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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
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Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Concierge
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
Dry Cleaning
Free Parking
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A modern classic, inspired by Scotland’s heritage The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. Winner of Scottish Hotel of the Year...
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19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland
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10.3 km to Edinburgh Airport
295 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.6 km from Edinburgh Castle
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Reviewed 4 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 yesterday

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 5 days 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 3 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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stay 3 and 4 July with my hubby for an early anniversary celebration. Everyone we met was very helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for our lovely anniversary surprise from Guest relations (Kristiana) and Gordon (security). Breakfast staff very friendly, dinner was lovely in...More

Thank Sandybabes75
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sandybabes75, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and publish this fantastic 5 star review. Here at the Principal Edinburgh George Street enjoy to be part of the guest's celebrations and making sure that they would have only the best experience...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a superior room with a view. It is well located on George Street and the view over Edinburgh is spectacular and the room is great, BUT... There is no climate control and even with the windows open and the Dyson fan going it...More

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

Dear Jan-Marthie, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience here at the Principal Edinburgh George Street. We are delighted that you enjoyed the views from your room and you found the room comfortable, however I am disappointed to know that the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me begin with the positives. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are lovely (we stayed in 2 double rooms) and the bathrooms are small but well appointed. Bathrobes in the rooms, tea/coffee making facilities and as other reviewers have mentioned, the tuck box and...More

1  Thank Deepika1282
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 3 days ago

Dear Deepika1282, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted that you found our property "beautiful" and the rooms "well appointed"! We are trying our best to provide to any guest all the useful amenities to make the stay more...More

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A modern classic, inspired by Scotland’s heritage The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as ...More homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. Winner of Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards, The Principal is an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. The sensitive, multi-million pound restoration and refurbishment combines luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters. The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier (an equal of Jane Austen, according to Sir Walter Scott), whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely little coffeehouse with a devoted local following. The hotel features a newly equipped gym. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
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Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
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
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Response from Beverley B | Reviewed this property |
Very close easily walked in 10 min
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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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