US$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 6 Sep 2015 Check-out 7 Sep 2015

Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
View map of 37 - 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
13 reviews
A little Gem!

We booked last minute and to be honest we didn't expect to find anything decent. This hotel came up... See full review

  • Traci W.
  • 28 Aug 2015
Great hotel

Me and my partner loved hotel, good location and great sized room, will definately book hotel again See full review

  • Jojo92
  • 7 Jan 2015
Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay, this Edinburgh property places holidaymakers within easy distance to must-visit local attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Apart from viewing collections at National Gallery of Scotland and Museum of Scotland, holidaymakers can also catch performances at King's Theatre.
General

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh provides limited parking slots, 24-hour reception and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. During spare time, visitors of this city centre accommodation can take in the beauty of the lush surrounds at Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden, situated few blocks from this posh hotel.
Location

Ballantrae Hotel is set on Albany Street in the heart of Edinburgh and less than one kilometre to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. In leisure, tourists can explore shopping opportunities at Princes Street or George Street.
Dining

At Ballantrae Albany Edinburgh, patrons savour delectable specialties at Signature Bar and Restaurant on site. Unwind while sipping cocktails at the in-house cosy bar.
Rooms

Each of the tastefully appointed rooms and suites has en suite bathroom, tea- and coffee-making facilities, colour TV, iron/board and Wi-Fi access. Family rooms are also available upon request.

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
Standard doubles have 1 double bed, luxury en suite bathrooms with towels and toiletries provided, tea and coffee tray, television, Free WiFi.
STANDARD - TWIN
Standard twins have 2 single beds, luxury en suite bathroom with towels and toiletries provided, tea and coffee tray, television, Free WiFi.
STANDARD - SINGLE
Standard single with single bed, en suite with towels and toiletries provided, tea and coffee tray, television, Free WiFi.
EXECUTIVE - SUITE
Executive suites are spacious with luxury en suite shower and bathroom with towels, robes and slippers and toiletries provided, tea and coffee tray, television, Free WiFi.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

55.9573 -3.1894
Area served
Edinburgh City Centre, near to all the cafes, bars and shops. All major visitor attractions within the city
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport 8 miles

Nearby points of interest

  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 km
  • Princes Street: 0.8 km
  • Canonmills: 0.8 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.8 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.8 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.8 km
  • People's Story: 0.9 km
  • Underground City: 0.9 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.9 km
  • The Canongate: 0.9 km
  • Parliament House: 0.9 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 km
  • Princes Street: 0.8 km
  • Canonmills: 0.8 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.8 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.8 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.8 km
  • People's Story: 0.9 km
  • Underground City: 0.9 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.9 km
  • The Canongate: 0.9 km
  • Parliament House: 0.9 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.9 km
  • Cowgate: 1 km
  • Scott Monument: 1 km
  • Outlook Tower: 1 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1 km
  • Pilrig: 1 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 1 km
  • Powderhall: 1.1 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.1 km
  • Trinity House: 1.1 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.1 km
  • Royal Museum: 1.1 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1.2 km
  • Grassmarket: 1.2 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.2 km
  • Holyrood: 1.2 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.2 km
  • Georgian House: 1.3 km
  • Easter Road: 1.3 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.3 km
  • Warriston: 1.4 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.4 km
  • Lauriston: 1.5 km
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.6 km
  • The Grange: 1.6 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.6 km
  • Meadow park: 1.8 km
  • Dean Village: 1.8 km
  • Meadowbank: 1.9 km
  • Fountainbridge: 2 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traci W.
Friends
N/A
28 Aug 2015

A little Gem!

We booked last minute and to be honest we didn't expect to find anything decent. This hotel came up on searching, I thought it looked amazing but was a little worried our room wouldn't be like the picture on the website. WELL! We arrived to be greeted by a lovely man who carried out bags to our room. He made checking in simple and quick. Our room was amazing! It was clean, shiny! Just wonderful! We needed an iron the same man bought it to us within 5 minutes. We asked for 2 wine glasses the same thing! We were on the top floor!! Everything we thought a last minute booking wouldn't be! We highly recommend this beautiful hotel! Great in every way! 15 minutes to centre of the city. Lots of restaurants nearby. An absolute gem! Please book it! We'll be going back next year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jojo92
Couples
Motherwell
7 Jan 2015

Great hotel

Me and my partner loved hotel, good location and great sized room, will definately book hotel again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Halleybroo
Friends
Edinburgh
16 Sep 2014

Dusty, Mold in the shower, worn

We stayed at the Albany hotel for three days. We got shocked when we walked into our room, the floor was shrieking, beds hard, mold in the shower, the sink in the main room. It was just horrible, and the hotel rooms are NOT SIMILAR to the pictures on this site. WARNING WARNING. We got our room switch on the second day of our stay and it was a little bit better but I would never consider another stay! Breakfast was ok, wifi ok, and the poor staff tried their best at least.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rosh
Friends
Qatar
18 Aug 2014

great location

Hotel was in great location, clise to main shopping area. lots of local bistros and restaurants offering good food at reasonable prices. hotel bedroom was clean but we were on top floor and no lift!! Weather was humid so bottles of water would have been appreciated as no a/c. public areas more shabby chic than 4*. New tram stops nearby so don't waste miney on taxi from airport. wish i had known! Breakfast was adequate - not 4*, but ok. staff pleasant. quaint area but cobbled so not for those with walking difficulties-slightly hilly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Asti's Italian restaurant close by. a gem of a find

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daren
North Queensland
6 Aug 2014

Great location

Only a few blocks from Edinburgh Waverly train station and Edinburgh Bus Station, the Albany Hotel is centrally located. Only 15 minute walk uphill to Edinburgh Castle. Friendly, professional staff (except the guy on the back shift) were very helpful. No fridge in the room, but that's fairly normal for this part of the world. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jelz.
Single
Angmering, West Sussex.
3 Aug 2014

Ideal short-break hotel

A very nice boutique hotel in a quiet road but just a 3 minute walk to the tram and bus stop, and 10 minutes to Waverley station and Princes Street. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant food was very good. The restaurant was on the lower ground floor so no views from the window. I booked a single room which was at the back of the hotel and on the lower ground floor so nothing to look at from the window except a wall and it was a bit dark but it was very quiet. I would request a higher floor next time. The main reason for my stay was to go to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but prices there were a rip off and this was very reasonable. It's just 50 minutes on the train to Glasgow Queen Street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

A whole day bus ticket is just £3.50.

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
marimac
Friends
scotland
23 Jun 2014

weekend break

Very handy for train, bus and tram station - carpets a bit worn on stairs - breakfast disappointing - room we had was right above kitchen and was noisy started at 7am and finished about 11pm

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ppppbbbb
Couples
Sheffield
13 Jan 2014

Wonderful weekend away

The hotel was lovely and in a brilliant location. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AkyWeiwei
Friends
London
17 Dec 2013

Nice hotel and good location

The hotel is nice and check in is really fast! And the breakfast is also nice! The room is clean and comfortable!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mrs Jones
Couples
London
27 Nov 2013

good value and good location

great little boutique hotel in New Town in a good location and booking via website we got a very reasonable price. Only slightly odd thing was there was a welcome bottle of wine in the room when we arrived which then 'disappeared' whilst we were out - they obviously decided that we were not worth the effort because we'd booked a reduced price room but it did come across a bit churlish to sneak in and take it back. In future we will nab it straight away!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Dogs on Hanover Street - had a really nice dinner in buzzy, informal restaurant with great food and lots of atmosphere

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