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Alpha Guest House

19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
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Ranked #133 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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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
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visiting Edinburgh for a show with friends at the Playhouse we all stopped for one night at the Alpha Guest House on Old Dalkeith Rd, it was a first class choice, the bedroom was spotless, excellent shower facilities clean, welcomed by Louis who immediately made us feel at home. A full breakfast was made if you so required it. excellent... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who is visiting Edinburgh. It's in a good location with easy transport to the City centre. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. Breakfast is delicious and abundant. The owners, Louis and Ada, could not be more friendly and welcoming. Outstandingly good value for money.

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229 reviews 229 reviews
122 hotel reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I called in on the off chance that there was a vacancy whilst I was in the area on business. The owners, Loius and his wife are very welcoming and lovely people. The accomodation is spotlessly clean and the rooms are far nicer the many of the hotels I stay in most days of the week. The bed was really... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

6 of us stayed here for the weekend and we were very pleased with what we found.Very charming and helpful hosts,big clean rooms,good food and a great location just minutes from the city centre. I would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone who wishes to visit Edinburgh.

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Address: 19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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3 Star Guest House offering traditional bed and breakfast accommodation close to Edinburgh city centre and the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI) Hospital based at Little France. Comprises 4 en-suite rooms including 3 double / twin bedrooms and 1 family / triple bedroom. All rooms are modern and on the ground floor and include a colour LCD TV with Freeview and Tea / Coffee making facilities. Free car parking is also available. ... more   less 
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