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Playfair House Hotel

20 Leopold Place London Road, Edinburgh EH7 5LB Scotland
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#151 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
Playfair house hotel formally known as Hotel Twenty is situated in the heart of Edinburgh. We strive on giving a good customer service at the best possible prices. Playfair house hotel is within walking distance of Edinburgh Waverly Train station, The Playhouse Theatre and all its shops, pubs and clubs. We have only recently taken over the Hotel and have already done a lot of cosmetic work to it. We now serve a cooked breakfast
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Alberto L wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We spent a night with my wife and my 2 kids and it was an awful experience. The toilet was dirty, some hairs in the shower and the rest of the room doesn't was better. No pillow cases for children beds and linen looked dirty. Hears in the bed and duvet covert looked used and not clean. Very disappointed and a bit scared because we still were in lockdown and it's not very good finding a room dirty and with used linen.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
NSC6027 wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Beware… this was the worst experience I have had in dealing with a hotel ever – a really poor customer experience. Once they had my money there was a complete disinterest in providing a good service for their customer. I tried to follow up about the issues, but they don’t answer the phone and don’t return calls or emails.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Don't bother
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Amelia wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom38 contributions25 helpful votes
Location wise it's great. Just a short walk to the centre and just around the corner from the theatre. Check in was easy. You get a key to the front of the hotel and a room key. There is no curfew. The room itself was average. Quite small. The bathroom tap was sometimes really hot even when turning it to cold. It seemed to coencide with when we had a shower. The only major thing that stood out to me and caused me to give less stars was the noise at night. I woke up to talking and music at around 4/5am. The noise of others using their shower was also very loud. Pipes making really loud creaks and bangs is not ideal to wake up to at 6am. So didn't get the best night's sleep. Apart from that everything was fine. You can't expect to get 5* service for such a cheap price. Check out was super easy and we simply had to leave our key in a bowl on reception.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Dan wrote a review Jan 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom21 contributions42 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Shannonnicol wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions5 helpful votes
This hotel is absolutely amazing, for only £30 for 2ppl for one night you honestly can’t complain!! I was very very impressed as I didn’t have very high expectations for the price.. the location is perfect, only about a 10min walk to Princes Street and there is plenty of shops/food/bars right next to it. SO clean and comfortable and quite spacious.. shower was really nice also! Derek the guy from the reception was sooo lovely, very helpful... only annoying thing was the early check out (11am) we were out drinking til quite early hence why the early checkout wasn’t great, howeverrrr, derek allowed us an extra hour in the room which we did really appreciate.. honestly amazing and for the price I genuinley can’t believe how good it was, 1000% come back to this hotel next time I’m in Edinburgh.. highly recommend!😊
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Playfair House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Playfair House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Treasure Hunts (0.1 miles), Nelson Monument (0.3 miles), and National Monument (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Playfair House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Playfair House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Playfair House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Little Chartroom, Pera - Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar, and Kahani Indian Restaurant.
Is Playfair House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Playfair House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.5 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (4.1 miles).