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45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland (Leith)
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Alva House
Ranked #203 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
19 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Spacious room with very delicious decor. The room do come with seating area. A lot of room to move around. The kitchen and private bathroom is on the same floor. Continental breakfast is quite variety. The location is great. Very much convenient. High speed wifi provided. Difficult to find parking around here. Some lane is doing double parking. Once we... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The owner of Alva House was a witty man who was ready to help with local gay sites and areas of interest. The room was large, clean and modern, though I had trouble with the internet and although my room did have a private bathroom, it was not en-suite. The included continental breakfast is typical guest-house fare soI spent my... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was extremely satisfied with the accommodation. The room was comfortable and warm. There is no tea/coffee making in the room but there is a facility provided 24/7 just a short flight of stairs away. The room is not en-suite but that was not a problem for me, in fact I prefered it that way. The self-service buffet breakfast was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everything from the initial booking enquiry to arrival and stay were perfect. The house looks nothing special from the outside but do not be fooled, once inside this house you will see it has been lovingly restored and the complete inside design was obviously done by a professional with taste. The open kitchen is a great idea and breakfast buffet... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The two best things about staying at Alva house were the central location and reasonable price. Sharing a bathroom with several other rooms, at least one of them a double, was a hassle in the morning. Breakfast was what you'd expect at the price -- quite basic. The room was clean, not particularly quiet, and, well, basic. In each of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
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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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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Address: 45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Alva House Edinburgh, Scotland

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