Hotel Albany Ballantrae

39-47 Albany StreetEH1 3QYEdinburghUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Albany Ballantrae

Located in the hub of Edinburgh City is the Hotel Albany Ballantrae, just steps away from the attractions of both Princes and George Streets. The hotel elegantly combines modern comforts with Georgian era allure.

Each of the rooms features complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with cable channels, phone, coffee/tea maker, private bathroom with shower/bath, hairdryer, complementary toiletries, and iron/ironing board upon request.

Free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the hotel. On-site parking facilities are available for guests’ use on a first come basis. The front desk is open 24-hours a day, as is the front door.

The Hotel Albany Ballantrae is within walking distance of a plethora of popular bars, restaurants, and cafes.

A mere 0.2 miles from the hotel is The Edinburgh Playhouse which makes this the perfect base for show aficionados. The same applies for Fringe Festival attendees. Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse Palace and the Nelson Monument are within a mile of the hotel.


39-47 Albany Street, EH1 3QY, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)5560397 | Fax: +44(131)5576633 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location

The Albany Ballantrae is located close to the city centre and Waverley Station Enough shops, restaurants and bars in the vicinity Theatre and several attractions are nearby It is a beautiful listed building centrally situated on a lovely street.

Very decent suites

These rooms are extremely spacious, clean, warm and well appointed Interior décor is elegant with a slight urban taste Rooms provide excellent street views and are quiet despite ongoing renovations Extras like fridge and ironing station provided Very comfortable beds Bathrooms feature very powerful showers and lovely deep baths.

Decent food and restaurant

The continental breakfast offers more than adequate portions of fruit, pastries, cereal and cooked meats The salmon is excellent Dinner is cooked to order and very well done Gluten-free options provided Bar is open 24hrs, very relaxing atmosphere.

Nice staff

The team is friendly, accommodating, welcoming, helpful, and keen to ensure guests satisfaction.

Negative Reviews

Totally unacceptable standard rooms

Expect rooms with poor shower quality and fluctuating water temperatures Toilets have problems with flushing and get blocked often Bathrooms feature rotten grout and sealant, mouldy tiles and missing ones too Walls have chipped paint and ripped wallpaper Furniture is mismatched and chipped/broken Threadbare carpets with smears, marks and stains cover broken or missing floorboards Basement/cellar rooms are dark and stuffy The corridors are smelly, damp and dark Torn linens and stiff beds It’s noisy due to renovations.

Very unprofessional management

Management adamantly refuses to refund guests who find their rooms quality to be unacceptable for a stay despite the fact that the ongoing renovations are meant to rectify these problems A lack of elevators at the Albany Ballantrae means that some guests have to haul their luggage up three flights of stairs.


For standard room the price is not worth what you get.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 2192 reviews