Hotel Ballantrae

8-12 York PlaceEdinburghEH1 3HPUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Ballantrae

Set in a Georgian style townhouse, the Hotel Ballantrae Hotel was refurbished in 2014 to earn a three-star rating and includes modern conveniences to match what guests expect from a centrally located hotel.

Modern rooms have private or en suite bathrooms plus television and tea and coffee making equipment. Some overlook the Firth of Forth and have features such as original fireplaces and/or ornate windows.

Guests can take advantage of 24-hour front desk service. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. There is also a private car park with limited space for guests. The Edinburgh Tram direct from Edinburgh Airport stops right outside the hotel, or staff can arrange taxi airport pick-ups, if required.

A continental breakfast is served daily at the Hotel Ballantrae Hotel for an additional cost. There is also a residents’ bar for guests to relax in.

Many of Edinburgh’s central attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street shops, are within a 15 minute walk. Waverley Train Station can be reached in about five minutes by foot.


8-12 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)4784748 | Fax: +44(131)4784749 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good value for central location

Located in the heart of the Scottish capital, travellers won’t do much better on value for the area Many of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks are within walking distance, as are transport links tourists can use to explore the whole of the capital and beyond.

Hotel staff is very hardworking

No matter the reason for a person staying at the Ballantrae Hotel, they can expect a high level of hospitality Each member of the hotel staff is regarded as friendly and very accommodating to any request.

All around great guest rooms

Despite the age of the hotel’s building, rooms are spacious and well decorated A 2014 refurbishment included many amenities to make each stay more comfortable and match modern guest expectations.

Negative Reviews

Guests will face many staircases

The rooms in the Ballantrae Hotel are spread over multiple floors in the Georgian style house, meaning guests will be faced with many steep stairs going to and from their room As the building is a historic location, there is no lift, so older guests might end up with an added workout as part of their stay.

Good, but underwhelming breakfast

A stay at the Ballantrae Hotel does not include breakfast, which can be disappointing for some guests What people pay for, a continental meal with a variety of choices, is good but not as great as a full Scottish option according to comments.

Wi-Fi signal can be ‘flaky’

For business travellers or others hoping to stay connected while in Edinburgh, these accommodations may not be the best choice Many guests report a Wi-Fi signal that is constantly fading in and out This isn't always an issue, however, as the many spots to visit are within walking distance and keep many people busy away from their electronic devices.

Rating Overview

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7.6 out of 10 based on 757 reviews