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Gosforth, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the reviews before booking and am sorry to say that the guest house did not meet our expectations. Yes it was clean, with ample supplies of fresh clean towels. Conveniently situated for buses into the city centre, every 10 minutes. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. We were in room 2. It was let down by a... More 

Thank John W
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick overnight stay before heading into the Borders. Rooms were clean and well-equipped. Wifi was on offer but not needed so I cannot comment on the quality. Breakfast was generous and well presented and the owners were very welcoming. Be aware that there is nowhere readily available nearby to eat in the evening but there is a bus-stop outside... More 

Thank ANSGr
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite reading mixed and negative reviews of Alpha Guesthouse, we decided to book on the recommendation of another nearby guesthouse which unfortunately was fully booked for the 3 nights we needed to stay. Positives during our stay were the welcome we received (not from the owners who were absent for most of our stay) the breakfast staff at the sister... More 

Thank scottie023
Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights for husbands 50th. Room very clean and big enough for what we needed. Bathroom is a little compact, but we didn't go to sit in the bathroom!!! Location is a couple of miles from city, we walked in on one occasion as it was a lovely day and it took approx half hour. Bus stop... More 

Thank mrsmoosasmummy
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst visiting Edinburgh. Room was nice and clean, bathroom was useable but sink was very small. Only lady we dealt with was very helpful and pleasant and the breakfast was lovely. Only downside was not guesthouses fault but the amount of noise some of the other guests made when coming in at night.

Thank Markm1972
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had to leave very early the next day. The owners were nice enough to give us our breakfast later in the evening, so we had a nice fresh snack to get us started in the morning. It’s a relatively short bus-ride away from the center of town. We liked it here, despite having a rather small room. I guess... More 

Thank AxonnEchysttas
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Alpha B & B is situated on a busy Main road, the rooms are small but clean, the Ensuite sink is not very practical, it is tiny, very difficult to try and get a wet shave, the tv is very hit and miss freeview is not good, and remote only worked in short burst, volume changed on it;s own, woken... More 

1 Thank paul50mcdonnell
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were dissapointed - it was right on a very busy road in a sort-of commercial area , in front of a back-yard mechanic, and we were not told the breakfast offerred so freely was not included in the price

Thank Eliza d
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54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Very small room we stayed in but it was clean but was just missing a chair, bathroom was just about workable but had not a lot of room, shower had good pressure but the shower head is in need of a clean or replacement as water seemed to be coming out at all angles! Choice was good for breakfast with... More 

Thank EdenCumbrian
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A very small and nice B&B. Free parking and the room was very clean but small. The toilett and shower was not so big but very clean. We sleep very well and its very easy to go to the city. The bus just outside the B&B and the bes way to go to the city. Buy a daycard and go... More 

Thank Jan K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
3 Star Guest House offering traditional bed and breakfast accommodation close to Edinburgh city centre and the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI) Hospital based at Little France. Comprises 4 en-suite rooms including 3 double / twin bedrooms and 1 family / triple bedroom. All rooms are modern and on the ground floor and include a colour LCD TV with Freeview and Tea / Coffee making facilities. Free car parking is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpha Guest House

Address: 19 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM292 - RM438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpha Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Avoid Room 2”
 of 5 bubbles scottie023, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is very small avoid if you are staying for a few days. Its a long way to walk if taxis are busy and buses have stopped running?”
 of 5 bubbles EdenCumbrian, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The room furthest away from the main road is quiet, not sure about others”
 of 5 bubbles 438shaunm, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Would not recommend”
 of 5 bubbles Jaybro15, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We had a front room, surprisingly no traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles penelopeh71, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
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