Allison House


17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 2AX

    Welcome, from David and Anne-Marie Hinnrichs, to the Allison House, where personal service is assured and great care is taken in the warm greeting our guests receive.

    Welcome to The Allison House, Guest House Edinburgh, an elegant family run town house property owned and managed for the last 20 years by David and Anne-Marie Hinnrichs.

    Our superb location allows guests easy access to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, The Scottish Parliament and many other famous visitor attractions Edinburgh has to offer.

    Public transport to and from the guest house is frequent and allows to explore the city easily.

    All our 11  tastefully furnished bedrooms offer, en-suite facilities with private shower, Free internet access WI-FI, LCD televisions with DVD player, Radio, Hair dryer, hospitality trays, ironing facilities and complimentary whisky and sherry on arrival.

    Rates are inclusive of Room and Full Breakfast (B&B) with a choice of cooked Scottish breakfast, or for those that prefer something a bit lighter we're certain you will find our extensive Continental buffet to your liking.

    The Allison House welcomes Business and Leisure guests alike and are happy to cater for most special requests - we look forward to your visit.


    4 Guest House
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    We are open for most of the year but normally close for a week over Christmas and then reopen in time for New Year.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single with Private Facilities
    £65.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    £65.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Small Double/En-Suite
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Rooms are charged on a Bed & Breakfast basis & include Tax

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


    • Breakfast Available Breakfast served each morning offering a wide selection of hot & cold items - we try to cater for all needs and if there are any special requests we will try, where possible, to meet them. Breakfast 7.30am - 9.30am Monday - Friday 8.00am-10.00 Sat & S
    • Dairy Free We can arrange for Dairy Free products to be available during your stay with us but would require advanced notice.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles There are a number of Cafes, bars and restaurants whiin easy walking distance.
    • Gluten Free We offer some products suitable for a Gluten free diet - however any specific requests you may have we would appreciate advanced notice.
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop In the area there are a number of shops, ranging from a small newspaper shop almost accross the road to a small shopping mall with a large supermarket in less than a mile - however the City Centre can be easily reached for all other stores.
    • Tea & Coffee Available A hospitality tray is in every bedroom, offering the option to make tea, coffe or chocolate anf will be replenished on a daily basis.
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian Included in our Breakfast selection are a range of products suitable for Vegetarian diet - any specific requests however need to be arranged in advance.
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Trouser Press
    • WC EnSuite

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque Personal cheques are only accepted from UK banks and are subject to the Guarantee regulations of The Bank.
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques Travellers Cheques are only accepted in UK Sterling
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street When space is restriced at the House there are a number of streets in the area which offer limited free parking, guests should check signs for any restrictions.
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route Edinburgh has an excellent local bus service - there are at least 7 buses which pass by here very regularly all of which will take you to the City Centre in a few minutes. Day pass tickets for the bus are normally available
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space We have a limited number of free on-site parking spaces which are offered on a first come first served basis. You will be asked to leave keys with us
    • Private Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building


    • City Location The Allison House is located in the Southside are of the City approx 1.5 miles from the centre.

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed Unfortunately we do not accept pets in the House but are happy to accept Guide and Hearing dogs by arrangement.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From tourist information centre at Waverley shopping centre, cross to bus stop on North Bridge. Bus numbers 3,7,8, 29, 29A, 31, 37 all pass front door. Bus stop is 20 yards past hotel.

    Getting there by railway:- From Waverley Station, hotel situated 1.25 miles due south. Taxi from station costs approx. £5. Buses from North Bridge opposite Balmoral Hotel cost 80p.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport follow signs for city centre. Go onto city bypass south and exit at Straiton Junction. Follow signs for city centre. Hotel situated 2.5 miles from junction exit on main road A701.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Leith Docks follow signs for city centre, follow road up Leith Walk. Continue to follow signs for city centre until you reach Princes St. Turn up North Bridge and head straight up the road for approx one mile. Hotel on left-hand side.

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    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 5


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp

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

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