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4.3 out of 5

"The staff in this hotel are faultless. From the front desk, to the concierge team (credit to Craig) to the room service team. They make for a truly ho ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

InterContinental Edinburgh The George's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a fitness centre. Built in 1775, this 5-star hotel has 240 rooms over 7 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and satellite TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, satellite TV and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and volleyball
  • Guests have great things to say about the proximity to shopping and the location
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Princes Street Gardens and 9 minutes on foot from St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

InterContinental Edinburgh The George ratings based on 24 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for InterContinental Edinburgh The George

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5 out of 5
The staff in this hotel are faultless. From the front desk, to the concierge team (credit to Craig) to the room service team. They make for a truly homely experience. Five stars all round.

Posted by , from London on 17 Mar 2020

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18 Mar 2020 by Kristiana Le Mar, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Thank you very much for your lovely review and for taking the time to share it with us. I look forward to sharing the comments with the team and especially with Craig. I hope to welcome you back with us in the future. Sincerely,

5 out of 5
great service and breakfast. Good wifi and tv services

Posted by on 22 Feb 2020

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22 Feb 2020 by Kristiana Le Mar, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your five star review. Iook forward to welcoming you back in the future with us, Kind Regards,

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Nov 2019

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21 Nov 2019 by Anna Mateevici, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for your feedback. Sincerly,

4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jun 2019

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4 Jun 2019 by William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon! Sincerely,

4 out of 5
Beautiful property, comfy bed, lovely room and great bathroom spotlessly clean. Could be hot and stuffy in summer as there’s no air con or any ventilation in room (save a window that does open) Checkout was terribly slow. They had only one staff member on front desk at a peak time in the morning and a long queue.

Posted by on 18 Apr 2019

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20 Apr 2019 by Nicole Michie, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to hear that your enjoyed your room and apologise for the wait at checkout. We are currently undergoing refurbishment to offer air conditioning throughout the property. Kind Regards,

5 out of 5
Lovely hotel, perfect location, great bar. Mixture of modern amenities and old world charm

Posted by on 28 Jan 2019

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28 Jan 2019 by William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,

3 out of 5
Overall lovely hotel great location but probably wouldn’t stay here again. Very disappointed with layout very confusing to get to our room. Spent a lot of time each time figuring it out terribly confusing. Would be just awful for older guests. Also a bit pricey.

Posted by on 7 Dec 2018

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17 Dec 2018 by William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely,

5 out of 5
Great location, this is a super hotel highly recommend.

Posted by , from Northern Ireland on 6 Nov 2018

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11 Nov 2018 by William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Dear J, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,

5 out of 5

Superb service at this lovely hotel

Pros: Just about everything...
Cons: Fresh flowers in public areas rather than silk ones
Location: Centrally locked - everything on your door step near tram too
I loved my short stay at this gorgeous hotel. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. The rooms are very comfortable and the location is ideal. I really couldn't fault anything. Lovely bar - good house champagne. Fresh milk in the fridge/good tuck box. All the little touches that make a difference but the overwhelming strength of this hotel is the staff.

Posted by , from London on 11 May 2018

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11 May 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,

5 out of 5

Pleasant hotel in a attractive and convenient area

Pros: Blend of building styles, decor, location and the staff.
Location: The hotel is on the most attractive street in Edinburgh,close to the best shops and restaurants to satisfy most tastes.
Top marks in all aspects apart from the bed which one of us found too firm and the bar which we felt lacked intimacy.

Posted by , from Doncaster on 16 Dec 2017

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18 Dec 2017 by William Sdranis

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,

About the InterContinental Edinburgh The George

Location 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PB

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 24 March 2020 to 3 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness centre, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury InterContinental Edinburgh The George. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 240 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1775
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

InterContinental Edinburgh The George offers 240 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Burr & Co – This coffee shop only serves light fare.

Printing Press – On-site restaurant.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30 per day.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and sofa beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name of this property was previously The George.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and sofa beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 23.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of GBP 0

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • George Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • George Hotel Edinburgh
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • Principal George Street
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Edinburgh
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Up to 2 children aged 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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