InterContinental Edinburgh The George
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9.5
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Better than 99% of properties in Edinburgh
Exceptional location - Inside city center
  • William Pitt Statue50 m
  • James Clerk Maxwell Statue50 m
  • King George IV Statue50 m
  • Thomas Cook Travel Agency90 m
  • Fopp100 m
  • Abbotsford110 m
  • Robertson Fine Art120 m
  • Opal Lounge140 m
  • Great Grog Wine Bar150 m
  • Standing Order150 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    InterContinental Edinburgh The George

    19-21 George Street, New Town, Edinburgh, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB - See map
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.0 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Room service [24-hour]

    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center0.3km
    Location rating9.5
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport10.5 km

    Rooms available at InterContinental Edinburgh The George

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    1 Bed Suite
    1 Bed Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe View
    Deluxe View
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    King Deluxe
    King Deluxe
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    2 Double Beds Superior
    2 Double Beds Superior
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    2 Beds Superior Room
    2 Beds Superior Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds
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    Urban Double Room - Non-Smoking
    Urban Double Room - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Double Bed
    1 Double Bed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    King Superior
    King Superior
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    • 1 king bed
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    8.5
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    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.5
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.7
    Value for money7.8
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pui from Singapore
    Couple
    King Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    A beautifully designed and extremely comfortable hotel! Love how a touch of history was maintained in the space and how posh it felt. The tuck box full of snacks was our favourite part of the room, so handy for munching on during our days out. On top of that, the location was excellent, only a short walk to many places including Old Town. Would definitely recommend The Principal to anyone looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh!

    Reviewed May 03, 2019

    Dear Pui, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded May 05, 2019
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lindsay from Canada
    Couple
    King Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Great stay!”

    The Principal was a great location - walking distance to many of the city's attractions. The staff was very helpful and helped me to change a restaurant reservation when asked. The room and facilities were clean and lovely. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed October 15, 2018

    Dear Lindsay, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded January 08, 2019
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Helen from United Kingdom
    Couple
    2 Beds Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Wonderful hotel in the heart of the New Town”

    This is my second time to stay at this hotel and it did not disappoint on this second visit. It is in a good central location on George Street and so was really close by to all the things we wanted to do; shopping and eating! The only downside to the location was that we had to arrive by car and the designated parking was not very convenient or close by. Also our room became very warm in the night and when we opened the window obviously it was quite noisy being on George Street. The room was lovely though, especially with all the little touches and the Christmas decorations in the hotel were beautiful and so we loved our festive stay!

    Reviewed December 22, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Aaron from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Great last minute find!”

    I had such a great feeling at this hotel. Staff were all incredibly friendly and accommodating. Room was very nice and newly redone. And despite a lot of renovation the hotel still has retained a lot of its old world charm. Great, convenient location too, easy walking into the city. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed August 01, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Karen from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Junior Suite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    great addition to Edinburgh hotel scene”

    a welcome refurbishment and new livery for this property... staff were very accomodating and helpful - especially Valaria on the front desk. Hotel feels "loved", something rarely found in UK properties. we stayed for two nights on a short trip back to UK and would certainly stay again when next home in Edinburgh. If there was one thing to improve I would suggest breakfast was a little chaotic and that the brasserie was a little small for the number of rooms however food was tasty and a big thing for me - good coffee. I doubt you will be disappointed if you stay here and location is fantastic.

    Reviewed June 20, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Govin from Singapore
    Couple
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Fantastic property great location ”

    Exceeded all expectations from the point of arrival till departure. Food at the Printing Press was on par with the finest. Front desk team was truly befitting the position, a special mention is Ms Marta, who went beyond her call of duty to help us with the next leg of our holiday. Kudos to the team and will definitely return and recommend highly to all who would like a memorable stay in Edinburgh

    Reviewed December 30, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ching from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Strongly recommend to those who are visiting Edinburg”

    Strategic location, nice & clean hotel room, extremely friendly & helpful staff (both hotel and restaurants). I enjoyed so much staying in this hotel for my solo trip to Edinburg in Dec 2015. The hotel has a nice Christmas deco at the front entrance & lobby, and the room is so neat & clean. Upon arrival, the staff at the lobby (I think the concierge staff) gave me lots recommendations on places to go & how to get there. Really impressed with the service, strongly recommend to stay there if you are visiting Edinburg.

    Reviewed January 25, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Alex from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

    good but not quite 5 stars”

    service, room, location

    This is a very central, highly serviced and high standard hotel. If it had a few nicer facilities (pool etc) it would be great. The restaurant was lovely if a bit busy - we often couldnt get a table which is frustrating for hotel guests, but the room was nice and modern and the staff were very attentive and friendly at all times. Pleasant stay all around

    Reviewed December 27, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    DANNIEL from Indonesia
    Couple
    King Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Very Recommended”

    Location, staff performance, room comfort

    it was wonderful, the one that i cant forget when we left lost our bag with our passport and money in it, we was so desperate that time, but the staff came to us and make sure that our bag will be back. He is very helpfull.and yes after waiting for half an hour we got our bag. the hotel is easily access , there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. definately coming back to this hotel!

    Reviewed June 22, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Geoffrey from Australia
    Couple
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    Sensational Hotel with a priceless concierge”

    The conceirge and the location

    the hotel was fantastic but martin the concierge, wow what a fantastic man. he made our stay amazing. what ever your need he can find it for you. funny, happy, outgoing and he genuinely went the extra mile to help us.he is invaluable. the hotel was great for our one night stay.

    Reviewed October 16, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Hooi from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2011

    Good hotel with good location”

    Central location near to good shops and restaurants

    it is a good quality hotel with great location for shopping and good quality restaurants and cafes nearby. staff are attentive and knowledgeable. historical sites are within walking distance. i would consider staying in the george hotel on my next visit to edinburgh.

    Reviewed August 22, 2011
    9.3
    Exceptional
    joseph from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2010

    Exellent location”

    Within walking distance of most of the major attractions. Beautifully restored building. The room was very comfortable and quiet. The staff seemed well trained and pleasant. Good buffet breakfast.
    No view from our room, but no view meant no noise so, for us, no real problem.

    If you are travelling to Edinbugh by train or bus this hotel is perfect, just a short walk from either station. Great bar/restaurant well supported by locals and two minutes to Rose Street with dozens of lively bars and restaurants makes The George ideal for a night on the town. We would definately use this hotel again.

    Reviewed June 16, 2010
    8.0
    Excellent
    Rona from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Urban Double Room - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    good but a few glitches”

    Someone else's poo in the toilet when you arrive, it doesn't get worse on the cleanliness rating! Arrived late in the Christmas rush so did not alert staff who were otherwise great. Also everything else spotless. Great soundproofing, a huge plus in any hotel.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018

    Dear Rona, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded January 08, 2019
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mr. from United States
    Couple
    2 Beds Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    VERY helpful Staff. Very Good food”

    Staff could not be more helpful and friendly. Food good both at dinner and breakfast. Location.... Excellent. On the negative. Value for the price not quite right. Five star price but not quite there. Paper thin walls so sound was an issue. Bedding a bit sub standard.

    Reviewed September 21, 2018

    Dear Mr. , Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded September 28, 2018
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Linda from United States
    Couple
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Delightful Digs in Edinburgh”

    From check-in to check-out everything was lovely. Staff is friendly and helpful, and location is excellent for walking around town. This was our oasis in August during the Fringe events and it truly was a nice quiet place to rest after a day of touring. Thank you to the dedicated staff.

    Reviewed September 15, 2018

    Dear Linda, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded September 28, 2018
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Anne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    2 Beds Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Beautiful hotel, beautiful staff”

    This was my first time staying at The Principal hotel. I arrived early and received a really warm welcome at Reception. Delighted to be to be told that a room was available so I had a few hours to relax before my friend arrived. We both had an excellent wee stay in Edinburgh from then on. All staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were staying on a Room Only basis but we used The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen and Burr & Co. If the weather had been bad we would not have wanted to leave the building! On checking out received a fond farewell. This is a great place to stay. Just realized that I haven’t mentioned the location! We never used transport once - that’s how great the location is!

    Reviewed August 12, 2018

    Dear Anne, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your amazing feedback. I am delighted to learn you had such a memorable stay from arrival to departure and that the team gave you the warm welcome, excellent service and fond farewell we are so proud of. Edinburgh has been enjoying overall a fantastic summer and I am happy the favorable weather enabled you to enjoy the city. Thank you again for your comments and we shall be looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded August 12, 2018
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Johan from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Great hotel at a great location”

    Great location, a beutiful building and friendly staff. My room was a little bit noisy as it was situated next to a back alley where delivery trucks and garbage trucks could be heard quite clearly, but other than that everything was excellent. While you can find cheaper hotels, the value for money of The Principal George Street is still very good and it is worth the extra pounds. I will definately stay here the next time I visit Edinburgh.

    Reviewed August 05, 2018

    Dear Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from your stay as our guest. We are really sorry for any inconvenience you faced during your stay from external noise. As we are centrally based we cannot avoid being affected by some external noise, however Reception is always available to assist you and found you a more suitable room closer to your needs. We have a passionate team of staff here at Principal Edinburgh so I am delighted to read your comments and look forward to sharing them with the team.Thank you for also highlighting our central location; some minutes away from big historical attractions,awarded restaurants, boutique shops and cocktail bars. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope you will continue to award us with your loyalty giving us the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next Edinburgh trip. Kind regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager

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    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Colleen from United States
    Family with teens
    2 Beds Superior Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

    Great place to stay”

    Really liked this hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient (princess street/shopping a couple blocks away, as well as Old Town). It had the best gym I used on my entire trip. We also had a room with a gorgeous view (we could see the water). I will definitely return to this hotel and I would recommend it.

    Reviewed July 18, 2018

    Dear Colleen, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit here at the Principal Edinburgh George Street. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the property's facilities. We are thrilled that you felt comfortable in your room and you enjoyed the view. We also have a famous restaurant in the hotel, the Printing Press Bar& Restaurant, which combines the modern techniques with season products and traditional Scottish recipes. Our latest edition, the Burr&Co is welcoming the guests with the aromatic Caravan coffee. Thank you for also highlighting our "strategic" location, some minutes away for historical attractions, boutique shops, cocktail bars and awarded restaurants. Thank you again and I hope that we will have the pleasure of looking after you on your next trip to the city. Kind regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager

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    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Petey from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe View
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    The Principal Edinburgh George Street is everything you expect AND MORE”

    The staff is more than attentive - they go the extra mile with a smile! The Hotel sits in the middle of any walking tour you'd chose to take. Highly recommend this property to anyone who appreciates friendly luxury.

    Reviewed June 12, 2018

    Dear Petey, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at the Principal Edinburgh George Street. We have a passionate team of staff here at Principal Edinburgh so I am delighted to read your comments and look forward to sharing them with the team. Thank you for also highlighting our central location which indeed offers the perfect base to explore the stunning city of Edinburgh. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope you will continue to award us with your loyalty giving us the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next Edinburgh trip. Kind regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager

    Responded August 10, 2018
    InterContinental Edinburgh The George
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Donald from United States
    Couple
    1 Double Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Excellent Service, Wonderful location”

    Highly recommend. We stayed three nights. The hotel is a five to ten minute walked from the train station and two short city blocks from Princes Street. It was mothers day in the USA when we stayed. One of our sons sent flowers to the hotel for my wife. The staff, Josh and Peter (concierges) discretely contacted me, and at my request unboxed the flowers, arranged them in a vase and placed them in our room. Excellent service, above and beyond the call of duty. They also shared with us three fantastic restaurant recommendations and made reservations. The room was clean and very nice! Overall a wonderful stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed May 30, 2018
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