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 available
  • 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

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.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    1500 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1500 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1400 ft
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

                    hotel The Principal Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh location
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                    Hotel Address:

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

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Edinburgh
                      2300 ft
                    Airports
                    • Turnhouse (EDI)
                      6.3 mi
                    • Dundee (DND)
                      35.1 mi
                    Train Stations
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      1700 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      1400 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                      1500 ft
                    • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                      1500 ft
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      1000 ft
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      1400 ft
                    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 - 400 ft
                    • Scottish Gallery - 700 ft
                    • winter wonderland - 700 ft
                    • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 700 ft
                    • German Christmas Market - 1000 ft
                    • Scott Monument - 1400 ft
                    • Edinburgh Dungeons - 1400 ft
                    • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 1400 ft

                    Places of interest

                    • Speakers Corner - 700 ft
                    • New Club - 700 ft
                    • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 1000 ft
                    • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 1400 ft

                    Train stations

                    Shopping areas

                    • Princes Mall - 700 ft
                    • Multrees Walk - 1000 ft
                    • Multrees Walk - 1000 ft

                    Amusement

                    • Nobles Amusements - 700 ft
                    • Booth Enterprise - 700 ft

                    Museums

                    • Hanover Fine Arts - 1000 ft
                    • The Torrance Gallery - 1000 ft
                    • Hanover Fine Arts - 1000 ft
                    • City Art Centre - 1400 ft

                    Theaters

                    • Assembly Rooms - 400 ft

                    Galleries

                    • National Galleries of Scotland - 1000 ft

                    Local attractions

                    • Royal Botanic Garden - 5000 ft
                      The Garden, Edinburgh
                    • The Queen's Hall - 1.0 mi
                      Clerk Street, Edinburgh
                    • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.1 mi
                      75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
                    • Inverleith Park - 5100 ft
                      Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
                    • Summerhall - 1.1 mi
                      1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

                    Near the hotel

                    • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 900 ft
                      1 Queen St., Edinburgh
                    • Scottish National Gallery - 1000 ft
                      The Mound, Edinburgh
                    • General Register House - 1000 ft
                      Princes Street, Edinburgh
                    • St. Margaret's Chapel - 1400 ft
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                    • Princes Street Gardens - 1000 ft
                      Princes Street, Edinburgh
                    • Church of St John the Evangelist - 900 ft
                      Princes Street, Edinburgh
                    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 1900 ft
                      Castlehill, Edinburgh

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Number One - 1500 ft

                      Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                      Phone: 01315576727

                      72% likes this, based on 450 reviews
                      Cuisine: Scottish
                      Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

                    • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1800 ft

                      Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                      Phone: 01312252832

                      83% likes this, based on 397 reviews
                      Cuisine: Asian
                      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

                    • Bar Frizzante - 2400 ft

                      Address: 95 Lothian Road
                      Phone: 01312297788

                      72% likes this, based on 218 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 102

                    • The Pompadour by Galvin - 1500 ft

                      Address: Princes Street
                      Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                      72% likes this, based on 133 reviews
                      Cuisine: French, British
                      Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

                    • Dubh Prais - 2400 ft

                      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
                      2300 ft
                    Airports
                    • Turnhouse (EDI)
                      6.3 mi
                    • Dundee (DND)
                      35.1 mi
                    Train Stations
                    • Edinburgh Waverley station
                      1700 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      1400 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                      1500 ft
                    • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                      1500 ft
                    Parks
                    • Princes Street Gardens
                      1000 ft
                    Ski areas
                    • Midlothian Ski Centre
                      1400 ft
                    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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