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Northville, Michigan
Reviewed 11 August 2016

First night in Scotland. Owner was very helpful with directions and suggestions. Room was spacious and very clean. Breakfast was very welcoming and a great selections. Would highly recommend. Right on the bus route! Just don't take the bus in the wrong direction.

Thank mickeyb37
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

No on can help the weather, but that didn't stop me from having a great time. My wife surprised me for my birthday with a trip to Edinburgh. When we arrived the area was beautiful. Cath couldn't have been more welcoming. We were shown how to get into town by bus, with all the bus numbers there and back. We...

Thank Scott M
OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for that lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - as you say, we cannot control the weather, however, good to know that it didn't spoil your birthday treat. Came back soon. Cath

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best b and b's we have ever stayed at. Incredible breakfast and the owners knew just about every where and everything. Went out of their way to help us find last minute accommodations in our return from the north. Allowed us to leave bags in the hotel even though we were early. Cannot say enough great things...

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Clean rooms, good beds, wonderful breakfasts (kept us going all day!) and always time for a nice chat and lots of information about the city and how to get around. We had a great time in Edinburgh and Alba House was the perfect place to stay:).

Thank Kristinander
OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for that very positive review of your stay with us at Alba House. It was great that you managed to pack so much into your few days in Scotland. As you pointed out, it was a first taste of what could be a return visit. We look forward to your next trip. Cath

Thunder Bay Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Alba House is 10 min via any one of 7 buses ( 1.60 ) to the city centre. Our host was amazing helping us understand the city and finding what we needed. Breakfasts held us over till mid afternoon. Rooms are nicely appointed and in tip top shape. They have pride in their home and in the work that they...

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OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for that fabulous review. I'm sure other travelers will find it helpful. It was lovely to meet you and chat about your part of the world - without doubt the best aspect of bed and breakfast is learning abut places we have yet to visit! We look forward to your next trip to Alba House. Cath

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My family of four stayed here for three nights in June 2016. Our room was luxurious with lovely decor & fantastic bath. Our girls' room was a charming room on the top floor with skylight windows. Cath was so welcoming and a fount of knowledge about buses, local sites, and such. She also spent time in the mornings chatting about...

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OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Alba House. It was delightful to meet you all and hear about your fabulous trip at breakfast each morning. I think breakfast time is the best part of the day,a chance to get to know each guest, if only for a...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We spent a long weekend here and we really enjoyed. The location is ideal; lots of buses to reach the city centre. The place is wonderful, very nice decorations. Our room was very spacious, windows facing nice garden and bathroom completely new. High standard in terms of cleanness as well. Generous breakfast and very good quality. The host is very...

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OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Alba House. It was a pleasure to meet you and share in your very special week end. We look forward to your next visit. Cath

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Cath and Jim were wonderful hosts, helped us with the bus routes and maps. Gorgeous room, beautiful decor. Choice for breakfast was fabulous, everything from continental, home baking, fruit to full Scottish! Would highly recommend and will definitely visit in the future.

1Thank Annabell180
OldtimerEdinburgh, Owner at Alba House, responded to this review

Thank you for that wonderful review. It was great to meet you both and hear about your fantastic life style in the sun! Good to know that the breakfast was such a hit. We look forward to your next visit to Alba House. Cath

Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I have stayed here in the Summer (around festival time) and also in quieter February, it was consistently lovely. Cath and Jim are great hosts and make you feel at a home from home. It is a lovely B&B with large, tastefully decorated rooms and modern en-suites. The location is on a direct route into town (about 1.5k) so there...

2Thank Gary O
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I've spent few days in Edinburgh and Cath was a wonderful host. Very nice, big and comfortable room, a very good breakfast. Excellent recommendations for food, point of interest, transportation. A place that we look forward to staying at again.

Thank Camelia B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alba House is a beautiful detached listed Victorian Villa, situated in the Craigmillar Park Conservation area of Edinburgh. We offer comfortable, great value bed and breakfast. Alba House is a ten minute bus ride south of city centre and close to Edinburgh University and Einburgh Royal Infirmary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alba House

Address: 29 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: ₹ 6,384 - ₹ 11,747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alba House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Any room you have here will be excellent!!”
 of 5 bubbles MissouriBlondie_1, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room #2, which while obviously not their premier room, was quite fine for two on the go travelers and very comfortable....”
 of 5 bubbles chuckr658, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would think it best to ask the bed and breakfast first if you have special requirements”
 of 5 bubbles ScotlandNomad, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No tips...Cath does a superb job!”
 of 5 bubbles michaelcP9027FR, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“rooms are on three floors. Top floor is quieter, great natural light via sky lights, but it is more of hike up with cases.”
 of 5 bubbles asc1291, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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