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

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge

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

Principal Edinburgh is a comfortable hotel of 7 floors featuring fashionable rooms that come with LCD TV, coffee/tea makers, central heating, a private safe and an iPod dock as well as a fridge and an electric kettle. There are rooms with a stunning view of the castle. They are outfitted with exquisite decor.

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 conference room, a catering service and a copier.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include babysitting and cribs.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa lounge

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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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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Rooms and availability

The Principal Edinburgh photos Room Executive Double
Executive Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed
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Contemporary decorated room offers two Single beds, work desk, rest zone, private bathroom and all modern facilities.

The Principal Edinburgh photos Room Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 22 m²
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Spacious contemporary room offers a King size bed, work desk, rest zone, private bathroom and upgraded bathroom amenities.

Room facilities
    The Principal Edinburgh photos Room Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
    Size: 30 m²
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    Spacious contemporary room offers a King size bed, work desk, cozy lounge, private bathroom.

    Room facilities
      The Principal Edinburgh photos Room Suite
      Suite
      Size: 50 m²
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      Spacious contemporary room offers a King size bed, separate living room, private bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 16 m²
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        Contemporary decorated room offers a Double bed, work desk, private bathroom and all modern facilities.

        Room facilities
          Executive Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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          Contemporary decorated room offers a King size bed, work desk, rest zone, private bathroom and all modern facilities.

          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

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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

          Shopping areas

          • Hanover Fine Arts - 300 m
          • Multrees Walk - 300 m

          Amusement

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

          Museums

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

          Theaters

          • Assembly Rooms - 100 m

          Business areas

          • Princes Mall - 200 m
          • Multrees Walk - 300 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: GBP 70 - GBP 93

          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 540 m

            Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
            Phone: 01312252832

            83% likes this, based on 397 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 19

          • Bar Frizzante - 720 m

            Address: 95 Lothian Road
            Phone: 01312297788

            72% likes this, based on 218 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 78

          • 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: GBP 73 - GBP 239

          • 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 2428 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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