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Albyn Townhouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   16 Hartington Gardens | off viewforth, Edinburgh EH10 4LD, Scotland (Bruntsfield)
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Ranked #32 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only reason I didn't give this an excellent rating is that in 30+ years of staying in B&B's I never met the owners here until the last day - and that was only one of them. They were around, just weren't out front during breakfast and at other times when we were coming and going. One of the things... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place. Lydia so friendly as was other staff. Lovely room. Ideal location for us for our stay. Great breakfast. Choice for everyone. If I am back to edinburgh for a night out, this will be the first place I will try to book. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 8 days at the Albyn Townhouse while travelling around Scotland. Bus access to downtown Edinburgh is very convenient, although it truly is close enough to walk and experience the surrounding neighborhoods. Our arrival coincided with the owners holiday so we were greeted by Fernando. He was a perfect fill-in for Lydie and David and was so helpful to... More

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice little hotel, the rooms are beautiful, the bed very comfortable. The room was very clean, it had a beautiful view over the city. It is easy to walk into the old city, the walk takes 10-15 minutes. The couple who owns the place are both very nice and helpful, they gave us really good advice... More

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New Delhi, India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in Oct 2013. Its a very stylish and comfortable B&B at a very nice location. Old City, the heart of Edinburgh is walkable in 20-25 min, otherwise buses are available from nearby. B&B has car parking, though it gets little sqeezed with other occupants and you need to be a skillful driver. It has... More

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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed for one night. Location was very quiet - no through road. I would imagine that if I had brought a car - parking might have been an issue. Very welcoming, very comfortable, great shower! Breakfast was delicious - fruit, cereals, home made cakes and cooked options...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed at premises for a long weekend. We were in room 7 at the very top of house, lovely view of Edinburgh over the roof tops. Room was beautifully decorated with a huge bed. Breakfast was lovely and everything cooked fresh and everyone is extremly friendly and helpful. Parking is limited and you do have to pay £5 a night.... More

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34 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This lovely B & B is full of character. Albyn is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood about a thirty-minute walk to the center of town. It’s five minutes walk to a main drag where you can catch a bus or a taxi. Buses run quite frequently. Proprietors Lydie and David were extremely welcoming and offered valuable tips about restaurants,... More

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62 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Clean, very comfortable rooms, good breakfasts, friendly staff, and a truly charming hostess. This house is back a quiet street (except for the neighboring school playground during the day, but that doesn't bother me), yet it's a block from a busy neighborhood with every kind of shop and lots of good restaurants. Very convenient for using the excellent city buses.... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The proprietors Lydie & David are friendly and helpful. They have clearly thought very hard to think of anything that might make their guest's experience at the Albyn a good one. Our twin room was clean & comfortable. We had everything that we needed. The breakfast is out of this world with so many home... More

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Address: 16 Hartington Gardens | off viewforth, Edinburgh EH10 4LD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Bruntsfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Albyn Townhouse 4*
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Lovely Victorian townhouse 20 min walk to Old Town & all attractions. All en-suite quiet rooms, freeview TVs, Wifi, great breakfasts also for veggies and vegans, lots of homemade goodies! Private parking £5.00 Per night. On parle Francais! ... more   less 
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