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Alexander Guest House
Ranked #204 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Fruitvale,BC
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24 reviews
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“spotlessly clean & great service”
Reviewed 28 August 2011

We spent 2 nights at Alexander guest house during the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Walking distance to most venues. The rooms were spotless! The owner was extremely helpful, in fact my sister required medical attention during our visit and the owner drove her to the hospital and even stayed for the 1.5 hours it took for treatment. Above & beyond any guest service we have recieved before. We were extremely grateful! Thanks and we would highly reccommend this guest house.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Within easy reach of central Edinburgh.
TV and tea/coffee in room.
Found the shared shower room off-putting with a mirrored wall.
Also found the one key given for the two front doors and the room itself a bit unusual.
Finally, I found it strange on departure when handing over the payment for our stay together with the "key", at the very least not to be asked if we enjoyed our stay, indeed, I was made to feel uncomfortable. I have stayed in numerous b&b/guest houses in Edinburgh and found this to be the least welcoming, though the facilities were adequate.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Nice, clean B&B. Great choice for breakfast and easy walking distance to bus stop to get to the rest of the city.

However... would not recommend to young couples. My boyfriend and I are mid-20s (albeit unmarried - but this is Edinburgh not Casablanca!) we on occasion were made to feel like we were staying at a disapproving older relatives house. Not really what you want or expect when you pay for accommodation.

Otherwise would recommend.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

Very easy to find, being a straight Road from Waverly Station. an half hour walk or take the Bus of which there are many stopping virtually outside.
Very clean, TV and Coffee/Tea in Room.
Lovely cooked Breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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ENGLAND
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Reviewed 23 July 2008

We returned to Edinburgh in July - last time we came was five years ago and we stayed in Portobello. This time we wanted to stay closer to the town, but not to close because my husband is a golf fanatic!

We decided on The Alexander Guest House in Mayfield Gardens and really enjoyed our stay. We were on the 2nd floor and had our own en-suite facilities. The breakfasts were great and many things to choose from. The only down side apart from the stairs twice a day was the noise from the main road - it wasn't too bad considering that we couldn't shut the bedroom window fully as it wanted to pop up a little.......... nice thick curtains blocked out the light and a lot of the noise though.

Bus stops not to far away and we hired a car which we unfortunately couldn't park outside (but we knew that anyway) however, there are 2 side roads and we used those- we had a massive car and there was plenty of room so no worries there.

The downside to me on this holiday was the fact that i left my camera at home by the computer!!

  • Liked — Close to golf courses, buses and the breakfasts
  • Disliked — Main road and window not closing properly
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alexander Guest House
Address: 35 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #204 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,320 - ₹ 11,807
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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