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Alpha Guest House

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19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
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Ranked #152 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea R Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Alpha Guest House on Sunday 28th June for 2 nights. Upon arrival the owner of the guest house was very accommodating and very friendly. She showed us to our room, and where everything was. She went through the the book with us such as, busses, wifi, breakfast, shopping amenities.. the room was lovely, very clean and comfy.... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all it is good to now that hotels and B&B's are quickly fully booked in Edinburgh. This B&B is located just outside the city center. In front of it is a bus stop where bus 33 and 49 brings you (£1,50 single, £4,- day-ticket) to the centre. The B&B has good bed's and a small but sufficient bathroom... More 

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Willerby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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Victoria, Australia
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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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