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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
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  • No response when I called to discuss check in time, no call back. Terrible service. Would…Apr 26, 2020
  • I accept that for £65 a night you are not going to get a lot but the state of the décor…Mar 11, 2020

Playfair House Hotel

from £70
  • 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 - 14-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 (EDI) 19-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 14-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 7-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 8-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
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 cots (infant beds)


  • 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
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  • Twenty Edinburgh
  • Hotel Twenty Edinburgh, Scotland
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This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's 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 check-out 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.

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.
  • 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 to 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Playfair House Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves Persian/Iranian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Taste of Italy (3-min walk), The Gardener's Cottage (3-min walk) and Mamma Roma (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 374 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Family trip to theatre excellent location 5 minutes walk great stay with two little children
julie, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Was ok
Room was too small
Andrew, gb2 night trip with friends
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
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
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
Very good 8.0
Nice find
Good location for what we wanted. Strange room set-up due to bathroom being an addition to room. Slightly odd that room wasn't cleaned during our stay. That said, quiet, reasonably priced & just what we wanted for the weekend.
Maria, gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Not for Business Travellers
The hotel is in a convenient position and the staff member I met was pleasant and helpful but the hotel is not really suited for a business trip. The restaurant, which I did not use, is Persian but does not provide breakfast. The 'continental breakfast' comes in a tray left outside your room. If I was on holiday it wouldn't bother me I would just go up the road and buy a cooked one.
David, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful little place
It’s a very good location to explore Edinburgh centre. Tidy room , Very good service and would be very much glad to use it as much as possible
rajesh, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
small room, expected for the price, but no hot breakfast available due to new owners
Stefan, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
the hotel is good and service very friendly and it is near to Waverly train station and also to sight seeing places
Ismail, gb3 night romance trip

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