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Alva House

45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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liverpool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not bad for the price breakfast ok and free tea coffee and biscuits all day. Shower on the other hand is bad and goes scalding hot free shampoo but not shower gel TV gets a poor reception but overall it's not bad like the view of London road its location a good ten mins outside the city

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Martin was helpful and the room was clean and bright! Breakfast was basic and satisfying. Easy access to public transportation as well. The shared bathroom worked out just fine. A nice, inexpensive way to stay in Edinburgh.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Me and my partner stayed here for 4 nights, the owner was very pleasant, are room was modern clean and comfortable with a very comfortable king size bed, but there were a few issues, there was only one power point in the room, the room did have a large mirror but it was nowhere near the socket which made drying... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Rural
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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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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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Rishikesh
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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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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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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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