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Allison House 17

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
17 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2AX, United Kingdom

3-star guesthouse, convenient to University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
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  • Nice hotel, the room was cosy and tiny but it was just fineNov 3, 2018
  • Hotel in good location. Bus stop right outside hotel made it perfect for travelling in…Dec 12, 2017

Allison House 17

from €39
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Economy Double Room, No Windows
  • Economy Twin Room, No Windows
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Junior Double Room
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Standard Room

What’s around Allison House 17


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 23 min walk
  • Princes Street - 29 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 29 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 29 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 33 min walk
  • George Street - 34 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk
  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • The United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Staff working hours are from 8-11 AM and 2-7 PM Monday to Sunday. Telephone contact hours are from 2-7 PM Monday to Friday.
This property offers self-service check-in. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. On check-out, the key must be left in the check-out key box in the lobby.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Allison House 17’s small print

Also known as

  • Allison Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House Edinburgh
  • Allison House Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Allison House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Allison House Hotel
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Guesthouse
  • Allison House 17 Edinburgh
  • Allison House 17 Edinburgh


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.5 for adults and GBP 6.5 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Allison House 17

  • Does Allison House 17 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Allison House 17 does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Allison House 17 currently open?
    The property is closed between December 16 and December 27.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Allison House 17?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Allison House 17?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Allison House 17?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Allison House 17?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kwok Brasserie (5-min walk), Old Bell Inn (6-min walk), and Voujon (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 121 reviews

Very Good 8.0
large and dirty
the room was large and comfortable. The shower was very tiny and a little bit dirty but apart from that all good!
gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
very clean and modern. You have to go a few hundred yards for nbreakfast at no 16 but that is OK.
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely self service hotel. In excellent position for access into city centre and the city by-pass,
gb3 night family trip
Good 6.0
's Trip
Found the place okay, there seems to be a few B & B's, plus Hotels down this road. Self check-in, so no one to talk to(there is a button to push), our room was in the basement, with a window facing the car park(if you looked up), there is room for 5/6 cars on the front if parked correctly, the room had the usual facilities, tea/coffee/TV etc, queen size bed. if you want breakfast this means a trail down to #16 down on the opposite of the road(we didnt partake) The Town is a 1.5 ile walk, or bus ride away. Would I stay again, unsure as above there are plenty of others in the streeet which could offer a better deal
kevin, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Room was tidy and bathroom was not en suite and also nobody there to assist despite ringing bell- quite disappointing
Caroline, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Room was fine, with big Queen bed. However, a few issues that I didn't expect since our stay wasn't cheap; Only a cheap roller blind on the window, that was ineffective as soon as it got light. Light over sink didn't work at all Holder for shower head was faulty and wouldn't stay up. As we were only there for 2 nights we made do, but I expected better given this is advertised as a Boutique Hotel...
gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Well-run guesthouse
A little further from the city centre rhan I had thought, but overall a well-run guesthouse.
jp4 night business trip
Fair 4.0
We had an email from them that said breakfast was included in the price but when we went for breakfast we were charged £13.00, and we had to cross a very busy road and walk about 250 yards to the other property for breakfast. We only went the once because it wasn’t even worth the money.
gb3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Did not see anyone at all during our two days until we left the second morning and said hello to other guests also leaving. Very comfortable and great linens and modern bathroom. Would have loved coffee in the mornings. There was an electric teapot for tea, but fresh coffee would have been a nice addition.
us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
No contact with us no interaction with us, self check in and self check out might suit some people but not us ,soulless with charisma of a vending machine
gb1 night romance trip

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