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1 room, 2 adults

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
16 Mayfield Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2BZ, United Kingdom

4-star guesthouse with restaurant, near University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

from £45
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Comfort Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Comfort Triple Room
  • Comfort Double Room

What’s around Allison House 16 Guesthouse


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 24-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 29-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 31-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 31-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 35-minute walk
  • George Street - 36-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 37-minute walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Monday-Sunday: 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • 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

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1890
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

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
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Allison House 16 Guesthouse’s small print

Also known as

  • Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Auld Reekie Guest House
  • Auld Reekie Edinburgh
  • Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Allison House 16
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16


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.

Optional extras

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 16 Guesthouse

  • Does Allison House 16 Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Allison House 16 Guesthouse does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Delhi Diner (1-min walk), Five Star (6-min walk) and Smith Bakery & Deli (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 67 reviews

Poor 2.0
This guest house is absolutely awfull and is not worth more than $50 a night. It has a horrible smell as soon as you walk in. One of our rooms was on the ground floor with the smell worse than upstairs. No personnel on premises to talk to about the conditions. It is also very dirty and super tiny. There is nothing around, you have to uber. I would not recommend it to anyone. I have no idea how it got 4 stars.
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Comfy stay but no parking
Great stay for business but parking is difficult as there is no onsite parking. Bus lane outside door so if you have expensive gear not ideal but plenty of local area parking.
gb4 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great Value and Excellent Location
We enjoyed our time at Allison House. The bedroom was small, but comfortable, the breakfast was good and the service could not be faulted. The location was excellent and we would happily stay there again.
Robert, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Room!
Lovely accomodation, very comfortable room, all good!
John, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely room, not too far from centre
Carol, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent and very welcoming host.
Keith, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Easy bus trip to Prince street for shopping!
Roland, gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Weekend getaway to Scotland.
We stay at Auld Reekie Guest House (now called Allison House 16) and had a nice pleasant stay. We did not spend a lot of time in the room as we were sightseeing most of the time. Couldn't get the heat to work in our room but we just made do and bundled up as it wasn't extremely cold. Mentioned this to the staff when we were leaving and they politely said we should have said something to them and they would have helped us. Parking here, and a lot of other places in the area, leaves quite a bit to be desired, as there are only two spaces in front of the building. Breakfast was very nice.
Dave, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
was a good stay with lots of tourist places to see
Heather, gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay
Excellent hotel, room very clean and modern, good breakfast, staff very friendly, would recommend and book again
Yvonne, gb1 night trip

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

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