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The Principal Edinburgh

Expedia.comUS$ 219*
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#27 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 219*
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Avoid this hotel. Although the staff is polite and tries to help, many of the rooms are unappealing. I've had a good experience in previous stays at this hotel, and therefore recommended it to family for our current visit. Making a long story short, my wife and I were assigned to a room off an unappealing hall with a view...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One night only but we were made to feel very welcome by every member of staff we encountered. The room, although of a medium size was tastefully decorated with a great tv Dinner in the Press Room was first class and breakfast was excellent. The porter was most helpful in calling a cab and helped carry our luggage. Would certainly...

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

Dear t0mharris0n 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 back...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time in Edinburgh and we luckily chose to stay at this charming hotel in the centre of the New Town. Upon arrival, the hotel staff greeted us warmly and the beautiful lobby made quite an impression. The room was fabulous and the tuck box a big hit. Filled with snacks and a bottle of milk in the fridge for...

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

Dear Joanikin Thank you for awarding us with a 5 star review following your recent stay with us here at The Principal Hotel. 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. Kindest regards Andreas Maszczyk, General...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights in April '17 and and paid around $275USD a night thinking I got a bargain considering I booked months in advance for a "5 star hotel," and via third party well-know travel site. Boy was I in for a surprise! Not only did I have to go through a maze and a few steps up here...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great food and friendly service. Second time to Edinburgh and we made a beeline back to the Doric. A bit disappointed the salmon was not available. It was incredible the first time. But...the sticky toffee pudding is NOT to be missed!!!! You will dream about this stuff! Large serving so be sure to share and we've already asked.,..they won't share...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is located 5 minutes from the waverly edinburgh train station. Centrally located, most attractions are 10-15 minutes walk. The cost of the room includes a superb breakfast with hot ( made to order) or cold with fruits, pastries, cereal, and fruit juices. We left our luggage with the concierge since we had 7 hours to kill before our...

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

Dear Guillermo F 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 'kind and professional'. We love nothing more that treating our guests and creating a truly unique and memorable break away so I really am thrilled...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via 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 1 week ago

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...

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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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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: ₹ 13,972 - ₹ 39,660 (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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“Book early, this hotel is hugely popular.”
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“King beds available, and they're very comfortable.”
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