Get an overview of this hotelLuxury Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street Gardens
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Located in New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. St. Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle are also within 15 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 22 minutes.
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area and 24-hour room service.
All 240 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and digital TV. Rainfall showerheads, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business centre and meeting rooms.
Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance and multilingual staff.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a smoke-free property.
- Express check-in
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Fitness facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Business centre
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Meeting rooms 8
- Built in 1775
- Coffee shop or café
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free WiFi
- Smoke-free property
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Luggage storage
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
- Total number of rooms - 240
- Number of floors - 7
- Wedding services
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Multilingual staff
- Free newspapers in lobby
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Towels provided
- Linens provided
- Premium TV channels
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Rainfall showerhead
- Iron/ironing board
- Daily housekeeping
- Digital TV service
- Free WiFi
- Free wired Internet
- In-room safe
Where to Eat
Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge.
Burr & Co – This restaurant only serves light fare.
Printing Press – On-site restaurant.
24-hour room service is available.
Nearby Things to Do
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-in time ends at midnight
Minimum check-in age is 18
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Up to 10 children stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.00 per night.
- Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night.
- Dogs only
- 2 per room
- Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
- Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- No on-site parking is available. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
- Deposit: GBP 50 per night
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
- Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
- Early check-in fee: GBP 10
- Late check-out fee: GBP 10
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.00 per night
- On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
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We should mention
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.
Awards & Affiliations
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.