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Alba Hills Guest House
Ranked #92 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed as a solo student traveler at the Alba Hills Guest House in July. While I was only there for one evening, I had a remarkable experience! The staff who met me when arriving not only helped me take my luggage upstairs, but also they let me borrow a guide book and showed me various places to visit on a map they provided for me. The room was very clean and had a great view. The staff was also very accommodating with my early checkout and needing to take an earlier breakfast. This was the best stay I have had in quite some time in both Europe and the US. If I am ever back in Edinburgh this is where I will stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed our hospitality and that we were able to meet your needs while staying in Edinburgh. We will happily welcome you again at Alba Hills and we hope to have the opportunity of a longer stay. From all the Alba Hills team thank you so much for your feedback.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We have stayed in Alba Hills Guest House for two nights. When we arrived there was a problem with the key and we couldn't get into the room. The staff was very professional and had already organized an accomodation in another B&B in the neighbourhood, just for the case the door stays locked. But finally everything worked fine and we could get into it.

Our room was very small with private bath room, but sufficient for two people and luggage. In front of the building is a rather busy street with bright street lights - hard to get sleep with open window. The breakfast could be chosen from a menu and was delicious.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

Than you very much for taking the time to write a review. Was not the bests of the starts for your holidays but we are glad at the end we manage to get it sorted. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast and your stay. We apologies if your sleep was not comfortable because of the street lights, we will consider it when looking for new curtains. We will be delighted to welcome you again in the future.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Questo bed and breakfast è stato assolutamente favoloso. Pulito,silenzioso ed il personale gentile e professionale.La colazione fantastica. A soli 15 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Lo consiglio vivamente!

This bed and breakfast was absolutely fabulous. Clean, quiet and friendly staff .The breakfast was fantastic. Only 15 minutes walk from the city center.I highly recommend it

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Grazie mille per i vostri gentili commenti.
Thank you so much for all your positive comments, we enjoyed the time you and your family stay with us and we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you all again in the near future. Good luck with the return to Italy and once again: Thank you from all the Alba Hills team.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights here in mid-May. The building itself is beautiful and has been restored well. The room was clean and comfortable. We appreciated the staff making delicious and BIG breakfasts for us each morning. There is a bus stop a few steps from the front door and about 6 city bus lines that take you directly into the City Center. We spent only 10-15 minutes on the bus each time we needed to get into the City Center, the Tourist Info. office, etc. It was convenient and the road on which the B & B is located has every type of restaurant you could ever want! The highlight of our visit was Bolbol, the owner's son. He worked in the office in the evenings and was friendly, talkative, and extremely helpful!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, for your kind comments and for all the useful tips for future guests. For all our team and for Bolbol there is not better reward to our work than knowing we make comfortable, enjoyable and special your stay in Edinburgh. We will be delighted to welcome you and your husband again soon.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Three nights in juni 2013.A normal guesthouse not so far from the centre of the city (better to catch buses because you have to walk 3 kmScottish breackafast is good,the staff is friendly and helpfull for informations and eventual requieries.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to write and review and for the tips for future travellers, we are glad to hear there were no problems with your stay and you liked our breakfast. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Scottish trip and driving on the left was not too bad. We will be really happy to have the opportunity to welcome you again at Alba Hills in the future.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights in June in a single room which was a good size and had a very nice en suite. The house was beautifully decorated and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was plentiful, good buffet of fruit, cereals, croissants, yoghurts, cheese etc as well as a super cooked breakfast. The beef sausages and turkey bacon may be of particular interest for some visitors and they were very tasty. Took about 25 minutes to walk to the city centre but there were lots of buses. Overall, an excellent stay and extremely good value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback and positive comments we appreciate it. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our hospitality and the breakfast and you found the room comfortable; thank you for the tips to our future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once again to our house and to this beautiful city in the near future.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this guest house. After arriving in Edinburgh early we chanced the trip to the guest house asking if we could leave our bags. Not a problem at all was the answer. We then had a 20 minute walk into the city where we visited the castle, Greyfriars churchyard and had a spot of lunch at one of the many wonderful eateries. On arriving back to the guesthouse our bags had been carried up to our rooms. All i can say is the service was amazing, the breakfast was so plentiful with a choice of the cold buffet and/or a hot cooked breakfast, and the staff were so firendly and very informative of places to go, which buses to catch to get there and so on. The rooms were cleaned daily and they were absolutey spotless. We couldn't fault anything. We wuld be glad to stop there again on visiting such a wonderful city.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Thank you so much for all your kind comments and tips for future guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and Edinburgh and we are looking forward to your next visit. For all the Alba Hills Guest House your positive reviews are the best reward.

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Address: 33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $112 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alba Hills Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alba Hills Guest House is an elegant Victorian house with many original features, we are a family run Guest House offering friendly and welcoming hospitality, clean and comfortable rooms, and tasty hot breakfast in the morning. ... more   less 
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