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Alpha Guest House

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19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancée and I stayed here for a few days over New Year. The hostess was very friendly and helpful, the room was spotless and breakfast was lovely, consisting of fruit and yoghurt, a choice of cereals, toast, a cooked breakfast, orange juice and tea/coffee. I noticed that some earlier reviews have referred to problems with mould in the shower... More 

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Düsseldorf
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27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good sleep in Edinburg during our short stay. This guest house is run very professional. But it lacks of personal influence, like other B&Bs or small guest houses in the UK offer and which makes a stay there very comfortable. Anyway, the location is quite convinient. Bus stop in front of the door 15-20 minute busride to... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Another great stay here. This time for the Christmas markets.. Warm, Friendly and very clean. Great breakfast. Facilities in your room and very comfortable. Bus stops right across the road gets you straight into the city. Another high recommendation. Thank you for another great visit. Happy Christmas 🎄⛄🎅🎄⛄🎅

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had an enjoyable two night stay for Edinburgh shopping trip. We received a nice welcome and shown to our rooms also informed of transport into city centre with bus stop just across the road. Off road parking was an asset. Breakfast was served at 8.30 and most enjoyable. Rooms were spotless , comfortable and warm. We were near the... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the this guesthouse, the Manager was friendly and welcomed us, room clean & tidy, breakfast was a little on the small size, but pleasant and could have been a touch warmer. Ideally located for public transport but surprisingly our room was quiet despite being at the front of the guesthouse.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we were given a lovely welcome and shown to our rooms. We were in Edinburgh for my Dad to have a major surgery and stayed a couple of nights before he went to hospital. Owners were absolutely fantastic with him and so helpful. Rooms spotless and spacious with excellent shower! Breakfast was very tasty and... More 

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Thank MandyMac1973
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at alpha guest house. It was very good value for money and was very clean and cosy. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend alpha as a place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. It's very convenient and just a short walk away from a shopping center and just a short bus ride... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Definitely the best part was the location - right on the bus route with buses that took you to the Royal Mile in just a few minutes. It offers parking, which was also a bonus (we parked our car for the duration of our stay and used public transit). We liked that the guest house was not in the crazy... More 

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Thank Shauna S
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

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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71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

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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