Alba Hills Guest House


33 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH9 2BX

    Alba Hills Guest House is an elegant Victorian house with many original features and charm, situated close to Edinburgh University and with very good bus service to Edinburgh main attractions and the City Centre.

    We are a family run Guest House offering friendly and welcoming hospitality; clean, spacious and comfortable rooms, superb service and tourism advice and a succulent cold and hot breakfast in the morning. We offer en suite rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, alarm clock, freeview TV, hairdryer and access to free wireless; there is free on site limited parking and plenty off street parking nearby.

    Our staff speak Portuguese, Spanish, German, Arab and of course English, and they will be happy to help you in any queries or special requirements. Alba Hills Guest House is an elegant Victorian house in the leafy area of Edinburgh's City Centre. The house itself dates back to 1862 and maintains much of its original charm and character, capturing the grandeur of the Victorian period and keeping many original features which include beautiful ornate ceilings reflecting the prosperity of the city.

    Situated on a main corridor into the city centre, a 5 - 10 minute bus trip or 15 - 20 minute walk will have you within easy access to all of Edinburgh's fine attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parlament, Princes Street and the bustling City Centre. There are bars, shops, restaurants and swimming/fitness centres within a few minutes stroll of Alba Hills Guest House. There are also many fine walks with stunning views of the city within easy reach.

    Our rooms are spacious, bright, clean, comfortable and some of them with stunnings views of the famous Arthur's Seat. Most of the rooms are en suite with toilet and shower and all have wash-hand basins and include television, hairdryer, alarm clock and tea/coffee making facilities as standard. Each morning guests can start their day by enjoying a hot breakfast in the comfortable dining room. Our staff will receive and make you feel at home and can help you with any enquires in different languages including English, Arab, Spanish, French, Portuguese.

    We have limited free car parking available, and there is plenty free off street parking avalaible around the Guest House. There is very good bus service into the City Centre just at our door.

    Free wireless on all rooms.
    High chair and cot avalaible.
    Pack lunches avalaible on request.
    Continental and hot breakfast every morning. Vegeterian and special diet requirements available on request.
    Iron and iron board for guests use.
    3 Guest House
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double Room
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room (2+2)
    £180.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £50.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Triple Room
    £140.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room
    £100.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    All price are per room and with breakfast include. Prices are average and they may vary slightly due to high or low season demand or special Edinburgh events. During Bank Holidays, Easter, Edinburgh Festivals, Hogmanay and other special Edinburgh dates the minimum stay is 2 days.

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

    Accommodation Type

    • City Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free We cover any special dietary requirements, let us know in advance please
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Gluten Free
    • Halal Meals
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Lounge
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite

    Languages Spoken

    • Arabic spoken
    • French Speaking
    • Italian Speaking
    • Portugese spoken
    • Spanish Speaking


    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    From the city bypass (A720): Leave the bypass at the Straiton junction and follow the signs for the City Centre. Alba Hills will be on your right after 2.5 miles.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Alba Hills lies 1.50 miles to the south from the City Centre. A bus from Princes Street (number 3, 31, 37, 29, 47), will take you directly to Mayfield Gardens in around 10-15m. Alternatively a taxi will be around 10m or less.

    Getting there by railway:- From Waverley Bridge the Alba Hills lies 1.50 miles to the south. A bus from Princes Street (number 3, 31, 37, 29, 47), will take you directly to Mayfield Gardens in around 10-15m. Alternatively a taxi will be around 10m.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport if by car follow the indications to the City ByPass and once there exit at Straiton Juction and follow the indications as By Car. Alternatively take the Airlink service to Waverly Bridge and then follow the indications as By Rail direcctions.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair 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


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

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

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