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.
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
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 city...it's a good 1 mile walk to the Castle, but good restaurants right around the corner.
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
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.
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
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!
Thank you very much for five wonderful days in Edinburgh, the warm welcome, the great service an kindness !!!
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.
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.
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.
A lovely warm welcome! Friendly staff, great food, fantastic warm rooms! Would 100% stay here again!
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!
Warm welcome, very friendly, great room, lovely breakfast excellent local restaurant recommendations. Would stay again
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.
A warm welcome; a superb room; delicious and imaginative breakfasts. Why stay in a five star hotel when you can get better at Albyntownhouse!
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Very pleasant & welcoming place to stay and have already recommended to friends and family. Extremely good value for money, spotlessly clean and comfortable.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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?
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 (:
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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 ..........
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Very nice. Friendly and helpful. The best during our trip. The only b and b to have spare adapters.
We would definitely stay again.
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)
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,
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
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
First class in everything. Make you feel at home. Accommodation and food and hosts of course are brilliant
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!
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!
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.
A real Gem.
Geat Location with Wonderful guest rooms and amazing Breakfast. Lydie and David are warm, hospitable and so helpful.
Un excellent choix !
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 !
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!
Lovely rooms, delicious breakfast, hospitable owners...it was just as perfect as 4 years ago!
Excellent stay at the Albyn Townhouse
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
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
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.
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
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.
Excellent, this was our third time of staying and as good as first. Very friendly and relaxing stay. Convenient for everything.
'Albyn town house'
Great place to stay, lovely room and breakfast, we were made to feel very welcome.
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'
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.
Perfect place to stay! Really friendly staff, very helpful. Nice rooms, and delicious breakfast. I will be back!
Very good and nicely located.
And one of the best breakfast we've take during our trip.
'Very good address'
A perfect welcome. A home that have good taste !
'3 Tage Edinbourgh'
ein genauso schöner Aufenthalt wie im letzten Jahr.
We had a very good time in Edinburgh and at Albyn townhouse. Thanks. We will come back for sure
Nice place, quiet, very clean, good breakfast, buses near to go to city center, lovely friendly owners......
What more I can say ???I sure will return.
Un B and B charmant où Lydie et David vous reçoivent chaleureusement . Toujours disponibles pour un bon conseil ( sur les restos, les itinéraires ...) . Les breakfast sont copieux et de qualité ( lemoncurd maison délicieux )et la serveuse est très agréable . Belle chambre très propre . Vraiment une bonne adresse bien située pour visiter Edimbourg à pied ou en bus . Certes le prix est un peu élevé mais c est un bon rapport qualité prix , nous n avons pas été déçu ...assez rare pour être souligné !!
Albyn Town House - 100%
All staff are well-trained for the job,smart & tidy in their dress - top marks!
Clean, neat & tidy, well-equipped rooms, excellent food and very welcoming.
100% value for money! I'll be back.... Marjorie