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Albyn Townhouse
Ranked #11 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“wonderful owners and staff”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

What a lovely warm and friendly welcome from Lydie on arrival-room was lovely and spacious with a bed that was most inviting and comfy comfy comfy !! We had a 15 min walk into town although the number 23 bus did pick up at the end of the road.Breakfast was yummy and we especially enjoyed the porridge and chive pancakes topped with scrambled eggs and a mountain of melted cheese !!!!! mmmm,There was plenty of variety and lots for vegetarians also.When we visit Edinburgh again we will certainly stay here again and would recommend without hesitation.David was equally pleasant and helping to keep the wheels of the b and b running in the background although didnt see him for long as we were hardly in !!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albyntownhouse, Owner at Albyn Townhouse, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Haya, thank you so much for your comments, we do appreaciate your notes and markings and definetely try and keep up the good work. Hope to see you again.
Kind regards the Albyn Team
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Yes, this was every bit as good as others have said. I would have liked a sitting room, but frankly my ground-floor bedroom was large, well equipped, gloriously warm and a most comfortable bed. Great breakfast in the morning and an easy walk of 200 yards to a string of better than average eateries.

But what made it for me was the excellence of the service. Such considerate people, friendly, and full of information but nothing too in the face and everything very genuine. I am very hard of hearing which means that neighbouring rooms can be challenged by the sound of my TV (hence the benefit of being in a downstairs room away from others) and I do find it hard to follow converations --- not with these kind folk. Everything clear and straightforwrd without being at all patronising.

First class in every way.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Albyntownhouse, Owner at Albyn Townhouse, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Haya! Thank you very much, we do appreciate your comments, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was very lovely to meet you. Kind regards. David & Albyn team
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

A really warm welcome from Lydie greeted us on arrival late morning of the Friday.Our room was ready and very spacious ,comfortable and just as we had seen on the internet.The breakfasts were really good and choice of times to eat good. Lydie ,her husband David and staff were all very friendly and helpful throughout our four day stay-I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by Lydie, who made us feel so welcome. The house is beautiful. We had a room at the top of the house; it was lovely and quiet and we both slept really well- the bed was really comfortable. Breakfast on both days was delicious; I'd recommend the chive pancake with scrambled egg and cheese! We were a twenty minute walk from the city centre but there were also lots of restaurants nearby for when we were tired or walking. A really lovely place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Albyntownhouse, Owner at Albyn Townhouse, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments and Happy Anniversary again! Lovely to have had you stay with us, all the best. Kind regards the Albyn Team
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Thanks Lyddie for looking out for us despite delayed arrival and loss of phone signal! The Albyn is a gorgeous townhouse in quiet street just outside the old town. Room 8 was a good size with a view across town, modern bathroom and original artwork - nice touch! Good breakfast menu with a choice of savoury and sweet options. Full Scottish was delicious. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Just returned from a 5 night stay at Albyn. A great place, within walking distance of the attractions. A lovely friendly welcome from Lydie & David who gave us lots of info regarding eating places, bus routes etc. A lovely house in a quiet area. Book a parking space if travelling by car. Breakfasts were first class, lots of choice too. Spacious bedroom, large comfy bed, what more could we have asked for. Would have no hesitation in recommending Albyn Townhouse for a stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you are visiting Edinburgh and looking for a beautiful house to stay at, professionally run by a very friendly couple, within walking distance to all the attractions of Edinburgh, and serving good breakfasts, then I would highly recommend the Albyn Townhouse. Lydie and David made us very welcome when we arrived very early, during a busy breakfast service, one Saturday morning close to Christmas because our international flight landed early. It was no problem to leave our bulky bags in the office, Lydie gave us a map and a rundown of all the places we could wander off too and made a few recommendations of where to get a good coffee. She also ensured that our room was made up extra quickly as soon as the previous occupants had checked out, so we could get in and rest. Our bedroom was gorgeous, very classy and spacious (we stayed in room 6 on the first floor), the dining room was cosy and welcoming, and the breakfasts very hearty. We would definately stay here again and would recommend the Albyn Townhouse highly to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Albyn Townhouse
Address: 16 Hartington Gardens | off viewforth, Edinburgh EH10 4LD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Bruntsfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Albyn Townhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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