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Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

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19-21 George StreetEdinburghScotlandEH2 2PBUnited Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
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Superb9.0
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
WiFi
Good internet service
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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From 1,867 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

from $123
  • Urban Double
  • 1 Double Bed
  • King Superior
  • King Deluxe
  • 2 Beds Superior
  • King Forth View
  • Junior Suite
  • 1 Bed Suite
  • 1 Bedroom George St View
  • 2 Double Beds Superior

What’s around Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Princes Street Gardens (3-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (5-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (6-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (6-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (8-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (11-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) (11-minute walk)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (14-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (15-minute walk)
  • Royal Yacht Britannia (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 27 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 15 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

About Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

Location.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a Grade II-listed building located on George Street in the central shopping area of Edinburgh, Scotland. George Street runs parallel to Princes Street, the city's main shopping area, close to department stores like Harvey Nichols. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are 547 yards (500 meters) from the hotel, while Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile are within a mile. Edinburgh Waverley train station is half a mile from the hotel, and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 8 miles away.

Hotel Features.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street was designed by famous Edinburgh architect, Robert Adam, more than 200 years ago. Its Georgian facade leads into a lobby featuring white columns, brown leather chairs, classical music and fresh flowers. The multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can answer queries and put valuables in the hotel safe.

At the hotel, Printing Press Bar & Kitchen serves seasonal, Scottish produce throughout the day and night. For late night cravings, room service is available 24/7.

The hotel has 8 meeting rooms for up to 200 people and a business center. Audiovisual equipment and event catering can be arranged. Free WiFi is available. Fitness facilities are available on-site. Offsite parking is available for guests at a discounted rate. This hotel has been awarded Conference Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2018 and the Wedding Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2018.

Guestrooms.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street's 240 guestrooms have dark wood furniture, armchairs and writing desks. All offer free WiFi, digital television with premium channels, and tea/coffee making facilities. White-tiled bathrooms feature bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Rooms with sofa beds must be requested (limited availability).

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 240 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 10 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 8
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1775
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Burr & Co - This restaurant serves light fare only.

Printing Press - Onsite restaurant.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • George Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • George Hotel Edinburgh
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • Principal George Street
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Policies

The name of this property was previously The George.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50 per night

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of GBP 0

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.00 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 899 reviews

Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
Luxury in Edinburgh
We finished our trip to Scotland at the Principal and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff was wonderful. The room was clean and comfy and very modern. Breakfast was good. The location couldn’t have been more convenient. I would definitely stay there on my next visit.
Sharon, us1 night trip
Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Fair4.0
Underwhelming at best!
After calling to confirm that valet parking was available, was informed that it was not. Told to park 10 minutes away for 11 GBP. That turned out to be 21 GBP. Late afternoon, 6pm I called to ask how to turn the heat up as it was cold. Told that the heating would only kick in IF it was cold enough outside. No ability to control the heat otherwise. I had upgraded! Following day, bath was tepid at best. Attempted to dry my hair, the device was faulty. Called down, 45 minutes later was still waiting... gave up and requested the following day. Staff unhelpful when checking out with baggage. Doorman asked if I needed assistance with my bags. Didn't even open door. This hotel was advertised as 5 star, on its own website - 4 stars. Unremarkable at best. Underwhelming in every way.
A Traveler, us3 night trip
Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
We had lunch at the Printer. It was amazing!
Rebecca, us1 night trip
Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
Nice place in Edinburgh
Excellent location, nice hotel, friendly staff.
William, us1 night trip
Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Solid Hotel, good service.
George street...Great concerige service. Bit older (low ceilings) but well kept. bit strange of a layout. One elevator is out, made for a bit of frustration. In all though good place.
Charles, us2 night trip

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Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

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