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The Albyn

We offer homely bedrooms, award winning breakfasts and a welcoming team in a Victorian house formerly the St Oswalds Church Manse. Albyn Townhouse offers a relaxing retreat a short distance from Edinburgh’s Old Town.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home.


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Our Rooms

The Albyn is run by ourselves, Lydie, David, Charlotte, Louis, Betty and Poppy the crazy Cocker Spaniels…We arrived here in July 2007 and started to give life back to the house, with beautiful strong colours and carefully selected furniture & decoration. We love our house and take great care in making sure that you are as comfortable as we would like to be and this means a good night’s sleep. The Edinburgh Albyn Townhouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in 10 non-smoking & fully en-suite rooms. Our guest house is comfortable, clean, centrally heated & the accommodation is over three floors, with free WiFi, flat screen Freeview & radio Tv’s, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer. Ironing facilities are available on request. We have one baby cot available on request, suitable for Superior rooms only (not for King rooms), a high chair will be provided also for breakfast.

Our accommodation is as follows; 1 Family en-suite room (up to 4 people) located on the first floor, with one king size bed and two single beds, this family room can accommodate 2 people, in which case it becomes a suite with a day bed and a sitting area. This accommodation has it’s own bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. 3 Superior Double king or twin
en-suite rooms, two are located on the first floor and one on the ground floor, with a super king size bed or two single beds, this is a more spacious room with a sofa area. Each accommodation has it’s own bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. 3 Double king en-suite rooms, two are located on the second floor and one is on the first floor, with one king size bed, this room is a standard size with a small sitting area. Each accommodation has it’s own bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. 2 Superior Double king, both are located on the second floor, with one king size bed, this room is more spacious and has a sofa area. Each accommodation has it’s own bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin.

Please bear in mind that the Albyn Townhouse was built in the 19th century, therefore there is no elevator!! Our rooms
are over three floors so please let us know at the time of booking if you cannot do stairs!!


Breakfast

Our beautiful Edinburgh guest house offers a full Scottish breakfast served from 7.45am – 9.15am, Mondays to Fridays and from 8.45am – 10.15am, Saturdays, Sundays. A continental Early Bird is also available for those who require to set off earlier than these times, please order before 5pm the day before.

Breakfast includes:

On the Buffet; fruit juices, milk, cereals, muesli, mixers, fresh fruits. Home made cakes and biscuits, home made jams & our family recipe home made Compote, Rye bread, oatcakes and cheeses are also available.
Porridge is also served on request. Coffee & a wide selection of teas, toasts will be offered as well as one choice from our 12 Breakfasts, cooked for you on demand;

Full Scottish (fried or scrambled or poached) egg, butcher sausage, locally produced bacon, mushrooms, butcher Haggis & Black Pudding and tomato.

The Veggie (fried or scrambled or poached) egg, hash browns, locally produced veggie Haggis, mushrooms, and tomato.

Chives Pancake (home made chive pancake) with scrambled eggs and melted Cheddar.

Vanilla Pancakes (home made pancakes) served with cream and a choice of either Chocolate, maple syrup or toffee sauce.

Omelette with cheese and/or mushrooms.

Bacon & eggs, fried or scrambled or poached eggs and locally produced bacon.

Granola; home made fruit compote topped with granola crunchy fruits cereals, covered with Greek yogurt and sliced fresh fruits.

Eggs & beans on toast; fried or scrambled or poached eggs and baked beans

For the Vegans:

Full vegan; veggie sausage, hash browns, locally produced veggie Haggis, mushrooms, and tomato.

Vegan Granola; home made fruit compote with crunchy fruity cereals topped with soya milk and fresh fruits.

Vegan vanilla pancakes; home made vegan pancakes with a choice of either Chocolate, maple syrup or toffee sauce.

Beans on toast.

Voila! Bon appétit!