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Woolwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at Alva house, and was greeted by Martin, the room was comfortable functional and perfect for a 3 day stay in Edinburgh, lots of nice places to eat nearby and 10 minutes walk to the Gay triangle and Calton Hill, I would highly recommend this place, very popular with spiritually minded Gay men and a great base to... More 

Thank AM3006
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I've stayed here on many occasions, usually when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, which was the case here, staying midweek. I travelled by train and walked to the accommodation (yes, it's not far out of the centre). Martin the owner was there to welcome me and make sure I was settled in. My single room was small, which bothers some people... More 

Thank Ian N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

I have stayed in Alva on a few occasions. It is very basic. A few things I would like to highlight and see improvement. (I work as Health and Safety hence my recommendations) The microwave is appallingly disgusting, dirty and rusty. I would hate to try and heat my food in that as I had wanted to. Please get a... More 

1 Thank Daniel W
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128 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and were impressed. The owner was very friendly and gave some useful tourist tips. Our double room was very pleasant, simply furnished but spacious. The bathroom was fine, just across the landing. Tea/coffee is available all day. Breakfast is absolutely fine - cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit and muffins. A few reviews seem to criticise... More 

1 Thank Clothcreature
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284 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank ormsklad
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank jartrob
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Hugh M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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340 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Daymondyeo
Penrith, Australia
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57 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank ViajesyVino
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Johnny O
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Additional Information about Alva House

Address: 45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Price Range: $55 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Alva House Edinburgh, Scotland
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