Glenalmond House

Guesthouse

25 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 2BX

    Glenalmond House is located in an impressive detached Victorian house, just one mile from the historic Royal Mile. Free private car parking and WiFi are provided. All rooms are en-suite, including single, double, family, and deluxe 4-poster.

    All the rooms are individually decorated to a very high standard and there are four rooms are at ground floor level, as well as our guest lounge.

    There is private off-street parking for several cars to the front of the house.

    We offer an extensive breakfast menu, including the traditional Scottish, with haggis, and many vegetarian options.

    Situated just over a mile from the centre of Edinburgh, there is quick and easy access to the main tourist attractions via the excellent local bus service. We are conveniently located for Edinburgh University Kings Buildings and Pollock Halls. Holyrood Park is also nearby, as is the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

    We have free Wi-Fi access for guest use and there is also usually a computer available for internet access free of charge.

    Great special offers are available during the months of November to March. Glenalmond House is an impressive detached Victorian house situated in the south east area of Mayfield in Edinburgh. The house retains many original features, such as ornate plaster cornicing, a beautiful black marble fireplace and brass picture rails in the dining room.

    We offer bed and breakfast accommodation within the main house in 9 en-suite bedrooms. There are four rooms on the ground floor and five rooms on the first floor. Four of the rooms are classified as deluxe - family, 4-poster and the Rococco bedrooms, which are more spacious, have queen-size beds and superior furniture and fittings and a fridge in the room.  The other five bedrooms are smaller in size, but are also individually decorated to the same very high standard. These include a single room, three double rooms, and one twin room.

    There is free, private off-street parking for several cars to the front of the house.
    We offer an extensive breakfast menu, including the traditional Scottish, with haggis, and many vegetarian options. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

    Situated just over a mile from the centre of Edinburgh, there is quick and easy access to the main tourist attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Princes Street. You can take a 20-30 minute walk or use the excellent local bus service. Buses run every few minutes to the city centre and take 5-10 minutes to get there. The local bus can also take you to further afield attractions such as Rosslyn Chapel, the Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh Zoo and South Queensferry, where you can view the Forth road and rail bridges and take boat tours to Inchcombe Island. We are conveniently located for Edinburgh University Kings Buildings and Pollock Halls. Holyrood Park, where you can get magnificent views of the city of Edinburgh and Fife is also nearby. For those that like to swim or go to the gym, the Royal Commonwealth Pool is a short walk away.

    Special offers are available during the quieter months of November to March.

    Your hosts, Jimmy and Fiona Mackie will be pleased to welcome you and provide you with any information you require, to make your visit to beautiful city of Edinburgh a memorable one.

    Gradings
    4 Guest House
    Awards
    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 May 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    2012 to 2015 Opening Times
    1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015

    Normally closed for Christmas, 24th and 25th December

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    7
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Classic Queen
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Classic Twin
    £92.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Deluxe 4 Poster
    £120.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Deluxe Rococco
    £120.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family
    £140.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single
    £68.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior 4-poster bed, 1st Floor
    £108.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • City Breaks

    Domestic

    • Fridge There is a fridge in all 4 of our deluxe rooms
    • Payphones Available
    • WC EnSuite
    • Iron Available
    • Hairdryer Available Hairdryer provided in every guest room
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Linen Provided
    • Electric Shaver Point

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV In Room Flat screen TVin all guest rooms and also in the guest lounge. Freeview digital channels provided
    • Radio
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Electron
    • American Express Card
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Private Parking Parking available for all rooms in our private car park at the front of the guest house.
    • On Public Transport Route Local buses run every few minutes to the centre of Edinburgh, just one mile away form the guest house
    • Free Parking On-Site Plenty of space in our off-street car park right outside the guest house.

    Catering

    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles There are lots of excellent restaurants and bars within a 5-10 minute walk form the guest house
    • Vegetarian Lots of options on our extensive breakfast menu
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Breakfast Available Extensive breakfast menu with lots Scottish breakfast and many vegetarian options
    • Gluten Free We have several gluten free options on our extensive breakfast menu. Gluten free bread available if requested in advance

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted No smoking anywhere inside the guest house. There is an ashtray provided outside for smokers.
    • Internet Access WiFi is provided throughout the guest house including all the guest bedrooms

    Location

    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Young People No children under 5 years old permitted
    • Groups Welcome
    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers

    Road Directions

    All roads leading into Edinburgh pass a sign directing them to the City Bypass A720. Take the city bypass A720 to the Straiton junction (towards the east end of bypass), then take the A701 towards Edinburgh for approx 2.5 miles. You will go down a steep hill (Liberton Brae) and through a set of lights at the bottom. Go through another set of lights and Cameron Toll Shopping Centre will be to your right by the next traffic lights, where the main road bears left, heading for Edinburgh City Centre. Go straight through these lights and head up Craigmillar Park road for about a quarter of a mile. Here the road name changes to Mayfield Gardens. On the right hand side, look out for a large detached house set back from the road with the sign 'Glenalmond House'. Turn right into the car park.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Either take a taxi from the TIC in the city centre, which will cost you about £8, or you can take the local bus from Princes Street. The bus stop is on Princes Street, opposite the Scott Monument and Waverley Bridge. The bus stop is just on the opposite side of the Princes Street, across from the Scott Monument. Get on bus number 3, 3A, 29, 31, 37 or 47. The fare is £1.50 for a single journey and £3.50 for a day ticket, and you will need exact fare as drivers do not give change. Ask the driver for Mayfield Gardens. If you sit on the left hand side of the bus, look out for the point at which there are no further shops. The road name changes to Minto Street and carried on until you see the road, East Mayfield on the left hand side. Get off at the stop after this road and you are only yards from Glenalmond House on the same side of the road.

    Getting there by railway:- Either come up the Waverley steps from the railway station onto Princes Street or come up the taxi ramp onto Waverley Bridge, turn right and walk up onto Princes Street. The bus stop is just on the opposite side of the Princes Street, across from the Scott Monument. Get on bus number 3, 3A, 31, 29, 37 or 47. The fare is £1.40, and you will need exact fare as drivers do not give change. Ask the driver for Mayfield Gardens.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport either by Taxi which will cost around twenty Pounds, or take the express bus to Waverley Bridge (7 Pounds return, 4 Pounds single ). Then walk up to Princes Street and cross the road. Take the bus from the stop opposite the Scott Monument. Get on bus number 3, 3A, 29, 31, 37 or 47. Ask the driver for Mayfield Gardens. If you sit on the left hand side of the bus, look out for the point at which there are no further shops. The road name changes to Minto Street and carried on until you see the road, East Mayfield on the left hand side. Get off at the stop after this road and you are only yards from Glenalmond House on the same side of the road.

    Getting there by ferry:- Take a bus to the centre of Edinburgh and follow instructions for arrival by rail.
    If you are driving, please follow the instructions for arrival by car.

     

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1

    Parking

    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Services for guests with visual impairments :
      • guest information in large print format
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 5 Jun 2014 to 31 Jul 2014
    • 10% discount on our standard, flexible rate
    • Guaranteed to be the cheapest price you will find for Glenalmond House, anywhere online
    • Available for all rooms and dates until the end of July 2014
    • Bookings must be made directly on our own website, by email or phone. This offer is not available through any other online channel
    • To get the discounted price, click the 'Check Availability and Book' button to go to our booking calendar page. Select your dates and make sure you enter the promotional code TRIP14  to gain access the discounted prices
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