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Fantastic hotel right in the middle of new town. We would rate it as 5 star.... free snacks in room, very comfy beds and pillows! The bar is fantastic! And the best showers (waterfall and optional normal shower!)! Very close to prince st gardens and...More
As a 25 year flight attendant, I have stayed in the best and the worst. The Principal is definitely up there with the best! Clean- quiet- great beds and pillows- fantastic location - good bar and food. Wi-fi- free and signal is strong. The staff...More
Very nice luxury hotel in excellent location in the New Town by St. Andrew's Square. Staff is extremely courteous and goes out of their way to please. Rooms are super modern, clean, and look brand new or recently renovated. Only complaint is that the bathroom...More
This hotel should have 5 star. The public areas and our room were beautiful. The staff are friendly welcoming and helpful. The position is perfect-convenient to everything and surrounded by superb houses. Some great eating places nearby.
Have been to its grand neighbour in Princes...More
Hard to find fault except that with two people sharing a room we found one armchair ???? but this is a common fault with hotels of whatever star rating, and we had up-graded to a superior room and hoped that we may both be able...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Business Center with Internet Access
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
$195 - $528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Official star rating provided by VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board.
#17 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Non-Smoking Rooms ,
Smoking rooms available ,
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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.
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Emma,
Our website has some great pictures to help you find the perfect room for you. For you however I would suggest our Deluxe Rooms with a View. These spacious and comfortable rooms have an incredible... More
Good Afternoon Emma,
Our website has some great pictures to help you find the perfect room for you. For you however I would suggest our Deluxe Rooms with a View. These spacious and comfortable rooms have an incredible view across the rooftops of the New Town of Edinburgh and really is something worth seeing! Feel free to contact our in house reservations team on 0131 225 1251 so our team can assist and start planning your visit.
Head of Guest Relations