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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 #172 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 hotel reviews
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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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11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 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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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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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here again when visiting family in Edinburgh. The location is excellent (buses outside the door and a short walk to the old town) and the proprietor and staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was very spacious with a view of the lovely garden and beyond to Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags. We loved the whisky in... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Room was clean and tidy but very small at about 2 by 5 meters - good comfortable bed with good bedside lamps that you could read by -the real let down was a very small bathroom with a shower that had no pressure and was the smallest shower i have ever used at about 750mm by 750mm - plus the... More

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Also Known As:
Allison House Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #172 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Allison House Hotel 4*
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