Principal Edinburgh Hotel

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB  show map
 4 stars
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Principal Edinburgh Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The prestigious Principal Edinburgh Hotel offers accommodation in a dynamic area of Edinburgh. Featuring Georgian architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2009.

A short stroll of 15 minutes will take you to Leith. The property is set within 1 km distance from the city center.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to department stores and a mall.

Principal Edinburgh Hotel lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of junior king suite, king suite and superior king room with dark-wood furnishing. They feature a minibar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a storage space, an individual safe and iPod docking station. The rooms look on to the castle. Offering a standard interior, the rooms are fitted with elegant furnishings and coffee/tea makers, a kettle and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The 24-hour restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine. Guests are welcome to the Lobby And bar to relax with a drink. The property is set in Newington district, within about 5 minutes' walk of The Pompadour by Galvin and Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant that serve delectable meals.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

A conference room, printers and a photocopier along with a safe deposit box, an elevator and a hairdresser are available for guests.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with babysitting and cots.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   199.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Changing of linen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    1500 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1500 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    199

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Rooms and availability

Principal Edinburgh photos Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Principal Edinburgh photos Room Suite
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Principal Edinburgh photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Principal Edinburgh photos Room Superior double
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room

Principal Edinburgh photos Room Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Television
  • iPod docking station

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery400 ft
  • Scottish Gallery700 ft
  • winter wonderland700 ft
  • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art700 ft
  • German Christmas Market1000 ft
  • Scott Monument1400 ft
  • Edinburgh Dungeons1400 ft
  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd1400 ft

Places of interest

  • Speakers Corner700 ft
  • New Club700 ft
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument1000 ft
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House1400 ft

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station1400 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station1400 ft

Shopping areas

  • Princes Mall700 ft
  • Multrees Walk1000 ft
  • Multrees Walk1000 ft

Amusement

  • Nobles Amusements700 ft
  • Booth Enterprise700 ft

Museums

  • Hanover Fine Arts1000 ft
  • The Torrance Gallery1000 ft
  • Hanover Fine Arts1000 ft
  • City Art Centre1400 ft

Theaters

  • Assembly Rooms400 ft

Galleries

  • National Galleries of Scotland1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Royal Botanic Garden5000 ft
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall1.0 mi
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One1.1 mi
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park5100 ft
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
  • Summerhall1.1 mi
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery900 ft
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery1000 ft
    The Mound, Edinburgh
  • General Register House1000 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • St. Margaret's Chapel1400 ft
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  • Princes Street Gardens1000 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist900 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions1900 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One1500 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    72% likes this, based on 450 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant1800 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    83% likes this, based on 397 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

  • Bar Frizzante2400 ft

    Address: 95 Lothian Road
    Phone: 01312297788

    72% likes this, based on 218 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 102

  • The Pompadour by Galvin1500 ft

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    72% likes this, based on 133 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

  • Dubh Prais2400 ft

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    81% likes this, based on 457 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    199

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Principal Edinburgh Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Principal Edinburgh

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 2433 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 1.8

    The design of The Principal is very nice. The location is great as you are in close proximity to Waverly Station and many historic places you will no doubt want to visit. The rooms are clean, well appointed and very comfortable. I would say in this area they are first rate for sure. Possibly among the best. The Concierge was outstanding in every capacity, courteous and helpful.

    There is room for improvement regarding dining at The Principal. I have to give them points off for breakfast, dinner and room service. In all three areas they either got something wrong, the staff was not particularly helpful and on two occasions my husband was seated in unstable chairs that should have been removed for repair or replacement.

  • 1.6

    Service is good. The room was big. Good bed.

    The heat, the room was stuffy and hot, the only window would only open a little bit, which did not allow enough air. I spent most of my time there In a sweat and feeling very uncomfortable.

  • 1.4

    Staff were very friendly and attentive. The rooms very clean.

    We paid extra for an upgrade to a superior room but our room didn't feel superior, it was average size and adequate, nothing special. The food in the restaurant was appalling and the hot buffet breakfast was disgusting.

  • 2.0

    Absolutely one of the friendliest places I have ever stayed. The staff was amazing and helpful in so many ways. I was there a week and could have stayed forever. Thank you Paul, Peter and Geseppi (?) for all you did!!!!!! Loved every minute.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Central location in Edinburgh, and very friendly helpful staff.

  • Single
    9.6

    Well kept, modern, clean and central.

    My room was at the front over the main street. The sash window provided little if any noise insulation. The night club opposite emptied noisily between 2.30 am and 3.30 am. I was treated to a long and out of tune rendition of the Marseillaise. Ask for a room at the back!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Simple thing,like being offered a glass of champs on arrival and a friendly welcome

  • Family with children
    8.8

    quiet location yet accessible to places of interest in the city, including the church, train station, shops, and restaurants; the room I got was spacious and had the minimum amenities one would expect in a 4-star hotel, the staff were generally friendly and helpful, particularly, the concierge

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The staff were particularly thoughtful, as they provided for an extra bed for my daughter who accompanied us in our trip. The room and bed were big (they said they upgraded our accommodation to what we reserved online). The concierge was helpful and recommended some excellent restaurants.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    friendly, excellent staff and accomodation, good food and facilities

  • Single
    8.8

    Bang on the main street in New Town Edinburgh. Convenient for various museums and shopping. Communal parts are pretty swish. Rooms nice.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Staff were very courteous in all areas of the hotel.

    On checking in I was second in the queue of first 3 people, then 4. Others were offered a glass of champagne, we were not, I asked Reception if I could have coffee, they confirmed I could have it in the lobby as I waited for my husband to arrive, 10 minutes later I was still waiting. No big deal but slightly irritating, especially when otherwise service was impeccable.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    We booked The George hotel for my 50th birthday celebration and loved every minute of our stay. The room was lovely, the breakfast delicious, the staff attentive, the building glorious and the bar perfect for people watching both through the windows and inside the bar! Any negative reports we read about the hotel from its website were obviously from people who have nothing better to do than complain. We adored it, will recommend it and will be returning.

  • Single
    7.4

    Location excellent, great views from room. Staff gave good help and advice after Edinburgh airport was shut due to Iceland ash - helped us make a good fast decision

    Slow lifts (even got stuck once, for a very brief time) and internet was down most of the time - but that can happen anywhere I guess. Noisy (heavy) room doors could be heard often.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Fabulous position in great part of Edinburgh. Excellent restaurant and bar.

How to reach hotel

hotel Principal Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    1500 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1500 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    199

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghPrincipal Edinburgh

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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