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The George Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland (New Town)
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had booked this hotel in advance and was the last night before flying out the next day. The entrance was very grand The bar and restaurant area were beautiful Our room was large with a big bathroom. Although we ate out and had to get an early flight so didn't eat there I can only imagine the experience would... More

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

Dear Marc d, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and I hope that we can welcome you back again soon when you are next in Edinburgh. Yours sincerely, Graeme Barclay, General Manager More

Dundee, Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The George hotel is in an absolutely great location right in the centre of Edinburgh with everything within walking distance. The building is absolutely gorgeous and the rooms are very modern and clean. Excellent service from pleasant staff. I would definetely stay here again!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read your comments that you will return, and I very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Graeme Barclay, General Manager More

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at The George this past November of 2013 and, sad to relate, did not have a relaxed enjoyable three days. We might now possibly be visiting Edinburgh again and I decided to check back with TripAdvisor to see if anything had changed. Originally, before booking, we had only looked at the hotel's 4 star rating... More

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

Dear Chris G, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel following your stay with us in November, and I apologise that you did not enjoy your stay with us then. Should you wish to return to The George upon your next visit to Edinburgh, please do contact us direct and we will try out best to ensure that... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights, liked the central location, and appreciated the accommodating staff. Our room was medium-sized by American standards. The breakfast was definitely worth the price, but be sure to make your reservation the day before, or you'll pay a higher fee. We'd stay there again. John and Ann, Milwaukee, WI

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Dear Johnannj, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel, following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and I hope that we can welcome you back again when you are next in Edinburgh. Yours sincerely, Graeme Barclay, General Manager More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ridiculous confrontation with the front desk upon entering after a night out at the fringe. We were almost denied access into the hotel and our own suite. Were questioned upon entry and further integrated until entering our room with our keycard. A member of staff FOLLOWED us up to our room and waited outside while we entered to give some... More

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

Dear Charlotte Q, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel following your recent stay with us. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the manner in which the reception staff dealt with you upon returning to the hotel. We would like the opportunity to discuss this further and would be grateful if you could contact me direct on... More

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel because if it's location and was not disappointed. We were offered an upgraded room at extra charge and probably shouldn't have bothered. Our friends who did not upgrade had an almost identical room. The breakfast buffet selection was good but the staff were below average. I particularly enjoyed the automatic pancake maker but not the constant... More

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

Dear smcs_12, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel, following your recent stay with us. I must agree that The George has a fantastic location, making the hotel an ideal base to explore Edinburgh. Please do let us know if you plan to return to The George, and we will do our best to ensure you are offered... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The George is one of Edinburgh's institutions on George Street just behind Princess Street right in the City centre but don't be fooled by the façade or the very swish reception. Once you get beyond this the lifts are small and creaky, the common parts are very shabby and the room we had was tiny (this was the second one... More

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

Dear TimAsson, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel. I am sorry that your stay with us was not as you had expected. The hotel dates back to the 1780's and many parts of the building are listed, therefore we are unable to make various changes or renovations. We do value all feedback from guests, whether it be... More

Bergen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 4 nights in August. Friendly atmosphere and staff. Location is very central and the breakfast excellent. The hotel is among the 3 best in Edinburgh and we enjoyed our stay. Short distance to the parks, shoppingstreet and nice restaurants.

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

Dear Baggis, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel following your recent stay with us. I do hope that you will return when you are next in Edinburgh. Yours sincerely, Graeme Barclay, General Manager More

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at the George before and once again enjoyed the experience. One of the beauties of Edinburgh is its accessibility and this hotel is ideally located to allow most places of interest/entertainment/restaurants to be reached on foot or a short bus/tram journey. Enjoyed a stress free stay and felt that its strong point is attention to detail and polite... More

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

Dear IainMcKie, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel. I was delighted to read that you are returning to stay with us again, and thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. I do hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Graeme Barclay, General Manager More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here for one night to attend a pre-booked Fringe show that was across the street and also a hotel. We wold have stayed at the other venue but their prices were beyond ridiculous. The George did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived the professional, yet friendly staff were at our beck and call. The... More

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

Dear Carole1961Edinburgh, Thank you for your review of The George Hotel. I was delighted to read your comments of how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I do hope that we can welcome you and your friend back soon. Yours sincerely, Graeme Barclay, General Manager More

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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*
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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 
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