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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Edinburgh
  • Central location on famous George Street, near many of Edinburgh’s main attractions
  • Dating back to 1775, the hotel has preserved its sense of historic grandeur
  • There’s a trendy restaurant & bar on site, serving seasonal Scottish produce, as well as a separate café
  • Many of the elegant rooms have striking city views
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Location

19-21 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
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Named after the famous Edinburgh street it was built on, in 1775, The George Hotel was originally built as five separate town houses. It became a hotel in 1881, and is one of the Scottish capital’s oldest, featuring a striking stone exterior and an elegant interior that mixes modern and classic décor, with high ceilings, chandeliers and pillars.

The hotel is well placed for visiting the city’s main attractions. Among them are the 11th-century Edinburgh Castle, a 12-minute walk away; the National Museum of Scotland, 13 minutes by foot; and The Royal Botanic Gardens, just under 30 minutes’ walk away. For boutiques, bars and restaurants, head to Georgian New Town, mere minutes away, or bustling Princes Street, just around the corner.

Edinburgh is filled with good restaurants -- five of which have a Michelin star. But if you fancy a night in, the hotel’s Printing Press restaurant and bar serves seasonal, Scottish produce -- a highlight is their Sunday Roast, and they also have a children’s menu. Breakfast and lunch are also served here, or you can opt for Burr & Co, the on-site café serving sandwiches, salads and pastries to take away or eat in.

The 249 sophisticated rooms range from Standard to Suites, and feature oak and brass details, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels and movies on demand. WiFi is free. Deluxe rooms and Suites come with bathrobes and slippers, and many have striking city views. 

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Pets

  • Pets allowed

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    National Rating
    This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
    • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Fees

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.00 for children (approximately)
    • Pet fee: GBP £40 per pet, per night
    • Early check-in fee: GBP 10
    • Late check-out fee: GBP 10
    • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Deposit: GBP 50 per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.


Getting there

Edinburgh Airport is a 25 minute drive away (7.4 miles), or you can take the number 100 bus from the airport and get off at the George Street stop, a minute’s walk from the hotel. The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley, a 7 minute walk away. If you’re looking for a parking space, the hotel offers a discount at NCP Elder Street, less than half a mile away (book in advance, and it’s a good idea to drop your luggage at the hotel first). It should cost £13.50 for 24 hours.

Address

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

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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