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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB Scotland See on map
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All reviews tuck box printing press george street beautiful hotel superior room fresh milk perfect location little touches beautiful room checking out the heart of the city breakfast was excellent fantastic stay train station comfy bed haggis tea and coffee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a nights stay at The Principal. Thus was our first stay at George Street, however we’ve stayed at other Principal hotels. We arrived just after 10am after a short walk from Waverley Station. We were checked in...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank The_Mighty_Reds8
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded yesterday

Dear The_Mighty_Reds8, Thank you for your recent stay at The Principal Edinburgh George Street and for your fantastic five star review. It is wonderful to read that the team looked after you extending the warm welcome we are most renowned for and you thoroughly enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just spent two nights at this lovely hotel to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Our Junior Suite was spacious and stylish with an excellent bathroom, and we enjoyed the witty features including the "don't forget" card, the tuck box and the "do not...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded yesterday

Dear kmtYorkshire, Many thanks for choosing the Principal Edinburgh George Street to celebrate this most special anniversary and for your wonderful five star review. I am delighted to read you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us, particularly the "small touches" in the room, the team's...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed at this wonderful hotel this week. Would highly recommend. Superb location with everything accessible in walking distance. Staff extremely friendly and always willing to answer any questions about the local area. Made to feel very welcome.More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Jess B
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jess B, Thank you for your recent stay at The Principal Edinburgh George Street and for recommending us to fellow travellers. It is a pleasure to read your comments as the team is always eager to share their best tips to make every stay...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently stayed for the weekend and was really impressed on arriving at the hotel early to find our room was ready. Spotless room that had everything we needed. A nice touch was the tuck box and the fresh milk and water in our room...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank RachelD081
Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh George StreetResponded 2 days ago

Dear RachelD081, Thank you for your recent stay at The Principal Edinburgh George Street and for your five star review. I am delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us taking home wonderful memories. Thank you for recommending us to fellow travellers...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have just had a night at this hotel. A short stroll from the station, close the the best restaurants and shops and a pretty walk to the castle. We were greeted by polite staff - Holly upgraded us and was accommodating...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Description
A modern classic, inspired by Scotland’s heritage The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as More homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. Winner of Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards, The Principal is an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. The sensitive, multi-million pound restoration and refurbishment combines luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters. The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier (an equal of Jane Austen, according to Sir Walter Scott), whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely little coffeehouse with a devoted local following. The hotel features a newly equipped gym. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
$122 - $488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The George Hotel
Also Known As
George Hotel Edinburgh
,
The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
$122 - $488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The George Hotel
Also Known As
George Hotel Edinburgh
,
The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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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
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Liz C
January 5, 2019|
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Response from Don122 | Reviewed this property |
Edinburgh is full of great restaurants! I have eaten at the Petit Paris Bistro in The Grassmarket and Miller and Carter steak house in Frederick Street both were excellent but no live music! It is a wonderful city to walk... More
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November 29, 2018|
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I used the app "JustPark" to find a space off Thistle Lane North West, a 3 minute walk from the hotel. It was expensive £75 for two nights.
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larklane
November 4, 2018|
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Response from PrincipalEdinburgh | Property representative |
Good Evening, I recommend that you travel to Edinburgh Waverley Station. We are about a 4 minute walk away but there are also taxis available just outside the station. We look forward to having you stay with us soon.
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"Take lower floors as lifts take ages"
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Dec 9, 2018
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