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The Principal Edinburgh, New Town (Princes Street)

19-21 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PB - Map
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The Principal Edinburgh Overview

The Principal Edinburgh is located in the very heart of Scotland's capital, offering guests high quality accommodation in a characteristic hotel that is over 200 years old and has Edinburgh's most sought after attractions on its door step. Guest rooms at The George Hotel are elegant, modern and stylish promoting a sense of relaxation and opulence. All rooms are furnished to a high standard and come equipped with a range of modern amenities, including air conditioning and spacious en-suite bathroom. At the The Principal Edinburgh guests can enjoy informal dining in the restaurant which uses some of the finest locally sourced ingredients fused with a Scottish contemporay twist to create mouth watering dishes. In addition the Tempus Bar is open all day and is the ideal location for breakfast meetings and morning coffee right through to evening coctails. The Kings Hall, which dates back to the nineteenth century and was originally the Caledonian Insurance Trading Hall, encompasses a prestigious atmosphere and can accommodate up to 300 people for a variety of events including meetings and banquets. Also there is a hotel concierge at the 24 hour reception, to allow for guest's ease and relaxation. There are also lifts and facilities to accommodate disabled guests.

Our customers think this is great for...

Central location


Good for shopping


Great service


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Parking nearby
  • Pets not allowed
  • Photocopy machines
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Secretarial services
  • Security guard
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms 249
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathtub only
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Non-smoking only
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite television service
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Sofa bed
  • Television
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

8/10 Great Based on 24 Customer Reviews

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8/10 Great

27 April 2015

Lovely atmosphere, great location

Great location for central Edinburgh. Quite a grand hotel and staff lovely. We will return when restaurant and bar renovation completed. I would have liked a fridge in room and a bottle of water.

The best thing about my stay was...

Hotel location
10/10 Amazing

15 March 2015

Excellent - Highly recommend

This hotel is perfect for sightseeing/shopping/Waverley station/trams. We had a superb stay 10-12 March, and could not fault the hotel -staff & service were excellent, the room was amazing with a great view of the Firth of fourth (our room was at the back of the hotel). We booked for breakfast and again were not disappointed - the choice and quality of food was excellent

The best thing about my stay was...

Central location
6/10 Good

02 December 2013

short break

clean room excellent location poor breakfast

The best thing about my stay was...

location of hotel

Additional information

The The Principal Edinburgh was previously known as The George Hotel.

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