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The Principal Edinburgh

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#27 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

From arrival to departure staff were excellent, attention to detail in room, service and public areas a real pleasure. Concierge desk help - Craig and Josh, really informed and friendly. Reception very helpful, especially Monica. Breakfast - very comprehensive selection. Dinner good, but rather limited menu. Wonderful views from 7th floor room, very comfortable and subtle, interseting decor.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a night in March, what a fantastic hotel, the staff are so professional, the rooms are newly decorated to a very high standard and ours was very spacious , The bed was so comfortable, considering the hotel is so central our room , which faced back, was very quiet. The breakfast was self serve and with a...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear j c, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and award us this fantastic 5 star review. It is our aim here at Principal Edinburgh to create the perfect guest journey, so I really am delighted to read your feedback and know you were well looked after throughout your experience. Thank you again and I do...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone at The Principal Edinburgh provided fantastic service and was always friendly and willing to help. Alisha at Burr (the coffee shop) was amazing and Peter at the concierge desk was very helpful. Actually, everyone I came in contact with at the hotel was efficient and made me feel very welcome. The location is perfect! The room was lovely (room...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Connie514, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you were well looked after by our team, particularly Alisha and Peter who I am sure will be thrilled to know of your comments. Thank you again and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great staff that know the true value of customer service. Only stayed one night but will definitely stay longer next time. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we stepped foot in the hotel. Our toddler and 5 month old baby were greeted by name and made to feel very special. The room was stylish, spacious and...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. I am pleased to hear that you were well looked after and we made you and your family feel 'welcome and very special'. Again, thank you for your glowing review and on behalf of myself and the...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a wedding package with the Principal to host to big day and are so glad we did. The entire planning phase was stress free thanks to our excellent wedding coordinator (Oskar). When it came to the day it went smoothly thanks to the well experienced team that was running the show in the background, leaving us to enjoy...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Mark S Firstly may I thank you for allowing us the honor of sharing your wedding day with us here at Principal Edinburgh. Our entire team strive to create a personalised and memorable experience so I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. May I also thank you for your kind words and awarding us with this...

California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two fabulous nights at the Principal, and can't wait to return. We originally checked into a fourth floor room in the rear of the hotel; I called to request a room with a view, as we were looking out at a nondescript building. With the kind assistance of Laura, we were moved to a north-facing room on the...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Foodtraveler88, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you were well looked after by our team, particularly Laura who I am sure will be thrilled to know of your comments. Thank you again and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the...

Sunrise, FL
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon. I called ahead to see if staff could be sure set up our room for our arrival... my wife was not disappointed. Rose petals in the shape of a heart on our bed and a tremendous view overlooking the water greeted us on our arrival...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Venis3, Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely 5 star review of your Honeymoon stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. It is always such a pleasure for us when our guests choose to share their special occasions with us, and I am delighted to know that we were able to assist in making it that...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only one night at this lovely hotel - shame . Excellent location . Huge bedroom with glorious bed, Elemis products AND a little tuck box - what more could you want. Staff were warm and constantly smiling , breakfast was superb and the bar lively and reasonably priced . I thoroughly recommend this hotel

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Colin L, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. We are pleased you found our bed to be 'glorious' and you were well looked after by our 'constantly smiling' team. Again, thank you for your glowing review and on behalf of myself and the team...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My mother and I arrived at the Principal after a peaceful weekend on the Isle of Skye, and were originally given a room with AC units outside making a high pitched buzzing sound. My mother is a very light sleeper and is very sensitive to sound so we called down to reception to ask if there was another room. My...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Lizzie C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you were well looked after by our team, particularly Sonia and Monika who I am sure will be thrilled to know of your comments. Thank you again and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you...

Kansas City USA
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Princpal and have nothing but rave remarks. The Crown of any hotel is the staff and this bunch is friendly, warm and very accommodating. We were given an upgrade at check in to a beautiful, large, sophisticated, suite. Well....ok ....that cemented that we love the hotel. I imagine the amenities are the same in...

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PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear PCVagabond, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay with us here at Principal Edinburgh. We are pleased you found our team to be 'friendly, warm and very accommodating'. Again, thank you for your glowing review and on behalf of myself and the team at Principal Edinburgh we look forward to welcoming...

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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, has one of the most prestigious locations within Edinburgh. It's classic facade hides sumptuous, contempary interiors blending clean lines with period features.Elegant bedrooms are beautifully furnished for business and leisure guests alike and for those who choose to dine in, the stylish Printing Press and Restaurant offers local produce in a stylish and relaxed environment.Inspirational meeting rooms and exceptional banqueting facilities, including the magnificent King's Hall and beautiful Forth View Suite with fantastic views of across the city, make this the hotel of choice for corporate and wedding guests.The Principal Edinburgh George Street, is within easy reach of the best shopping the captial has to offer, along with tourist attractions, bars and restaurants all within a few minutes walk. Edinburgh Airport is only 7 miles away, and Edinburgh Waverley Station a mere 5 minutes walk. Parking is available at the nearby NCP at Greenside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal Edinburgh

Address: 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland (Formerly The George Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $266 - $771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 249
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George Hotel Edinburgh
The Principal Edinburgh Scotland
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Lifts fast and signage clear. Top floor views stunning.”
annseabourne, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request a north-facing room on the 5th, 6th or 7th floor.”
Foodtraveler88, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The higher the floor, the better the view.”
Venis3, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Junior suite with balcony onto George Street”
kenny_shaw_uk, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had rooms on 7th floor. Quiet with wonderful castle views!”
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