Experience world-class service at 23 Mayfield

Situated just 1 miles from Edinburgh city centre and the Royal Mile, the family-run 23 Mayfield offers free WiFi. This detached Victorian guest house boasts retains many original features.

Dating back to 1868, the property also offers a Club Room with a selection of rare books, Chesterfield furniture, a Georgian chess board, and an oversized, handmade Connect Four game.

The traditional rooms at 23 Mayfield boast solid, hand-carved mahogany furnishings, along with a large flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities with Borders biscuits. The en suite bathroom features a heated mirror and complimentary Penhalagon toiletries.

In the mornings, 23 Mayfield serves an imaginative breakfast menu in the impressive dining room. The dishes are cooked to order using local produce.

Home to Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, and the Royal Mile, the lively centre of Edinburgh also offers the historic Edinburgh Castle, which is just 30 minutes’ walk from 23 Mayfield. The guest house is conveniently located along the main bus route into the city. Surcharge parking is available.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

23 Mayfield has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 28 Feb 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, Does the Double Deluxe Room have a bath? Can we get a bath and not just shower? Thanks
    Hi All our rooms have amazing power showers.
    Answered on 14 June 2021
  • Have you vacancies for November or December please?
    For full room details please check our website for further information. Many thanks
    Answered on 11 December 2021
  • Is it possible to check-in 9.45pm/10pm? We have already booked our flights from London and aren't able to arrive any earlier.
    Yes, that is no problem. For guests arriving after 7pm we provide simple self check in details.
    Answered on 13 February 2020
  • Could you please clarify what is meant by surcharge parking? Thank you
    Parking is an additional £5 per night.
    Answered on 29 August 2020

Host Information

Host review score

23 Mayfield was built in 1868 during the reign of Queen Victoria and is typical of the traditional architecture of its period. All rooms are uniquely decorated with handcrafted solid mahogany furniture according to the theme of the room. 23 Mayfield has a Club Room in which you can relax and unwind on our Chesterfield furniture, have a game of chess on a Georgian chess board ,or on our hand made oversized Connect Four and a selection of old and rare books some dating as far back as 1740s, cds and a laptop all for guest use.
Been working in the Catering industry for 30 years
Newington is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland, about 15 to 20 minutes walk south of the city centre, the Royal Mile and Princes Street. It is the easternmost district of the area formerly covered by the Burgh Muir, gifted to the City by David I in the 12th Century. It is bounded to the east by Dalkeith Rd, to the west by Causewayside, to the North by East and West Preston St, and to the south by East and West Mayfield. bEven after the 1586 consolidation of land rights over the Burgh Muir, the area remained largely rural. The Newington Estate was purchased sometime before 1672 by John Lauder, a Baillie and Treasurer of Edinburgh, who thereafter took the landed designation "of Newington", until he became Sir John Lauder, 1st Baronet of Fountainhall. This family later also became possessed, by marriage, of the estate of The Grange, Edinburgh. With overcrowding of the city centre being initially alleviated by migration to the north, to the New Town, via the North Bridge erected in 1772. However, many people felt that the New Town, elegant as it was, did not offer privacy and intimacy, and so, when the South Bridge was built in 1788, parts of Newington became available for develop
Languages spoken: English,Spanish
Property surroundings *
Facilities of 23 Mayfield
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 5.0 per day.
  • Secured parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

23 Mayfield takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 18:30


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 3 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 3 and older are allowed)

Maestro Mastercard Visa Bankcard 23 Mayfield accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform 23 Mayfield in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about 23 Mayfield

  • Room options at 23 Mayfield include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at 23 Mayfield may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at 23 Mayfield is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • 23 Mayfield is 1.4 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to 23 Mayfield by:

    • Taxi 25min

  • 23 Mayfield offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Guests staying at 23 Mayfield can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish