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8.5
Recommended by 88% of guests
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.3km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.7 km
Has restaurantYes
  • 450 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

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8.0
Very good
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Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
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  • Street view
  • 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Signature Suite
Signature Suite
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  • City view
  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Street view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe View
Deluxe View
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  • City view
  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Street view
  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room 4
Family Room 4
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  • Street view
  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Street view
  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Single Guest Room
Single Guest Room
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  • Street view
  • 11 m²/118 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Double Guest Room
Double Guest Room
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  • Street view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
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  • Street view
  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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"Good location for my family...."

Reviewed May 25, 2016

KUMALA from Indonesia

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"The hotel located at excellent location with friendly staff."

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Facilities8.4
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.7
Value for money7.8
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9.6
Exceptional
Anne from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Twin 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
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
9.6
Exceptional
Johan from Sweden
Solo traveler
Double Guest Room
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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The Principal Edinburgh George Street
10.0
Exceptional
Randall from United States
Family with teens
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
Best location in the best city”
the staff is above and beyond in everything they do. Excellent place to stay from location and accommodations.
Reviewed August 03, 2018
Dear Randall, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience you had here with us as our guests. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations!. 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 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
Responded August 10, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
10.0
Exceptional
Cheryl from United States
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Exceptional”
There was NO air conditioning!!! It was miserably hot. Requested 2 portable fans. It was ok.
Reviewed July 31, 2018
Dear Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. All our rooms have different and unique shapes as it is an Historic building. Unfortunately for the same reason we do not have air-conditioning in all of them so I am sorry that you found this room to be too hot and had a bad night sleep. If you could let us know we could probably move you in rooms with AC. 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
Responded August 02, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
5.6
Reynir from Iceland
Family with teens
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
CFO”
We decided to stay at your “luxury” hotel, rather than at an cheaper hotel. But that was a mistake – noise starting at 05:00 in the morning – emptying glass and other waste in the middle of the night. I won’t be coming back and will not recommend other to do so.
Reviewed July 31, 2018
Dear Reynir, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are really disappointed for the inconvenience you faced during your stay. Unfortunately, as a centrally based hotel sometimes were are affected to the external noise. If any of our guests are anything but completely satisfied we do our best to resolve any issues immediately and could have offered a room move to something more suitable for you. Thank you again for your review and we hope to be able to welcome you in the future. Kind regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager
Responded August 02, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
6.8
Good
Bettina from United States
Family with teens
Superior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Rooms are not all updated, bathroom quite small, had a leak in the roof in one, no food past 9pm”
We were there on a hot spell so the lack of A/C was a problem. It’s a lovely hotel well decorated and such but facilities and services are lacking.
Reviewed July 30, 2018
Dear Bettina, Thank you for posting your feedback. We have many different types of rooms and many of our rooms have their own character and charm so we do find that many of our guests have their favourite rooms or preferences of room types/locations. If any of our guests are anything but completely satisfied we do our best to resolve any issues immediately and could have offered a room move to something more suitable for you. I am really sorry for any inconvenience you faced during your stay. If you would like to provide us with more information please contact the property's Guest Relations team. Thank you again and we are looking forward welcoming you in the near future! Best regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager
Responded August 02, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
7.6
Very good
Evan from United States
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Nice hotel. Our room however was very noisy, as we were above the alley at the rear of the hotel. ”
Too noisy and much too hot. If I chose another hotel in the future it would be due to your lack of air conditioning. Summer months are too warm even in Edinburgh. Also room 695 is nearly impossible to sleep soundly in due to the back alley noise. These two issues would keep me from coming back to your hotel.
Reviewed July 25, 2018
Dear Evan, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. All our rooms have different and unique shapes as it is an Historic building. Unfortunately for the same reason we do not have air-conditioning in all of them so I am sorry that you found this room to be too hot and had a bad night sleep. If you could let us know we could probably move you in rooms with AC. We are really sorry for any inconvenience you faced during your stay. As our property is centrally located we are exposed to external noise. Thank you again and we hope to be able to welcome you again in the near future. Best regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager
Responded August 02, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
8.0
Excellent
Stuart from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Double Guest Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Good hotel ”
Great service and hotel, room very small walk into room and bed right in front of you
Reviewed July 21, 2018
Dear Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to share your review for your recent stay. 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. We are really sorry if we caused you any inconvenience with the room you were allocated to. We have many different types of rooms and many of our rooms have their own character and charm so we do find that many of our guests have their favourite rooms or preferences of room types/locations. If any of our guests are anything but completely satisfied we do our best to resolve any issues immediately and could have offered a room move to something more suitable for you. 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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The Principal Edinburgh George Street
10.0
Exceptional
Colleen from United States
Family with teens
Superior Twin 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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The Principal Edinburgh George Street
9.6
Exceptional
Gary from United States
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Exceptional”
Great stop in Edinburgh! Fantastic venue, comfortable, clean, very helpful staff. Rooms are very ‘roomy’ and nicely furnished. Loved our visit here.
Reviewed July 04, 2018
Dear Gary, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! After our recent refurbishment we focused to accommodate our guest with a luxurious but always comfortable way. We are delighted that our cleaning standards were noticeable. We are looking forward welcoming you again in the near future! Best regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager
Responded August 10, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
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
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
8.0
Excellent
Mary from Canada
Solo traveler
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Very good”
Close to Princes Street for transportation, shopping, restaurants and buses.
Reviewed June 07, 2018
Dear Mary, Thank you for posting your feedback from your recent stay. Thank you for highlighting our great central location;just a short walk away from historical attractions, boutique shops, awarded restaurants and cocktail bars. We really hope you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward welcoming you again in the near future! Best regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager
Responded August 10, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
10.0
Exceptional
Donald from United States
Couple
Double Guest Room
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
8.4
Excellent
Low from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018
Excellent”
Very nice hotel , location very convenience with walking distance to the train station and castle
Reviewed May 29, 2018
Dear Low, Thank you for posting your feedback from your recent stay. Thank you for highlighting our great central location;just a short walk away from historical attractions, boutique shops, awarded restaurants and cocktail bars. We really hope you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward welcoming you again in the near future! Best regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager
Responded August 10, 2018
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
8.4
Excellent
Beth from United States
Business traveler
Superior Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018
Fine hotel but beware of events held at hotel”
The hotel was lovely, however, we were awake Friday night until after 1am because of a wedding reception being held at the hotel. Our room was on the floor immediately above the ground floor event room and the DJ did not stop the music until a bit after 1am. The hotel should NOT have booked this room (and probably some others close to the reception room) knowing we would not be able to sleep!
Reviewed March 28, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Great city hotel”
Attentive staff and beautiful hotel
Reviewed March 05, 2018
5.6
neil from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Double Guest Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
going”
hotel staff were not switched on in the morning no change after paying the bill did not know the cost of stuff and the breakfast started late, service there was poor
Reviewed January 06, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Pengrui from China
Solo traveler
Double Guest Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
good”
good service
Reviewed December 29, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Deborah from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Guest Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Excellent”
We’ve stayed in this hotel a few years ago around Christmas and before we were greeted with a glass of mulled wine. This is a really nice touch around Christmas and what you’d expect from a hotel of this caliber. This time there was nothing. As I waited on my husband no one even asked me if I’d liked a refreshment, which I would’ve paid for. Staff done their job and were friendly enough but nothing more that makes all the difference.
Reviewed December 25, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
ian from United States
Couple
Deluxe View
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
Fantastic Hotel ”
This is a great property in an excellent location in Edinburgh. Friendly staff, great rooms with everything you need . Fancy bars with great food. The one negative were the Elevators or lack of them, only 2 for a 100 room property ! And on top of that they were the slowest I’ve ever been in
Reviewed December 25, 2017
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