Skip to main content.
All properties in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 room, 2 adults

Playfair House Hotel

3-star3 stars
20 Leopold Place, London Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5LB, United Kingdom

Georgian hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • No response when I called to discuss check in time, no call back. Terrible service. Would…Apr 24, 2020
  • I accept that for £65 a night you are not going to get a lot but the state of the décor…Mar 7, 2020

Playfair House Hotel

  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Basic Double Room, Ensuite
  • Premium Junior Suite Ensuite with Bath

What’s around Playfair House Hotel


  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13-minute walk
  • George Street - 13-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 16-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 22-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 23-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 25-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 19-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 13-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 13-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 7-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Toranj – This restaurant specialises in Persian/Iranian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Playfair House Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Twenty Edinburgh
  • Playfair House
  • Hotel Playfair House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Playfair House Hotel Hotel
  • Hotel Playfair House Hotel
  • Hotel Twenty
  • Playfair House Hotel Hotel
  • Playfair House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Playfair House Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Playfair House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Twenty Edinburgh
  • Hotel Twenty Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Playfair House Edinburgh
  • Playfair House
  • Playfair House Hotel Hotel
  • Playfair House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Playfair House Hotel Hotel Edinburgh


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4.50 for adults and GBP 4.50 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 Playfair House Hotel

  • Does Playfair House Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Playfair House Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Playfair House Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Playfair House Hotel?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Playfair House Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Playfair House Hotel?
    Yes, Toranj offers Persian/Iranian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Mamma Roma (3-min walk), Shezan (4-min walk) and Pomegranate (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Playfair House Hotel and nearby?
    Playfair House Hotel has a picnic area.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 261 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Family trip to theatre excellent location 5 minutes walk great stay with two little children
julie, gb1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
I booked in to stay at this hotel in January 2019 for NYE December 2019. I paid £440 for a suite with breakfast. The reviews were really good and location sounded great. When I got there i was told that it had new ownership since February 2019, they no longer did breakfast and no longer had a suite... we had been allocated a very basic double bedroom. No one had contacted me to inform me of this and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. I obviously told the man at reception I was not happy with this but it’s NYE and so finding new accommodation would have been impossible. The receptionist contacted the manager who offered me a reduced rate of £350. I had to accept as was held over a barrel having flown in from Bristol for NYE and potentially not having anywhere to stay. You wouldn’t pay anymore that £50 a night for the double room and so I’ve been seriously ripped off! I will say the location is great and the man in reception was as helpful as he could have been but overall to be have been looking forward to a luxury room for nearly 12 months and then having what I was given, for the price I paid was disgusting and I would not recommend this hotel for this reason.
gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Was ok
Room was too small
Andrew, gb2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
A beautiful Georgian town hotel in an excellent setting near the city centre and the Playhouse. The price is affordable. Unfortunately it is showing signs of under investment and neglect.
gb2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING!!! Not a place to stay. I had booked 4 rooms (all paid and had booking reference as well) and upon arrival they just had one room booking. Manager couldn't contact the owner and couldn't decide anything. We waited for 40 min. Then they took us to some guest house which was at half an hour drive away from the city. Neither the manager nor the owner contacted me thereafter. The customer service team of sorted my problem and compensated well.
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
A bit dated and in need of update. Clean and comfortable, very kind and helpful reception staff, and close to nice pubs and restaurants.
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Peace and quiet yet city center. Very nice neighbourhood busy but friendly.
gb3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Neither cheap nor good
It's a bit of a sad place in need of some TLC. Everything about the decor, bed, furnishings, bedding, etc, screams cheap. It's such a shame; it's in a fantastic location and in a lovely building. I wonder how many return visitors they get...
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful hotel as always
Very comfortable location ..good spacious accommodation with comfortable bed and clean as usual..Highly recommend it
gb1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Very tatty, water in showers is so hot they are unusable. Breakfast should have been included but all we got was oats to add boiling water to, aldi fruit juice and a chocolate pastry (not fresh). Lock held together with sellotape. Hotel taken over since I booked. Room looked nothing like those on the website. Spoke to owner who was not interested in any of my concerns. If you are looking to stay here, book a hostel as it wil be cheaper, cleaner with usable facilities.
gb4 night family trip

Playfair House Hotel