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1 room, 2 adults

Ballantrae Hotel

3-star3 stars
8-12 York Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3EP, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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Great location
Fantastic service
Food could be better
Bar could improve

Ballantrae Hotel

from £59
  • Double Room
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed (External Private Bathroom)
  • Quadruple Room
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Ensuite
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Honeymoon Suite, 1 Double Bed (4 Poster Bed)

What’s around Ballantrae Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • George Street - 3-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 10-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 15-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 15-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 19-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 33-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 9-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 27-min walk
  • Newcraighall Station 11-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Ballantrae Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
  • Ballantrae Hotel
  • Ballantrae Edinburgh
  • The Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ballantrae Hotel Hotel
  • Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
  • Ballantrae Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Ballantrae Hotel Hotel Edinburgh


This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.5 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Ballantrae Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at Ballantrae Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ballantrae Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ballantrae Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Square (2-min walk), Zest (2-min walk) and Bluerapa (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 221 reviews

Very good 8.0
Family Christmas hols
Perfect location on York Place for tram to and from airport. Room was very spacious, clean and comfortable and continental breakfast was great start to our day.
Jennifer, gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
The room was noisy at night
gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice Hotel, Great Location
I was slightly concerned about staying at the Ballantrae Hotel, from reading some of the reviews. However, I didn’t need to worry as it really was ok. The location was great, just a short walk to the shops and Christmas Market, and the tram stopped just down the road. All the receptionists were friendly and welcoming. The room was a decent size, nicely decorated and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean and modern. The continental breakfast was as expected, and set us up for a day of walking. So all in all, I was very happy with the Ballantrae Hotel.
Nikki, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
great location, nice people.
minor problems dealt with really quickly, - we were immediately offered another room in case the stairs would be a problem- (booked into the top room, which in Edinburgh can mean needing a sherpa) nice people, spacious rooms, recently fitted bathrooms.....great central location. didn't take breakfast option so can't comment.. hipster coffee across the road too tempting..
David, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
It was ok but room are a bit small but for the price i cant really moan . So apart from that it was good
William, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Nice happy welcome from the check in desk but that was the end of the pleasantries. Although it does say that there is not a lift I didn't expect a climb of 71 steps to our room. Our room was in the attic and I had to bend over a lot due to the ceiling, especially when opening and closing thr window/curtains. I looked under the bed and found an old perfume bottle and an old McDonalds chip box. There was a pair of socks left in one of the drawers from a previous guest so quite clearly no one was cleaning properly. My partner found an old bra in the bathroom and the toilet was continuessly flowing making difficult to flush as the cistern couldn't fill up properly. The shower head was loose and kept sliding down the wall rail. The room was tidied up between days but only a quick once over. Nice people working there but not a nice place to stay. Good location but it doesn't make up from the condition of the hotel. We won't be going back again!
gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Noisy, fungus all over the shower cubicle, furniture dated and falling apart. Got a king size and not a double. Costly at £220 per night, breakfast extra at £7.50 (cold buffet type). If we had booked in for more than the two nights, we would have requested a move if it were possible. Couldn’t have gone anywhere else because all August the Fringe is on. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else. No photos but it isn’t anything like the photos on the website.
gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
So hot in the room, ineffective fan/ventilation.
Petri, gb3 night business trip
Good 6.0
Uncomfortable bed, some street noise. Otherwise a good choice for that price & location.
Liv, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
A lovely stay.
Lovely spacious room with great en suite facilities. Thank you very much! Good central location, convenient for onward travel.
gb1 night romance trip

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