Golfing heaven made easy!

Jul 21, 2015 by Rory

Brilliant golf trip in Edinburgh made even more so by the hospitality of the girls at the Albyn. Coupled with huge rooms, huge windows, lots of clean Scottish air and bright smiles from all the girls at Breakfast - even when we got their nationalities wrong!! Sorry ladies!! Will be staying again without hesitation. Thoroughly recommended! Thank you all.

Lovely B&B

Jul 16, 2015 by Mary Anne Fennel

Great place to stay. Clean, spacious and beautifully decorated rooms. Parking available if you book. Superb breakfast with extensive menu. I loved my pancakes and my husband said the omelette was the best he had tasted. Buses were convenient and close by. 30 minute walk to town. Lydie and David were welcoming, friendly hosts. Lydie was especially attentive. Would stay again.

Lovely B&B

Jul 16, 2015 by Mary Anne Fennel

Great place to stay. Clean, spacious and beautifully decorated rooms. Parking available if you book. Superb breakfast with extensive menu. I loved my pancakes and my husband said the omelette was the best he had tasted. Buses were convenient and close by. 30 minute walk to town. Lydie and David were welcoming, friendly hosts. Lydie was especially attentive. Would stay again.

Wonderful stay

Jul 10, 2015 by Maria

I couldn't be happier about my stay in Edinburgh. Lydie and David are the frendlier hosts I have ever met, and made me feel very much at home. The place is just beautiful and has a family touch that is very welcoming. I also loved the location, it is very easy and very fast to come and go from the city center by bus (and the way to the bus stop is also gorgeous!). The only thing that made me sad is that I was there just for a short time! Hope to come back to Edinburgh, and if I do, I definitly will be staying in Albyn Townhouse again.

Excellent B&B

Jul 04, 2015 by Mary Anne Fennel

We loved our stay at Albyn Townhouse. Lydia and David were very welcoming and full of helpful information. The room was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated by Lydie. Breakfast was wonderful with a huge menu and friendly waitresses. Parking was useful. Buses were convenient. The whole experience was like staying with friends. Would come back.

Fantastic stay!

Jul 01, 2015 by Christine

What a beautiful stay in Edinburgh! We were greeted by Lydia who was very warm and friendly! The guest house was clean and I mean spotless! Breakfast choices were plenty and made to your preference! Buses were close by but we walked which made it about a 35 min trek into town! Would come back! Thank you!

A Perfect Stay!

Jun 29, 2015 by Anders Nilback

We had a great stay at the Albyn Townhouse. Lydie was very helpful and positive. She recommended a near restaurant just a few blocks away with the name, Three Birds. It was very good and had an interesting cross culinary menu. Then we found, on walking distance, the very best Indian Restaurant, Tuk Tuk (1 Leven Street, opposite King’s Theatre). The concept, if you would like to drink alcoholic beverage is that you bring it yourself. There is a Sainsbury’s Local a few meters away that for example have cold cheap beer. Albyn have a very good breakfast with a lot to choose from. And if you don’t like “high” sleeping pillows – then bring your own! That was our only personal complaint of our stay. We recommend the hotel, that is around 20 minutes fast walking from the Old Town, and would stay there again when we go to wonderful Edinburgh. /Anders & Hillevi

Albyn Townhouse

Jun 27, 2015 by Robert & Dawn Mills

We were made to feel very welcome and no effort was spared by Lydie to help us with our holiday arrangements and make sure we were comfortable in our room. Would recommend Albyn Townhouse to anyone wanting to stay at a B& B in Edinburgh.

We will be back!

Jun 25, 2015 by Mhairi

The Albyn IS the best guest house we have stayed at - lovely house, great bedrooms and ensuites and Lydie is super friendly and helpful showing us the best way to get to places! And what can i say about breakfast - great choices and lovely service! Will be recommending you to everyone!

Excellent stay

Jun 22, 2015 by John Corcoran

We had a really wonderful weekend staying at this guest house. We were made very welcome by the hostess, Lydie who was very helpful throught our stay. Our room was extremely nice, well decorated and spotlessly clean with a good bed and excellent shower. Every morning we were offered an excellent choice for breakfast and it was always superbly cooked and served by very attentive waitresses.
We felt very well looked after throughout our stay and would not hesitate to go back the next time we visit Edinburgh.


Jun 21, 2015 by Jeff

What an absolute gem! Our flight arrived earlier than expected to Edinburgh, and Lydie was so accommodating, allowing us not just to leave our bags, but turning the room over to us early to let us catch a quick nap. Lydie is so enthusiastic and personable. From the first hello to the last goodbye, she and the staff made us feel at home. Breakfast was excellent, as were her directions for getting around town, and her recommendations for places to eat. If we ever have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh again, Albyn will be our first choice for places to stay.

Great find with off street parking

Jun 18, 2015 by M Griffiths

Good room with view of the castle. Very warm welcome from Lydie and help with directions into city - both walking and bus - as well as recommendations for dining. Bathroom was immaculate. One small suggestion - better lighting in the room - even with bedside lights it was still a little dark at night.

Fab albyn

Jun 14, 2015 by Colin blackburn

What a fab place. Lydia is the most enthusiastic host I've ever met with some great suggestions to visit. Breakfast is very nice and the staff most polite and helpful. The room is very clean and the bed most comfortable. Will definitely stay again when we visit Scotland in the future. Many thanks.

XXXL - Super, Super, Super!

Jun 13, 2015 by Matthias Louis Fischer

Thank you for the very nice and absolutly comfortable stay in your house. We were three nights in the Albyn Townhouse. It was great.....
Lydie you and your staff make a great job. You sholuld changing only the endlesscircle of the very nice musik of "Vivaldi".

Atmospheric and homely

Jun 10, 2015 by Ursula & John

Such a hidden gem and so close to all amenities. Lydie is the perfect hostess and it is so her forte. Enjoyed our chat with David and glad to know that they are having a well deserved holiday soon. You have to experience this B/B to understand how great it is. Breakfast plentiful and such a choice. Haste ye back as they say.

Very nice find

Jun 09, 2015 by David

Comfortable, friendly and secure, the Albyn acts as a great base in a lovely locality to explore Edinburgh.

Friendly and helpful

Jun 06, 2015 by Andrew Frayn

Excellent hospitality and good facilities in the room. A warm and engaging welcome from Lydie, who was very helpful in sorting out little extras such as setting up an ironing board and looking after luggage after I checked out. I appreciated David introducing himself, too. Highly recommended.

Absolutely Lovely!

Jun 03, 2015 by Michael Smyth

This was just what I wanted, truly felt like home away from home. Everyone was kind, thoughtful, and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The food was amazing. I couldn't have made a better choice and plan to stay here every time I'm in Edinburgh. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone (as long as there is room for me the next time I'm in town).

A lovely stay

Jun 01, 2015 by Quin and Annl

A wonderful family-run B&B. nice rooms, a great choice of breakfasts. Good bus connections with old town and new town. Loved the two dining recommendations, three birds nearby, Maisonblue in Old Town.

Coming Back For More

May 30, 2015 by Peter Laurence

We stayed at Albyn Townhouse for a couple of nights last year, and came back again this year for another night because we liked it so much. The hospitality is very warm and welcoming and the room very well-appointed and comfortable. And the breakfasts are simply great. We visit relatives in Edinburgh regularly, and needn't look any further for somewhere to stay!


May 27, 2015 by Roger

We stayed for one night at the end of a cycle ride. Perfect location in a quiet cul-de-sac, really comfortable bed, excellent breakfast and really friendly and helpful host, Lydie. Will consider staying when next in Edinburgh.

Lovely stay

May 26, 2015 by Becca and Rhys

Couldn't have stumbled across a better place to stay - absolutely wonderful in every way. The deco inside was fantastic, the room was really beautiful, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was heavenly! Brilliant location too, only a 20 min walk through a lovely area - would not stay anywhere else when returning to Edinburgh.


May 23, 2015 by Helena and Mike

We had one night at this fabulous B and B, and loved it! The house is lovely, with an ideal, peaceful location but within easy reach of restaurants, shops, the city centre, and the ring road. Our room was perfect, with a great view over the city to the sea straight ahead, or to the castle if you relaxed on the window seat...which I did! Great hosts, delicious breakfast, and very relaxed atmosphere. We'll definitely be back.

Just fab!

May 19, 2015 by Christina

We have just had wonderful 4 days in this lovely b&b and we enjoyed everything about it - the very clean & cosy room, the very delicious breakfast, the funny, friendly & caring hosts and staff and not to forget Edingburgh itself. Definitely worth a trip...

Great Place to Stay

May 18, 2015 by Rod & Lynette Gravelet-Blondin

What a great place to stay in Edinburgh. Great hosts, good position, comfortable beds, beautiful house, delicious food - who could ask for any thing more!

Nice place to stay

May 14, 2015 by David

A little bit out of town- but with good bus service. Rooms were very comfortable- like a boutique hotel. But it is a B&B. Breakfasts well cooked and filling- kept us going for the day. (Packed breakfast a bit ordinary.)

A brilliant find

May 06, 2015 by Lorraine Davidson

My husband and I stayed for one night whilst visiting our daughter in Edinburgh, we loved it so much that we asked to stay a 2nd night but alas it was fully booked which is no surprise because its such a lovely place to stay. Everything was perfect, Lydie and John are lovely, welcoming hosts, the rooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated and there was so much choice for breakfast. We just hope its not too busy the next time we visit Edinburgh as it would be hard to stay anywhere else now!

Highly recommended

Apr 27, 2015 by maureen newman

Great location for us.Lovely room,good food,lovely hosts and GORGEOUS puppies to play with!! Looking forward to our next visit.

Perfect stay - only too short

Apr 21, 2015 by Chris

we only stayed for one night on our way back south from the highlands, but we definitely should have reserved more time to stay at this perfect b&b in this beautiful city! highly recommended!!! room: spacious, comfy and very clean; breakfast: excellent quality, good choice! hosts: extraordinately friendly and helpful!

Beautiful little out of the way place

Apr 20, 2015 by Elizabeth

We stayed here for two nights during a Scotland driving vacation and could not have been happier. I'm glad we found the place on because it's a bit out of the way, so we would likely not have found it otherwise! Lydie and David were very friendly and helpful and clearly love what they do! The server at breakfast was also delightful. The place itself was like a little haven away from the bustle of the city. The rooms and communal areas were impeccably decorated and just adorable. Breakfast was delicious and offered more options than I have seen at most B&Bs. I suppose I would characterize Albyn as a cross between B&B and boutique hotel. Definitely give it a try if you are in Edinburg! ;)


Apr 17, 2015 by Stuart & Jackie Hamilton

We have just returned from Edinburgh and had an excellent stay at Albyn and the atmosphere is truly warm and welcoming. It's always a bit of a gamble booking a bed and breakfast when you aren't sure if it will be ok though we would like to confirm to anyone reading these reviews that they can be confident that this is truly a lovely place and what has been said in previous reviews is spot on. A great price for so many luxuries like the spotlessly clean rooms, comfortable beds, big bouncy white towels, the sweeties on your bed when you arrive, tissues, soaps, etc etc. not to mention the fabulous breakfasts ... You will be hard pressed to deny what is on offer to eat, all served with a smile. We loved our bedroom view across the rooftops to the castle and it was remarkably quiet and peaceful. We also loved the local restaurants, especially the Three Birds just up the road. Thank you Lydie for your hospitality, we have no hesitation in recommending your delightful bed and breakfast.

Lovely place

Apr 15, 2015 by Jessica

We stayed for a long weekend in April and just loved both the place and Edinburgh - a perfect weekend getaway! Even the weather was sunny during our stay.
Lydie was very welcoming and she's clearly put a lot of time and effort into the whole place! We just loved the attention to detail in our room, from the quirky, fun artwork to the fluffiness of the towels. By far the best B&B we've ever visited and can warmly recommend it to anyone.

Short, but sweet

Apr 12, 2015 by Gina Funke

We stayed for two nights after a longer stay in Royal Deeside. The room was comfortable and just like the previous review, Lydie was helpful in explaining how to make the most out of our 1 day in Edinburgh. We loved the breakfasts, and coffee was nice and strong! We would recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in a more residential quiet part of the's a good 1 mile walk to the Castle, but good restaurants right around the corner.


Apr 11, 2015 by Karen and Craig

Only stayed one night in one of our favourite cities and now have a favourite place to stay. What can you say everything was just perfect from the room to the breakfast to the fantastic hosts especially Lydie. We will be back...maybe for our anniversary lol.

Warm welcome and great value

Mar 31, 2015 by Catherine Toolan

Lovely room at the top with views over rooftops to the sea. Tasteful, everything worked. larger than expected, even a little sofa and a chair at perfect height to sit and watch the view.
Loved the area; very residential, independent shops, cafes and bistros nearby. Just as friendly as the reviews promised. Breakfast for all tastes; try the porridge, excellent omelette, and leave room for home-made preserves and cakes. Didn't need to place our drinks order on day 2 - the waitress remembered! Thank-you everyone for a relaxing stay.

Perfect Stay

Mar 30, 2015 by Tony Punton

We stayed for two nights and had a lovely view over the roof tops to the Firth of Forth from our room. The room was very clean and cosy with a great bathroom. Breakfast was fantastic with a great choice, I would recommend the full Scottish. Lydie was very helpful when we checked in with sightseeing, directions and local places to eat, the three birds was very good. We would highly recommend a stay at Albyn Town House and we will return in the near future. Thank you Lydie and David

Long weekend

Mar 29, 2015 by Tamsyn and Darrell

We stayed for 3 nights at the Albyn and it was a wonderfully friendly stay! Lydie made us feel like we were staying as friends rather than customers. Breakfast was amazing with home made compotes and pancakes, fresh coffee and wonderful full breakfasts. The rooms are comfy, cosy and decorated tastefully. Ours had a rainfull shower and a lovely view over the Edinburgh rooftops. Lydie and David made us feel incredibly welcome and also pointed us in the right direction for sightseeing, meals and getting to and from the airport. This is a gem of a place and I can highly recommend a stay here! Thank you Lydie and David and all at Albyn Townhouse (including the puppies!)

Many, many thanks!

Mar 22, 2015 by Klaus

Thank you very much for five wonderful days in Edinburgh, the warm welcome, the great service an kindness !!!

Great Experience!

Mar 19, 2015 by Aurélie et Sylvain

We spent four nights at Albyn Townhouse and it was a real pleasure! All was perfect: a beautiful room, clean and cosy, the owners so kind as all the people working at Albyn, the breakfast was just delicious. We won't hesitate to come back here again if we come back to Edimburg! Thank you for all.


Mar 18, 2015 by Ekaterina

That was my first trip to Edinburgh and an amazing experience! Would love to thank each and everyone in Albyn Townhouse for making my stay so comfortable and delightful!
I will definitely come again.


Mar 17, 2015 by Karol Gilewski

It was only one-night stay in Albyn Townhouse on by business trip, but not the last one surely, if I ever happen to visit Edinburgh again :-). The owners are so kind, helpful and lovely people, the room I got was nice, clean and tidy with huge and comfortable bed and the breakfast was really, really good..., one of the best omelette I've ever had :-). Most importantly though, you feel a bit home, unlike the big hotel chains... Well done Lydie & David.


Mar 14, 2015 by Emily

A lovely warm welcome! Friendly staff, great food, fantastic warm rooms! Would 100% stay here again!


Mar 13, 2015 by Granville-Harper

What a treasure to find a comfortable, friendly and unique B&B such as the Albyn Townhouse. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - snuggly beds, beautifully decorated rooms and a delicious breakfast (my husband thought it was the best he's ever had!).
We shall certainly be back to stay again. Thank you so much!


Mar 08, 2015 by Stephen Davis

Warm welcome, very friendly, great room, lovely breakfast excellent local restaurant recommendations. Would stay again

Lovely townhouse

Mar 08, 2015 by Ian McLoughlin

Everything about our stay was excellent. Lovely, comfortable room, delicious choice of breakfasts and very welcoming hosts. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Albyn Townhouse highly and will certainly return next time we visit Edinburgh.


Feb 25, 2015 by David Kibble

A warm welcome; a superb room; delicious and imaginative breakfasts. Why stay in a five star hotel when you can get better at Albyntownhouse!

Feb 24, 2015 by Giulia

We had a lovely stay at Albyn! Warm, cosy and spacious room with a spotless clean ensuite bathroom, it was a pleasure to come back at the end of the day :) nice neighbourhood with plenty of cute shops and cafes, and easily reachable from the centre too. We would definitely come back!

Lovely,lovely lovely

Feb 23, 2015 by Robin,Sarah,Keith and Irene

This was a repeat February half term stay at the Albyn and like our first stay last year everything was spot on and an absolutely delightful stay was enjoyed.
On this occasion we stayed three nights and before leaving have booked again for next year......yes it is that good !!!!
The very warm,personable and guest friendly David and Lydie and their team provide an excellent welcome and base in the fashionable area of Bruntsfield/Morningside.
Their gorgeously decorated and presented Victorian Town House with Lydie's French touch throughout, is located at the end of a very quiet residential close just off the main Bruntsfield thoroughfare where there are lots of lovely cafes/restaurants and quirky shops.
There is some direct parking at the front which is perhaps limited to a few cars so would advise guests check availability/advice beforehand if travelling by car.
Add to this you are only a relatively short walk [ 20 mins across the picturesque Bruntsfield Links ] to Princess Street and other Edinburgh sights.
On this occasion we stayed in rooms 5 and 7 both of which give some partial view of Edinburgh Castle....would suggest all rooms are equally great and spotlessly clean.
The hot/cold scrummy choices for breakfasts all tempt the taste buds....certainly plenty there for even the biggest appetites , make sure you try Lydie's home-made rhubarb compote and her lemon curd ,both are brilliant.
During our three night stay we where waited on by the lovely Ines who greeted us each morning with the warmest and welcoming Spanish smile and provided us with exemplary service.

Well done David and Lydie, you give your guests exceptional staying service and value for money,can't praise enough and we have no hesitation in recommending to other would be guests ,would give you ten stars if could....already looking forward to our next years stay in February 2016.

Feb 20, 2015 by stephane

Une arrivée surprenante au bout d'une ruelle. Et là, surprise, un petit coin de paradis aussi typique qu'on peut l'imaginer à Edimbourg.
Un accueil plus que chaleureux et une chambre magnifique.
Cela vaut bien un minimum de 5 étoiles...


Feb 16, 2015 by Benny

When i pulled up to the guest house with a cab i was thinking London B&B. When i got inside the decor was so nice, the room was warm and inviting and you could tell and extra amount of care had been given to the room. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who was planning a long stay it was fantastic.

Feb 14, 2015 by Simon Rowntree

This is the third time in a year that we have stayed at Albyn, and we got the expected warm welcome from Lydie, David and the staff.
The room was good, and the breakfast excellent.

Highly recommended as before, and we hope to return before too long.

Feb 13, 2015 by Simon Rowntree

Our third stay at Albyn in a year, and it was as good as before. There was the usual warm welcome from Lydie, David and the staff, the room was fine and breakfast excellent.
Highly recommended and we hope to come again.


Feb 01, 2015 by Morag

Very pleasant & welcoming place to stay and have already recommended to friends and family. Extremely good value for money, spotlessly clean and comfortable.

Gold stars!

Jan 27, 2015 by Lorna Sharp

Everything about this guest house ticked the boxes. Welcoming, quirky decor, cosy, comfortable with thoughtful touches. Fantastic breakfast and vegetarians and vegans well catered for. The location is also perfect, with good bus services at either end of Viewforth, and within walking distance of the city. Quiet area but lots of great restaurants and coffee shops very near.

Nice rooms and vegan breakfast

Jan 26, 2015 by Gwen

I stayed in this lovely B&B for a few night in different rooms, and all were cosy and clean. I chose this place because of the offered vegan breakfast and it was worth it!

Gem of a place

Jan 19, 2015 by Anne Gadsden

Tucked away down a side street, this is a gem of a place. The friendly welcome and lovely room still didn't quite prepare us for the exuberance of the dining room and breakfast. Best coffee I've had in any B&B / Hotel, and the chive pancake with scrambled egg and melted cheese was a delight.

The best!

Jan 11, 2015 by Maria and Henric Månsson

A wonderful stay!
The owners and staff are so nice and helpful! We got a map whit drawings that helped us find our way around Edinburgh.
The rooms are wonderfully decorated and clean and frech. Breakfast is homemade and we loved it.
It's a 15-20 minutes walk from city centre but it's worth every minute and you get to se allot. Do you really want to experience Edinburgh than this is the place to stay. We will definitely come back!


Jan 04, 2015 by Monika & Chris White

This is one of the most beautiful hotels we have ever stayed in. The interior gives you a sense of being at home and at ease, whilst still offering all the things you expect from a hotel these days.

The room was superb, nice and warm and always beautifully serviced every day. Small chalk signs around the hotel keep you informed of the weather forecast, the breakfast times (around events such as Hogmanay) and anything else you could need.

WiFi was great, and the breakfast was also superb. The selection on offer was fantastic (although I just kept going back for more of "The Scottish" breakfast!

Couldn't recommend it enough and will definitely be staying there again as we felt truly at home.

december 6-9 2014

Dec 30, 2014 by s.mcmurdo

we stayed at the albyn for 3 nights for our 30th anniversary , Lydie was the perfect host , we chose room 7 as that was our wedding day , the room was very spacious & absolutely spotless ,all the staff were very friendly & helpfull , breakfast was spot on & there was a great selection , my wife especially liked Lydie`s home made jams & cakes ,we have passed on the hotel details to all our friends & will defo be staying there again in the future . many thanks to Lydie & David & all the staff

An Amazing weekend

Dec 14, 2014 by David Heywood

Just got back from an amazing weekend in Edinburgh , from the very warm welcome from David on arrival , to the lovely room and great breakfast the whole stay was fantastic , can not recommend the Albyn Townhouse highly enough .

When can we move in?

Dec 11, 2014 by Jennifer Melanson

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Albyn Townhouse. Our only regret is that we did not have more time. Lydie was lovely and SO helpful when it came to suggesting places to see, grab a drink, or have a good meal. The townhouse itself is beautiful and so well kept. Breakfast, which was included, was also delicious. If ever we return to Edinburgh, we will be sure to book our stay at Albyn Townhouse again!

Thank you Lydie and David for a wonderful stay. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our engagement (:

Great stay!

Dec 08, 2014 by Irene&Pierre

We spent one night at the Albyn Townhouse in 2012 and we loved its friendly and warm atmosphere so much that we decided to head there for our second stay in Edinburgh. This time we traveled with our baby, and Lydie made sure that everything was perfectly arranged for our little one. Both Lydie and David were extremely helpful and determined to make our stay at the Albyn Townhouse the best experience in Edinburgh...and I can honestly say it was! The staff are welcoming, friendly and smiley. This is definitely the place to be in Edinburgh!

Wonderful stay

Dec 08, 2014 by Irene

This was our second stay with Lydie and David. We found the Albyn Townhouse in 2012 by chance, and we loved the friendly and cozy atmosphere so much that we decided to head there for our second stay in Edinburgh, this time with our baby. Everything was perfect, from the lovely family room and baby facilities that Lydie arranged for us, to the support provided with any question about Edinburgh attractions. Most of all, it really felt like home! Thank you for another great stay :)

Irene, Pierre and Chloé

spectaculaire Stay!

Dec 08, 2014 by Shaun (Spuddy)

Hotels are nice, you normally never think twice, this house is amazing, this is different, you will fall in love, you will delay because all you want to do is stay!
A true beautiful home away from home where you are truly looked after and cared for like family.
I will not stay anywhere else in Edinburgh ever again. xx

Appy Guests

Dec 04, 2014 by Carol Bradbury

THis was out first stay but it won't be our last ..I'm not surprised that so many people return. The house itself is beautifully decorated, ideally located and well equipped. Breakfast was great..the homemade touches brought well above the ordinary and it was great to see veggies catered for without a fuss.But as readers may have already gathered, its the owners David and Lydie are what really make this place. They are so friendly and genuine that it really does feel like staying with friends.
The photos of the place were nice but don't do it justice.
Wouldn't stay anywhere else when I visit Edinburgh

Another great stay at Albyn Townhouse.

Dec 02, 2014 by Peter Pattison

I have stayed with Lydie and David a number of times, and I am prone to say I do not usually write reviews, unless somewhere or something is consistently good or bad.
Lydie and David are fantastic hosts and are very friendly, helpful, and kind. The "devil is in the detail", Lydie and David nail it every time, in every respect. They are just so good at what they do, and it always to the same exacting standard. People who have not found this wonderful B&B just do not know what they are missing.
Please don't tell too many people about the best place in Edinburgh if not the whole of Scotland, because otherwise they will be so booked up I'll never get to stay again. Seriously do book well in advance, because one or two other people know about this little gem.


Nov 27, 2014 by John G Kelcey

Excellent 3 night stay - could not be better. Very cosy atmosphere - staff extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast excellent and of good quality. Bedroom clean and very comfortable. Restaurant recommendations first class. Difficult to find fault. No hesitation in staying there in future. Highly recommended.

JUST TO SAY ..........

Nov 23, 2014 by Caroline Eyres

A massive thank you for making our stay in Edinburgh perfect. From the moment we rang the doorbell to the day of departure, we felt like we were 'old friends' as we were made to feel so welcome. A big thank you once again to Lydie, David and the rest of the team.

Caroline & Leighton xxx
Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Lovely Overnight Stay

Nov 20, 2014 by Jackie

Travelling alone on business I stayed in room number 9. The room was warm and cosy with a large bed and a nice on suite. The whole place is decorated beautifully and is spotlessly clean. There are lots of choices for an evening meal nearby and a variety of shops should you need to purchase anything. Breakfast was served as requested and very enjoyable. I will certainly book to stay again when back in the area on business. Staff are very friendly and the place is very well run.

Our favourite Edinburgh B&B

Nov 17, 2014 by Alison

Our 4th (or was it our 5th?) stay at Albyn Townhouse and David and Lydie were as welcoming as ever. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The cul-de-sac is very quiet yet the house is only minutes from great cafes and restaurants. Location is brilliant - only 20 mins walk to Haymarket station, or 2 mins to the bus stop for buses into the city centre, about 5-10 mins away. Would recommend this B&B highly and have already booked another stay next summer!

Another lovely stay

Nov 16, 2014 by Cath

This is the third time we have stayed at Albyn Townhouse. The welcome is warm, the rooms are comfortable and the breakfasts are delicious. It is also good value.
As well as being in a good location to visit the centre, the local shops are restaurants are very good.

Friendly, welcoming, & very comfortable B&B

Nov 03, 2014 by Simon

I spent four nights at the Albyn Town House with my 10 year old son. I chose it based on the excellent reviews I had read on line, and was not disappointed.

Lydie and David the owners of Albyn Townhouse were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and made us feel very much at home, and were on hand to give help and advice. David and Lydie have clearly lavished a lot of love on the property, to bring it up to a very high standard. We had a lovely, beautifully decorated, spacious twin bedroom, with very comfortable beds. The B&B is in a very quiet location, so a good nights sleep is guaranteed. The breakfasts are superb, with a wide choice of things to chose from.

The B&B is within walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh - depending on what part of the city you are heading to, it takes around 25 to 40 minutes to reach the city centre on foot. It is an easy and pleasant walk into the city centre. If you prefer you can travel to the centre by bus, the B&B is only a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop, with buses running throughout the day into Edinburgh.

Albyn Townhouse fully deserves the man excellent reviews it receives. If you are looking for a good, quiet place to stay in Edinburgh, close to the city centre, then I'd highly recommend Albyn Townhouse.

What a place!

Oct 29, 2014 by Sarah & Tom

We adored everything about the Albyn Townhouse - the way Lydie and co. made us feel truly welcome from the moment we arrived, the delicious breakfasts (you're in for a treat if you're vegetarian/vegan!) and, of course, meeting Maya the Basset hound! A truly unique place in the best possible way. Lydie's personality really shines through. The place is packed with homely personal touches , though not at the expense of the hotel's elegance. A gorgeous place in a lovely part of Edinburgh. Thanks for a memorable weekend. We would fully recommend the Albyn Townhouse to anyone visiting Edinburgh - we can't wait to return!


Oct 28, 2014 by Matthias Bittner

Dear Lydie and David,
My parents, my wife and me had a wonderful stay at your guesthouse. The rooms are really lovely decorated and clean and we felt comfortable the moment we arrived. Both of you and all your staff are so incredibly nice and helpful. I think in most of the reviews it is mentioned, but still I need to point out how delicious the breakfast is, just perfect! Last but not least, it was also a pleasure meeting your cute Basset Hound :)
Thank you for making our visit to Edinburgh so nice!
All the best!

Fab place to stay!

Oct 26, 2014 by Catherine McGonigle

Lydie - you and your team were very welcoming! Your B&B is fantastic, very homely, warm and inviting. We loved our room, with the view over the sea and Edinburgh and your breakfast set us up for the day - too much to eat really! It is walking distance distance to the town/city centre approx 30 mins - and being able to park was a huge bonus for us as well. All in all a wonderful experience - well done!

Charming Victorian

Oct 19, 2014 by Judith Kane

The Albyn Townhouse is run like a well oiled machine without losing the personal touch and charm that one expects to find in a B&B/Guesthouse. Lydie and David were personable and helpful. They were there to provide anything we needed yet gave us the privacy we wanted. The house itself is a beautiful old Victorian. Having parking available was convenient. Breakfasts were delicious. All in all, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Edinburgh. Thank you so much, Lydie and David.

Thank you for all your help!

Oct 08, 2014 by Maria Tirado

We love it!
This is our first experience at B&B. My husband and I love to travel and we normally stayed in a hotel. Our daughter recommend B&Bs, so we decided to give it a try.
We will be looking for more"Albyn Houses" .
Everyone from Lydie, David and the rest of the team. Excellent job!

Excellent B&B

Oct 06, 2014 by Clive & Kathy Mark

My wife and I spent four nights at Albyn Townhouse and found the Establishment, Management and Staff to be well above the excellency expected of a four-star B&B.
The location is in a quiet neighborhood, 2 block walk to major bus stops with ready access to all of Edinburgh and many local restaurants that Lydie can suggest.
Our room was spotlessly clean, tidied daily and well appointed.
Breakfast options are many, varied and delicious. With numerous dietary concerns addressed and available.
We can easily and honestly state that Albyn Townhouse is one of the nicest Guest Houses we have stayed in the last five years. We would certainly stay at Albyn next time we are in Edinburgh and recommend it to any of our friends.

wonderful find!

Oct 02, 2014 by martha dignan

What a fabulous B&B! We loved our spacious room with a king size bed, sitting area and charming décor. The breakfasts were far and away the best we had in Scotland. The location was perfect--walking distance to Edinburgh center through a lovely park with several good restaurants just a few blocks away. Lydie is warm, welcoming, enthusiastic--treats guests like family. Book a room now!


Sep 29, 2014 by Debra

Very nice. Friendly and helpful. The best during our trip. The only b and b to have spare adapters.
We would definitely stay again.

Thank you

Sep 24, 2014 by Jay Holloway

We enjoyed our stay with you so much. You and your staff are outstanding having never stayed at a B&B before I didn't know what to expect and you have convinced me that they are the way to go. I especially thank you for helping to find Martin's Guesthouse for our return to Edinburgh it was a great place to stay and by you going the extra mile to help us out you saved us some unneeded stress in having to find a place during what was already a busy week for us. The food was great, the company even better thank you so much. Hopefully we will be able to stay with you again sometime. Jay Holloway. (Denise at Martin's Guesthouse was great too thanks again)

Thank you!!

Sep 24, 2014 by Vicki Holloway

Lyddie and the crew at Albyn Townhouse,
Thanks our trip to Scotland was wonderful and our stay in your guest house was fabulous. I have to say that I thought that everything about our stay was wonderful. The room was well designed an comfortable. The staff was helpful and friendly. I loved the information and the availability to answer questions about how to get around, where to go and helping us to feel welcome. I really appreciated the help in giving us a referral for the next week as we didn't have accommodations set and you were full.

The food was excellent at breakfast! The parking was a nice bonus for our rental car. The neighborhood was quiet and picture perfect.
Thank you for making our trip a wonderful memory,
Vicki Holloway.

Response: Hello Vicky, thank you so much for your heart warming notes, we have been overwhelmed by how lovely your comments were!
it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and thank you again so much, we hope to see you again one day.
Warm regards. Lydie & the Albyn team x


Sep 20, 2014 by Marco & Natascha

The Albyn Townhouse is a really charming B'n'B. The interior was selected lovely and everytime you go up the stairs there is something new to discover. The room was romantic and we were able to see the edinburgh castle from up there. The Breakfast was a great experience as well. You could choose from vanilla pancakes to mushroom omlette. It was just perfect. If we visit Edinburgh again, this will be our first choice!

Response: Thank you so much for your note, it is so lovely of you. we are glad that you had a great time in Edinburgh & staying with us


Sep 15, 2014 by Liz Steve Smith

First class in everything. Make you feel at home. Accommodation and food and hosts of course are brilliant


Sep 15, 2014 by Joanne Emslie

Absolutely first class service, warm and inviting room with great facilties. Friendly service with a personal touch and I have to mention the amazing bacon sourced from a local farmer for breakfast. Great location, charming property and parking also available, will definately be staying here again next time I'm in Edinburgh!


Sep 12, 2014 by Ivy and Wing

Wonderful guest rooms and delicious Breakfast. Lydie is very helpful and hospitable..a nice park within walking distance...avoid the busy street....Amazing B&B...

Simplement excellent! ¡Sencillamente excelente!

Aug 20, 2014 by Familia Masip

Simplement excellent dans tous les sens: accueill chaleureux, chambre spacieuse et très jolie, petit déjeuné délicieux et à 20mn à pied du centre ville.
Très envie d'y revenir.
Sencillamente excelente en todos los sentidos: acogida muy cordial, habitación espaciosa y muy bonita, desayuno delicioso y a 20mn andando del centro ciudad.
Muchas ganas de volver.


Aug 18, 2014 by Luisa

A real Gem.
Geat Location with Wonderful guest rooms and amazing Breakfast. Lydie and David are warm, hospitable and so helpful.

Un excellent choix !

Jul 02, 2014 by Cuqui & Jean-Marie

Accueil chaleureux dans un authentique petit hôtel de charme à la décoration recherchée. Chambre et salle de bain spacieuses et literie très comfortable. Situation calme d'où l'on rejoint la vieille ville à pied en traversant un magnifique parc public en 20 minutes à peine. Une excellente adresse !

Grazie Lydie

Jul 01, 2014 by Italo & Anna jun 2014

We stayed four days at Albyn house and we felt like home: Lydie and David are really very kind and friendly. Lovely room and great breakfast in this amazing B&B.

Every time fantastic!

Jun 27, 2014 by N.M. & B.L.

Lovely rooms, delicious breakfast, hospitable was just as perfect as 4 years ago!

Excellent stay at the Albyn Townhouse

Jun 22, 2014 by Mark Adams

Great stay at the Albyn, more 'Boutique Hotel' than typical Guest House, Great Location, Great Room, Great Food, Great Service, what more can I say!

helpfull and very kind

Jun 20, 2014 by Sietske Werensteijn

We had a very nice time at your house with our little twin girls. Lydie knew what we needed and helped us out for dinner when we came back from town earlier than estimated because of the heavy rain. We thank you for your hospitality!

Seems like coming home

Jun 10, 2014 by Ludo Goossens

We were here in 2011 on our Scotland tour, and we came back with some friends for a city-visit to Edinburgh. Lydie and David gave us a welcome out of heaven. The place looks even nicer than three years ago, and rooms and breakfast are superb. We stayed here four nights, and we felt very much like home. Never say never, so maybe we'll see you again some time.


Jun 10, 2014 by Ron

That very warm welcome from Lydie (Nudel), the wonderful styled house and rooms and one of the best breakfasts during our week in scotland made us a short but amazing stay we wont forget. If we ever come back to Edinburgh this will be our preferred venue. Thank you!

Amazing hospitality, awesome breakfast, beautifully renovated Victorian house

Jun 10, 2014 by Marie Germain

Thank you Lydie for the warm welcome. A beautifully renovated Victorian home with charm yet modern touches, great breakfast, attention to details, very calm, close to transportation.

'Albyn House'

May 25, 2014 by Keith Martin

Excellent, this was our third time of staying and as good as first. Very friendly and relaxing stay. Convenient for everything.

'Albyn town house'

May 24, 2014 by Vivien Livingston

Great place to stay, lovely room and breakfast, we were made to feel very welcome.

'weekend break'

May 24, 2014 by Mrs. Yasmin Mcglade

worth not going to heart of edinburgh,great b&b and good very food at papillion Italian restaurent 5-10 mins walk away.

'Albyn Town House'

May 24, 2014 by Beverley Anderson

Excellent Guest House. Proprietors were very welcoming and accommodated our every need. Situated within walking distance of city centre and also located close to the local shopping amenities.

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