The Ballantrae Hotel
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... said they weren’t as good as mine!
- Lest we forget.
13 May (Murdoch’s 13th Birthday)
- I went to the local pond again and fed the swans, ducks, some pigeons, etc – the remainder of the grain I had bought a couple of months ago (refer Blogg from 30 March). God the swans are rough! After nudging all the grain out of my cupped-palm, they then ‘pecked’ (more like ‘groped’) my forearm for more! Um, HELLO – I ...
... time for Maria to browse the Duty Free stores.
We were on Norwegian Airlines to Edinburgh via Oslo and despite being a low fare airline, there was free Wifi on board. After a few emails and a quick browse through Facebook, we were flying over Scotland above some patchy cloud with the sun streaming in the window - could there really be sun in Scotland in March? David's Mum and Dad were picking us up from the airport and as we headed for the car we ...
... s just not as much fun.
As for the rain I experienced on this trip, well, what can I say?? In all the years I have been on bikes I don't think I have ever experienced as much rain as I experienced that day from Luxembourg to Switzerland. With the roads flooded as they were that day it was quite scary riding at speed in all that water. Go too fast and one worries that the bike may just aquaplane and going to slow means you will soon get a massive truck riding up your backside ...
... by local university students but continually in existence for over 100 years, and rumored to be haunted by some murdered souls. Other than very cold toilet seats (a common enough occurrence in this part of the world), we notice nothing out of the ordinary and safely board our train back to Edinburgh.
Pitlochry is our next road (train) trip. It is halfway to Inverness in the highlands, and when we disembark the train, we breathe the clean mountain air and relax. ...
... one so it’s given us something to do today. And we had a much better breakfast in the club room.
Time to hit the streets. We had a map from the front desk that showed us how to get to the High Street, also known as the Royal Mile. It’s probably the best known street in Edinburg in that it goes from the castle at the top of the hill to Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the hill. There are tons of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
York Place was teeming with construction that appeared to have been going on for quite some time. The hotel had plenty of opportunity to inform guests, but I was certainly not informed. It was very noisy during the day and difficult to get in and around the hotel.
Staff was courteous, but there was a restaurant menu in my room and when I called for a sandwich, they seemed confused as to whether they could actually get me one. Turned out, the restaurant was closed (seemingly for some time) and the place where the could get a take away order would not do just one sandwich.
The Wifi connection was terrible! The shower in the shared shower room fell apart on my head!
I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.