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The Principal Edinburgh

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My mother and I arrived at the Principal after a peaceful weekend on the Isle of Skye, and were originally given a room with AC units outside making a high pitched buzzing sound. My mother is a very light sleeper and is very sensitive to sound so we called down to reception to ask if there was another room. My...

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Kansas City USA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Princpal and have nothing but rave remarks. The Crown of any hotel is the staff and this bunch is friendly, warm and very accommodating. We were given an upgrade at check in to a beautiful, large, sophisticated, suite. Well....ok ....that cemented that we love the hotel. I imagine the amenities are the same in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed a few days before Easter. The attention to detail is what makes this hotel great, with the tuck box & fresh milk in the rooms included, very attentive & friendly staff. Lovely breakfast (buffet & cooked to order) in a beautiful room. My husband commented on a lack of a gym but who has time to to go to...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear The_Brumbies Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and award us this fantastic 5 star review. It is our aim here at Principal Edinburgh to create the perfect guest journey, so I really am delighted to read your feedback and know you were well looked after throughout your experience. Thank you again and I do hope...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We got married at the principal George hotel and cannot praise it enough. From start to finish the staff were fantastic, the hotel itself is incredible and getting married and staying a few nights too were an absolute dream come true. Katherine and all the staff were lovely and kept us right all day too. All our family and friends...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Jenlandgrebe Firstly may I thank you for allowing us the honor of sharing your wedding day with us here at Principal Edinburgh. Our entire team strive to create a personalised and memorable experience so I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. May I also thank you for your kind words and awarding us with this fantastic...

Rushden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here for two nights in January. The location is perfect, the hotel is full of character, staff were very helpful and knowledgable, willing to go that extra bit to make your stay special. Breakfast was a bit of a mission though but once seated the food was excellent. I would not let this bad point put you off...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear robcostello47, Thank you for sharing your comments and leaving this lovely review of your time at Principal Edinburgh. I am thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay and were well looked after by our team. We love nothing more that treating our guests and creating a truly unique and memorable break away so I really am thrilled to read...

Cholsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I recently had a short break and stayed at the Principal on George St. It's a great base to explore Edinburgh from. The hotel team were helpful and friendly throughout our stay (with Sergio the waiter being a stand out amongst a very customer focused team.) Breakfast was very good, as was our evening meal - pleasantly...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Douglas H, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. It's fantastic to read your comments and we are delighted you found the staff to be 'friendly & helpful' and you were made to 'feel at home'. I very much look forward to sharing your kind words with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here this week sadly leaving Edinburgh yesterday. The hotel is beautiful, situated in the New Town down George Street, known for its bars and designer shops. The hotel is very modern. We were greeted by lovely staff. I would like to say one member of staff made our trip memorable - a member of the concierge team (I...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Katie B, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Principal Edinburgh. I am delighted that you found the hotel and it's facilities were fit for your needs. I will pass your feedback to Marcin concierge who will be very happy to hear about your feedback. Thank you again and I very much hope...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very attentive service, nicely refurbished, friendly, efficient and very client oriented. Concierge was a definite help. Well situated. In new town, not at all far from old town. Comfortable bed and well appointed if small room. This is my second stay and would stay again.

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Christos S, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your time with us at Principal Edinburgh. It's fantastic to know that you found that the 'staff were attentive' and I very much look forward to sharing your feedback with the team. Thank you again for your review and on behalf of myself and the team...

Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great choice to base ourselves in Edinburgh for a two night break. We booked a junior suite and it was lovely. We arrived early, left our luggage with the concierge and returned later to find everything had been transferred to our suite. The hotel is located in the best shopping area and has an abundance of lovely...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear kenny_shaw_uk Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely 5 star review of your Anniversary stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. It is always such a pleasure for us when our guests choose to share their special occasions with us, and I am delighted to know that we were able to assist in making it that...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We held my daughters wedding here on Saturday 15th April 2017. The hotel is outstanding and the staff amazing. Special shout out to Katherine, the wedding coordinator and the concierge Giuseppe 👍 Most of our guests were from Northern Ireland and London and quite a few stayed at the hotel for two nights. All our guests complimented the venue, wedding...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Maureen L, Firstly may I thank you for allowing us the honor of sharing your daughter wedding day with us here at Principal Edinburgh. Our entire team strive to create a personalised and memorable experience so I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. May I also thank you for your kind words and awarding us with...

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Staying in New Town

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, 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 Printing Press 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 Forth View Suite with fantastic views of across the city, make this the hotel of choice for corporate and wedding guests.The Principal Edinburgh George Street, 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 

Additional Information about The Principal Edinburgh

Address: 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland (Formerly The George Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $188 - $535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 249
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George Hotel Edinburgh
The Principal Edinburgh Scotland
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Junior suite with balcony onto George Street”
kenny_shaw_uk, 4 days ago | Read review
“We had rooms on 7th floor. Quiet with wonderful castle views!”
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“All rooms which I have stayed in have been good”
darylm817, 1 week ago | Read review
“block 4 was very quiet area and lifts easy to all rooms”
Sjj75, 1 week ago | Read review
“The rooms at the front have a great view but the windows did not open so you have to rely on the air con. You might want to ask about this.”
tp11235, 1 week ago | Read review
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