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The Principal Edinburgh

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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...

australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Edinburgh and excellent experience with The Principal First time staying in this hotel and were impressed from our arrival. Doorman most helpful and we were lucky enough to find a park out the front, although it is only for ticketed parking. Check-in staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Room was spacious, clean and well decorated. Bathroom a...

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

Dear fam006 Thank you for awarding us with a 5 star review following your recent stay with us here at The Principal Edinburgh. It is fantastic to know you enjoyed your time with us and I very much hope we will have the pleasure of looking after you again on your next trip to Edinburgh. Warm regards Andreas Maszczyk, General...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At this level no hotel should offer rooms where the bed barely fits and without a true window. This was a very claustrophobic night. A 5* Hotel must do better, even for a single room. Rest was nice and friendly. Breakfast is good and not overpriced.

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

Dear Oliver K, Thank you for your review of The Principal Edinburgh following your recent stay with us. Many of our bedrooms do differ in size and layout and I am sorry that the bedroom allocated to you upon arrival was not your liking. However, I was delighted that you found the team to be nice and friendly and that...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First , the positives. Great location , handy for everything . Staff very multinational and friendly . The " superior " room I had was pretty spacious with couch , table etc. the bed was comfortable I arrived on a sunny evening. The room was stiflingly hot with the sun streaming in and the windows closed. The room looked onto...

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

Dear holyisle, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience. I am however disappointed to learn that on this occasion we may not have met your expectations in each aspect of the guest journey. I understand our Guest Relations team have already discussed this with you, however I would like to apologise again that...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying in this hotel and was impressed from the moment I arrived. Greeted with warmth by the front doorman and shown to the check in desks , where staff were extremely courteous. Concierge was also very helpful in storing luggage whilst staff assisted with early check in. The tuck box in the room was a nice touch and...

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

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 to read your...

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were supposed to stay at Rocksburgh hotel but have been rebooked to principal hotel due to renovation works. Gavin from Rocksburgh managed very well our disappointment . We had a fantastic stay at Principal: very good bedrooms: very comfortable bed and fantastic service. People at this hotel know how to please guests. Breakfast is delicious with fresh ingredients. Dinner...

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

Dear Julie C, 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, particularly our Concierge team who I am sure will be thrilled to know of your comments. Thank you again and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent stay, a wonderful warm welcome. There was a wedding and an awards dinner but despite these events our stay still felt special. Reception and concierge were excellent . Our room was spectacular. If I were to find fault it would be to say the bathroom was very very small but the room was splendid.

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

Dear reedbrighton2016, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and post this glowing review following your stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and found our team to be 'excellent' and I am pleased to learn the you found your room to be 'spectacular'. Thank you again...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel when it was previously the George and was always happy to return However my stay last week for a trade dinner was just about faultless. The rooms, staff and in particular the evening banquet meal was superb. The only slight fault if you can call it a fault is the time it takes to navigate from...

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

Dear I9737DJbarrys, 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. Thank...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €191 - €526 (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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