Experience World-class Service at 23 Mayfield

Located just 1 miles from Edinburgh city center and the Royal Mile, the family-run 23 Mayfield offers free WiFi. This detached Victorian guest house features 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 oversize, 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 private 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 center 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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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Premier Family Room (4 Adults)
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  • 2 twin beds
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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
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Queen's Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    0.9 miles
  • The Meadows
    1 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1 miles
  • Holyrood Park
    1.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    1.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    1.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    1.3 miles
  • Our Dynamic Earth
    1.3 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.4 miles
  • Royal Mile
    1.4 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.8 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.7 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.8 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    6.1 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    10.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    36.4 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    49 miles
How to get to 23 Mayfield from Edinburgh Airport
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Amenities of 23 Mayfield
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 5 per day.
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Until 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 3 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

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

Maestro Mastercard Visa Debit card 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about 23 Mayfield

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

    • Taxi 25min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at 23 Mayfield (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking

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

  • The prices at 23 Mayfield may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at 23 Mayfield include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Guests staying at 23 Mayfield can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Check-in at 23 Mayfield is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.