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Allison House 16 Guesthouse

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
16 Mayfield Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2BZ, United Kingdom

4-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free WiFi
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From 15 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Best value for money
Food could be better

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

from €44
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Comfort Triple Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Allison House 16 Guesthouse


  • In Newington
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool - 14 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 22 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 24 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 28 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 29 min walk
  • Princes Street - 29 min walk
  • Our Dynamic Earth - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 29 min walk
  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. Please note self check-in is available anytime. but cannot enter the room until after the stated check-in time which is 14:00. Check out time is 10:30. On check-out, the key must be left in the check-out key box in the lobby. Please note staff working hours between 8:00am – 11:00am, and between 2:00pm – 19:00pm Monday to Sunday. Please note telephone contact hours between 2:00pm – 19:00pm Monday to Friday.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1890
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Allison House 16 Guesthouse’s small print

Also known as

  • Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16 Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Auld Reekie Edinburgh
  • Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Allison House 16 Edinburgh
  • Allison House 16
  • Allison House 16


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.

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

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 82 reviews

Poor 2.0
This guest house is absolutely awfull and is not worth more than $50 a night. It has a horrible smell as soon as you walk in. One of our rooms was on the ground floor with the smell worse than upstairs. No personnel on premises to talk to about the conditions. It is also very dirty and super tiny. There is nothing around, you have to uber. I would not recommend it to anyone. I have no idea how it got 4 stars.
gbFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Edinburgh visit
Pleasant. The rooms are nice and clean. Just wish, there's an elevator.. Good location.
caFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great way to close out our vacation.
Surprisingly new and fresh. Loved accommodations. Definitely a walk to any food though. Upwards of a half mile. Overall happy with it for our short stay. Breakfast was a good value and room was nice. Taxi to train station was 9 pounds and to airport was 25 or so.
Greg, usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Comfy stay but no parking
Great stay for business but parking is difficult as there is no onsite parking. Bus lane outside door so if you have expensive gear not ideal but plenty of local area parking.
gbBusiness trip
Very Good 8.0
Great Value and Excellent Location
We enjoyed our time at Allison House. The bedroom was small, but comfortable, the breakfast was good and the service could not be faulted. The location was excellent and we would happily stay there again.
Robert, gbRomance trip

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