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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bronx, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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 July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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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