I stayed at Hotel Twenty for one night last week. The hotel is situated around a couple of minutes walk from the Edinburgh Playhouse at the end of Princess Street and is easy to find. I can't comment on the parking as I was on foot.
When I walked in, the place smelled really clean and fresh. Always a good start! I had an early check-in which went smoothly and the owner John greeted me, introduced himself and shook my hand (which I thought was a nice touch). He said to ask if I needed anything and to enjoy my stay. He also explained that the hotel is being gradually renovated over time.
My room (room 1) was freshly decorated in a funky contemporary red/black and white colour scheme and of a fine size. It had a single bed, a large wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, a chest of drawers, a good sized digital TV (with working remote!) and a complimentary tray with tea and coffee. There was fresh towels, little soaps and some tubes of body wash.
The room was very clean, as was the en-suite shower room.
I was surprised to read that some of the other reviews found the room cold. I came back to the room at 9pm and it was lovely and warm, despite being very cold outside.
I checked out in the morning and chatted with one of the other staff and found him very friendly and efficient too.
I can't comment on the breakfasts as I didn't have breakfast at the hotel.
A couple of small points to note is that room 1 is located at the front of the hotel and is level with the road. If you are a very light sleeper then the road noise may annoy you slightly, but I found it no trouble. Also, the room is above a pad Thai restaurant and the cooking smells were making me hungry!
I would definitely stay here again, and recommend this hotel to other travellers. I thought that the location and price was excellent for the city of Edinburgh. Also, it was very clean and the owner and his staff were very friendly, efficient and welcoming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Twenty is situated in the heart of Edinburgh. We strive on giving a good customer service at the best possible prices. Hotel Twenty is within walking distance of Edinburgh Waverly Train station 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Richmond Hotel Edinburgh
- Hotel Twenty Edinburgh, Scotland