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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuck box”(142 reviews)
“printing press”(99 reviews)
“george street”(119 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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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 3 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
Reviewed 4 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 2 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 4 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 2 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 4 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 2 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 6 days 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 2 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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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$179 - US$544 (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$179 - US$544 (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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Deepika1282
26 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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