Victorian comforts in the heart of the city
This magnificent detached mansion is perfectly placed in a quiet, residential district barely a mile from Edinburgh city centre, a peaceful refuge – with much-prized off-street parking – but with immediate access to all the city has to offer.
23 Mayfield is an atmospheric place to stay. Downstairs is all leather chesterfield sofas, board games and a selection of malts from an honesty bar. The garden is a charming oasis in the summer while in winter the dining room is particularly atmospheric as breakfast is served by the flickering light of candelabras that adorn every table.
The seven guest bedrooms each have their own character, with hand-carved Tudor furnishings complemented by Bluetooth radios and smart TVs. Most are twins or king-sized doubles, but there is also a family room that can sleep four – with this in mind it is also equipped with a Nintendo Wii.
Rooms have all the facilities you might expect but with just that little bit more: the in-room hospitality trays, for instance, have freshly-ground coffee and loose-leaf tea. All rooms are en-suite, with bathrobes and Noble Isle toiletries maintaining the tone of elegant ease.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Opening Times: open year-round
- Tel: +44 (0)131 667 5806
- Price Range: from £125
Price per room per night based on two sharing, including breakfast
single occupancy from £99
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23 Mayfield is almost in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and close to central Edinburgh. Within a mile you can reach many places such as Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament and Princes Street, lined with the city's best shops and restaurants. Edinburgh Airport is 25 minutes away by car, while Waverley Station is less than 10.
"We had the room on the ground floor - unbelievably comfy beds and a super modern bathroom. The breakfast was amazing - his 'specials' are mind-blowingly delicious - everything was home made and I would say only the Savoy hotel could have competed. The ambience of the dining room was also fun. The pictures were beautifully lit and the atmosphere was stunning. The other thing we loved was the sitting room and the honesty bar - we invited friends in for a drink. We could have sat in that sitting room all day."
AA 5 star accommodation Gold Star, 5 star gold Visit Scotland grading, recommended in Fodors, Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide, Le Guide Routard, Lets Go, Frommers, Rick Steves Europe Guide amongst many others.