Alba House is an elegant Victorian villa dating back to around 1870. It is part of the Craigmillar Park conservation area in the south of the city.
It started life as Memphis Villa, the family home of a local businessman who owned a paper mill in nearby Balerno. Over the years it changed hands (and name) a few times until 1948 when it was used as a nursing Home. In 2002 Jim and Cath bought it and, with the family, have been offering bed and breakfast accommodation.
Alba House is situated on the south side of the city and is a great base for exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It is well served by local transport and is a ten minute ride from the historic Royal Mile. Edinburgh University (Kings Buildings), The Royal Observatory, The Medical School and E.R.I. are all close by. There are several great pubs and local restaurants within a ten minute walk and a local shopping centre is a few minutes away.
Being a Victorian villa, no two bedrooms are the same, however, all bedrooms have lots of character, most with high ceilings and intricate cornice work. Our two classic rooms on the second floor are smaller in size, have cosy coombed ceilings and are probably not suited to guests with limited mobility or oversized luggage! They are priced to reflect their size. There are two twin bedrooms and one double on the ground floor, four double bedrooms on the first floor, and one double and one twin room on the second floor.
All rooms include Free Wifi, Full Complimentary Breakfast, Free Parking, Non smoking throughout, Ensuite bathrooms, No surcharge for card payment, Discounted rates for advance purchase, Hairdryers, Flat screen Televisions, Hospitality trays, Luxury toiletries.
Whether you visit Edinburgh for business or leisure, please be assured that you will receive a warm welcome and great local knowledge form your local hosts.