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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peeling wallpaper; mold on shower curtain and ceiling; outlet high on wall (couldn't reach outlet without standing on chair); doorknobs loose (I had to repair one myself when it came off in my hand); two front doors didn't latch unless firmly pressed closed, therefore, were often inadvertently left open by visitors (anyone from street could have come in). Problematic plumbing.... More 

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Milton Keynes
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic guesthouse, staff were lovely, rooms tidy and the towels are changed daily. Very clean and beds were comfortable. Rooms 8,9,10 and I think 11 all have en suites it seems (we were room 9) these rooms are all on the top floor. On the first floor the shower room is shared between 2 rooms so if you want an... More 

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wanting to Visit Edinburgh during the Festival I found room rates some £200.00 + per night for the chain hotels I would normally use to be excessive more so because I was travelling Solo. With this in mind but with a bit of trepidation I decided to look at guest houses. First stop Trip advisor going through the list I... More 

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Wateringen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was very happily surprised when I arrived at the Alexander Guest House. The hotel looks very cute both from the outside and the inside and has an authentic and really 'English' feel. I was surprised because when I entered my room it was much bigger than the one person room I had booked online. Breakfast was great, the people... More 

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We were in Edinburgh for my birthday. Had booked a room with one doublebed and two single beds. We were four people including my 3 year old daughter. Reached the location quite late at 10.30 pm as the flight landed at 9.30 pm. The owner, probably had slept by then, came to open the door and gave us our room... More 

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Thank NilGB
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights, the house is located about 30 mins walk from the Royal Mile and all the main attractions. It is in a quiet area which was nice, the house is very quiet and restful. There is a bus stop right outside with buses going into the city quite often, but it is really easy to... More 

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Friesland
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the Alexander for a couple of nights. Friendly owners who even organised a new TV within a day when the remote control wasn't working. Cleaning lady keeps the rooms meticously clean. Room was in the back, quite small but bathroom included and very quiet.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed here for one night in last week of March.The building is little old but it was really clean and cozy. The owner was very helpful in giving us the instructions from the Edinburgh Waverley Station to reach the guest house by bus. They also accommodated our request for an early check in. Its only 10 mins by bus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect staying in a guest house, as it largely depends on the owners. The landlady was lovely, very friendly and helpful with advice about how to enjoy the city. Felt comfortable right away, as a good guest house should be. Our room was lovely, and enormous. We actually wished we were staying longer. Breakfast was... More 

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kings lynn
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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Clean and friendly breakfast included but very small and cooked to order (expect a small delay).parking is near impossible at guest house so we used the park and ride and used buses all the time which was ok. Approx 20 min walk into main part of city but plenty to see on the way.

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Additional Information about Alexander Guest House

Address: 35 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: £55 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Single rooms not ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles keirhardy, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Avoid room 10 if you need to use electrical equipment or take very long leads. Ask about breakfast, which I did not do.”
 of 5 bubbles ddfoodie2014, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“if you want a quiet night try to get a room at the back, otherwise your on thew main road”
 of 5 bubbles simonhippo, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Not all are en-suite. Best to ensure you have your own facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles carlislecat, 4 Oct 2012 | Read review
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