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Ballantrae West End Hotel

May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I don ' think the price matches the room. The ground is severally noise and our view through the window is just a pile of rubbish. I think the manager should be more aware. Certanly there will be avaible rooms during the week for change. I payed all my days after. Fast a crime. Don't use Ballantrea at the West...

1Thank Vania D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Very comfortable hotel. Was able to leave my overnight bag at the hotel until check in time. Central to my needs in Edinburgh. Room was clean and was a good size. Staff were very helpful too. Will most definitely use again.

Thank 260Maud
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I have never come across such run down hotel. It was extremely dirty and filthy. It was too late to find anything else to stay otherwise I would move to another hotel. I have never written a complain before,maybe because it was never so bad, it made me very angry. I was scared to touch anything. I went to a...

1Thank Bozena C
Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Much better than going to a Travelodge. Large rooms. Nice staff. Breakfast could have done with some hot food, but it had cold meats, cheeses, cereals and bread etc. Positioned in a residential area, so quiet, but just 5 mins from the main road into Edinburgh. Walk or bus or tram.

Thank GaryFeld
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

The communal area were lovely! Very clean and modern. The bedrooms we had were large with everything in them you needed but were tired and run down. For example there was stains all over the sofa in one room and cracked/looses floor tiles in the bathroom of another! They could have both done with a lick of paint! There is...

1Thank LyndsayBayles
Trufant, Michigan
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Very historic. They were doing painting and updating - inconvenient. Seven flights of stairs to reach our room - no lift. The room was on the top floor; it had a wonderful view. However, it wasn't worth the climb. We needed to take a rest half way up. The staff was very helpful, even carried our luggage upstairs. Loved the...

Thank 1934 pah
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2014

we stayed for two nights in a twin bedroom at the top floor -over 50 steps up so beware if you have problems with stairs. The room was poor with damp patches on wall and curtain was coming apart. On street parking was for residents and hotel did not provide a permit. We were suggested by staff to park in...

Thank GBee14
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights (Wednesday and Thursday night). Rang the doorbell a few times and did not get in until someone else was leaving the hotel. Then once you get the to the reception desk you have to ring another bell before getting to see anyone that works there. After checking in I was shown to be room on...

1Thank Kriss1993
Reviewed 26 December 2014

As you walk through the door of the Ballantrae West End Hotel (after having to ring the doorbell) your eyes are met by a sexy looking staircase and a distinct lack of a reception desk. The decor is quirky and there's a comfy lounge/bar area on the ground floor. In terms of rooms, we stayed in a 'junior double room'...

Thank JessAndAlex1
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The hotel is pretty central. You can walk pretty much to every sight in Edinburgh. Our room was very nice, big, charming and classy. It had high ceilings, a fireplace, a sofa etc. Only the bathroom was a little downer. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Michael H

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Located at the centre of Edinburgh, the Ballantrae West End Hotel is ideal for the festival, Edinburgh Tattoo, world heritage attractions, and only a few minutes walk from Princes Street, Haymarket Station, the International Conference Centre, and the financial district. Centrally located, in an elegant west end crescent, we are a small (eleven bedroom) family run hotel, able to offer you a friendly personal service, with an emphasis on traditional hospitality. There is also a comfortable residents' bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballantrae West End Hotel

Address: 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP, Scotland (Formerly Afton Town House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: ₹ 4,793 - ₹ 45,861 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballantrae West End Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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