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4.8 out of 5

"The service and perks were amazing. Concierge staff incredible. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Princes Street Gardens

Central Edinburgh getaway

Within a 10-minute walk of this New Town hotel, you'll find Princes Street Gardens and St. Giles' Cathedral. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. A coffee shop, a terrace, and express check-in are also on offer.

Free WiFi, satellite TV

The 240 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include minibars, Egyptian cotton sheets, and TVs with satellite channels.

Tree House, 1 Bedroom, View (GEORGE STREET VIEW)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

InterContinental Edinburgh The George ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for InterContinental Edinburgh The George

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2019

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4 Jul. 2019 by Kristiana Le Mar, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon! Sincerely,

5 out of 5
The service and perks were amazing. Concierge staff incredible.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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3 Jun. 2019 by William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon! Sincerely,

5 out of 5
The property was operated in a manner that took the guest first. Staff was friendly, room was nice, food was superior.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2019

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15 Mar. 2019 by William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Guest, 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,

5 out of 5
It was delightful in every way!!!!! The hotel was sophisticated and lovely. The restaurant was delicious. The staff was superb. I give it an A+!

Posted by , from Los Angeles on 9 Aug. 2018

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10 Aug. 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear A, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience here at the Principal Edinburgh George Street. We are delighted that your stay exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful stay! After our recent refurbishment we relaunched a new image of the property to a more sophisticated, classic luxury style. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our seasonal menu that combines the Scottish cuisine with a more modern twist. Moreover, I have to admit being more delighted and proud of your comments about the staff as we have personalized our training to a more customized focus training. Thank you again and we hope we will have the opportunity to award us with your loyalty in the near future where a warm welcome awaits you! Kind regards, Christina Efthymiou Guest Relations Manager

3 out of 5

Disappointed

Pros: The staff was kind. The concierge held our luggage for us until check in time and then again until time for our train.
Cons: Air conditioning, control over movement in the ally.
Location: Excellent location, close to Castle and Royal Mile. Good restaurants and pubs.
The room we were given overlooked the bottle recycling station. Three times a day (including early morning, and late in the evening) , the recycling truck emptied its contents (of bottles) just below our window. You can imagine waking to the clinking sound of broken glass! It was uncharacteristically hot (or so we were told), the room did not have air conditioning, the windows only opened 3-4 inches and a fan was not provided. In addition, the guests of an event made their way into the ally and managed to "serenade" us with their drunken rendition of who knows what. The location was perfect, the room was nice, it was clean, a king size bed separated into twins but the conditions were appalling. It was an expensive hotel, the staff was kind but we had a miserable stay. I regret our choice.

Posted by , from WV on 12 Jul. 2018

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13 Jul. 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear D, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience here at the Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel! The staff's goal is to make the guest feel comfortable and always welcomed. We are delighted that in this case we exceed your expectations! We are disappointed that the temperature of your room was too high to make you feel comfortable. 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, Guest Relations

5 out of 5
This hotel is in a perfect location in Edinburgh. We where in a room on the first floor . Rm 66. it is perfect. Quiet. you don't have to wait for an elevator and you can come and go really easily. There is a wonderful vegan/ veg restaurant right around the corner. The hotel's own restaurants are great. There in not a single reason not to stay at this hotel.

Posted by on 30 May 2018

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2 Jun. 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, 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,

5 out of 5

Location , Location, Location

Beautiful accommodations located within easy walking distance to Castle /Royal Mile . Walk to the train Station and Rabbie’s, should you have day trips in mind . Be sure to have dinner at Fishers (seafood) just around the block from your hotel The Principal !

Posted by , from Winston Salem NC on 20 May 2018

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23 May 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, 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,

5 out of 5

Wonderful experience

Amazing staff! Professional and attentive. It was a memorable birthday for me. I can’t wait to return next year.

Posted by , from New York on 17 Mar. 2018

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24 Mar. 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, 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,

5 out of 5

Stuck in Edinburgh

Pros: Everything. Try the Principal Gin!
Cons: Bathrooms updated
Location: Heart of Edinburgh.
We had an unexpected overnight in Edinburgh and discovered the Principal. Wow! A 5 star hotel, a great value, amazing staff. We will be back!

Posted by , from california on 5 Mar. 2018

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5 Mar. 2018 by Rene Muller Guest Relations Coordinator

Dear Claudia, 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, Rene Muller Guest Relations Coordinator

About the InterContinental Edinburgh The George

Location 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PB

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury InterContinental Edinburgh The George. This 5-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 240 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1775
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) (13 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)

Room Amenities

InterContinental Edinburgh The George offers 240 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Burr & Co - This coffee shop serves light fare only.

Printing Press - Onsite restaurant.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

The name of this property was previously The George.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 23.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of GBP 0

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • George Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • George Hotel Edinburgh
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • Principal George Street
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Edinburgh
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green Tourism Program

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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