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45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland (Leith)
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Alva House
Ranked #205 of 443 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all let me tell you that the price is really unbeatable compared to all the other guest accommodation we had during our road trip across Scotland. We paid £65/night. So for those looking for a cheap place to stay it's perfect. Let's have a closer look now... Location The guesthouse is situated in a not so fancy area... More

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Firstly we would have to say that for the most part we enjoyed our stay. We stayed in the superior room with its private bathroom but like others have commented it really does need to be adjoining. The bed was very comfortable and decor modern and we'll done. The private bathroom was very nice however the shower was little more... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very good quality price, clean and comfortable. I had a single room, managed to fit all my things and the sink was very handy. I did hear noises from the street (and rain in particular was annoying on the window, I think there was a broken gutter), but I'm an heavy sleeper, and again, it was very cheap price =)... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Alva House is a haven of tranquility in a busy city. I had a surprisingly large room with a lavabo, a perfect telly with flatscreen and a good, comfy bed. My room was located next to the bathroom. You feel totally 'at home' ... can use kitchen and bathroom at your convinience. The owner is a really nice guy and... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

perfect guesthouse for gaymen. A tiny refuge in a busy city. My room was spic and span clean, had a good bed, a lavabo with hot and cold water and a really good telly. Breakfast is simple but adequate. The location is perfect. Walking distance to Waverley Station and very quiet at night. I was really quite happy there. The... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stayed here on Saturday for 1 night i must say it is the cleanliest most friendliest place i have stayed in a while when arriving i was shown straight to my room then round the communal kitchen where i was told to help myself to tea coffee hot chocolate and biscuits was given my keys and told to have... More

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Southsea, Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed here in July - the mattress was so comfortable I peeled back the bedclothes to see what it was - unfortunately the company no longer makes them, typical! Anyway, we had the room opposite the kitchen on the 1st floor; pleasant decor. We had private, but separate, bathroom - which was next to the room so perfectly capable... More

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slough
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Only has 5 rooms and the description on the web site is accurate. I had booked the smallest (and cheapest) one and it was larger than I expected. Most rooms have shared bathroom and toilet but this is no problem as they are near to the rooms, The place is clean and martin provides a good continental breakfast which you... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend, and what a find! Emailed the owner Martin and reserved the room, all he required was an approx arrival time - in the event we were about an hour earlier than anticipated, but not a problem....we were offered coffee whilst the room was prepared, which had a beautiful polished floor, lovely firm mattress on... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I had an extended stay at the Alva House during May 2012 for about 3 weeks; give or take a day or two. The owner, Martin, was gracious and accommodating. He took the time to explain the area, pointing out places where I could save money, and even allowed me to do a few loads of laundry. Some of the... More

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Address: 45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Alva House Edinburgh, Scotland

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