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    Alva House

    45 Alva Place, Edinburgh EH7 5AX, Scotland
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    • Excellent44%
    • Very good24%
    • Average21%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible2%
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    1 - 5 of 38 reviews

    Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

    A short walk from Waverley Rail Station, Alva is cute and cosy. The guests I met were mostly repeat visitors. Kitchen/diner is well equipped and a good place to meet other people. Host Martin is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

    Thank Paul J
    Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

    I stayed at Alva house, and was greeted by Martin, the room was comfortable functional and perfect for a 3 day stay in Edinburgh, lots of nice places to eat nearby and 10 minutes walk to the Gay triangle and Calton Hill, I would highly...More

    1  Thank AM3006
    Reviewed 15 September 2016

    I've stayed here on many occasions, usually when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, which was the case here, staying midweek. I travelled by train and walked to the accommodation (yes, it's not far out of the centre). Martin the owner was there to welcome me and...More

    1  Thank Ian N
    Reviewed 19 August 2016

    I have stayed in Alva on a few occasions. It is very basic. A few things I would like to highlight and see improvement. (I work as Health and Safety hence my recommendations) The microwave is appallingly disgusting, dirty and rusty. I would hate to...More

    2  Thank Daniel W
    Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

    We stayed for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and were impressed. The owner was very friendly and gave some useful tourist tips. Our double room was very pleasant, simply furnished but spacious. The bathroom was fine, just across the landing. Tea/coffee is available all day. Breakfast is...More

    2  Thank Clothcreature
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Price range
    • US$ 62 - US$ 90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Leith
    • Also Known As
    • Alva House Edinburgh, Scotland
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    "It's near a busy road so none of the rooms are especially quiet but it's mainly traffic noise, which..."
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    "All rooms are recommended. However you can hear traffic in all rooms."
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    "If u are going to stay here pick the room with the private bathroom"
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    "Ask for the room with the private bathroom, unless you want to share."
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