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Alba Hills Guest House
Ranked #78 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic city break stay!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Loved everything about this B&B! I was a solo traveler and found it very easy to get to (1 mile or so from Waverley Station and town center on an easy to use bus route or straight shot walk). Everyone was friendly and welcoming. My room was ready on arrival as I had previously been contacted by them about my arrival times. The room was clean, pretty, and had everything I needed included heat control and wifi. Breakfast was wonderful in the morning, was made to order and included hot and cold items. I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Edinburgh!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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albahills, Gerente at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you very much from all the team at Alba Hills for taking the time to write a review and for all your kind comments. We are delighted you loved your stay and our breakfast and that you found the Guest House convenient for your visit to Edinburgh. We are looking forward to the opportunity to welcome you again at Alba Hills soon and we hope the trip back home with all the luggage organisation went well.
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Gdansk, Poland
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We spent 3 nights there and it was wonderful. The room, the dining area, location - everything! The Scottish breakfast was delicious, thank you so much for a wonderful getaway on our mini-honeymoon.
If we ever return to Edinburgh (and I so much wish we do) we'll definitely check this place first :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you so much for remembering us and for your kind comments. We will be delighted to welcome you both again and we hope it will be soon.
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

we booked to stay for a weekend break and had a really good time. We were welcomed as we arrived and I felt nothing was too much trouble for them.The room was spotless with a comfy bed and fresh linen-the towels were plump and big and we felt very comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful with good service and high quality food.
We would definately return and recommend this guest house to all wanting a stop in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
We are really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and at Alba Hills Guest House. Thank you for all your kind comments and your advice, we will definitely added to our services. We hope to have the opportunity of a second visit soon. From all the team at Alba Hills Thank you!!
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Brough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Just wanted to say a very big thank you to the Alba Hills hotel for the lovely weekend we had there recently to watch the 6 nations rugby match .
They made us feel very welcome and the room was spotless with all the lovely touches you hope to have in a guest house such as nice toiletries, plugs and sockets in the right places and lots of tea and biscuits readily available without that concern that if you have more than one coffee you will run out of milk .....
When we arrived back home on the Sunday evening I realised I had left my mulberry handbag on the window sill and was very anxious to get it back ... I contacted the hotel who then traced the missing handbag and without any hesitation posted it back to me without any request for postage .., it arrived 3 days later. I mention this as 2 weeks previously I had stayed in a very expensive hotel in Edinburgh with business and stupidly left my phone/camera charger. This £200 per night hotel very efficiently returned it to me at a cost of £4. Postage which they debited from my card . Big and expensive is not always the best .. Thank you to all the staff at the Alba , we will be back soon . Dianne and Mark

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you so much from all the team to you both for all the kind comments and positive review it means a lot to all of us to know that you and your friends enjoyed the stay at Alba Hills and Edinburgh despite the results on the rugby match. We are looking forward already to your next visit to Edinburgh.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

i stayed in alba hills guest house for two nights. I was welcome by the guy at the reception (sorry forgot his name). He provided me all the basic information about the places to be seen in Edinburgh. I will never forget their breakfast. i wasnt expecting it to be that great.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and send your feedback on your stay at Alba Hills Guest House. We are delighted we manage to make your stay pleasant and you enjoyed our breakfast and we will be delighted to welcome you again in the future. From all the team thank you very much.
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We stayed in the Alba Hills Guest House for two days and we had a very, very nice time. Before we decided to book, the junior director showed us the room and all facilities, explained the breakfast options and gave us a restaurant tip for dinner. We felt really welcome. Our room was located in the ground floor and had its own facilities. The breakfast was rich and the staff really caring. We had a wonderful time and if we will ever come back to Edinburgh, we will surely stay in the Alba Hills!

  • Stayed September 2013
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments and positive feedback, it is the best reward and incentive to our work. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Edinburgh and we will be delighted to have the opportunity of welcome you again in the future. We will try to keep improving and all our guests feedback is really valuable. Thank you from all the Alba Hills Team.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I stayed at this B&B with my fiance for two nights over a weekend. We received a warm welcome from the wonderful woman who essentially runs the entire place (I apologize - I have forgotten the name). She was immediately helpful with directions, especially how to use the very good bus system (she even provided a printout of which bus numbers to use). There's a bus stop within about a 1-2 minute walk of the house and all the buses take you directly to the Royal Mile for just 1.5 GBP. Side note - the buses take exact change only.

We stayed in the single room on the first floor which comes with its own bathroom. In the morning you can hear a little bit of commotion outside as the room is located between the dining room (where you have a delicious breakfast) and the kitchen. This wasn't a huge deal, especially if you get up at a decent time.

Finally, this B&B is located just over a mile from Arthur's Seat. It's an easy walk/job over there to climb the hill.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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albahills, Manager at Alba Hills Guest House, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Thank you so much for your review and your feedback. We are happy we manage to make your stay with us and in Edinburgh enjoyable and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again. Your feedback is the best source for us to keep improving our guests comfort and we will try to find solutions for a better insulation of the ground floor room. From all the Alba Hills Guest House Team: thank you and thank you from all the future Edinburgh visitors for your tips.
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Property: Alba Hills Guest House
Address: 33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alba Hills Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alba Hills Guest House is an elegant Victorian house with many original features, we are a family run Guest House offering friendly and welcoming hospitality, clean and comfortable rooms, and tasty hot breakfast in the morning. ... more   less 
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