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Allison House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #162 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had a lovely time here, friendly,clean and helpful. Had a little problem with the iron which they replaced straight away with no hassle. We got a couple of Day Bus Passes from the Hotel and this saved us a fortune in Taxi fares. Breakfast was very filling and you didn't need to eat again till early evening. Really comfortable bed... More

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34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Resisting the minimalist provision of many branded hotels, the Scottish Personal Hotel service at Allison House is characterized by distinctive generosity - from the warm welcome, to the whisky and sherry decanters, and the diverse fruit bowls available at breakfast. Unlike the English hotel at which we subsequently stayed on business, cooked items (such as kippers) do not incur surcharges... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have been reviewing my experiences at various bed and breakfasts around the uk and I'm happy to say that this tops the list so far. The hosts and staff were courteous, knowledgeable about the area and attractions and very helpful. Our room was neat, cleaned daily over our week's stay, and furnished very nicely. We were able to walk... More

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Riverview, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were given a room on the third floor, no lifts. Tiny shower, couldn't turn around, no water pressure, very bad on heat. Will not stay here again. Parking is in "front" was a pull in space for six cars, two in a row, hard to get out if you pull in first. was told to leave keys in car... More

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Murray04, Owner at Allison House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ladies, I am very disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay at The Allison House. I would remind you that your agent booked a double bedded room for you when in fact a twin room was required and as we had a twin available I managed to move you. I realise you were on the second floor however... More

Budapest, Hungary
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The service was excellent, the room was clean and nice. The owner, had information on anything you needed. The breakfast was really great! Many fruits and muesli were available with juice and really excellent cooked Scottish breakfast also. Nice touch offering a free sherry or whisky in room as welcome drink. The staff was very friendly too, so I just... More

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Bristol UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Everything about the Allison House appealed to me.The bedroom was nicely decorated and of a good size. All the staff (we met four of them) were extremely helpful and informative with regards the city that they are clearly proud of. This is a quality small hotel/B&B which serves legendary breakfasts. Can't wait to go again

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed a week here and were very happy with both the cleanliness of the room, the quality of service and the friendly staff. What amazed us were the big cooked breakfasts with sides of fresh berries and fruit, the complimentary whisky and sherry on arrival and the proximity to the centre for the price we paid. It's only about... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My partner and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Allison Hotel. The owners were away but we were looked after by Christine who did a fantastic job. The hotel is clean and the room was lovely. It was quiet yet not far from the city centre. Although it was cold outside, the hotel was lovely... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Spent two nights at the Alison on a theatre break organised by the owner. On arrival very quick check in and shown to our room which was a good size clean just needs a little up dating. shower room good with a huge shower cubicle and good power from the shower. A twenty minute walk into the city brought you... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed in Allison House for a couple of nights in September. We booked online with easy and found the hotel no problem using satnav. The off street parking isn't huge but got parked for our 2 night stay. They hotel is on a main bus route on a main road. The buses run very regularly and its £1.50 to... More

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Address: 17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Allison House Hotel 4*
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