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Albyn Townhouse
Ranked #11 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The proprietors Lydie & David are friendly and helpful. They have clearly thought very hard to think of anything that might make their guest's experience at the Albyn a good one. Our twin room was clean & comfortable. We had everything that we needed. The breakfast is out of this world with so many home made goodies you are sure to make a pig of yourself. I eat as much of Lydie's homemade compote as my belly could hold each morning. The chive pancake with poached eggs & melted cheese kept me full until dinner. The home made granola is served on fruit compote & topped with yogurt and fresh fruit.

The Townhouse is located within walking distance of the old town and there are a number of good restaurants, shops, and 2 grocery stores close-by.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of your hostess Lydie. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she clearly loves what she does. Breakfast gets 10/10, all freshly cooked with lots of homemade goodies. This guesthouse is better than a lot of high class hotels, sometimes it's the personal touch that counts.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Excellent Guest House. Proprietors were very welcoming and accommodated our every need. Situated within walking distance of city centre and also located close to the local shopping amenities.

Will definately be back.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed here in May 2014 and absolutely loved it. The location was perfectly situated on a quiet dead-end street in the neighbourhood of Bruntsfield. Lydie and David were fantastic hosts and we would highly recommend this B & B to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jyväskylä
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Our Home away from Home! Albyn has become the HQ for our family when visiting Edinburgh. The service, location, breakfast and cleanliness, they are all Great! Lydie and Dave really make you feel welcome. There are also very nice restaurants in the neighbourhood (Papilio and Three Birds for example). Albyn, we will be back (again!).

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Taylorsville, Utah
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The hosts and staff are so kind and personable! I love that they will pack you a breakfast if you are leaving early before the breakfast time. The room we had was decorated beautifully. The location is perfect and for us an easy walk to The Royal Mile. I did not want to leave! I highly recommend this place if you are staying in Edinburgh! We stayed from 4/24/2014-4/27/2014.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Albyn Townhouse was a great find for our short stay in Edinburgh. It's conveniently located at the end of a very quiet street. It's walkable to Old Town...but put on your comfy walking shoes. The room was very nice. The food and food service were excellent. And David's help and advice were first-rate.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Albyn Townhouse
Address: 16 Hartington Gardens | off viewforth, Edinburgh EH10 4LD, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Bruntsfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Albyn Townhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely Victorian townhouse 20 min walk to Old Town & all attractions. All en-suite quiet rooms, freeview TVs, Wifi, Visit Scotland Taste Our Best Award winning breakfasts also for veggies and vegans, lots of homemade goodies! Private parking £5.00 Per night. On parle Francais! ... more   less 
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