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The George Hotel

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19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here as part of a honeymoon visit to Scotland. The hotel is beautiful, but it was the staff who really stood out. Everyone was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were upgraded to a suite as well which didn't hurt. Only reason I took a star off is that the hotel can be very noisy. There was a wedding... More 

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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant feeling on entering hotel that we had made a good choice, nice staff, breakfasts were good although I do feel a wider selection could have been offered. We took a standard room, well maintained throughout our 4 night stay, didn't like the bathroom as very limited space to place own toiletries. We booked well in advance and feel we... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Feedback is a great way for us to continually improve on the service excellence and guest journey we pride ourselves on so I appreciate your comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope to have the pleasure of looking after you again.... More 

Birmingham
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Edinburgh to see the Tattoo and decided to stay a couple of nights there and decided on the George Hotel we were so pleased we did, the hotel was beautiful as soon as we walked into the reception we knew we'd made the right choice the porter concierge met us at the door with our bags jolly... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and award us with this great 5 star review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at The George Hotel and that the staff looked after you well. We strive to create the perfect guest journey for each of our guests and pride ourselves on... More 

Indianapolis
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I actually booked this hotel for 12 people through another travel site. We got an amazing rate! And we were completely delighted when we walked into the lobby...it was beautiful! We were greeted by two very accommodating staff who put our luggage away for us so that we could explore the city before it was time to check in. Our... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Feedback is a great way for us to monitor and improve on our service and product so thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience at The George and in Edinburgh. Thank you for highlighting our great and central location on the stunning... More 

midlands
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37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights with a colleague. The hotel is undergoing renovations in the restaurant, which from our last visit is required. Howeevr, we had rooms on a higher floor this time near the roof top bar, which wasn't open last time, usually reserved for events - which is a shame as the views are fantastic. Very professional service and... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to award us with this great review after your recent stay at The George Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. I must agree that our residents bar Forth View does enjoy stunning views over the New Town and across the Firth of the Forth - a perfect... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel; it is perfectly located, the staff are very helpful and the breakfasts were fabulous. It was a little noisy at night over the weekend as our room overlooked a nightclub, however; the room was lovely and the bed very comfortable, so we would certainly be very happy to stay there again.

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cam, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your stay with us. Our team strive to create the perfect experience for each of our guests so thank you for your comments, I look forward to passing them on to the team. It's great to know that you will stay with us again on your return... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and the staff were wonderful.We were right in the heart of the city, within minutes of the shops and great restaurants and bars. We had a lovely room at the rear of the building.The big draw back was that across a very small back alley was a restaurant which emptied their used bottles very late at night and... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janet, Thank you for sharing your experience after your recent stay with us. It's great to know that you enjoyed your time with us and you were well looked after by our team. Thank you for highlighting our great and central location on the stunning George Street. As a city centre hotel there can sometimes be some unavoidable external... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at the George Hotel previously I did not hesitate to book again at the George for a visit to Edinburgh in August for The Festival Fringe. I booked way back in January so that I wouldn't be disappointed. Disappointed was exactly what I felt as I checked out of the hotel. The staff remain lovely and helpful but... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Feedback is an essential way for us to monitor our service and look for ways we can improve so I do appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments. I am however disappointed that on this occasion we have not met your expectations. Our team always make every effort to fine the perfect room to... More 

Jervis Bay, Australia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The George for two nights on 6/7 August as part of a group tour. It was wonderful to stay in a big room with a spacious bathroom. Such quality was not expected, especially on the first day of The Fringe. Beds were first class - we didn't want to leave them - and an overstuffed sofa was... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leonie, Thank you for awarding us this lovely review after your recent stay at The George Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and for the exciting time of Edinburgh Fringe. Our entire team aim to create the perfect guest journey so I really do appreciate your comments and I look forward passing them on... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well located hotel just behind Princes Street. Edinburgh is a ''walking'' city and this hotel is a great base . We were at the Fringe and it's an easy walk to most of the major venues , C , Pleasance , Gilded Balloon , Assembly , etc - The Assembly Rooms are also on George Street so that's one... More 

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TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Thank you for sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent experience. Thank you for highlighting our central location on the stunning George Street - it does give a great base for exploring the city! Thank you for also passing on your constructive comments. I look forward to discussing... More 

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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 neighborhood, 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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