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Kimpton Charlotte Square

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Certificate of Excellence

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#40 of 154 hotels in Edinburgh
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Certificate of Excellence
Kimpton Charlotte Square (Formally The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Hotel) is located in the centre of Edinburgh on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlotte Square. Waverley and Haymarket train stations are a 15-minute walk away while Edinburgh Airport is 30 minutes away by bus or tram. The hotel is perfectly placed to explore the shops and restaurants of Princes Street and George Street with Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo nearby. Designed by the award-winning Goddard Littlefair our rooms are some of the very best the city has to offer. The bedroom reference the golden age of travel in details such as wooden trunks and antique mirrors while providing for the needs of the modern traveller - including plenty of sockets USB charging points and well-appointed bathrooms. The creation of the new Townhouse Suite on the raised ground floor of The Wee House will provide VIP guests with the option of using their own front door.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Romantic
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Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
182Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
86Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Neighborhood
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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We stayed here for 2 nights over the Easter weekend and we were both blown away by the excellent service Everyone was fantastically helpful especially Aoife and Jack who couldn’t do enough Rooms are nicely appointed and bars well stocked plenty of choice Location is ideal
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Dave, Thank you for your 5* review of Kimpton Charlotte Square. It's great to read that you had a wonderful stay with us during your Easter break. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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When we booked this Hotel in February it was under the Principal Brand. At the time the hotel wouldn’t honour the excellent Applause rewards scheme which gave members excellent benefits. At this stage the Customer Relations were really quite unhelpful. At this time I wished I
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Phil, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback following your stay with us. I am disappointed that you were not happy with the reward and benefits program and the room rate your received. If you wish to discuss this further with us, please contact our Front Office Manager, Jakub, who will be happy to discuss this with you further (jakub.novosad@kimptoncharlottesquare.com) Best Regards, Gillian Mylles
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After a few initial bumps, this place couldn’t have tried any harder. Well, first of all, I booked this hotel under the name, “The Principal”, and argued with my cab driver for several minutes, convinced he had taken me to the wrong place. Turns out the hotel had been
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Neni10, Thank you for your 5* review of Kimpton Charlotte Square following your recent stay with us. First of all please accept my sincerest apologies for the issues you encountered at the start of your stay. I'm delighted to read that after a "few initial bumps" in the beginning, you had a great stay at the hotel and thought that our "people understand service." The team and I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Warm Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Stayed here for a couple of days for my girlfriend's 30th birthday. Staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was beautiful and the bed was comfy. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear K5553PRrichardh, Thank you for your 5* review of Kimpton Charlotte Square. It's great to read that you had a wonderful stay at the hotel celebrating your partner's 30th birthday. I will ensure your kind comments are passed onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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11th April. From the moment we walked into the beautiful Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel we were overly impressed. A lovely, warm welcome from friendly staff and such beautiful surroundings. The garden room just off reception is stunning and a lovely place to start the day with
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear CMH44, Thank you for writing such a positive review following your recent stay at Kimpton Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you were overly impressed by the "beautiful hotel and exceptional staff" and had such a memorable stay with us. The Garden is certainly the feature of the hotel and quite unique in the centre of the property. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Hello, What time is breakfast served on a Sunday ?
Sorry I don't know as we didn't stay there on a Sunday. Give them a ring.
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Can you book a car parking space at this hotel?
Sorry I do not know about parking. Did not have a car.
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Does this hotel have a car park? If not where is the nearest multi-storey car park?
No car park or multi-storey
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Do the rooms have hair dryers?
Yes
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Will a Superior Family room fit 4 adults?
Unfortunately I didnt see the room you are speaking about so I cant help you, apologies
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"Make sure you don't get Room 474 as it was so noisy!!"
"Ask for view of the Castle."
"Facing the Castle would be a good call."
"Room 462 - beautiful terrace with stunning castle views"
"Prepare to be ripped off"
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PRICE RANGE
$153 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel macdonald roxburghemacdonald roxburghe edinburghroxburghe hotel edinburgh
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
199
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