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"The hotel is located perfectly near the centre of town however, the building itself is very old and the bathroom has been upgraded - however, the win ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the spacious rooms at Ballantrae Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and breakfast (surcharge). This 3-star hotel has 31 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer digital TV channels and coffee makers.

  • All rooms offer digital TV, coffee/tea makers and desks
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the spaciousness and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Princes Street and 3 minutes on foot from George Street

Single Room, 1 Single Bed (External Private Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ballantrae Hotel ratings based on 20 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ballantrae Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (6) Family (1) Friends (6)
1 out of 5
I have nothing good to say other than good location The room has not been cleaned, beds were made but smelt like they had been slept in. Bathroom was not cleaned, the shower had clearly just been used with splash marks on the inside and bathroom bin was full from the people the previous night

Posted by on 28 Jan 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Dec 2019

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3 out of 5
The hotel is located perfectly near the centre of town however, the building itself is very old and the bathroom has been upgraded - however, the windows are thin and allow some noise to come through . High ceilings meant that some dust collected nearer the ceiling . However, for a budget stay - the hotel is ideal for this .

Posted by on 3 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5

Overnight stay.

Pros: Beautiful building and rooms. Convenient location.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Excellent. The centre of Edinburgh is on your doorstep.
My sister and I recently stayed at The Ballantrae. We had a beautiful room. The receptionist was so helpful when we checked in. She managed to sort out my gluten-free breakfast and got us into our room five minutes after arriving.

Posted by , from Glasgow on 22 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Good value hotel close to the city centre

Pros: Not too expensive, good location
Cons: Quite noisy, but to be expected in old Edinburgh town house terrace. Could do with cooked breakfast option
Location: good location 5 minutes from city centre & Waverly station
Stayed 1 night only before business meeting with customer in Edinburgh

Posted by , from London on 29 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5

Great find

Huge bath and shower and very comfy bed. Easy-going friendly staff. Great value and a few minutes walk from the station.

Posted by on 26 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

Escape weekend!

The room was located at the top floor. It was basicaly a lovely loft with a lot of space and although the room with the glass window roof was amazing and gave our stay a different experience, a few details could have made it better. The internet code provided in the visitors book was incorrect. There were signs of general neglect, but nothing that interfered with our stay.the room was clean as well. The staff was very polite and friendly and we are considering staying there for our next visit.

Posted by on 12 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

great location for city break

Massive room, comfortable and well laid out. 5 mins walk to Princes st, 2 min walk to st Andrews square tram stop which links to Airport. Great staff, helpful and polite. Only 2 v small downsides were the WiFi didn't work for us until the 3rd day of our trip. . Called reception and they did everything they could but as there was no maintenance person on at the weekend, this wasn't fixed until Mon morning. It didn't matter much as we were out and about most days anyway. The other small issue was that our double bed was actually 2 single beds pushed together.

Posted by on 20 May 2015

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4 out of 5

Great location, quality and price

Surprisingly good value, at least in November. Excellent city centre location, walkable to tourist spots. International standard of room, excellent continental breakfast, spotlessly clean, nice decor in rooms and quality bathroom. Helpful friendly staff. Highly recommendable.

Posted by on 11 Nov 2014

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 24 March 2020 to 15 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Ballantrae Hotel offers its guests tour or ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • No smoking on site


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)

Room Amenities

Ballantrae Hotel offers 31 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 7.5 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ballantrae Edinburgh
  • Ballantrae Hotel
  • Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Ballantrae
  • The Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ballantrae Hotel Hotel
  • Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
  • Ballantrae Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.