End Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Do not go here all rooms I saw were the same the only positive is the distance to Edinburgh city centre”
 of 5 bubbles mountainmagic326, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Somewhere Else”
 of 5 bubbles Yogmart, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi was only one side of room so if this is vital maybe check when booking”
  • Original sash windows, just not maintained, so sad
  • Fix the towel rail? Mastic toilet - nice
  • Just don't look too close
  • broken light and beading, again so sad
  • Overgrown garden
 of 5 bubbles 434christiea, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The bach view is pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles LeoCOUTURE, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles 107GregC, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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