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Alba Hills Guest House

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2BX, United Kingdom

3-star guesthouse, convenient for Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 178 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Food could be better

Alba Hills Guest House

  • Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Small)
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom, City View
  • Single Room, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Comfort Triple Room, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Triple Room, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite, City View
  • Single Room, Ensuite, Garden View

What’s around Alba Hills Guest House


  • In Newington
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (15-minute walk)
  • Festival Theatre (23-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (25-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (29-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Scotland (29-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (30-minute walk)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (30-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 19-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 29-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 7-min drive
  • Newcraighall Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - midnight.
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive after 8 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 1863

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Alba Hills Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Alba Hills Guest House Edinburgh
  • Alba Hills House Edinburgh
  • Alba Hills Guest House
  • Alba Hills Edinburgh
  • Alba Hills
  • Alba Hills Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Alba Hills Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Alba Hills Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Alba Hills Guest House Guesthouse
  • Alba Hills Guest House Edinburgh


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 11 reviews

Good 6.0
Good location
Staff were friendly. Good location for accessing city. Unfortunately our room faced the road which is busy so did not get a lot of sleep the two nights we stayed. Small room with external bathroom.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Alba Hills Hotel
We arrived in the morning, when we went to drop-off the bags we were allowed to check in straight away as the room was empty the night before, the was no extra charge despite the fact we accessed the room just after 8am and had breakfast .We had proper rest before exploring the town, we were given enough information to explore the town.
gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Very good place for correct price
very friendly staff and very good breakfast
ALLAN, usOther trip
Fair 4.0
I can't say I was impressed. The location is great, very easy to get to the city centre but the B&B left something to be desired. It had pretty high review scores so perhaps my expectations were set too high. I did know that although visiting during Fringe I wasn't paying an arm and a leg for the room so I should have expected less. Basically, I think the B&B was nice and is now kind of sad - it feels like a space that was once quite lovely but just hasn't been updated for quite some time. The owner kind of stood over everyone in the breakfast room which felt like he was making sure nobody took too much of what was a pretty unimpressive set up - yogurt, dry cereal, apples/bananas and toast. Due to a change in plans, I checked out a day early and upon leaving was asked to how I'd like to pay. I explained that I pre-paid and I was told they had no record of that and I needed to prove it. Luckily sends confirmations. On the plus side, the space felt safe, the location was good and the price during Fringe was quite reasonable, everything else was 'blah'.
Tracy, usFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Easy access to the attractions with transit right out your door. Clean place in an older building. Would stay there again.
Savas, ca2 night romance trip

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