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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the WiFi at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 restaurants and 2 bars are available. This 5-star hotel has 199 rooms over 5 floors. Sofa beds and plasma TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with sofa beds, 24-hour room service and plasma TVs
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in some public areas
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Valet parking and self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Treat yourself to massages at The Spa at The Principal
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and a steam room
  • Guests speak favourably about the central location and the WiFi
  • Steps from Princes Street and George Street
  • Pets welcome free of charge

2 Bed Standard

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£97 per night

Junior Suite Townhouse

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bed Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bed Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City Single

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel ratings based on 10 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Superb, great hotel, location, facilities, service all excellent!

Posted by on 14 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic experience

The hotel has a cosy yet sophisticated ambience. The staff is definitely what makes the hotel outstanding, they go far and beyond to look after you. Would definitely stay here again. Amazing experience. Thank you!

Posted by , from UK on 21 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Apr 2018 by Murray Brand, Front Office Manager

Dear Sadia, Thank you for your recent stay and 5/5 review. I am delighted that you found our team central to creating such a positive stay. We all take great pride in what we do here and comments such as yours really mean a lot to the hotel team. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Principal Charlotte Square. Kind regards, Murray

5 out of 5

Excellent

Cannot fault it. The staff were friendly and positive and the hotel is beautiful.

Posted by on 12 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Mar 2018 by Murray Brand, Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit to us at the Principal Charlotte Square and your 5/5 review. I am thrilled that you found our staff friendly and positive. We take a great deal of pride in providing a level of service that is akin to our design. Kind regards, Murray

4 out of 5

Cool decor, great location!

Situated just at the end of george street, hotel is in prime location! Couldn't be handier to everything. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Had a family room as there were 3 of us staying (all adults) and sofa turned into double bed. Plenty of space in the room even with extra bed set up. Hotel/room decor was very nice! Only small complaint would be that we had dirty mark on bed sheet, but they were straight up to change bed linen.

Posted by , from edinburgh on 10 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5
Sehr freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal. Frühstück auch sehr gut. Poolbereich/Umkleidebereich war etwas unhygienisch (Fussboden ziemlich dreckig), der Pool an sich jedoch für ein Hotel sehr schön. Zimmer war herzig und perfekt für unseren Aufenthalt in Edinburgh. Würden bei einem weiteren Besuch der Stadt wieder dieses Hotel buchen.

Posted by on 12 Feb 2019

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5 out of 5
Tunnelmallinen, tyylikäs ja trendikäs hotelli Edinburghin New Townissa, Princes Streetin päässä. Hotelli on todella kivasti sisustettu, samaten hotellin yhteydessä sijaitsevat ravintolat. Huoneeni oli Charlotte Squaren puolelle, joka on melko vilkkaasti liikennöity katu. Koska ollaan UK:ssa, ikkunoissa on vain yhdet lasit. Kadulta kuului siis jonkun verran ääniä sisään.

Posted by , from Helsinki on 4 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Sep 2018 by Murray Brand, Front Office Manager

Dear Leena, Thank you for your recent stay and review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience with us and I look forward to welcoming you back to Charlotte Square in the future. Kind regards, Murray

5 out of 5
Good location and very nice staff. Close to airlink 100 bus Station, but however quite and centrally located.

Posted by , from Switzerland on 4 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep 2018 by Murray Brand, Front Office Manager

Dear Peter, Thank you for your recent stay and review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience with us and I look forward to welcoming you back to Charlotte Square in the future. Kind regards, Murray

4 out of 5
Pros: tout
Cons: salle de bain
Location: tres beau cartier accessible à tout les comodités
belle experience ,personnel excellent ,disponible et souriant .

Posted by on 17 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Apr 2018 by Murray Brand, Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and 4/5 review. I hope to welcome you back to the Principal Charlotte Square in the future. Kind regards, Murray

3 out of 5

Tunnelmallinen hotelli kävelykadun läheisyydessä

Pros: Toimiva isohko perushuone
Cons: Asiakaskohtainen profilointi -> palvelutuotteen valinta
Location: Bussipysäkeillle (riippuen mihin menossa) oli 300 - 500 m matka. Kävelykatu Rose Street vieressä ja yksi kortteli Princes Street, joka on ostoskatu.
Yövyimme hotellissa neljä yötä. Huone sijaitsi hotellin itäsivulla, eikä liikenne kuulunut, muutoin äänet kuuluivat hyvin käytävästä ja naapurista, missä lapset juoksivat edestakaisin. Aamulla 8:30 alkoi remontin äänet kuulumaan (hiltipora ja vasaran naputtelu). Emme kokeilleet aamupalaa sen kalliin hinnan ja huonohkojen arvosteluiden takia. Ostimme eväät Tescosta (n. 200 m). Aamuisin vieraita aamupalalla oli tungokseen asti, kuten myös päivällisaika oli suosittu. Huoneessa oli suihku ja vuodepaikat neljälle (sohva oli muutettu vuoteeksi). Huone siivottiin joka päiva ja tuolloin saatiin uudet pyyhkeet. Vuodevaatteet vaihdettiin kerran oleskelumme aikana. Huoneessa olevan pikakahvi/tee/sokeriastian (Tuck Box) täyttö ei toiminut täydellisesti, mutta välttävästi. Huoneessa oli vedenkeitin, hiustenkuivaaja, silitysrauta ja -lauta, liukuestematto suihkuun sekä yksi kylpytakki. Emme testanneet kylpylää emmekä kuntosalia. Yöpöytien pistorasoissa oli yksi 2,1A USB liitin tabletille/puhelimelle. Huoneessa oli sähkölämmitys, joka oli säädetty 18 asteseen, mikä oli aikaan nähden aika viileä, joten nostimme sitä, kun tuntui kylmältä. Ilmastointilaitetta ei tarvinnut kokeilla. Huoneessa oli yksi ikkuna ja siksi aika hämärä, vaikka valot olivat päällä. Yksi vessan lampuista oli rikki, eikä sitä vaihdettu vierailumme aikana (emme pyytäneet eikä siivooja huomannut). Yhden päivän siivous meinasi jäädä tekemättä: siivousvastaava tuli klo 18:30 kysymään onko huoneemme siivottu ja se järjestyi.

Posted by on 27 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5
Cons: room-service slightly erratic.
We spent six days as a family in Edinburgh. We were very much surprised by the generous size of the room, the friendliness of the staff and the delicious breakfasts we enjoyed at the Principal.

Posted by on 29 Sep 2017

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About the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Location 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4HQ

Property Features

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a steam room. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite business centre. A fitness centre, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 199 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Sofa bed
  • Fridge

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel offers 199 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily.

BABA – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a steam room and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Spa at The Principal. Services include massages.

The spa is open daily.

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

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 are 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 16 years old. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 are 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 16 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

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 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 0 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
  • Facilities fee: GBP 10 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • – Spa

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

Hotel Names

  • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Hotel
  • Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe
  • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
  • The Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh Scotland
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Principal Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Principal Charlotte Square
  • The Roxburghe Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property 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.

National Rating

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