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1 room, 2 adults

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 University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Fantastic service
Great location
Best value for money

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

  • 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
  • University of Edinburgh - 24 min walk
  • Princes Street - 29 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 31 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 31 min walk
  • George Street - 36 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 37 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 37 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


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday - Sunday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • 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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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.

FAQs for Allison House 16 Guesthouse

  • Are pets allowed at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Delhi Diner (1-min walk), Five Star (6-min walk), and Smith Bakery & Deli (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 73 reviews

Fair 4.0
Don't Reserve Here
Although not noted, it must be under new management. I had a King Bed, Garden view room confirmed with, but got a Double Bed or Queen in the basement with a view of a wall. When I pointed this out, the manager all of the sudden did not understand English very well and would not make any accommodation.
us2 night trip
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.
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Edinburgh visit
Pleasant. The rooms are nice and clean. Just wish, there's an elevator.. Good location.
ca2 night family 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, us2 night family 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.
gb4 night business 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, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in comfort and a central location to move around
in1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Room!
Lovely accomodation, very comfortable room, all good!
John, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely room, not too far from centre
Carol, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent and very welcoming host.
Keith, gb2 night romance trip

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