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Alba House

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29 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH 16 5PE, Scotland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

took a family trip to Scotland this year and could not have asked for a better experience. Helped us from our first day we arrived, excellent recommendations for food and travel in the city. Rescued us on our last day with a mistake in our bookings. Breakfast was excellent and the rooms were beautiful. A place that we look forward... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Edinburgh I would 100% recommend staying here. Cath is lovely and the visit felt more like staying at a family member's house rather than a hotel. Breakfast was delicious and the room was big with a very comfortable bed!

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Thank Emma O
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Just spent 2 nights at the Alba House,cant praise it enough,Cath cant do enough for you,just sorry we didn't gat the chance to say good bye as we were in a bit of a hurry,rang the bell but she was probably busy

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Spent a very enjoyable week in Edinburgh. The B&B was just great. Lovely spacious room and good Scottish breakfasts. The landlady was charming and nothing was too much trouble for her. Situated on good buses routes into the city, with a choice of destinations. Highly recommended.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

During a recent trip to Scotland we wanted to remain and tour. We contacted this location and the communications with Cath, its owner , made us comfortable months out. Upon our arrival we were allowed to drop luggage early and leave it when we toured the final day beyond normal check out. Cath could not have been more pleasant or... More 

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Thank Charles H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I stayed for two nights whilst travelling on business. The room was lovely - exactly as in the picture (with the black and pink feature wallpaper). Very nicely decorated and clean. However the biggest recommendation goes to the landlady Cathy - she couldn't do enough to help and was full of useful information. Breakfast was good and saved in a... More 

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OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for that lovely review of your stay at Alba House. Sorry about the lack of desk in your room. I should have offered a small folding table which keep for the rooms which do not have a desk. I'll make sure we provide it for your next trip! Kind regards, Cath More 

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Can't say enough kind words about this B&B. We arrived on an early morning international flight & we were able to be accommodated with our rooms ready; greatly appreciated being able to refresh after a long flight. Our hostess provided us with lots of tips for getting around the city. The room was large and bed was comfortable. There was... More 

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Thank Allison561
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I can't praise Cath and her hotel highly enough. My son and I stayed in Room 9 - an economy twin at the top of the house- after a last minute decision to visit the Fringe Festival for a couple of days and every aspect of our accommodation exceeded our expectations. Our room was light, spacious, very clean and tastefully... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic! Beautiful, clean and welcoming. Cath was spectacular! What an amazing hostess! She made some new friends with my family. Knowing that we were missing our dog, she brought hers out for a visit with us. Breakfast was great and timely. We met lovely other guest the from all over the world. Strongly suggest staying there. Very easy to get... More 

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1 Thank Heather H
Bronx, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was flying into Edinburgh with a friend, and since our flight was getting in at 6:45 in the morning, I emailed ahead of time to inquire about early check-in. Got a warm response from Cath welcoming us to come early, that even if our room wasn't ready we should come get some rest and refreshment and stash our baggage... More 

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