Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom
+44 844 824 6171

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8.9

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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Value for money 8.0
Distance to city center 0.1 mi
Location rating 9.6
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Turnhouse
Distance to airport 6.8 mi

Rooms

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Classic Rooms

$155+

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$155 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$489+

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$489 per night

Double Rooms

$114+

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$139 per night
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$141 per night
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$148 per night
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$170 per night
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$174 per night
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$176 per night
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$236 per night
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$236 per night

Superior Rooms

$140+

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$140 per night
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$140 per night
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$158 per night
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$732 per night

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beautiful hotel in 336 reviews
bottles were emptied in 9 reviews
breakfast not great in 262 reviews
comfortable bed in 234 reviews
concierge was very helpful in 51 reviews
friendly staff in 790 reviews
george street in 10 reviews
great location in 501 reviews
room was small in 573 reviews
room was very hot in 21 reviews
shopping bars restaurants in 27 reviews
tea and coffee in 14 reviews
tuck in 33 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Loved it all. Comfortable, warm and great food in their restaurant

    Nothing

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    7.5

    Lovely clean and decorated rooms and the view from the window was great.

    No one offered to help with our bags as it probably looked like we didn’t have money, but as sat in reception they offered to help everyone else. For the value of money we paid I wouldn’t stay again, I though it was going more spacious that what it was. We had to wait till after 3 to check in which is fine as it stated you can’t check in till 3 but 3.20 came and we still had no phone call, when we asked at reception if our room was ready they handed over the key?

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    We travelled for my mums 60th birthday and we were given a voucher for two glasses of champagne in the hotel bar. In the bedroom was a note from the staff wishing my mum a happy birthday and a little bowl of chocolate truffles.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    8.3

    The concierge staff is THE BEST in EDINBURGH! They were very friendly and enthusiastic about helping people with all kinds of problems including luggage lost by the airlines! Their restaurant recommendations were spot on. We liked the Old World feel of the public rooms.

    There is such a huge variety of unusual rooms that is was frankly difficult to figure out what kind of room we were in and where we might like to move. We loved our first room--a King Firth of Forth view room--the size was great and the view was awesome, but it was not air conditioned and we had to keep the windows open. This would be fine if the glass recycling center for the whole neighborhood was not below our windows. Glass was dumped all night, every night. Not conducive to sleep. So we moved to a room with A/C, but it did not have WIFI. Then we moved again to a room with A/C and WIFI and it was very, very small. But that is where we stayed. The Inter-Continental recently bought this property and they have work ahead of them to make sure that all rooms have A/C and WIFI. The location is great and the staff is great!

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    8.0

    Excellent friendly front desk and concierge. They couldn’t do enough for you.

    The hotel wifi was exceptionally slow and breakfast service on Saturday morning chaotic.

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About

Overview

The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier, whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely quirky coffee shop with a devoted local following. The hotel also boasts 8 meeting rooms and equipped gym.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.9 Excellent

based on 3,591 reviews

9.2

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.2

Staff

8.0

Value for money

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
Business center
Car rental
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Tennis
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Pool table
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Elevator
Hiking
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Wedding services
Linens
Towels

FAQs when booking at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

What can I have for breakfast at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, seven days a week at The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen. The Cold Breakfast Table buffet includes pastries and croissants, muesli, fruit, yogurt, and fresh juice. If you prefer to start the day with a cooked breakfast, select the Full Scottish with free-range eggs, smoked back bacon, sausage, haggis, tomatoes, mushrooms, and baked beans. A Full vegetarian option is also available with Quorn sausage. Other options include Peterhead kippers, homemade pancakes, and brioche French toast.
How do I get around if I’m staying at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
If you are flying into Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport is 20m west of the hotel by taxi. If you prefer to take public transport, there are good connections from the airport by tram and bus to St Andrew Square, which is only a 2m walk from the hotel. The hotel is a 10m walk to Edinburgh Waverley rail station, so it is easy to explore the area by train. The Principal Edinburgh George Street has a great central location and is within walking distance of many of Edinburgh’s top attractions.
Is The Principal Edinburgh George Street a good base for business travelers?
Business travelers can take advantage of the 24h Business Center, which has copying, scanning, and printing facilities, mail and courier services, and onsite computers. Executive rooms have king size beds, a large working space, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities provided in each room. Same day dry cleaning and laundry valet are available.
What are some of the attractions close to The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
One of Edinburgh’s must-see attractions, Edinburgh Castle, is only a 10m walk from The Principal Edinburgh George Street. Cultural attractions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the Writers’ Museum, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are also a short walk from the hotel. Popular sites such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Botanical Garden, and Scott Monument are also worth a visit. If you’re traveling with kids, the Camera Obscura curiosity museum and Dynamic Earth science center are some of the best local picks.
What kind of accessible amenities are available at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
The Principal Edinburgh George Street has wheelchair accessible guestrooms with clearance beneath vanities, grab bars in the shower, and adequate turning space. Controls for heating, air conditioning, and lights have been lowered for easy access. The common areas of the hotel such as the front entrance, restaurants, and meeting rooms are fully accessible by wheelchair.
What is the pet policy at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a pet-friendly establishment and welcomes your four-legged friend to stay with you in your guest room. Dogs staying at the hotel must be chipped and fully vaccinated. There are plenty of parks within a short stroll of the hotel where you can take your dog for a walk. Guests will be charged an additional pet fee per night.

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Scott Monument 198 yd
  • National Gallery of Scotland 240 yd
  • Princes Street Gardens 288 yd
  • Princes Mall 298 yd
  • Real Mary King's Close 0.3 mi
  • St Giles' Cathedral 0.4 mi

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