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3.5 / 5Good
379 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Calton Hill
    7 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Toranj Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Thai Pad
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    19 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Single Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Double Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Premium Junior Suite Ensuite with Bath

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    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Edinburgh, Playfair House Hotel is near a train station. Princes Street and Royal Mile are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests love the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Calton Hill - 7 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 16 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive


  • Toranj — 1 min walk
  • Toranj Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Thai Pad - 1 min walk
  • Café Tiki - 2 min walk
  • Taste of Italy - 3 min walk

About this property

Playfair House Hotel

3-star Georgian hotel, walk to Princes Street
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a picnic area and a reception hall. All 12 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and TVs. Coffee/tea makers and desks are among the other amenities available to guests.
Playfair House Hotel offers 12 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 4.50 for adults and GBP 4.50 for children
1 restaurant
Room service available


No lifts
Reception hall

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Picnic area


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains





Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker





Check-in between 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time 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. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 4.50 for adults and GBP 4.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

  • Hotel Twenty Edinburgh
  • Playfair House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Twenty Edinburgh
  • Playfair House Edinburgh
  • Hotel Twenty Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Playfair House
  • Playfair House Hotel Edinburgh
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2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019


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    Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


    • Disliked: Staff & service

    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.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

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