We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 147 Edinburgh hotels

The George Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland (New Town)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The George Hotel to your Saves list
The George Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #85 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
C H Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (1,994)
  • Photos (341)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (400)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

1,994 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (400)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant hotel close to Princes Street, Waverley Station and main tourist spots. We got the room we paid for-standard-nice bathroom, not overly large but perfectly adequate. Needed a little more lighting at wardrobe end of room! Air con was efficient, bed comfortable. Breakfast is fine,good fruit selection, small selection of cold cuts, normal cooked choice. Toast a little cold on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location with courteous staff through out the Hotel and very helpful going out of their way to interact . We had a room to the back of the Hotel on the second floor so although the view overlooked offices it was very quiet . The adjoining Tempus bar - restaurant was very smart with reasonably priced food and drink... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived on a Friday evening check in was efficient , our room had two single beds, when we requested a double there was no problem this was fixed while we were out for dinner. Our room on the third floor was clean, nice large bathroom. That evening was warm for Edinburgh we were unable to open the window more than... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, staff and cleanliness, but not worth the money. The room was small and unremarkable. Significant additional charges for parking, wifi and late check outs. If youre looking for value for money, I'd suggest staying somewhere else.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear if-aus Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with the excellent location, staff and cleanliness being noted. With regards to your other comments then we have no parking at the Hotel and we cannot control the charges that are levied by the City in this repsect. We are currently reviewing our pricing for... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful hotel but make sure you ask for an air conditioned room. Otherwise you have to open the windows and the street noise will keep you awake. Staff was friendly and courteous. The staff provided transformers to use for our electrical equipment

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harwich, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's the first time I've been back at the George in a while. Great location and very central. V comfortable accommodation and the restaurant attached was good. Slightly overpriced for the state of the decor of think, but the only real downside was the speed of the checkout. It took me 15 minutes when there was only 3 people queueing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your very positve review regarding your recent stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed the very comfortable accommodation but disappointed that you felt delayed at check-out. The team not only provide the reception services but many times we are providing guidance and information to our guests to enhance their experience of staying in Edinburgh.... More

Bangor, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in the George Hotel in early July, Thursday to Sunday. We booked a deal in a Deluxe Double Room which was located at the rear of the hotel with a distant view of sea/ lake?. The reception staff member was very friendly and welcoming and completed the process efficiently and speedily. We arrived early so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear William I am delighted that you found your stay to be excellent. The team are delighted to receive such positive feedback on all apsects of your experience, where you have cealry enjoyed the interation with the team and found the service and food to be of a high and consistant quality. The rooms at the rear of the Hotel... More

Lyon, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good time at the George Hotel, the room was very nicely priced and the breakfast was good. Had the impression the staff was a bit nervous upon check in, as if they had just started the job or weren't happy. An hour after I checked in there was a fire alarm and evacution, unfortunately no explanations were offered... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

DearRoos I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great overall experience. I cannot explain your commenst on check-in as all of our team are chosen for their personality and charm and I am sorry that they appeared nervours to you. In terms of the Fire Evacuation, then again I apologise if the cause was... More

Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although our room was nicely decorated, clean and convenient to the city, it was also hot!? There was no air conditioning (never had been) and the windows provided very little relief as they didn't open widely due to safety concerns. I would only stay there again during the cooler months.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Many thanks indeed for completing a review for the Hotel. I was deligted to read your comments on the Hotel in terms of decor and location, and the overall presentation. The majority of the bedrooms have air-conditioning and I am sorry that you were not allocated one of these. The Reception Tema would have endeavoured to relocate you... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Summary: Unfortunate that the hotel lets itself down like this because it really could have been a much better experience. The night manager on duty (I have his name and will happily provide) was rude and shockingly aggressive, letting down the rest of the friendly staff. Turns out everyone changed rooms, hotel have "good rooms" and "bad rooms" and they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheGeorgeHotel, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all may I apologise for the poor experience that you received on your first night. I am very disappointed that you felt that the behaviour of the Night Manager was not acceptable and that you did not bring it to our attention at the time in order that we could have personally apologised and addressed tha... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The George Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The George Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The George Hotel

Address: 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The George Hotel 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Agoda, getaroom.com, HotelTravel.com and Otel so you can book your The George Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
George Hotel Edinburgh
The George Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

341 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (286)
Bathroom (27)
Room/suite (101)
Hotel & grounds (53)
Dining (7)
View from room (15)
Videos (1)
Other (82)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (56)
Hotel & grounds (12)
Room/suite (14)
Dining (14)
Bathroom (3)
Other (13)


Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #60 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The George Hotel 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 EH2 Tempus Bar 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 Panorama Suite with fantastic views of across the city, make this the hotel of choice for corporate and wedding guests.The George 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 
Number of rooms

See which rooms travelers prefer