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Kimpton Charlotte Square

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Kimpton Charlotte Square (Formally The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Hotel) is located in the centre of Edinburgh on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlotte Square. Waverley and Haymarket train stations are a 15-minute walk away while Edinburgh Airport is 30 minutes away by bus or tram. The hotel is perfectly placed to explore the shops and restaurants of Princes Street and George Street with Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo nearby. Designed by the award-winning Goddard Littlefair our rooms are some of the very best the city has to offer. The bedroom reference the golden age of travel in details such as wooden trunks and antique mirrors while providing for the needs of the modern traveller - including plenty of sockets USB charging points and well-appointed bathrooms. The creation of the new Townhouse Suite on the raised ground floor of The Wee House will provide VIP guests with the option of using their own front door.
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Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
189Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
88Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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The staff are very attentive and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Nicely furnished rooms. Great breakfasts. Well located for Princes Street and good shops and restuarants in George Street. Super pool and spa.
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded yesterday
Dear Jane, Thank you for your positive review of Kimpton Charlotte Square. It's great to read that you enjoyed the hotel's central location and found our colleagues "very attentive and helpful." The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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I had never stayed at a Kimpton hotel before and wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was a gorgeous hotel with excellent staff, great dining options, and comfortable rooms. I left after one night wishing I could have stayed longer. One other amazing aspect for such a classy
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 2 days ago
Dear TheHolyHaddok, Many Thanks for your 5* review of Kimpton Charlotte Square. I am delighted to read that you found a "gorgeous hotel with excellent staff, great dining options and comfortable rooms." It's great to read that you enjoyed the pet friendly hotel. We believe that pets are part of the family too and should also have a great stay with you! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Hubby and I booked a 'secret escapes' deal, DB&B in this hotel. We were greeted promptly, and shown to a nice room on the fourth floor. We booked dinner at Baba on the first night, the Garden on the second. We were shown to a quiet area outside the main Baba restaurant - not
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Sheri3466, Thank you for your recent review of Kimpton Charlotte Square. It's great to read that you thought our colleagues were "extremely pleasant" and you enjoyed dinner on both evenings in BABA and The Garden. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay with your breakfast. I would love to discuss this further with you. If agreeable please email me directly on guestrelations@kimptoncharlottesquare.com so we can look into this further with you. Warm Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Stayed here for the first time for a conference, rooms are very nice and spacious and a huge comfortable bed! Decent size tv in the room makes a change than usual hotels. Nice touch with brolly in the wardrobe for rainy Edinburgh days. Good location for castle and main rail
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bryndon01, Thank you for your 5* review of Kimpton Charlotte Square. It's great to read that you had a "very nice" stay with us and liked the small touches we add to our bedrooms for guests to enjoy during their stay including the tuck box and umbrellas for those rainy days here in Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful and really centrally located, lively atmosphere and welcoming staff Few issues, we were told at reception that between 5-6 was wine evening in the bar where the wine was free for an hour. We’re not greedy so sauntered down around 5.20
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jujulawrence24, Thank you for your review of Kimpton Charlotte Square following your recent stay with us. First of all, please accept my sincerest apologies for the miscommunication with wine hour and the noise outside of your room. We would love the opportunity to discuss this further with you to look into this further. If agreeable with you, if you could please email me directly on guestrelations@kimptoncharlottesquare.com. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Can you book a car parking space at this hotel?
Sorry I do not know about parking. Did not have a car.
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Does this hotel have a car park? If not where is the nearest multi-storey car park?
They do have a car park but spaces are limited you should book in advance if you want to use it
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Do the rooms have hair dryers?
Yes
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Will a Superior Family room fit 4 adults?
Unfortunately I didnt see the room you are speaking about so I cant help you, apologies
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Do any of the rooms have a view of the castle?
No the hotel faces east and north
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"Facing the Castle would be a good call."
"Room 462 - beautiful terrace with stunning castle views"
"Prepare to be ripped off"
"Ask for a view of the castle, it's at the back of the hotel."
"Some rooms have castle views."
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PRICE RANGE
US$151 - US$513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel macdonald roxburghemacdonald roxburghe edinburghroxburghe hotel edinburgh
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
199
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