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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB Scotland See on map
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All reviewstuck boxprinting pressgeorge streetbeautiful hotelsuperior roomfresh milklittle touchespublic areasbeautiful roombirthday treatchecking outbed was very comfortablethe location is perfectbreakfast was excellentfantastic staytrain stationhaggis
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Reviewed yesterday

Recently stayed at this hotel for the first time and we will be going back!! We visit Edinburgh at least once a year and normally stay at the Waldorf Astoria. On this occasion we decided to try something new - and we were not disappointed!...More

1  Thank Aiberdeen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed here two nights as part of a tour. The hotel is well maintained. The staff is great. The rooms are well appointed. Some of the rooms tend to be small so if you need bigger ask. Our bathroom was the best ever. The property...More

Thank woodmister
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an absolutely fabulous hotel, it always was. Great location, wonderful room, fantastic beds, excellent housekeeping, fantastic breakfast room and high quality breakfast. But, truly, the top-stone of its crown is its EXCELLENT STAFF. I have never met such a friendly, polite, helpful and...More

2  Thank Nicktrip
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently stayed at this hotel, the location is extremely close to the castle and attractions. Beautiful hotel we had an amazing view from our room. Attentive staff and a great breakfast provided, expensive but worth the stay if for a night or two for the...More

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

Dear Jaime E, Many thanks for your recent stay with us and for your time to provide fellow travelers with feedback on your experience. I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us, particularly the amazing view from your room, the team's attention and the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very Good Location. Easy to get around both old and new towns. But first off the staff is the key to this hotels success. EVERY ONE of the staff members were very polite, friendly and VERY helpful. The Restaurant and Breakfast room served well prepared...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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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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US$145 - US$525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The George Hotel
Also Known As
George Hotel Edinburgh
The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > 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
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Response from mumeera | Reviewed this property |
‫U should to book room with breakfast ‬
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3 July 2018|
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
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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