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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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

$99+

Overall guest ratings

8.7/10 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.2
  • 8.6
  • 6.9
  • 5.2

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  • Professional service
  • Clean rooms
  • Friendly service

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    About

    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. The roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) is also available with 24-hour advance notice.

    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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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.7 Excellent
    Based on 4,092 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.7 "97% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.7 "97% 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%."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% thought the service was very professional."
      8.6 "86% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.7 "Housekeeping was great, according to 87%."
    • 6.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.0 "Rooms are ok."
      5.3 "Only 53% thought the shower was ok."
    • 5.5 "Average value."
    • 5.2 "Average comfort."
    • 4.4 "Internet is poor."
      2.7 "73% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 0.5 "Disappointing wellness & sports facilities."
      0.7 "93% didn't like the fitness area."
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    Overall Rating

    8.7 Excellent
    Based on 3,028 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
      9.7 "97% 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%."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% thought the service was very professional."
      8.7 "87% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.6 "Housekeeping was great, according to 86%."
    • 6.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.2 "Bar is ok."
      6.3 "Bar service was average, according to 63%."
    • 5.8 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.3 "Average value."
    • 5.0 "Average comfort."
    • 4.2 "Internet is poor."
      2.5 "75% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 0.7 "Disappointing wellness & sports facilities."
      0.9 "91% didn't like the fitness area."
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    Overall Rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 531 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
      9.7 "97% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.5 "95% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.2 "Average comfort."
    • 5.2 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.9 "Value below average."
    • 4.2 "Internet is poor."
      2.5 "75% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    8.3 Excellent
    Based on 81 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.2 "72% said the reception staff was great."
    • 8.0 "Vibe was good."
    • 7.0 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.2 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.9 "Average amenities."
      5.8 "58% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.2 "Average comfort."
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    Overall Rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 450 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.8 "Good vibe."
      7.8 "78% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 6.3 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.3 "Average value."
    • 5.2 "Food is average."
      5.3 "Only 53% were satisfied with the menu."
    • 5.0 "Average comfort."
    • 5.0 "Internet is average."
    • 4.8 "Rooms are not good."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were small."
      3.2 "68% complained about the bathroom."
      2.9 "71% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.1 "59% were disappointed with the minibar."
      0.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 98%."
      2.0 "80% found problems with the furniture."
      1.7 "83% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 0.4 "Disappointing wellness & sports facilities."
      0.6 "94% didn't like the fitness area."
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