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45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland (Leith)
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Alva House
Ranked #204 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Penrith, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Rishikesh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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