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“Hidden gem!”
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The Albany
Ranked #19 of 24 Guildford B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
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“Hidden gem!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Amazing value! Super food and excellent staff. First class food - such good quality and the best we found in Guildford in our three night stay. Might suggest new mattresses for the future but to be honest my sister and I plus our partners had a fab time. Nothing too much trouble.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed here with my best friend on a Thursday evening- stayed at a room on the top floor. Perfect for a one night stay, had a nice mini fridge with orange juice and milk and some cereal boxes for breakfast in the morning. Bathroom was nice and modern and it was in a great location right at the top of the high street. Overall good value for money and Didn't hear any noise from the pub at all

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Surrey
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Went for a meal before we went to G Live - staff were great and helpful. The food was very good too. However the noise levels on that Friday were terribly high and loud! We moved ourselves to another table to enable us to hear each other talk! I would return as menu had some nice choices and good value.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Great value for money, very good location, clean and beautiful rooms and very helpful assictance. Initially I didn't know what to expect but I 100%recommend it and I would go again. Plus, the pub underneath the B&B is lovely and the food is good as well (a bit expensive though).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed for just one night as a stop over, Arrived quite late so went straight to room. staff were friendly and took us to our room which had separate access to the pub,
Room was ok could do with a bit of TLC and a good clean,but bedding was clean,tea & coffee facilities and a mini fridge,The double bed was 2 singles stuck together but were different heights so we rolled together!! The tv was on the wall but the bracket wasn't adjustable so you couldn't watch tv in bed,we ended up at the bottom of the bed to watch it.
Main complaint was the disco downstairs went on until 12:30pm,then you hear tables scraping & clearing up for another hour, we have stayed in many pubs but accommodation is usually away from the noisy areas,
Overall I suppose not bad value for money but stay if you are there for the entertainment downstairs then roll into bed, otherwise stay elsewhere if you want some peace

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DaveyH2, Owner at The Albany, responded to this review, 15 October 2016
Dear Colleen
thank you for your review. Since your stay we have applied the tlc you mention with the rooms being painted and an ongoing maintenance programme picking up various issues.
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed at The Albany on Saturday night; we got a Groupon offer that gave each couple a two-course meal and an en-suite room for £39. We decided to try it and, if the rooms were too bad, we would simply have driven back home. However we decided to stay. Here's why.

There are four rooms upstairs, accessible from outside the ground-floor pub. They reminded me of the rooms I used to live in when flat-sharing with friends. We had room #2, which has a double bed (although it's a zip-lock bed, so two twins pushed together) and a separate single bed. The bedding and the room were both clean although the carpet could have done with a wash and more attention could have been paid to cleaning around the edges of the room. Between the bedroom and the bathroom there was another small room with a dressing table and a mirror (the furniture looked pretty new). The bathroom had a bath with shower attachment (the hot water should come with a warning!) and was almost fully tiled, although the small areas of paint were flaking in places. I would have liked to see the grout being cleaner but it wasn't as bad as in other places I've seen (mostly outside the UK I should say).

You get tea and coffee facilities and a plasma screen as well as an electric heater (not sure why since there's central heating).

We were three couples and all agreed that for £39 per couple it was a great deal, especially since the food in the pub was very good. We ended up spending around £90 per couple including desserts and lots of Prosecco and dessert wine so bearing in mind we also got beds for the night thrown in that's not bad.

I wouldn't choose to stay if it wasn't for the overall deal but for a night here and there it's a great way for everyone to be able to have a drink without worrying about driving back or needing to pay for a taxi (it would have been quite pricey for us given where we live).

One more thing - if you go to bed before the pub closes you will hear the music.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Horley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We had an overnight stay on Saturday, and had a lovely meal in the bar. The rooms were clean and we'll furnished, but the carpets were very dirty and stained that was the only thing that let it down. The staff worked very hard and we're very friendly, worth a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Albany
Address: 80 Sydenham Road, Guildford GU1 3SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Guildford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Guildford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Albany 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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