The Principal Edinburgh George Street

ex. The George Hotel

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PBshow map
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Set in a prestigious position in the heart of the Scottish capital, The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a fantastic destination for your short break in Edinburgh. A mere stone’s throw from the city’s top attractions – Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat and the fabulous shopping on Princes Street – you’ll be in a prime location for exploring the best Edinburgh has to offer. Conveniently close to Edinburgh Waverley rail station, the hotel boasts an enviable ease of access when visiting the city.

It has elegant rooms, conference and meeting rooms and a gym. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Housed in a distinctive Grade II listed building, The Principal Edinburgh George Street has an incredible heritage, bags of original charm and a luxury defined by its own brand of elegance. The hotel has undergone a Multi-million pound refurbishment by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, creating a sense of restored grandeur by means of sympathetic restoration, simple detailing and the use of rich materials such as oak, brass, leather, velvet, glass and marble. Each spacious room comes with an en-suite bathroom and is equipped with a TV and tea & coffee making facilities to make the hotel feel like a home away from home.

Be sure to visit the brand new destination restaurant and bar Printing Press Bar & Restaurant which serves seasonal Scottish produce throughout the day and night. It is open 7 days a week offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a late-night bar until 01:00. Coffee, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and salads are available at Burr & Co, open 7 days a week. A full room service menu is also available.

Street parking is free between 6:30pm - 8.30am every day, and is free all day on Sunday. Outside of these hours there is a maximum parking time of three hours for £3.60 per hour (price can change at anytime). Alternatively, we offer a preferential rate for our guests at the Q Park Omni Centre car park.

Edinburgh International Airport is just 7 miles, or 25 minutes via taxi, from The Principal Edinburgh. A typical fare is under £25 (this may be higher on public holidays). There is regular tram service for £5.50 for a single trip, or £8.50 return, which takes about 40 minutes and stops at St Andrew Square. Please note the prices can change at anytime.

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

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of cots in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  2524  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    It is in a great location for the centre of Edinburgh and a lovely hotel. The staff are polite, helpful and efficient and the service was excellent. We were handed a glass of champagne while waiting to check in even though we weren't waiting very long. The room was modern and comfortable and had tea and coffee facilities, a safe, iron and ironing board. We didn't eat any meals there or drink in the bar, so have no comments on those.

    The only thing - which was very minor - was getting a 7.10am alarm call we didn't ask for!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The Location of the Hotel was Xcellent!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent location close to touristic areas

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Very nice hotel with friendly staff and in a superb location

  • 1.8
    Guest rating

    Super staff. Good decor/room.

    Noisy lift.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Its qulaity and its location

  • 9.2
    Superb

    very central to the city x

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The staff and the surrondings.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    A very nice hotel in the heartof the city.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    the high standard of comfort everywhere in the hotel made our visit very special. The food was delicious. All of the staff seemed very pleasant and most helpful.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    comfort of the rooms and great breakfast

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    Noise - Lack of facilities for the guest to have a quite drink. Restaurant was fully booked and breakfast was a comedy of errors

  • 7.0
    Very good

    location

    housekeping has deteiorated since previous stay.Breakfast service could not cope with numbers of guests

  • 1.6
    Guest rating

    Good ambiance. Good service. Good location.

    Don’t use room 125. Service door opening and shutting during the night is not helpful for sleep.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Room, very comfortable and hotel in a central location.

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28of 151 hotels in Edinburgh
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of cots in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
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