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Alba Hills Guest House

33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #111 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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 

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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 

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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 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lovely helpful couldn't do enough for us. I think I had directions for the whole of Scotland. On the bus route to princes street so very handy. Sainsburys is a 5 min walk. Breakfast was lovely choice of Scottish breakfast ,scrambled egg on toast all the cerals you could want and the usual fruits and yogurts and fresh rolld

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted we managed to feel you welcomed and comfortable during your stay in Edinburgh and to help you to get around. It is really important for us to know our guests have good and plenty choice for breakfast so we are really happy you found our offer adequate. We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were delighted with our stay - the room was very clean and spacious, there was free parking right in front of the property and the location was ideally placed next to a bus stop to take a ride into town (which is about 10 minutes on the ubiquitous buses going past the Alba Hills Guest House. The place is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and all the kind comments. We always try to help and make the stay of all our guests comfortable and enjoyable and knowing that we managed that is the best reward to all the effort. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you and your wife again soon in Edinburgh and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights during the Fringe and it was the perfect place for easy access to the centre of Edinburgh. The rooms were really clean and spacious and the feature ceilings were a delight. Breakfast was delicious and served until 10am which was ideal having had late nights. The staff were lovely and very helpful. Would definitely stay here... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the Fringe, we hope to have the opportunity of welcome you again soon and we will try to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in this very comfortable and friendly guest house. Fantastic bus links into town - never more than a couple of minutes wait. The food was excellent and really good vegetarian options. I will be coming again.

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

We are already looking forward to welcome you again at Alba Hills and we are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay and appreciated our facilities. From all the team at the Guest House, thank you very much for your kind comments. More 

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Address: 33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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