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The Albyn

Albyn is THE heaven of calm in gorgeous Bruntsfield. Ran by myself, Lydie & little helpers, the three children of the house Charlotte, Louis, Pip & Betty the beautiful cocker Spaniel… Beautifully designed & decorated by your resident artist (me!!).

I offer 8 comfortable bedrooms & welcoming environment in a traditional historic Victorian Townhouse, formerly the St Oswalds Church Manse. Our beloved home is a truly amazing building to stay in. Albyn Townhouse is your relaxing retreat a short distance from Edinburgh’s Old Town.

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A Self Certified 4 stars boutique guest house

Taste Our Best Award

Awarded the Visit Scotland Taste Our Best Award for Quality and Produce.

Telegraph Travel Review

Read the review the Albyn Townhouse received on the Telegraph’s Travel website – The best bed and breakfasts in Edinburgh.

Trip Experts Choice

The Award recognises the best hotels around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers.

USA Today 10 Best

Read the review received from USA Today 10 Best Travel website – No. 8 in the Top Ten best bed and breakfasts in Edinburgh.

Trip Advisor Hall Of Fame

Entered into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame – Five times winner of The Certificate of Excellence 5 Stars.

Hotels Combined Top Hotel 2018

“We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in the United Kingdom and Albyn Townhouse Edinburgh is certainly among them” said Alberto Castellucchio, market manager of HotelsCombined United Kingdom

The Lonely Planet

Set in a refurbished Victorian townhouse tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the fashionable Bruntsfield district, this B&B is a real home-away-from-home.

Booking.com 30 Best B&Bs

Voted No. 1 out 162 Edinburgh B&B’s and Guest houses by Booking.com guests. Based on 52,867 B&B and Inn reviews on Booking.com

Certificate of Excellence

Winner of the Certificate of Excellence 2017 – 7 times winner of The Certificate of Excellence 5 Stars.

Mail Online

Read the review the Albyn Townhouse received on the Daily Mail Travel website – Our pick of Edinburgh’s best B&Bs.

Booking.com Exceptional

Real guests. Real stays. Real opinions. Voted Exceptional by Booking.com customers 9.5 out of 10!!


Frequently Asked Question

Check In

MON to FRI 4 to 8pm / WEEKENDS self check in only

Earliest self check-in is 2pm or after 8pm (No early arrival or luggage drop off before 2pm),

You must inform me in advance to get the check in code.

Check Out

Latest by 10.00am, no late check out.

Taxis can be arranged to the airport/station etc, in advance.

Need Extra Coffee?

Please just ask for any extra refills of coffees & teas and milk!

Do I have to have my room cleaned?

I am your host and your cleaner, you can decide if you do or don’t want a service.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are only accepted 30 days in advance.

To prevent incurring any cancellation losses we recommend that all customers take out appropriate travel insurance.

By reserving with us you agree to these terms and conditions.

What do I do about Luggage storage?

Luggage storage from 2pm earliest & after check out up to 8pm same day max.


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