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Alpha Guest House

19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
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Ranked #142 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I highly recommend staying here. We were greeted at the door and shown straight into our room, no mucking around and were left to settle in. The room was big enough for two people and provided the basic amenities. It is also located close to town and provides on site car parking although if there were 4 large cars one... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I stayed here with 2 other colleagues, the room was clean and shower was good.The owners were friendly and welcoming, cooked breakfast was a little disappointing(could have done with a sausage and some beans).There is a bus stop directly outside the house which takes you directly into the city centre(takes about 10 mins).There is a pub and a few food... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I would like to thank the owners of this guest house they were so kind and helpful , me and my husband booked in for 1 night because I had an appointment at hospital the room was lovely and bathroom spotless. I didn't have breakfast because I had to fast but they very kindly said to my husband they would... More 

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Address: 19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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