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Allison House Hotel
Ranked #99 of 394 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Stayed for 3 nights to watch the European Rugby Finals. The house was easy to find and as we were early did not have any difficulty parking although space is limited. We were initially disappointed not to have en-suite which we had booked. However, we had our own private bathroom just a few steps away and this was excellent. The breakfast was a help yourself buffet and was very good with plenty to eat and well presented and cooked.The rooms and general areas were in lovely condition and the staff were most helpful and pleasant.We would not hesitate to go back there.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

You get what you pay for, and we were looking for something reasonably priced within walking distance of town. Found the owner very accommodating, and breakfast was very good. We had a small room with a private bathroom across the corridor, but we couldn't fault anything.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Owner very friendly and helpful, as were his staff. Room was great - big and airy, with the most comfortable bed you could wish for. Great breakfast.Good range of restaurants a mere 10 minute walk away, leading into the city centre itself. Buses regular as clockwork if you don't fancy the walk. While we were there, there was some minor refurbishment work going on, and the TV hardly caught a signal, but small trifles in the overall scheme of things. Will go back there again.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here at Alison house. We ended up arriving later than we thought due to flight delays, we phoned to let the staff know and after speaking to two different staff members they said a key would be left out for us.. we arrived close to midnight but no key to be found. We rang the bell and after a few minutes we were let in.

The room was small but tastefully furnished with a desk, comfy chair, a wardrobe to hang clothes and excellent black out curtains. The room and bathroom were very clean. The wifi was adequate for browsing but we were unable to stream Netflix.

The staff were very nice, especially once lady whose name I unfortunately can't remember. She was Scottish though and gave us local tips on what to see and eat (the abbey pub for a cheap brekkie).

It is an easy walk to town (20-30 mins)

I would stay here again.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to stay for £130/3 nights. The decor is nice, the old spiral stairwell cute and there's blackout curtains and the instant coffee is fair trade . The bed is comfortable if not a little small.
The cleaner Catherine was very knowledgeable and helpful and though the owner didn't leave out the key on our late arrival, he came quick to open the door for us.
The walls are a bit thin though and the television didn't work but otherwise we're happy.
A good place to stay without paying pricey central Edinburgh prices.
Recommended stay!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 394 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: RM230 - RM1,004 (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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