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Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
16 Mayfield GardensNewington, EdinburghScotlandEH9 2BZUnited Kingdom

4-star guesthouse with restaurant, near University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh

from $49
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Comfort Triple Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 25 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 29 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 32 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 34 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 36 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 38 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 27 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 14 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 15 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 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.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) 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 -
  • Year Built
  • 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, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh
  • Auld Reekie Guest House
  • Auld Reekie Edinburgh
  • Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland


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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 8.5 for adults and GBP 8.5 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

Superb 9.0 From 71 reviews

Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh
Best Hostess in Edinburgh
We had a wonderful stay, made all the better by Rhona's warm welcome, great tips for where to go, and delicious breakfast. Property is a short walk to the heart of town.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh
Wonderful stay
Amazing stay at Auld Reekie. Hosts were very friendly, welcoming, and entertaining. Breakfast was always hot and made to order. Beds were comfy and clean. A nice walk to Arthur's Seat. Plenty of buses that take you into the city and Ubers were easy to take to/from, though they always thought it was on the other side of the street and a few houses ahead. Overall a wonderful stay.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh
Delightful experience
100% The facilities, food, service, and communication was excellent. Delightful hospitality.
Barry, us3 night trip
Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh
A wonderful Edinburgh welcome and experience.
I recommend Auld Reekie very highly. The owner Rhona is a delight, an absolute natural as a guest house owner, who could not be more helpful and friendly. She and the spectacular breakfast offered make a wonderful start to every day. The house is a lovely Edinburgh villa, beautifully maintained. It's located just outside the city centre in a very residential area but is very well served by many local buses, which seemed to arrive at least every three minutes or so, headed towards Princes St and Edinburgh's many attractions.
Danny, us6 night trip
Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
We had a great stay at the Aulde Reekie Guest House. The room was lovely and clean with fabulous black out blinds on the window. The area is nice and quiet, an easy half hour walk into the Royal Mile. Breakfast was great and the hostess Rhona was wonderful. The twin bed would have been suitable for a young child and the water pressure in the shower was not great. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed out stay. A wonderful start to our holiday in Scotland.
Anne, us2 night family trip

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Allison House 16 Guesthouse, Edinburgh

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