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Alpha Guest House

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19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
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Ranked #143 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Willerby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Guest Houses have come a long way since I last stayed at one as a child. I stayed at the Alpha Gust House along with my son and my friend and his son. It was our last stay in Scotland during our 6 Highland Motorcycle trip. We were met by Louis who gave us a warm welcome and showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed here for one night to see a show in Edinburgh, We booked last minute but was not a problem, Considerate owners, It was lovely and clean, ensuite bathrooms, nice and secure, outside parking. The breakfast was included in the small price of £69 a night - served at 8:30am, we had a cooked breakfast but there was also... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A supermarket is just a few minutes' walk away. Across the street is a bus stop where we can get buses into Edinburgh CBD. The breakfast is nicely done. Will consider staying here again on our next visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a lovely stay in clean, warm, spacious room. Very warm welcome from the owner and details given of buses into the city from outside the Guest House. Lovely breakfast the following morning. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Thank you Ada for a lovely time.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed at the Alpha Guest House at the beginning of this week, it was beautiful! The rooms were spotlessly clean and the decor was lovely, beds were comfortable and the breakfast was second to none. Both the owners were friendly and willing too help with any query, i have a food allergy and within ten minutes of arriving they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A big disappointment!. After a long day of driving, arriving late in the afternoon, no one there to meet us, although the owner finally arrived, explaining that she had to take her son somewhere and that we were later than expected!. We were shown to a very small room with hardly room for our suitcases, and right on the street... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Couldn't have asked for more. After 2 very big days touring it was great to come home to a great shower and a super comfortable bed. Bus across the road, local shops 5min walk. Breaky in the mornings was so nice and filling. We stayed 3 nights and if we ever have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh again we would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The pros - Friendly hosts, though rather rushed! Good location, right across the street from the bus. Plenty of hot water. Good WIFI. The cons - Old saggy bed, that was quite uncomfortable. Tired, stained linens that didn't stay on the mattress. Flat, old pillows. The view out the window was to a wall, and there was no shared sitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The minute you rang the door Bell you where met with a smile.shown strait to our room No 1.The Alpha Guest House is a Bungalow Great no stairs to climb. Room was very Modern clean nice en- suite. Plenty parking and the big plus was having the bus stops either side of road bus 33,39 every 10 mins into town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The location is great as you can cross the road and catch the bus straight to town and as you can buy a day pass you can just keep changing buses to get to where you want to go. You can also walk to a small shopping centre around the corner. The room was a good size and the staff... More 

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