The Principal Edinburgh Hotel

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal Edinburgh Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The Principal Edinburgh Hotel is located in a cultural area of Edinburgh in close proximity to Parliament House, Holyrood Abbey and Inverleith Park. Featuring original architecture, the property was remodeled in 2009.

The hotel is nestled in the center of Edinburgh, steps away from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Guests can get to Edinburgh city center, which is 1 km away.

Nearby points of interest include a theater, a museum and a palace.

The Principal Edinburgh Hotel can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The Principal Edinburgh Hotel is a comfortable 7-story building that offers 199 rooms featuring a personal safe, a seating area, cable TV with on-demand movies, pay TV and iPod docking station. Some rooms feature a stunning view over the castle. Guestrooms are outfitted with an exquisite interior.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The restaurant serves local dishes. The traditional bar is open from 11:00 to 01:00. The Pompadour by Galvin and Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant serve a selection of meals within 450 meters from the venue.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

Business facilities feature a meeting room, a photocopier and a business centre.

Relax

Babysitting and cots are offered for guests with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   199.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    700 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.2 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.5 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    450 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    440 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    300 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    400 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    199

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                  How to reach hotel

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                  Hotel Address:

                  19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Edinburgh
                    700 m
                  Airports
                  • Turnhouse (EDI)
                    10.2 km
                  • Dundee (DND)
                    56.5 km
                  Train Stations
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station
                    500 m
                  • Bus stop
                    400 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                    450 m
                  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                    440 m
                  Parks
                  • Princes Street Gardens
                    300 m
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    400 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of floors:
                    7
                  • Number of rooms:
                    199

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Principal Edinburgh

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                  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 100 m
                  • Scottish Gallery - 200 m
                  • winter wonderland - 200 m
                  • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 200 m
                  • German Christmas Market - 300 m
                  • Scott Monument - 400 m
                  • Edinburgh Dungeons - 400 m
                  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 400 m

                  Places of interest

                  • Speakers Corner - 200 m
                  • New Club - 200 m
                  • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 300 m
                  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 400 m

                  Train stations

                  • Edinburgh Waverley station - 400 m
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station - 400 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Princes Mall - 200 m
                  • Multrees Walk - 300 m
                  • Multrees Walk - 300 m

                  Amusement

                  • Nobles Amusements - 200 m
                  • Booth Enterprise - 200 m

                  Museums

                  • Hanover Fine Arts - 300 m
                  • The Torrance Gallery - 300 m
                  • Hanover Fine Arts - 300 m
                  • City Art Centre - 400 m

                  Theaters

                  • Assembly Rooms - 100 m

                  Galleries

                  • National Galleries of Scotland - 300 m

                  Local attractions

                  • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.5 km
                    The Garden, Edinburgh
                  • The Queen's Hall - 1.6 km
                    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
                  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.8 km
                    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
                  • Inverleith Park - 1.6 km
                    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                  • Summerhall - 1.8 km
                    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

                  Near the hotel

                  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 250 m
                    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
                  • Scottish National Gallery - 300 m
                    The Mound, Edinburgh
                  • General Register House - 280 m
                    Princes Street, Edinburgh
                  • St. Margaret's Chapel - 400 m
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                  • Princes Street Gardens - 300 m
                    Princes Street, Edinburgh
                  • Church of St John the Evangelist - 250 m
                    Princes Street, Edinburgh
                  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 560 m
                    Castlehill, Edinburgh

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Number One - 450 m

                    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                    Phone: 01315576727

                    72% likes this, based on 450 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish
                    Price Range: CAD 116 - CAD 154

                  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 540 m

                    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                    Phone: 01312252832

                    83% likes this, based on 397 reviews
                    Cuisine: Asian
                    Price Range: CAD 12 - CAD 31

                  • Bar Frizzante - 720 m

                    Address: 95 Lothian Road
                    Phone: 01312297788

                    72% likes this, based on 218 reviews
                    Cuisine: Italian
                    Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 128

                  • The Pompadour by Galvin - 440 m

                    Address: Princes Street
                    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                    72% likes this, based on 133 reviews
                    Cuisine: French, British
                    Price Range: CAD 121 - CAD 392

                  • Dubh Prais - 720 m

                    Address: 123B High Street
                    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                    81% likes this, based on 457 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of floors:
                    7
                  • Number of rooms:
                    199

                  Hotel Awards

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                  The Principal Edinburgh Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal Edinburgh

                  Average guest rating

                  8.2out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 2429 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • 2.0

                    Absolutely one of the friendliest places I have ever stayed. The staff was amazing and helpful in so many ways. I was there a week and could have stayed forever. Thank you Paul, Peter and Geseppi (?) for all you did!!!!!! Loved every minute.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Central location in Edinburgh, and very friendly helpful staff.

                  • Single
                    9.6

                    Well kept, modern, clean and central.

                    My room was at the front over the main street. The sash window provided little if any noise insulation. The night club opposite emptied noisily between 2.30 am and 3.30 am. I was treated to a long and out of tune rendition of the Marseillaise. Ask for a room at the back!

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Simple thing,like being offered a glass of champs on arrival and a friendly welcome

                  • Family with children
                    8.8

                    quiet location yet accessible to places of interest in the city, including the church, train station, shops, and restaurants; the room I got was spacious and had the minimum amenities one would expect in a 4-star hotel, the staff were generally friendly and helpful, particularly, the concierge

                  • Family with children
                    10.0

                    The staff were particularly thoughtful, as they provided for an extra bed for my daughter who accompanied us in our trip. The room and bed were big (they said they upgraded our accommodation to what we reserved online). The concierge was helpful and recommended some excellent restaurants.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    friendly, excellent staff and accomodation, good food and facilities

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    Bang on the main street in New Town Edinburgh. Convenient for various museums and shopping. Communal parts are pretty swish. Rooms nice.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Staff were very courteous in all areas of the hotel.

                    On checking in I was second in the queue of first 3 people, then 4. Others were offered a glass of champagne, we were not, I asked Reception if I could have coffee, they confirmed I could have it in the lobby as I waited for my husband to arrive, 10 minutes later I was still waiting. No big deal but slightly irritating, especially when otherwise service was impeccable.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    We booked The George hotel for my 50th birthday celebration and loved every minute of our stay. The room was lovely, the breakfast delicious, the staff attentive, the building glorious and the bar perfect for people watching both through the windows and inside the bar! Any negative reports we read about the hotel from its website were obviously from people who have nothing better to do than complain. We adored it, will recommend it and will be returning.

                  • Single
                    7.4

                    Location excellent, great views from room. Staff gave good help and advice after Edinburgh airport was shut due to Iceland ash - helped us make a good fast decision

                    Slow lifts (even got stuck once, for a very brief time) and internet was down most of the time - but that can happen anywhere I guess. Noisy (heavy) room doors could be heard often.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    Fabulous position in great part of Edinburgh. Excellent restaurant and bar.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    The room was very good. Staff were particularly good and accomodating.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    The staff were very good and attentive

                    The music in the bar was so loud you couldn't have a conversation

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    the location was good for all amenities, Bar very nice and relaxing

                    It certainly was not value for money, the room was quite small, certainly not luxury hotel by any means,

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel The Principal Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Edinburgh
                    700 m
                  Airports
                  • Turnhouse (EDI)
                    10.2 km
                  • Dundee (DND)
                    56.5 km
                  Train Stations
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station
                    500 m
                  • Bus stop
                    400 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                    450 m
                  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                    440 m
                  Parks
                  • Princes Street Gardens
                    300 m
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    400 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of floors:
                    7
                  • Number of rooms:
                    199

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Principal Edinburgh

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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