The Ballantrae Hotel

Address: 8 - 12 York Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3HP , United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the New Town area of Edinburgh, is near Scottish National Portrait Gallery, ScotlandsPeople Centre, Scottish Gallery, and Kingfisher Gallery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh

    Reviewed by teachervagabond

    Loud construction and misinformation

    Reviewed Jul 12, 2013
    by (9 reviews) Salem, OR , United States Flag of United States

    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

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh

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