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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 reviews tuck box printing press george street beautiful hotel superior room fresh milk perfect location little touches beautiful room checking out the heart of the city breakfast was excellent fantastic stay train station comfy bed haggis tea and coffee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights Over the weekend, smooth checking in despite it being busy with a Friday wedding, room was decent despite The creaky floorboards, we were on the 4th the old part I think as it was the top floor of this side of...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Maltyteavel
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded yesterday

Dear Maltyteavel, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your time to provide us with feedback. Although I am pleased to learn the Reception team provided an efficient and smooth arrival despite the lobby being busy, I am disappointed your overall experience...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again, a fabulous weekend family break at this special hotel. Craig, the friendly doorman greeted us and made us feel at home as soon as we stepped through the door. Veronica and Martha on reception were welcoming and friendly. A visit to the Printing...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank lochsandlakes
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 2 days ago

Dear lochsandlakes, Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your recent visit The Principal Edinburgh George Street.. It is great to receive such positive feedback. I shall pass on your kind words to the team as I am sure they will...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked 2 double superior rooms for an overnight stay to celebrate my brother's recent engagement. Although the public areas are lovely we found both rooms to be very small for "superior rooms" . The tuck box was a nice idea however one of the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Anbo82
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 2 days ago

Dear Anbo82, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your recent stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. We are truly sorry to learn that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion, and your room had not been what...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I arrived at the hotel with my daughter who was suffering from a fever and a sore throat. Within minutes, The Concierge Paul arranged an appointment for us with a private doctor. He literally saved our trip. The staff here is exceptionally accommodating and nice....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Wendyfio
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 2 days ago

Dear Wendyfio, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay with us and for choosing the Principal Edinburgh George Street hotel and i hope your daughter is feeling much better. We pride ourselves on our team at the hotel...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited The Principal Edinburgh George Street for Hogmanay this year and would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of doing the same in future or spending a short weekend break in the city. The hotel location is excellent, being just off Prince’s Street and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Dear adouhe, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your stay with us here at The Principal Edinburgh George Street. Our central location is just some minutes away from historical attractions, awarded cocktail bars and restaurants. Also allow...More

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Description
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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HOTEL FEATURES
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
US$ 125 - US$ 482 (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
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
US$ 125 - US$ 482 (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
Location
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
...More
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Liz C
5 January 2019|
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Response from Don122 | Reviewed this property |
Edinburgh is full of great restaurants! I have eaten at the Petit Paris Bistro in The Grassmarket and Miller and Carter steak house in Frederick Street both were excellent but no live music! It is a wonderful city to walk... More
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I used the app "JustPark" to find a space off Thistle Lane North West, a 3 minute walk from the hotel. It was expensive £75 for two nights.
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larklane
4 November 2018|
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Response from PrincipalEdinburgh | Property representative |
Good Evening, I recommend that you travel to Edinburgh Waverley Station. We are about a 4 minute walk away but there are also taxis available just outside the station. We look forward to having you stay with us soon.
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"7th floor has the best views"
Wendyfio
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"If you can go with a Firth View room"
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"Take lower floors as lifts take ages"
reviewerd2015
9 Dec 2018
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"Ask for a room facing away from the street at the back of where the recycling is, as can be noisy first..."
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