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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom
+44 131 225 1251

$116+

Overall guest ratings

8.8/10 Excellent
Based on 4,128 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 8.7
  • 6.8
  • 5.3

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  • Great reception
  • Professional service
  • Friendly service

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    Location. The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a Grade II-listed building located on George Street in the central shopping area of Edinburgh, Scotland. George Street runs parallel to Princes Street, the city's main shopping area, close to department stores like Harvey Nichols. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are 547 yards (500 meters) from the hotel, while Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile are within a mile. Edinburgh Waverley train station is half a mile from the hotel, and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 8 miles away.

    Hotel Features. The Principal Edinburgh George Street was designed by famous Edinburgh architect, Robert Adam, more than 200 years ago. Its Georgian facade leads into a lobby featuring white columns, brown leather chairs, classical music and fresh flowers. The multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can answer queries and put valuables in the hotel safe.

    At the hotel, Printing Press Bar & Kitchen serves seasonal, Scottish produce throughout the day and night. For late night cravings, room service is available 24/7.

    The hotel has 9 meeting rooms for up to 200 people and a business center. Audiovisual equipment and event catering can be arranged. Free WiFi is available. Offsite parking is available for guests at a discounted rate.

    Guestrooms. The Principal Edinburgh George Street's 249 guestrooms have dark wood furniture, armchairs and writing desks. All offer free WiFi, digital television with premium channels, and tea/coffee making facilities. White-tiled bathrooms feature bath and shower combinations, and complimentary toiletries. Rooms with sofa beds must be requested (limited availability).

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    Amenities

    • Parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Business center
    • Concierge service
    • Cribs available
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Express check out
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Coffee shop
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Free Internet
    • Pets not allowed
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Car rental
    • Air-conditioned
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.8 Excellent
    Based on 4,128 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.8 "98% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
    • 8.7 "Great service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.4 "74% said the reception staff was great."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
      8.8 "88% said the concierge service was amazing."
      9.3 "Housekeeping was great, according to 93%."
    • 6.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.5 "Bar is ok."
      6.9 "Bar service was average, according to 69%."
    • 6.3 "Rooms are ok."
      6.5 "Only 65% said the rooms were modern."
      6.2 "62% thought the minibar was ok."
      5.3 "Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 53%."
    • 5.3 "Average comfort."
    • 5.2 "Average value."
    • 4.7 "Internet is poor."
      3.5 "65% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    8.8 Excellent
    Based on 2,972 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      9.7 "97% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% thought the service was very professional."
      8.6 "86% said the concierge service was amazing."
      9.1 "Housekeeping was great, according to 91%."
    • 6.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.8 "Rooms are ok."
      6.6 "Only 66% said the rooms were modern."
      5.6 "56% thought the minibar was ok."
      5.5 "Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 55%."
    • 5.0 "Average value."
    • 4.9 "Not very comfortable."
      3.9 "61% said rooms were small."
      2.9 "71% thought it was too noisy."
      1.2 "88% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.7 "Air conditioning was criticized by 73%."
    • 4.6 "Internet is poor."
      3.2 "68% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    8.8 Excellent
    Based on 495 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.5 "95% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.1 "81% thought the service was very professional."
      7.4 "74% said the reception staff was great."
      9.0 "90% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.7 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.4 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.9 "Not very comfortable."
      4.1 "59% said rooms were small."
      2.6 "74% thought it was too noisy."
      2.6 "Air conditioning was criticized by 74%."
      1.1 "89% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 4.9 "Value below average."
      2.7 "73% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 4.6 "Internet is poor."
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    Overall Rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 82 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% said the reception staff was great."
    • 8.0 "Vibe was good."
    • 6.7 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.3 "Rooms are ok."
    • 6.0 "Average amenities."
      6.0 "60% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.3 "Average comfort."
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    Overall Rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 577 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% said the reception staff was great."
      8.1 "81% thought the service was very professional."
      8.9 "89% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.1 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.0 "Rooms are ok."
      6.6 "66% thought the minibar was ok."
    • 5.5 "Average comfort."
    • 5.1 "Internet is average."
    • 5.0 "Average value."
      2.8 "72% said the breakfast was too expensive."
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