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Allison House Hotel
Ranked #108 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This is my second time staying at the Allison House. Very clean, comfortable and affordable. I think my wife and I slept best here out of all our stops in Europe. Breakfast is terrific. My only minor complaint is that the shower was slow to drain, so we had to turn down the water. Would stay here again.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dardanup, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Excellent value , clean and charming - exactly as described on line. Great Indian Restaurant just down the road and public transport at the doorstep. Welcoming treats and free Internet add to the value

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bedfordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Stayed here on a recent trip to look up family connections in the Edinburgh area. A nice friendly little Guest House with parking and on a very well served bus route into the city centre. The best part of staying here is the breakfast, an array of fruit, cereals and cooked items that puts many more expensive hotels to shame! The top floor room was fine and had comfortable beds but there was only one drawer and a very small wardrobe to put your stuff in. The ensuite shower and toilet was very cramped and the shower lacked any decent water pressure. Otherwise it did the job. The staff were all very helpful and happy to organise bus tickets and travel info. The welcome drink in the room and is a nice touch as is computer/wifi access.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

A great little guest house - more high-end B&B than hotel really. Off street parking and walkable from the Old Town. Brilliant breakfasts. Friendly people. We visit Edinburgh quite often and always stay there

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed here from 20th till 24th room 7. Felt this this for the money was excellent. Good base parked car up and never moved it till we left. Busses right out side the door. But we walked to town every day. Never really met the owners, but the staff we meet were very good.......recomend a stay here...

  • Stayed May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights in May and were both very impressed with Allison House Hotel, the staff and the facilities. We enjoyed a cooked breakfast both mornings which was prompt and delicious, with many other options readily available for those after something lighter. Whilst I agree with many other reviewers that the rooms and bathrooms are slightly dated, they are clean, comfortable and the hotel has a certain charm which added to our enjoyable stay - the complimentary decanter of whiskey was a lovely touch. The location is fantastic, buses are very regular from outside the hotel and only 5 minutes to town, at only £3.50 for a day pass it is definitely worth while getting. As students we thought overall the hotel was very good value for money and cannot understand the reviews which claim otherwise, Edinburgh is a popular destination with tourists and the hotel prices reflect this, with this in mind Allison House offers fantastic value for money and we would definitely stay here again - lovely weekend!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

I stayed two nights here when visiting for a reunion. Perfectly adequate establishment, bedroom etc clean and comfortable, but overall, not particularly exceptional, apart from a rather good breakfast. The Continental version had loads of fresh fruit, croissants and rolls which were an excellent substitute for a cooked meal, although that was available too, and fairly good. Didn't feel it was a 'home from home' though, although the owners, on the two brief occasions that I saw them, were pleasant and helpful. I'm sorry to sound picky, but I have stayed in some wonderful B&Bs with that little bit extra something, and for far less money too, so this was average in comparison.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Allison House Hotel
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 #108 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Allison House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Allison House is a small budget priced Georgian building 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 as well as a drink from our complimentary decanters of Whisky and Sherry. ... more   less 
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