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The Principal Edinburgh

Booking.comUS$220*
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#26 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$473*
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent experience, everyone is so friendly and helpful. I forgot to bring my international charger for my iPhone, they brought me 3 different kinds of chargers to let me choose the one that I need. They really care about how guests feel and try their best to help. Really satisfied.

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear lyyllyyl, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and post this lovely review of your time with us here at Principal Edinburgh. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thrilled you felt our team 'really care' about our guests which left you 'really satisfied'. Thank you again and on behalf of myself and all...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overnighter for theatre trip. Lovely comfortable room. Great bar with great choice. Breakfast was excellent . Would definitely stay again when in the city for any reason. So near to many places of interest

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Angela O, Thank you for posting this lovely review and sharing your experience with us here at Principal Edinburgh. It's fantastic to hear that you found our room to be 'comfortable' and 'lovely' and I am pleased to know you enjoyed our breakfast. Again, thank you for your kind words and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having stayed here for a few days last year on my own and having loved it, I decided to return for a stay with my husband. Last time I had an adorable, small room with great charm. Since I was alone the size was not an issue. What impressed me most was the superb personal attention from the Guest Relations...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra M, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and awarding us with this fantastic 5 star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and from a regular guest, it's great to know that you come back to visit our team. I look forward to sharing your kind feedback with the staff...

Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those hotels which is big but actually feels cozy, through the individual attention to the guests and the layout of its amenities. Very friendly atmosphere throughout. The rooms are very comfortable and perfectly decorated. I loved the coffee-shop (great coffee!). A truly perfect location to walk around the city.

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear belotoCH, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you were well looked after by our team. We are thrilled to hear that you found the coffee in Burr&Co to be 'great' and may I also thank you for highlighting our great location on the stunning George...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I were greeted with a warm smile and offers of service. Any time we needed something, it was immediately taken care of. I have stayed in many hotels but the Principal was hands down the best in customer service. While it is modest in size, it is a lovely property in a very good location and I...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear 770snolan, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay and were well looked after by our team. We love nothing more that treating our guests and creating a truly unique and memorable break away so I really am thrilled to read your...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a high standard of hotel this is the one. Rooms are fantastic, but stay away from room 156 it's above some generators and they are very noisy. The staff are second to none, nothing is an effort for them,from booking a taxi to advice on how to get to various places. We were.attending the wedding of our...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth G, Dear Mongrel2104, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay and were well looked after by our team. We love nothing more that treating our guests and creating a truly unique and memorable break away so I really am thrilled...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed 4 nights in a suite. Room was well appointed and the bed very comfortable with a choice of 3 pillows. Our room overlooked the street but was quiet. Noise was not an issue. The only "room" criticism I can make was that there was no work table and chair. Perhaps this can be addressed by management. The Hotel is...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Tom L, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay and you found our team to be 'first class'. We love nothing more that treating our guests and creating a truly unique and memorable break away so I really am thrilled to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience at this grand hotel in downtown Edinburgh. Great service by friendly people. Beautiful room with very nice appointments. Great restaurant and bar serving gourmet food and ample full breakfast.

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Jim S, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your recent visit with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am delighted you enjoyed our restaurant and found the staff to be 'Friendly'. Thank you again for your lovely review and on behalf of myself and the team at Principal Edinburgh we hope to welcome you...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is very old but it does have some new rooms. Our room, #42, has a king bed, desk, chairs and round table & a large bathroom.....modern decor.....fantastic The location is perfect walking distance to both new town and old town.

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Janet C, Thank you for taking the time to post this five stars review of your recent experience here at Principal Edinburgh. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and may I also thank you for highlighting our great location on the stunning George Street - indeed the perfect base to explore the Edinburgh! Thank...

mansfield notts
Reviewed 1 week ago

after a lot of research on hotels in Edinburgh I finally decided on the principal and I am so glad I did. from the moment we arrived everything was perfect. easy check in by the reception desk. when we got to our room it was made extra special by the beautiful birthday cake that had been put in the room...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne H Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay and were well looked after by our team. We love nothing more that treating our guests and creating a truly unique and memorable break away so I really am thrilled to read...

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Staying in New Town

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, has one of the most prestigious locations within Edinburgh. It's classic facade hides sumptuous, contempary interiors blending clean lines with period features.Elegant bedrooms are beautifully furnished for business and leisure guests alike and for those who choose to dine in, the stylish Printing Press and Restaurant offers local produce in a stylish and relaxed environment.Inspirational meeting rooms and exceptional banqueting facilities, including the magnificent King's Hall and beautiful Forth View Suite with fantastic views of across the city, make this the hotel of choice for corporate and wedding guests.The Principal Edinburgh George Street, is within easy reach of the best shopping the captial has to offer, along with tourist attractions, bars and restaurants all within a few minutes walk. Edinburgh Airport is only 7 miles away, and Edinburgh Waverley Station a mere 5 minutes walk. Parking is available at the nearby NCP at Greenside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal Edinburgh

Address: 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland (Formerly The George Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: €195 - €547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 249
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George Hotel Edinburgh
The Principal Edinburgh Scotland
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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