We arrived mid-July 2011, and David and Lydia had just delivered a baby boy! There was a lovely young lady filling their shoes, and she was more than helpful in getting us to the top floor - which had to have been the best room in the house, what a view! Gave us all kinds of information about the city, gave a map and was more than helpful and charming. We were able to take a nice 20-30 min stroll through "The Meadows" to the best parts of the city.
Breakfast was divine! Scottish breakfast and vanilla pancakes couldn't be beat. We traveled Scotland for three weeks, and this was likely the best Scottish breakfast I had the whole trip. The place is in a quiet neighborhood, at the end of a quiet road. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. My mother-in-law had sent a card for our anniversary to Albyn, and this prompted our hosts to leave a bottle of bubbly with a congratulatory note in our room! What a lovely surprise. On the way we left, David was there to see us off and give us driving directions, let us keep our gear in his office while we ran some errands, and generally chat as if we were old friends...it was hard to leave.
I think of Edinburgh often, it is my favorite city in the universe. I was sad that there were no rooms available for our return in August 2011, and if we can ever afford to get back we will make sure we have room here first!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovely Victorian townhouse 20 min walk to Old Town & all attractions. All en-suite quiet rooms, freeview TVs, Wifi, Visit Scotland Taste Our Best Award winning breakfasts also for veggies and vegans, lots of homemade goodies! Private parking £5.00 Per night. On parle Francais! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albyn Townhouse Hotel Edinburgh
- Albyn Townhouse Edinburgh, Scotland