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Allison House Hotel

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17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance says no smoking but it smells awful. Even the towels reeked of smoke. The hotel and location was nice, as well as breakfast. Very clean. The beds and pillows were comfortable. Having TV, Internet, and a desk was nice. Mister stick man

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We spent two night in this guest house which is ideally located on the bus route into Edinburgh, so no need to drive into the city. Our room (12) was looking tired as was the bathroom and both smelled vaguely of cigarette smoke. This dispersed with the window open. The view from our window was lovely though. On a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Our son lives in Edinburgh and suggested this as a possible stay for us along with several others. After reading reviews here we settled on Allison House. From the moment we arrived to greetings to helping us get a cab to the airport 9 days later, we were constantly impressed. The breakfasts are bountiful with varied assortments daily of fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We spent two nights at the Allison House. What a delight! The complimentary whiskey and sherry were a lovely, welcoming touch. Our room was spacious, immaculate and comfortable. The bed was incredible - could have stayed there all day. The staff were warm, friendly, professional and efficient. The hotel was beautifully decorated and impeccably kept. Breakfast was served late into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

From the moment we arrived we were taken care of by David, the owner, who explained how the bus worked to get to the city centre (its only a short 20min walk though which we did most days) we stayed in a perfectly clean large room in a lovely georgian property. Breakfast was delightful with 'entertainment' from Christine who served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband & I had a three night stay last week. Our room (no 2) was very spacious and comfortable, with views of the garden & also Arthur's Seat, which is within walking distance. The breakfast was very good with a wide range of hot and cold options - the selection of fresh fruit was one of the best I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed here for three nights over Easter and it was fantastic! The city was only a 15-20 minute walk from the house and through a safe feeling neighbourhood. I have medication that needs to be kept cool so the lady stored it in the fridge downstairs for me during our stay. The buffet breakfast was really good and kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I stayed in this hotel with my boyfriend during this Easter break and we both loved it. room: the hotel is very clean, even pristine. the room is a decent size and has everything you need, the bed was comfortable, shower was nice and powerful. the room has everything you need: welcome tea and coffee tray, hair dryer, iron, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed at this hotel, the recent 6 nations rugby weekend, and it was absolutely ideal in terms of location. It is 20 mins walk from the city centre or there is a bus stop opposite.. The service was great, the staff were unobtrusive but also attentive, just what you need in our opinion. The breakfast was to die for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Allison House Hotel is a great base from which to explore Edinburgh. The hotel is only around 20 minutes walk from the city-centre and is situated in a quiet area of the city. The staff within the hotel are friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the local area. Our bedroom was superb - extremely clean and well-decorated. The rooms are... More 

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