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The Albyn Townhouse is a generous 4-storey, 19th-century traditional town house. Decorated to high standard and much loved by your host, Albyn is a heaven of calm & peace in a leafy cul-de-sac in Bruntsfield. We are just 20 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Medieval City. All rooms at The Albyn offer flat-screen TVs, free and fast business Wi-Fi, and the option of king-size beds in all rooms. Toiletries, hairdryers, tea facilities, coffee pod machines & mini safes are all on offer in your room. Edinburgh’s Haymarket Rail Station is 20 minutes’ walk away.The centre of Edinburgh, along with the famed Royal Mile and Edinburgh's Old Town, is less than 20 minutes’ walk away, or 10 minutes by bus. Private gated car park at an extra fee is available.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Edinburgh
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  • Fiona
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely property beautifully restored Nice details in the rooms eg Tunnocks tea cakes Owner and her family are great and very helpful
  • Daphne
    Very nice and cosy small hotel with kind and hard working owner, who lives there with her children. The hair dryer made me happy.Wonderful first
  • Christine
    Location was great for public transport and meals and we could leave our car parked at the Townhouse. View from room was great, some people may not like the stairs but it is befitting for the love home.. Lydie is friendly and provides good...

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My aim at the Albyn is to offer you a very personal, relaxing & quiet stay in a beautiful setting. The Albyn Townhouse is a gorgeous historic building dating from early 1890's, a portion of it is our family home and offers traditional & beautiful room accommodation. The rooms are decorated & furnished by myself. The Albyn is located in an amazing & cosmopolitan area of Bruntsfield, 20 min from the Old city. Not a walker? Edinburgh is built on 7 hills! it is not for the faint hearted. Please bear this fact in mind when booking with me & also the fact that we are not a hotel and therefore do not offer the same facilities. We have teamed with the amazing restaurants available in Bruntsfield for you where you can have 10% discount for breakfast, let me know and i can reserve for you. I also offer a lovely breakfast basket in the room, book in advance, at an extra fee. Remember! no elevator, the Albyn is a Victorian Manse within a 4-storey, 19th-century traditional town house. Beware of heavy luggage, due to illness I am unable to carry heavy luggage for you. Earliest Check in, self check in, luggage drop off is 2pm. See you soon!
The Albyn is my home, i adore this house and live on site with my three kids, 1 dog & a lot of customers to take care of. Albyn is very much decorated at our image, we are a team of makers! so we have decorated and crafted a lot of the features & soft furnishings you will find at the Albyn. Our favourite things to do?; Our city!! in the largest sense possible...we love everything about it, we walk it, visit it & I paint it!! We love cooking & baking as a family & eating local food, go to the Stockbridge market every week-end, roll as many hills as we can with the kids on the Meadows & make wishes with as many dandelions as we can find!! We look forward to meeting you soon!
Brunstfield is a lovely quarter away from the hustle & bustle of the city but yet with many independents shops and restaurants just 2 minutes walk from us! We are located 20 minutes walk to the Old city.
Languages spoken: English,French

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Facilities of Albyn Townhouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Ski storage
    Additional charge
  • Bingo
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live music/performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Skiing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs £10 per day.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Concierge service
    • Express check-in/check-out
    • Room service
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Books, DVDs, or music for children
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Adult only
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Allergy-free room
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

    House rules

    Albyn Townhouse takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 20:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 20

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Albyn Townhouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Reception is between 16:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday with self check-in only during weekends. Self check in and luggage drop offs available from 2pm earliest. please advise the property and they will send you a code.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID 19) the property are no longer storing luggage on arrival or after departure.

    Please note that the property does not take group bookings of more than 2 rooms.

    Please note that this property cannot accommodate hen and stag, or similar parties.

    One baby cot is available and can be added in Superior Double rooms or Twin room only. Only children aged 2 years and younger can use the baby cot.

    Extra beds cannot be provided. The maximum room occupancy cannot be exceeded.

    If you wish to check in outside of the stated hours with the earliest being noon, please advise the property and they will send you a key code.

    For late arrivals after 20:00 or if you have not made the property aware of your arrival time, an access code is automatically sent by SMS. Please make sure a valid mobile telephone number is provided with your country dialing code.

    Private gated parking is available for £10.00 per night, from 10:30 to 10:30. There are only 4 parking spaces, no parking is guaranteed until confirmed by the property. Parking is payable at the property in cash only.

    Kindly note the property cannot process payments by card on site. All room payment must be done in advance, bank transfer is preferred, card accepted online only.

    Please inform Albyn Townhouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    If you require an invoice when booking a prepaid rate, please write this request and your company details in the Ask a question box.

    In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

    Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    This property is located in a residential area and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

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    FAQs about Albyn Townhouse

    • Albyn Townhouse is 1.1 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Albyn Townhouse is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Albyn Townhouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Albyn Townhouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Skiing
      • Bowling
      • Tennis court
      • Canoeing
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Bike tours
      • Live music/performance
      • Movie nights
      • Cooking class
      • Happy hour
      • Bingo
      • Pub crawls
      • Live sport events (broadcast)
      • Themed dinner nights
      • Walking tours
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Stand-up comedy

    • Room options at Albyn Townhouse include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double
      • Suite