Principal Edinburgh Hotel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

No 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

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Situated near a mall, shops and department stores, the 4-star Principal Edinburgh Hotel welcomes guests with 199 contemporary rooms. Built in 1780 and remodeled in 2009, the grand hotel combines Georgian architecture and modern facilities.

A short distance to a tram stop enables you to get to Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens and Royal Mile in no time. A 10-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

Guests may find St. Giles Cathedral within 2.3 km and Royal Yacht Britannia within 3.3 km of the property.

The hotel enjoys an ideal location within 15 minutes' drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Principal Edinburgh Hotel feature modern touches such as an individual safe, cable TV with on-demand movies, a storage space, an iPod dock and a mini bar. Principal Edinburgh Hotel offers rooms with the castle view. There are en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a separate shower and bathrobes along with coffee/tea makers, a kettle and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The hotel’s exclusive restaurant serves a variety of local dishes. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving healthy drinks. The Pompadour by Galvin and Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant are situated in a cultural area, about 450 meters from the venue.

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

Services

The on-site car rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

Principal Edinburgh Hotel is a child-friendly hotel offering babysitting and cots.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

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 view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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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

Principal Edinburgh photos Room Standard Room (Special Offer)
Double Room
  • Room size:

    13 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Work desk
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
Room Description:

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Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Dining:Refrigerator
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Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite

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Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Work desk
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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Superior|Superior, One King Bed

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Deluxe Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Television
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room, City View

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Signature Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
Room Description:

Suite|Signature Suite

Luxury Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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Deluxe|Luxury Room

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery100 m
  • Scottish Gallery200 m
  • winter wonderland200 m
  • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art200 m
  • German Christmas Market300 m
  • Scott Monument400 m
  • Edinburgh Dungeons400 m
  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd400 m

Places of interest

  • Speakers Corner200 m
  • New Club200 m
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument300 m
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House400 m

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station400 m
  • Edinburgh Waverley station400 m

Shopping areas

  • Princes Mall200 m
  • Multrees Walk300 m
  • Multrees Walk300 m

Amusement

  • Nobles Amusements200 m
  • Booth Enterprise200 m

Museums

  • Hanover Fine Arts300 m
  • The Torrance Gallery300 m
  • Hanover Fine Arts300 m
  • City Art Centre400 m

Theaters

  • Assembly Rooms100 m

Galleries

  • National Galleries of Scotland300 m

Local attractions

  • Royal Botanic Garden1.5 km
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall1.6 km
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One1.8 km
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park1.6 km
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
  • Summerhall1.8 km
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery250 m
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery300 m
    The Mound, Edinburgh
  • General Register House280 m
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • St. Margaret's Chapel400 m
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  • Princes Street Gardens300 m
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist250 m
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions560 m
    Castlehill, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One450 m

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    72% likes this, based on 450 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: ZAR 1 257 - ZAR 1 667

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant530 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    83% likes this, based on 397 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: ZAR 136 - ZAR 341

  • Bar Frizzante720 m

    Address: 95 Lothian Road
    Phone: 01312297788

    72% likes this, based on 218 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: ZAR 13 - ZAR 1 393

  • The Pompadour by Galvin440 m

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    72% likes this, based on 133 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: ZAR 1 311 - ZAR 4 250

  • Dubh Prais720 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

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghPrincipal Edinburgh

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

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  • Leith hotels - 3 km
  • Musselburgh hotels - 8 km
  • Aberdour hotels - 13 km
  • Dalkeith hotels - 10 km
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  • Burntisland hotels - 12 km
  • Roslin hotels - 10 km
  • Broughton (Lincolnshire) hotels - 1 km
  • Lasswade hotels - 9 km
  • Gogar, Lothian hotels - 9 km

Principal Edinburgh Reviews

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

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 2432 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 1.6

    Service is good. The room was big. Good bed.

    The heat, the room was stuffy and hot, the only window would only open a little bit, which did not allow enough air. I spent most of my time there In a sweat and feeling very uncomfortable.

  • 1.4

    Staff were very friendly and attentive. The rooms very clean.

    We paid extra for an upgrade to a superior room but our room didn't feel superior, it was average size and adequate, nothing special. The food in the restaurant was appalling and the hot buffet breakfast was disgusting.

  • 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.

How to reach hotel

hotel 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 AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghPrincipal Edinburgh

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

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