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Playfair House Hotel

Georgian hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street

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20 Leopold Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5LB, Scotland, United Kingdom
6.8.Good.
  • 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

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Convenient
Walkable
Safe
Shopping
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Picnic area

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What’s around

  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 5 min walk
  • St. Andrew Square - 12 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 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

Landmarks

  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 5 min walk
  • St. Andrew Square - 12 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 15 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 16 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 16 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 16 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 0.9 mi / 1.4 km

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
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20 Leopold Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5LB, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • 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

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4.50 for adults and GBP 4.50 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

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.

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, Playfair House Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Toranj offers Persian/Iranian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Mamma Roma (3-min walk), Pomegranate (4-min walk), and Passage to India (4-min walk).
  • Playfair House Hotel has a picnic area.
6.8.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Family trip to theatre excellent location 5 minutes walk great stay with two little children

    julie, 1 night family trip, Feb. 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    lovin it

    I had the most amazing stay here! Derrick was so warm and helpful. I love my room which is walking distance to anywhere else! One of the best stays I had for a very reasonable price!

    junix, 2 night trip, Jan. 27, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    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.

    2 night romance trip, Dec. 30, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Was ok

    Room was too small

    Andrew, 2 night trip with friends, Nov. 29, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    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.

    2 night romance trip, Oct. 11, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTING!! WILL NEVER STAY AGAIN

    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 Hotels.com sorted my problem and compensated well.

    1 night family trip, Oct. 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A bit dated and in need of update. Clean and comfortable, very kind and helpful reception staff, and close to nice pubs and restaurants.

    2 night family trip, Sep. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peace and quiet yet city center. Very nice neighbourhood busy but friendly.

    3 night trip, Sep. 16, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    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...

    1 night family trip, Sep. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful hotel as always

    Very comfortable location ..good spacious accommodation with comfortable bed and clean as usual..Highly recommend it

    1 night business trip, Aug. 29, 2019

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