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Alba Hills Guest House

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3.0 of 5
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33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
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Ranked #113 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
CharlesG0SKA Slough, United Kingdom
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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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Slough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel/guest house which is convenient for central Edinburgh attractions. It is about 1 1/2 miles south of the Royal Mile/Castle area on good bus routes. The hotel is warm and comfortable. The bed comfy and very clean. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. The deal we got through expedia with flights from Gatwick was quite... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service - Extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms - The rooms are designed traditionally and will appeal more to older travellers. The key feature is that the walls of the BnB are heavily adorned with nice paintings depicting mainly rural scenes. The rooms are equipped with powerful radiators which counteract the Scottish temperatures. Everything was very well cleaned and the bathroom... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, That is our aim is to make our guests happy and comfortable while they are with us .we will look forward to welcoming you back if you ever decided to travel to Edinburgh again. Best regards Albahills Team More 

Wales
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Alba Hills Guest House is a very ncie looking building from the outside. Having private off-road parking is a bonus too, I stayed for three nights with three friends, sharing two twin rooms on a trip to Edinburgh to watch the Scotland v Wales rugby interational at Murrayfield. I can only speak of the room I stayed in which was... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about our guest house. First i would like to say how sorry we are that the noise in the morning from breakfast time woke you so early. we do regret you didn't speak to us about this as, we could have tried our best to make other arrangements... More 

Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

what a lovley place to stay, from arriving till leaving you were made to feel so welcome. we arrived earlier than we had stated but our rooms were ready. we were a family of 5 staying in 2 rooms. The guest house was very clean, fresh towels on the bed, one room had a private shower room with a key... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review about our Guest house. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your break in Edinburgh. Our aim is to try and make sure that all our guests are comfortable and happy while staying here at Alba hills. we are very pleased you enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had a lovely stay in this guest house in an area where we'd lived as students. Staff were very friendly and helpful, providing a delicious breakfast in the morning! Our room wasn't ensuite, but we never had any issues with this, never having to wait for the bathroom, so I assume other rooms were ensuite? Even though the sign said... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely comments about Our guest house. we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, our main aim is to try make sure our guests are comfortable and happy while staying with us. Thank you so much again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future from all the... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Hello, I have found this guest house one week before my stay. I have to admit that I was lucky to find availability for this time of the year due to the Edinburgh Art Festival (August 2014). The staff was extremely polite, helpful and provided a service even better than my expectations. From the first time I came in until... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about our guest house. we are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and enjoyed Edinburgh. it is very important to us that our guests feel comfortable and happy while they are staying here at Alba Hills. we will look forward to welcoming you back in... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We was pleasantly greeted by the cheerful porter Borbul when we finally reached the guesthouse late in the evening. He kindly offered to take our luggage and I was immediately taken in by his good nature and felt extremely welcomed. The room we got was actually upgraded to en suite at no extra charge and without my knowledge of the... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your extensive review and all the useful information. Knowing that we manage to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay it is the best reward to all of us at Alba Hills Guest House. We hope to have the opportunity of your visit in the future and we will try it to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Set in Mayfield Gardens (part of a street that goes forever and changes name, often!) it is easy to get to by public transport. Many buses serve the area back from the city, although care on which one in is worth knowing-not all buses go down Princes Street. Our host(s) are charming, eager to please and their determination to make... More 

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your extensive review of our Guest House and your stay with us. we are delighted you you enjoyed your stay at Alba Hills and our hospitality and we are sure all the tips and advice would be very help full for future guests and Edinburgh visitors. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Luhansk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed in Alba Hills with a cousin for 4 nights. The place is like a home with very friendly staff that makes you filling at home and very welcomed. Just wonderful breakfast. Everybody was very supportive and reactive.

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you fro your review. We are glad to know we provided you with a comfortable and welcoming stay at our house and we contributed to make your visit to Edinburgh enjoyable. We would be delighted to welcome you again in the future. More 

lincolshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stayed from 10th til 14th August and as usual Itzear and the rest of the team made me feel very welcome. They make you feel at home will do everything they can to help you. This is my fourth year staying here during the fringe and I will certainly be back next year.

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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you once again for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are lightheaded we managed for the fourth year to make your stay with us comfortable and enjoyable. For all of us it is very rewarding to have guests coming back year after year and as always thank you for the great conversations... More 

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