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1 room, 2 adults

Allison House 17

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

3-star guesthouse, convenient for University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
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Good internet service
Great location
Great room

Allison House 17

from £45
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Economy Double Room, No Windows
  • Economy Twin Room, No Windows
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Junior Double Room
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Room

What’s around Allison House 17


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 23-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 29-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 29-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 29-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 33-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 35-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 35-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 30-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 27-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 10-min drive
  • Shawfair Station 10-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Staff working hours are from 8-11 AM and 2-7 PM Monday to Sunday. Telephone contact hours are from 2-7 PM Monday to Friday.
This property offers self-service check-in. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. On check-out, the key must be left in the check-out key box in the lobby.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

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
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Allison House 17’s small print

Also known as

  • Allison House Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison Edinburgh
  • Allison House Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse
  • Allison House 17 Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse 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.

This property does not have lifts.

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

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.5 for adults and GBP 6.5 for children (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.

FAQs for Allison House 17

  • Is Allison House 17 currently open?
    The property is closed between 16 December and 27 December.
  • Are pets allowed at Allison House 17?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Allison House 17?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Allison House 17?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Delhi Diner (3-min walk), La Croissanterie (4-min walk) and Good Year (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 135 reviews

Good 6.0
's Trip
Found the place okay, there seems to be a few B & B's, plus Hotels down this road. Self check-in, so no one to talk to(there is a button to push), our room was in the basement, with a window facing the car park(if you looked up), there is room for 5/6 cars on the front if parked correctly, the room had the usual facilities, tea/coffee/TV etc, queen size bed. if you want breakfast this means a trail down to #16 down on the opposite of the road(we didnt partake) The Town is a 1.5 ile walk, or bus ride away. Would I stay again, unsure as above there are plenty of others in the streeet which could offer a better deal
kevin, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Room was tidy and bathroom was not en suite and also nobody there to assist despite ringing bell- quite disappointing
Caroline, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay.
Hotel was very clean and tidy. Room No1 on ground floor looks out over back garden where we watched 4 baby foxes playing. Staff were polite. Breakfast good. Parking is limited but if you ask the owner ( who is sooo nice ) he juggles things around so you won’t be blocked in when it’s time to go home. Hotel situated a half hour stroll to city centre. All in all we would recommend this property and the price
Julie, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Good location about 30 mins walk from the city centre or bus stops just up the road. Nice room but a little noisy being at the front of the hotel. Bedside lights didn't work. Self check in and didn't see any staff during our visit but this was fine with us. A little disappointing no breakfast is available. Overall a good stay and would return.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The room was clean and tidy... great location, amazing... highly recommend this hotel, we will be back for sure... thanks
REINADO, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good Edinburgh base.
Lovely big room, nearby parking, not too far to walk into town, friendly check in.
Jacqueline, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Uni drop off sleep over for tired parents!
Perfect for us as our daughter is starting her 4th year at uni and the hotel only a 10min walk from her flat. After a long drive up from Kent all we wanted were comfy beds and a shower. Free parking right outside was great too. We were in room 14 at the back so very quiet.
VALERIE, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
One night stay
Stay was for one night, free parking and Wi-Fi which was good, although parking they say due to spaces to leave your key in your room in case they need to move it, means they have access to your room while you are not in it and possibly someone will need to drive your car, not so good. Room large with one double and two single beds. Shower room and toilet small but adequate. Taxi service website did not work, but Bus service was just across the road and a regular service so was fine. Hotel doesn't do breakfast.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place
Quality, bit noisy but great stay
gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
room very small and was larger room split into two- ( friends paid same price and had much bigger room)tiny bathroom housekeeping not good and no staff to talk to-at the time or since.- no reply to emails or calls good walking distance from edinburgh - it was adequate
joanne, gb2 night trip with friends

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