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This Victorian house is in large gardens and has easy access to Edinburgh's city centre by bus. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, large rooms and fresh, home-cooked, traditional Scottish breakfasts.

Alba House has a quiet location less than 2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley rail Station. A number of local buses run regularly from the stop outside the guest house.

The house was built in about 1860 and the large rooms mix original features with modern comforts. The individually decorated en suite rooms have central heating, TVs, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks, coffee tables, armchairs and tea/coffee.

Alba House is family run and prides itself on offering a traditional warm Scottish welcome and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Alba House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 10 Jun 2006.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

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

Breakfast info

Continental

Free parking available on-site


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Host Information

9.7
Host review score

Alba House is an elegant Victorian villa dating back to around 1870. Situated in the Craigmillar Park conservation area in the south of Edinburgh, it is a great base for exploring the city and the surrounding area and is well served by local transport - only a ten minute bus journey from the historic Royal Mile. Edinburgh University (Kings Buildings), The Royal Observatory, The Medical School and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are all close by. There are several great pubs and local restaurants within walking distance and a local shopping centre is a few minutes away. Being a Victorian villa, no two bedrooms are the same, however, all bedrooms have lots of character, most with high ceilings and intricate cornice work. Our two classic rooms on the second floor are smaller in size, have cosy coombed ceilings and are probably not suited to guests with limited mobility or oversized luggage! They are priced to reflect their size. All rooms have the following; Free wifi Complimentary breakfast, unless otherwise stated in specific room rate conditions. These conditions will be stated when your reservation is confirmed. Ensuite bathrooms Flat screen Televisions Whether you visit Ed...
Alba House is situated in a quiet residential area in the south of the city.It is well connected to the city centre - a direct bus takes ten minutes to reach the historic Old Town and the many tourist attractions on the royal mile. It as a great base for exploring both the city and the surrounding area. It is on the A701 and just a few minutes drive to the city bypass which connects to all routes -airport,Forth Road Bridge and the main route North.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Queen's Hall
    1 miles
  • Craigmillar Castle
    1.1 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.1 miles
  • Holyrood Park
    1.3 miles
  • The Meadows
    1.3 miles
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    1.3 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    1.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    1.5 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Delhi Diner
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant McDonald's
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/bar Smith's Deli
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/bar Old Bell Inn
    0.7 miles
  • Cafe/bar The Earl Grange Cafe
    0.7 miles
  • Restaurant Southpour
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.7 miles
  • Royal Mile
    1.8 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.8 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.9 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    2.1 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    3 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.7 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    4.1 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    5.7 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    10.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Blackford Hill
    1.2 miles
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    2 miles
  • Mountain Braid Hills
    2.1 miles
Ski lifts
  • Hillend Ski Centre
    3.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    36.7 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    49.1 miles
How to get to Alba House from Edinburgh Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Alba House
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
Services
  • Express check-in/check-out
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Alba House takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 20:00

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

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 5 years 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

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa American Express Alba House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Check-in is from 15:00 to 18:00. Late check-in, where possible, attracts a charge and must be requested within 24 hours of booking.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Alba House 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.

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.

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

A damage deposit of GBP 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Alba House

  • Room options at Alba House include:

    • Double
    • Twin

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Alba House by:

    • Taxi 20min

  • Guests staying at Alba House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Alba House is 1.7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Check-in at Alba House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Alba House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):