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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

4,118 reviews
+44 131 225 1251

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Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Airport Shuttle

The George Hotel – Perfectly Placed for the Interested Traveler

About Edinburgh

The George Hotel is located right in the heart of a city that will win you over from the moment you step foot in it: Edinburgh.  Edinburgh is a city rich with history and culture.  Education epicenters and artistic expression celebrations both call Edinburgh home, making it a city that has moved with the times and remained relevant over the centuries.  If enjoying theater and culture one day and touring ruins and monuments the next is your idea of a well-rounded vacation, Edinburgh is the perfect destination for you.

What to Do in Edinburgh

The George Hotel is located in posh New Town.  A UNESCO World Heritage site along with Old Town, New Town is the gem of Edinburgh.  It was created in the 1800s and maintains the same architecture and charm that it did then.  You can access the Edinburgh Castle easily from this central location as well as many other captivating locations, shops, and eateries.  Visit the Writers’ Museum that celebrates the work of three Scottish writers: Robert Lewis Stevenson, Robert Burns, and Sir Walter Scott.  Venture beneath the Royal Mile and take a guided tour of the Real Mary King’s Close.  See all that Edinburgh has to offer and your days and nights will be full.

When to Go to Edinburgh

Edinburgh has mild temperatures throughout the year, making the calendar an open slate.  You can time your visit based on the festivals you wish to attend. For instance, the Jazz and Blues Festival is in July and the world renowned Hogmanay festival is during December and January. It is rare to see the daytime winter temperature fall below freezing and summertime temperatures don’t normally exceed 72ºF. 

Luxury in the City

The George Hotel is a beautiful 18th century hotel in the center of Edinburgh. Once constructed as 5 separate townhomes, The George Hotel retains the elegance it was built with back in 1775.  Enjoy fine Scottish cuisine at Tempus, the restaurant onsite.  There is also room service available.  Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access in their well-appointed rooms. 

The Bottom Line

The George Hotel is the perfect location to enjoy your Edinburgh vacation.  A location that is rivaled by no other, The George Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city.  Its proximity to the Waverly train station makes sightseeing and enjoying the nightlife simple – who could ask for anything more?  


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19-21 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
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Overall Guest Score
"Hotel location excellent" "Excellent places to eat"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 83%.
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Excellent breakfast service" "Properly uniformed staff"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
67% said the reception staff was ok.
"Delicious breakfast" "Breakfast and dinner staff were brilliant"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Walls are paper thin" "Cracked sink"
57% said rooms were small.
78% said the beds were comfortable.
"Including the Edinburgh Castle" "Paid for upgraded room"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was ok for 53%.
"Bed linen luxurious" "AC unit did not work"
57% said rooms were small.
78% said the beds were comfortable.
"Internet was not working" "There was no signal"
75% said the wifi quality was bad.
"Lack of leisure facilities" "There was no gym facility"
93% didn't like the fitness area.

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Friendly service
Professional service
Could be quieter
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
A traditional yet modern hotel in the heart of New Town. The buildings that house this hotel on posh George Street were first erected in the 1780s...before becoming the exclusive George Hotel in 1950.
Time Out
A hotel of standing since Victoria was on the throne
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night
  • Early Check-in Fee: GBP 10
  • Pet Fee: GBP £40 per pet, per night
  • Late Check-out Fee: GBP 10
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.00 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible