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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the sightseeing around Principal Edinburgh George Street. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a fitness centre are available. Built in 1775, this 5-star hotel has 240 rooms over 7 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and digital TV channels.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, digital TV and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast offered for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests like the accommodation for the cleanliness, comfy beds and overall comfort
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Princes Street Gardens and 10 minutes on foot from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Urban Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£85 per night

1 Bed Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Superior

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Forth View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bedroom George St View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

2 Beds Superior

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Principal Edinburgh George Street 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 Principal Edinburgh George Street

Everyone (7)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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,

5 out of 5

Great Hotel very central

Pros: The room was first class
Cons: The attention to hotel guests when private functions are on.
Location: The location was excellent that why we choose that hotel, we were born in Edinburgh and moved to Spain 11 years ago. reason for visit family reunion.
This was a wonderful hotel , on arrival at 1.30 am in the morning, they had upgrades us from a standard double room to a Junior suite. The cleanliness was first class the only thing we could fault was that the hotel was very busy with private functions. We were there to meet our family and invited my husband 3 sisters and their husbands for a drink but unfortunately we had to leave without drinks, not enough staff to cope with everyone. Other than that our stay was excellent.

Posted by , from Spain on 10 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Oct 2017 by cc

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, Chiara Candiano

4 out of 5
Pluspunkte: Das Hotel ist central gelegen und zu Fuss sind in der Umgebung viele Sehens- würdigkeiten erreichbar. Unser Doppelzimmer sehr angenehm und ruhig während der Nacht. Negativpunkt: Kein Frühstück im Angebotspreis. Nur erhältlich gegen hohen Aufpreis und wird erst ab 10.00h serviert!

Posted by on 25 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jun 2018 by Guest Relations

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

5 out of 5
Das Hotel ist optimal gelegen, zentral und doch ruhig. Das Hard Rock Café ist gleich gegenüber. Die Angestellten sind sehr hilfsbereit, nett und das Hotel ist wirklich sehr schön, sauber und konfortabel. Das Frühstück haben wir immer auswärts genossen, ist billiger, es hat unglaublich viele hübsche Kaffees in der Stadt, die man unbedingt mal besucht haben muss.

Posted by , from Thurgau on 28 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Apr 2018 by Rene Muller, Guest Relations Coordinator

Dear Jaqueline, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Rene Muller Guest Relations Coordinator

5 out of 5
Séjour parfait: grande chambre à deux lits (chacun de 120 cm de large!), salle de bains avec baignoire super, grands rangements, TV grande taille, deux fauteuils confortables. Le personnel est charmant. Nous sommes arrivées en ciré et jeans et pas de remarques ni de différence de traitement par rapport aux gens en costumes et robes de cocktail. Je recommande vivement cet hôtel à tous. De plus si vous n'avez pas utiliser le mini-bar, c'est checkout rapide. L'hôtel se trouve à 5 min à pied des lignes de bus airlink et un arrêt se trouve juste devant pour les lignes normales.

Posted by , from Attalens on 9 Apr 2018

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9 Apr 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,

4 out of 5
Sehr gute Lage. Würde das Hotel jederzeit wieder buchen.

Posted by , from Luzern on 7 Apr 2018

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9 Apr 2018 by Guest Relations

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

4 out of 5
Lovely experience, staff were nice, room tidy and great location.

Posted by on 15 Jul 2017

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About the Principal Edinburgh George Street

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

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business centre on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Principal Edinburgh George Street. 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
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (14.7 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Principal Edinburgh George Street offers 240 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Burr & Co – This restaurant only serves light fare.

Printing Press – On-site restaurant.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

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

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 ends at midnight
  • 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 10 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.00 per night.

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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. No on-site parking is available. 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 or credit 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

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 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.00 per night
  • On-site 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 Hotel Edinburgh
  • George Hotel
  • George Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • Principal George Street
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street

You should know

  • 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.

National Rating

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