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Allison House Hotel
Ranked #101 of 395 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 May 2011

This is a fantastic choice for staying in a fantastic city - we stayed for 4 nights in this cute B&B. The owner could not have been more welcoming & friendly & Richard who looks after the guests each morning was very helpful & knowledgeable about the city & what to see & do.
Breakfast is Great well worthy of the places 4* rating (should be a higher rating) a fabulous choice every day.
Good location 20 minutes walk from the city centre but with a fast bus service passing the front door it's easy to get around - buy a Day Ticket from the hotel it's the easiest way.
All together a VERY enjoyable stay I'm sure there are other B&B's in the area but none as good as this.
Will definitely return!!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

This is a fantastic choice for staying in a fantastic city - we stayed for 4 nights in this cute B&B. The owner could not have been more welcoming & friendly & Richard who looks after the guests each morning was very helpful & knowledgeable about the city & what to see & do.
Breakfast is Great well worthy of the places 4* rating (should be a higher rating) a fabulous choice every day.
Good location 20 minutes walk from the city centre but with a fast bus service passing the front door it's easy to get around - buy a Day Ticket from the hotel it's the easiest way.
All together a VERY enjoyable stay I'm sure there are other B&B's in the area but none as good as this.
Will definitely return!!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Thank Fernie50
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

A great little guest house, very clean and tidy. Nice rooms, simple and comfortable. Great service, breakfast perfectly cooked and lots of it!! When they say fresh fruit they mean it! The staff are attentive and very friendly.
I would be more than happy to recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxed break, staying within walking distance from the city centre.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cmarr6
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

This great little hotel is located in a quiet area approx 1.5 mile from the city centre, the owners were very welcoming and offered much information to help our visit to Edinburgh enjoyable.
Our room was large, exceptionally clean and very very comfortable and even with the horrible weather outside the whole house had a warmth you would expect when visiting someones home rather that an hotel.
Breakfast was GREAT the best I have ever had and spend a lot of time in hotels, some of the large corporate chains should take the time to check out The Allison House, they could learn a thing or two about hospitality.... Would definately recommend this place to others for a visit or business trip.
Cannot fault the place !!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fernie50
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

Stayed here this last weekend (rugby trip). This hotel/B&B does 'what it says on the tin', it is a reasonably priced, reasonably located, welcoming establishment, with good buslinks into and around the city.
If you are looking for 5* don't come here, but if you want a tidy b&b then I would have no qualms in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

I was a bit annoyed that the bed needed to be replaced, meaning a poor night's sleep. The water pressure in the shower left much to be desired. Though the room had a TV and DVD player, no TV channels could be received.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

We've been traveling through whole Scotland and stayed in plenty of B&B's.

I have to admit that this B&B was the best.

On our arrival we had some trouble with our luggage, one of our bags was lost (Lufthansa...) which made our arrival to Edinburgh a bit stressful. The staff was EXTREMELY friendly all the way and made everything they could to help us find and retrieve the baggage.

The location is superb , 5 minutes by Bus and you're at the heart of Edinburgh (any bus is good and the frequency is generally every 5 minutes).

The area is peaceful and quiet - so the sleep quality is great.

The rooms were VERY clean , the beds were cozy , there is plenty of space for everything , even some whiskey tastes are included:)

The food was also great, classic Scottish breakfast with some bonuses like fresh raspberries, strawberries etc... for such price can I ask for more?

Thank you guys I will definitely recommend you for anyone who will travel to Edinburgh.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Paul P
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Address: 17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 395 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: £38 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Allison House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Allison House is a small grand Georgian property situated on the South side of Edinburgh in a predominantly residential area, where we are just a short bus ride away from all major tourist attractions. Due to our central location all our guests can take advantage of that most valuable commodity in Edinburgh, free off street parking! For guests travelling on business or pleasure we provide a comfortable haven for you to work and relax in, our recently refurbished bedrooms all have a private shower room, TV, telephone,free wireless internet access, trouser press, hair dryer, ironing facility, complimentary tea and coffee. ... more   less 
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