Excellent 8.1
Based on 47 reviews

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About Albany Ballantrae Hotel


This architecturally superb and converted Georgian townhouse offers exceptional accommodation, service, and convenience. Albany Ballantrae Hotel is only minutes from the city center with its host of shopping, cultural, and entertainment venues. Renowned for its warm, welcome, and friendly staff, this boutique hotel offers a variety of rooms each individually designed to suit all tastes. All rooms come with an array of amenities to ensure your maximum comfort. High Georgian ceilings and contemporary designs with tastefully balanced colors and furnishings give the hotel an atmosphere of relaxation and serenity. Breakfast is on offer in the elegant dining room. Meet fellow guests at the cozy bar after a hard day of sightseeing. Elegant and luxurious, the historic Albany Ballantrae Hotel is totally unique.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Land sports

  • golf course (within 3 km)

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • fax machine

Payment types accepted for services

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-1 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 43
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.1
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 6.8

Malcolm T.
United Kingdom
July 12, 2016
Located In The New Town A Minute Walk From Everything :)
We managed to get a bargain only stayed one night and did not stop for breakfast as we had to get off early in the morning as we had a long day ahead of us beware though parking is not cheap even though you are not in the centre of town but room very clean (but needs a little bit of tlc to a few of the fixings and the stair carpet needs cleaning) staff were very obliging could not help enough we would most definitely stay here again big thumbs up

Cynthia M.
United States
July 11, 2016
Good breakfast. No elevator. Poor lighting in room. Pretty quiet. Cozy.

Ryan K.
United Kingdom
June 25, 2016
The chill end of the New Town
I chose the Albany for my accommodation to attend my recent graduation because twenty years ago I lived right around the corner in Broughton Place, so something of a nostalgic choice. Within easy walking distance of the Albany you'll be on Broughton Street and amongst what I still regard as the best local community in the New Town. I do not hesitate the recommend the Albany and the area where it is located.

David H.
June 07, 2016
Location Location
Arrived ahead of check in time, to be met by very friendly and attentive Reception staff member. Location is top class with tram only two minutes walk also Broughton Str fast becoming a real foodie heaven.

Nastasia N.
May 29, 2016
Great value beautiful boutique hotel
Would definitely stay here again!

Sok C.
March 16, 2016
Great location, very polite & helpful staff, value for money
I stayed at Albany Ballantrae Hotel for 3 nights, and found the stay very comfortable. Conveniently located just 5 minutes' walk away from the main shopping street of Princes street, the hotel is well-located and is a good starting point for the main places of interests, such as Carlton hill, Arthur's Seat, etc. It is also a short walk to the Old Town, where one can find many quaint and unique experiences in Edinburgh. The staff were very helpful too, having given useful tips on travelling around the town. A minor complaint though, is that given the hotel was re-furbished from an earlier old building, it gets a little noisy when people are going up the steps. Maybe this could be improved upon.

Elaine C.
United Kingdom
March 06, 2016
Great hotel
Central location, cleanliness, plentiful breakfast
I was extremenly pleased with my hotel choice. The location was great for exploring Edinburgh, building was charming and staff were extremely polite and helpful. Although there wasn't the option of a cooked breakfast, the breakfast on offer was plentiful and tasty. Real porridge would be better than the Oats so simple though. I would book here again.

kirsty M.
United Kingdom
February 08, 2016
Could be 4* but it's not!
Location, friendly staff
Stayed in the honey moon suite. This is a lovely big room with lots of character. I imagine a few years ago this room was lovely but it hasn't been maintained. There was a hole in the carpet, all furniture was scratched a d scuffed, big patch of flaking paint on bathroom ceiling, TV not working in bathroom, bits missing off tap. Hair on floor. Bed uncomfortable. We were looking forward to a drink in the bar but we're told that a separate company ran the bar and restaurant and had 'walked out' so this facility was not available. Staff were very friendly and helpful and location was very good. The hotel needs some general TLC to bring it back up to 4* standard. Just pleased it wasn't our actual honeymoon!

Wai L.
Hong Kong
January 13, 2016
A Beautiful hotel
Great location, fantastic interior, friendly and helpful staff!
The location of the hotel is excellent! just 2 blocks away from princes street. Loads of shops and restaurants around. The interior is stunning nad gorgeous. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Room is clean and tidy without bad smell.

United Kingdom
January 01, 2016
The receptionist was brilliant so helpful .
The overall ambianc. Receptionist. Cleanliness.
We found the hotel well placed, we would use it again. Good value for money through Agoda.