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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't ever go back. My room was in the basement, there was no heat, when I called to complain an employee brought down a noisy space heater that was too noisy to use if one wanted to sleep. He seemed to know the heat didn't work as he didn't try to fix it or see the issue. The next...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my other half as we were visiting Edinburgh to see Jack Whitehall and this hotel had a fantastic price for the night. We walked up to the reception and we were greeted by a gentleman who was very pleasant and helpful. We had a double room for the evening and it was lovely, spacious and everything was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is quite possibly the worst hotel i have stayed at in the UK They pass themselves off as a 4 star boutique hotel NO CHANCE its a 2 star at best Its dusty.dirty and uncomfortable with no facilties with a labryth of corridors The hotel has no ammenities yes its close to the city but people id book a...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you experienced an issue with the hot water during your stay - this issue has been fully corrected. We hope that this did not disrupt your trip to Edinburgh.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from two night stay - great location (close to Playhouse Theatre where we went to se Mamma Mia on Friday night - brilliant!! ). I have no complaints about this Hotel (although my wife said our bed was a little uncomfortable I slept like a baby). The room was spacious with ensuite facilities - separate bath and shower,...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and that you will definitely be returning. Make sure that you check out our website and Facebook page for great offers and best possible rates. We hope to see you back at the Ballantrae in the near future.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked an over night day to enjoy the Christmas markets in December this hotel looked like a good price and half decent. Having met with hotel staff who were friendly enough we dropped our bags off and went out for the day. However coming home after a long day I was wanting a shower to notice that there was...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that there was an issue with the hot water when you stayed. Please get back in touch with us if you would like to stay with us again, and we are sure that you will not experience this issue again. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were only there for one night and were pleased by the cleanliness of the hotel and the modern decor. The only downfall was the size of the rooms and bathroom, everything was too compact. The hotel is centrally located and a very short walk from the town centre. It would be perfect if your staying alone but for me...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. As a listed building, all our rooms are different, with some being larger than others. If you are to return, please request a large, spacious room, and we will do our best to arrange this for you. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Borrowdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was a one night stay for a Xmas get away with friends, we were upgraded to two fantastic massive rooms on the ground floor, biggest bathroom we have ever had in a hotel, clean and very comfy, all for £70 a room, exactly what we needed for the price we wanted. Some great bars and pubs close by and...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your Five Star Review - we are glad that you found your stay to be fantastic and great value for money. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the near future. Make sure to check out the best possible rates and exclusive offers on our website. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Ripponden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great value four star Georgian hotel in a excellent position.room was well presented bathroom newly refurbished.only 60 per night during run up to Christmas was brilliant.would recommend to stay at this hotel

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 5 Star Review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and that you will be recommending us as a place to stay. Next time you book, make sure to check out the great rates and exclusive offers on our website. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights for the Christmas market (last year we stayed at 'the place' another hotel along from this one) the hotel was good but there was a high pitched noise on the stairs and the bathroom was tiny! looked very nice but was very impractical when you sat on the toilet your knees hit the sink...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found the hotel good value for money, and we hope that you return in the near future. We always offer Room Only rates for guests who would like breakfast outside the hotel - check out the best rates for this on our website. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

Narberth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous Hotel 10min walk from Princes Street and railway station.stayed for 3 night,friendly staff and service with a smile is always good after a long trip.great location for seeing all the sights of Edinburgh and the team starts 2 mins round the corner and can take you all the way to the airport,a real bonus for people flying to the...

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Management360, Manager at Ballantrae Albany Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 5 Star review. We are glad that everything was perfect for you, and that you will be recommending us to any future guests. Next time you book, make sure to check out the best possible rates on our website and the exclusive deals on our website. Kind regards, The Albany Hotel Team

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Broughton & Calton
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: €58 - €295 (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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#60 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 375RonK, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 408 was on top floor ( 2 flights up) and was a lovely large room with views of the front Street.”
 of 5 bubbles rickyh965, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is on a quiet street so I would think all the rooms would be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles A1184XTcarolb, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No lifts ,some spiral stairs and as it is a listed building no double glazing”
 of 5 bubbles 929patj, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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