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Alba House

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29 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH 16 5PE, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cath was a very welcoming host. She provided useful information about travel into the city, maps and ideas of places to visit. The accommodation was clean and tidy. Breakfast was served in a lovely dining room, and was plentiful and well cooked. The bedroom was spacious with good facilities. The room was overlooking the garden. The only complaint I had... More 

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OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for that lovely review of your stay with us. When I enquired how you had slept on the first morning you did mention that you had not slept well, but you said that this was not unusual and that you often had difficulty sleeping .As for the quality of the mattress - as you can see from other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 with a 20 and a 14 yr old and stayed in Alba cottage at the back of the property for 2 nights last mth . Cath the homeowner of this B&B made us feel completely at home . she helped me plan our itinerary and is very warm and welcoming.breakfast was very good and... More 

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ramsgate
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Really nice house, great rooms, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Good breakfast, plenty of choice from full English(or Scottish!!) to healthy options. Lovely gardens, a bench to sit at the front would be nice.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We arrived early but were still made very welcome. Alba House is a sound, well established but very well maintained guest house. The owner Kath was really attentive from the moment we arrived. Its the little things that make the difference - like bus numbers on the business card and an explanation of routes and charges. Alba House has been... More 

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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was our second stay in the Alba House. We loved it again and it was again a great experience. Cath is such a good person and she has the best knowledge of the best locations! Always helpful and the Breakfast was perfect. Alba House has big rooms, baths and everything is clean! Easy entrance and a busstation close to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely weekend staying in Alba House. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our room. We were pleasantly surprised by the room. It was beautiful and very spacious. Breakfast was good, we enjoyed the selection of cold and hot items. Alba House is very conveniently located. The bus... More 

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Ilkley,West Yorkshire
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed here in Room 6 ( 1st Flr) in mid Feb for the Scotland v Wales 6 nations rugby international. The Room was fantastic, well it was more like a suite with double aspect at the front of the house. Only met Cath who was a brilliant host, a mind of local information and couldn't help us enough. The... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My father and I were doing work from Darlington up to Falkirk, with a lot of it all along the A1 run. I had set off from Cambridge at 4am that day. Edinburgh was a stopping place for a job, but also we had to stay there overnight. Alba House was perfect. We were in the economy room at the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Alba House was one of the highlights of our stay in Edinburgh. Cath and her family (husband Jim, daughter Rachel) did everything they could to make our stay a pleasant experience. The room (we stayed in room with the bay window facing the street) was comfortable and large. Windows on two sides of the room gave excellent air flow and... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We recently spent 5 nights at Alba House. As mentioned by others we received a very warm welcome by Cath. She is a gracious kind host, very knowledgeable about Edinburgh and area, always available to answer questions and make suggestions. Alba House is beautifully appointed. Our room was lovely, very bright,spacious and clean. Breakfasts were very good and provided options.... More 

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