The Principal Edinburgh George Street

8.9
Excellent

Based on 5,341 reviews
 
19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom
  +44 131 225 1251
The Principal Edinburgh George Street - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.1 mi
Location rating 9.4
Nearest airport Edinburgh Turnhouse
Distance to airport 6.8 mi

Rooms

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Deluxe rooms

£384+

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£384 per night

Classic rooms

£122+

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£122 per night

Double rooms

£89+

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£109 per night
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£109 per night
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£111 per night
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£116 per night
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£122 per night
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£133 per night
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£137 per night
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£138 per night
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£142 per night
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£186 per night
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£186 per night
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£89 per night
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£92 per night

Superior rooms

£110+

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£110 per night
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£110 per night
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£197 per night
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£576 per night

Reviews

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beautiful hotel in 280 reviews
bottles were emptied in 27 reviews
breakfast was good in 241 reviews
comfortable bed in 216 reviews
concierge was very helpful in 46 reviews
fresh milk in 14 reviews
friendly staff in 695 reviews
george street in 9 reviews
great location in 451 reviews
room was small in 511 reviews
room was very hot in 16 reviews
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  • Excellent
    May 2018
    10.0

    We liked the welcome and all the staff who were friendly and helpful. The room and bed were extremely comfortable, great breakfast and the whole stay was a delight. The hotel is very well placed for getting round Edinburgh. We would highly recommend and would definitely use it again.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2017
    9.4

    Weekend break Edinburgh

    A very centrally located hotel with a freindly and helpful staff. The room was of a fair size with all you would expect of a hotel of this standing.

    Although the room was finely furnished the room lighting was poor.

  • Good
    Nov 2015
    8.0

    Overall Good but a few teething problems still nee

    Location. Friendly Staff. The new bar/restaurant area looks good however the only downside is the seating area near the bar soon filled up and even though there were empty tables on the lower floor level there seemed to be a reluctance to give these to guests who just wanted a drink.

    The reception area is still going through refurbishment which meant long queues soon began to build up when guests began arriving in numbers which was an inconvenience to be honest. No doubt this will be resolved when the work is completed.

  • Good
    Nov 2014
    6.5

    great location, clean, but lacking in staff warmth

    Location, cleanliness and the staff who welcomed at door. They have a great manner and seem genuinely want to please guests.

    Reception staff need much more warmth, smile more and actually treat people as such. Rooms clean bu quite small for price - felt a little cramped at time.

  • Excellent
    May 2017
    10.0

    Everything

  • Good
    Oct 2014
    7.0

    Clean and comfortable. Good breakfast.

    Got bait and switched. Upon checkin was told that breakfast was included with the prepaid reservation. Great! Upon checkout was informed I owed something like £60 for breakfast. Tried to argue my case but had a train to catch and ended up with a "discount" to £40. Extremely shady. Will let my CC company take care of this.

  • Okay
    Sep 2014
    6.0

    There was no air conditioner in the room. The room I got was in the basement close to a very noisy load and unload area. Eventhough they had better rooms available, they asked me for extra payment in case I wanted a different room.

  • Good
    Jul 2014
    6.3

    Location and reception areas were great.

    Room was terrible. Really hot. Could not open window and AC not working. Staff unwilling to help.

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About

Overview

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 homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. Winner of Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards, The Principal Edinburgh George St 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. A nod to Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage, 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 coffee shop with a devoted local following. The hotel also boasts the magnificent King’s Hall – a firm favourite for weddings and celebration – as well as seven additional meeting and event rooms and a newly equipped gym.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.9 Excellent

Based on 5,341 reviews

9.4

Location

8.9

Service

5.0

Comfort

3.2

Wellness

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly service

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Tennis
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Pool table
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Lift
Hiking
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Wedding services
Linens
Towels

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Gym (2)
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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Scott Monument 214 yd
  • National Gallery of Scotland 255 yd
  • Princes Street Gardens 302 yd
  • Princes Mall 310 yd
  • Real Mary King's Close 0.4 mi
  • St Giles' Cathedral 0.4 mi

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