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Ballantrae Albany Hotel

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8.0
Excellent
3,006 reviews
+44 131 556 0397

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge
No Smoking

Stay in a Town House Environment at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel

What Should I Expect at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel?

The Ballantrae Albany Hotel is a four-star property in Edinburgh, but it has an unusual and charming layout. The rooms are spread across four town houses. Although the city itself is very historic, rooms at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel have all of the modern conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including en suite bathrooms. Friendly and well-informed staff members can help you decide how to make the most of your time in Edinburgh. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property so you can keep in touch with people from home or do research about nearby activities.

Where is the Hotel Located?

If you read any Ballantrae Albany hotel reviews, you'll notice that many discuss how the property is conveniently located no matter why or for how long you're in the city. George Street is just a two-minute walk from the hotel, and Princes Street is also a short distance on foot. That means you're never too far away from designer shops, tasty restaurants, and welcoming pubs. Also, if you have rented a car and want to explore outside Edinburgh, the hotel has on-site parking for when you return.

What Are the Rates Like?

Rates at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel average $54 per night. That's more than the Britannia Edinburgh Hotel, but about the same as the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. You can also potentially save on transportation costs by staying at this property. It's walking distance from the Waverly Rail Station, which makes surrounding regions easily accessible. 

What's the Bottom Line?

A stay at the Ballantrae Albany Hotel puts you within easy reach of many of Edinburgh's most famous attractions, including some of its notable shopping streets. Because there are several types of rooms available in the hotel, it's a good solution for families, honeymooners, and solo travelers.

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39-47 Albany Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.0
Excellent
Location
"Position of hotel excellent" "Excellent transport links"
City centre within easy reach, said 100%.
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
Service
"Fantastic staff" "Excellent desk staff"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
78% thought the service was very professional.
Comfort
"Peaceful nights sleep" "Peaceful hotel"
80% thought rooms were spacious.
Beds were acceptable for 65%.
Value for money
"Cheap bread" "Paying for staff"
52% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was too high for 73%.
Vibe
"Nicely decorated boutique hotel" "Modern fixtures and fittings"
82% said it was a stylish hotel.
52% criticized the unstylish hotel.
Room
"Excellent furnishings" "Terrible mattress"
80% thought rooms were spacious.
For only 53%, the bathroom was ok.
Cleanliness
"Messy hall way" "Grubby carpets"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
59% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Breakfast
"No cooked breakfast" "NO HOT BREAKFAST"
52% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Food
"Cheap bread" "No dining"
Yummy desserts, said 75%.
62% found the side dishes unedible.
Amenities
"Messy hall way" "Noisy corridor"
60% thought the building wasn't nice.
97% complained about the elevator.
WiFi
"WLAN was not working" "Weak signal"
81% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Bar and Beverages
"No staff in the bar" "No bar restaurant"

Good to know...

Spacious bathroom
Spacious rooms
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
Time Out
A Georgian townhouse just along Albany Street from the bars and restaurants of Broughton Street, the Ballantrae Albany is a fairly small property, but a fairly characterful one. You'll...
Hotel Information
Features
Bar or Lounge
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
42
Fees
Add-ons
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 8.50 per person (approximately)