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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
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All reviewstuck boxprinting pressgeorge streetbeautiful hotelsuperior roomfresh milkevery member of stafflittle touchesperfect locationpublic areaschecking outbeautiful rooman upgradewonderful staybreakfast was excellentthe heart of the citycomfy bed
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at The Principal on George Street for one night before heading to the Highlands. One thing I always check is if the hotel has AC. That is important to me. This hotel published it had but not so. This was disappointing. Fortunately it...More

Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here at the beginning and the end of our Scottish holiday. Excellent location, walking distance to almost everything you'd want to see in Edinburgh. Situated in a beautiful old building, the rooms have been modernized and are comfortable and attractive, with all the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved staying at The Principal, George Street in Edinburgh. Perfectly located for walking the city. The customer service was excellent ~ everyone was friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. The room was lovely and the bed and pillows were excellent. Even the towels were wonderful...More

Thank mairlynsmith
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded yesterday

Dear mairlynsmith, Thank you for awarding us with this superb 5-star review after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you found our staff service ‘excellent’ and 'helpful' throughout your stay. We have a very passionate team here at the hotel and they...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A tour operator booked us into the hotel saying it was comparable to the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews. Our group found the Old Course Hotel to be terrific. Unfortunately the Principal was quite a letdown. The rooms were small and not very well...More

3  Thank Thebigduck09
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 3 days ago

Dear Thebigduck09, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am sincerely sorry that you were disappointed with your room. We have many different types of rooms and many of our rooms have their own character...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Super clean room. Extremely helpful concierge and front desk. Lovely, friendly and attentive staff. Coffee shop Bur & Co. was also very lovely... Only bad thing was. No internet access in room 254... :/More

Thank bedsty
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 5 days ago

Dear bedsty, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and publish this fantastic 5 star review. We have a passionate team of staff here at Principal Edinburgh so I am delighted to read your comments and look forward to sharing them with...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$176 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#21 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$176 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#21 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Nearby
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
...More
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Gap840
4 July 2018|
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Response from PrincipalEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Gap840, Thank you for your question. When you check-in we take a pre-authorisation of £50 per night from a credit card and hold for extras you may spent while staying with us. Once you check-out we then cancel the... More
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Deepika1282
27 June 2018|
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Response from Beverley B | Reviewed this property |
Very close easily walked in 10 min
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AgentGreen11
29 April 2018|
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Response from peace04 | Reviewed this property |
There is not a pool on site. Sorry.
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Room Tips
"Rooms that face the street will be noisier, although the windows are double-pained."
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"Make sure they dont give you the alleyway view."
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"The 120 rooms get smells from the kitchen"
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"Try and go high to avoid noise, ideally get a room with air conditioning."
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