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InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George

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8.7

Excellent

3,430 reviews

3,430 reviews

Breakfast7
Housekeeping7
Shops4
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
William Pitt Statue

50 m

James Clerk Maxwell Statue

50 m

King George IV Statue

50 m

St Andrew Square

50 m

Fopp

100 m

Popular landmarks
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

540 m

Royal Mile Street

540 m

The Real Mary King's Close

570 m

Edinburgh Castle

620 m

Edinburgh Old Town

670 m

Closest landmarks
Thistle Court

80 m

Thomas Cook Travel Agency

90 m

Opal Lounge

140 m

Great Grog Wine Bar

150 m

Robertsons 37 Bar

150 m

InterContinental Edinburgh The George

19-21 George Street, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB - See map

Make your best journey to Edinburgh with the promised standard of IHG Clean Promise, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in New Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

440 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

IHG Clean Promise

When you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Eco & Adventure
Hiking
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Fitness center

Tennis court

Bicycles

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.3km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.3 km

Rooms available at InterContinental Edinburgh The George

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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George Street View Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Urban 1 Double
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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2 Beds Superior Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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1 King Bed 1 Bedroom Suite City View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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2 Double Beds Superior
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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1 King Bed Premium City View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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1 Double Bed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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1 King Bed Premium Sofa
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, InterContinental Edinburgh The George has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Edinburgh with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 24 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George’s neighborhood is New Town which includes popular restaurants such as Standing Order, The Guildford Arms and Amarone.

What popular shopping places are close to InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

Located in the New Town area, InterContinental Edinburgh The George is close to great shopping choices like Robertson Fine Art, Joseph Bonnar Antique and Period Jewellery and Open Eye Gallery.

What are popular attractions near InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George is located in New Town area, which is famous for attractions such as Princes Street Gardens, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princes Street.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to InterContinental Edinburgh The George?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George is located within New Town, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Edinburgh Run Tours - Tours.

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What people love about InterContinental Edinburgh The George

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff at hotel were lovely and friendly."

    james

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    March 15, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "A great Hotel, very traditional."

    Stuart

    |

    December 4, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "On top of that, the location was excellent, only a short walk to many places including Old Town."

    Pui

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    May 2, 2019

Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
3,430 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.2
Location
9.5
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More about InterContinental Edinburgh The George

More about InterContinental Edinburgh The George

InterContinental Edinburgh The George

See the best of Edinburgh with a stay at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Edinburgh is easy with a stay at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, just 620 m from Edinburgh Castle.
The facilities and services provided by InterContinental Edinburgh The George ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi and car hire services to help you get to where you want to go in Edinburgh.
Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at InterContinental Edinburgh The George include a separate living room, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Edinburgh. Engage in the city's best art at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.4 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Arthur's Seat which is located just about 2.4 km away.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

21 mentions

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Czech
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Bowling alley
  • Dart board
  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

  • Cuisine: Scottish
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
19-21 George Street, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.3 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    54.7 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    450 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • EGT
    250 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    3.2 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    450 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    110 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    540 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    540 m
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    570 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    620 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    670 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    830 m
  • Calton Hill
    880 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    1.5 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    2.4 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • William Pitt Statue
    50 m
  • James Clerk Maxwell Statue
    50 m
  • King George IV Statue
    50 m
  • St Andrew Square
    50 m
  • Thistle Court
    80 m
  • Thomas Cook Travel Agency
    90 m
  • Fopp
    100 m
  • Abbotsford
    110 m
  • Robertson Fine Art
    120 m
  • Opal Lounge
    140 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Guests must provide a valid credit card upon check-in to secure any damages incurred during the stay. No preauthorization will be made.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.3km

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)24 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 240
  • Year property opened1775
  • Most recent renovation2019

Reviews of InterContinental Edinburgh The George from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
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10
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.2
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.7
Value for money7.8
High score for Edinburgh
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9+ Exceptional (116)
8-9 Excellent (77)
7-8 Very Good (62)
6-7 Good (26)
<6 Below Expectation (33)
Time of the year
Mar - May (80)
Jun - Aug (107)
Sep - Nov (73)
Dec - Feb (54)
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8.8
Excellent
Dina from United Arab Emirates
Group
Stayed 9 nights in September 2016

Great stay”

The George hotel delivered on so many fronts! - Great location in the heart of new town but very managable (and enjoyable) walk to old town; we walked everywhere except the Britania yacht. It is also great for access to amazing restaurants and cafes - newly renovated room and bathroom a definite plus - very helpful staff with most of them being very friendly as well. A couple of watchouts for you to consider. None of them were deal breakers for us 1. Rooms in the old building have no AC. We did not mind as it was not needed at night and we were out most of the day but the one day when we went back to the hotel at 3 pm, we could not stay in the room. If you are traveling during a warm season, ask for an airconditioned room. 2. Some of our towels were frayed and one even had a hole. Very clean but lierally showing wear and tare. Would definitely expect more from such a facility. If we are ever in Edinburgh again, would definitely stay there.

Reviewed September 20, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Steven from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

A real classy hotel in the heart of Edinburgh”

Wow factor foyer, stylish rooms, extra helpfull staff, great adjoining bar

where to start? what an amazing time spent in the heart of edinburgh for a weekend away together.the staff at "the george" are friendly and attentive yet appear quietly and move swiftly about the daily business of maintaining the high standards of the hotel. our room was in the new part of the hotel which is modern, spacious and nicely decorated. the location of "the george hotel" couldn't be better situated with a vast selection of shopping, dining and stylish bars all within a short walking distance. all in all we have nothing but positive praise for the hotel and will be returning for another stay in the near future.

Reviewed May 17, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Hannah from Ireland
Couple
1 Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

Very pleasant stay at The George”

Great Location, Friendly + helpful staff, Clean + nice rooms.

The George Hotel had very helpful and courteous staff. There was a staff member continuously at the front door of the hotel and he gave good information and directions on different event. that were in the area. The room was very comfortable and clean. The hotel is centrally located and within a short walk of many shops, restaurants and Edinburgh castle. The only issue we found with the hotel was the wifi - it only worked in the hotel lobby and it wasn't that fast. Overall, I enjoyed my time in The George and if I do visit Edinburgh again I would return there.

Reviewed August 14, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Robert from United States
Couple
1 Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

Great Edinburgh location”

Location, easy access, comfort

The George is a great Edinburgh location for accessing everything. Since it's two blocks up from Princes Street it was very quiet for a central city hotel. Easy walking to great restaurants and shopping. Day bus pass makes all of Edinburgh easily accessible. Staff very friendly and helpful. Watching Scottish wedding receptions from the lobby a plus.

Reviewed May 12, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Mellina from Indonesia
Family with young children
1 Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

Exceptional”

Our family ( with 1 daughter ) stayed 4 nights at The Principal of Edinburgh in two rooms with connecting doors (451-452) .When check in, Katrina ( sorry if I spell the name not correct) at the front desk was very sympathetic and attentive. Also the the man who took us to our room which was very helpful. The same man who later always help us during our stay there (sorry I forgot to ask his name). Katrina and this gentleman also very helpful when my sister arrived from The Hague Dutch and we are not in hotel. Bedroom/bathroom clean and nice. Old building but modern renovation. And in every room there is a "Tuck box" that contains snacks, candy, chocolate, coffee and tea which certainly become our daughter favorite. Before Edinburgh, we stayed 7 days in Le Meridien Piccadilly, London. But my daughter said, she is happier at The Principal Edinburgh. And I agree, hotel and service very satisfactory. We will definitely be back again.

Reviewed April 03, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Johan from Sweden
Solo traveler
1 Double Bed
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

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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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InterContinental Edinburgh The George
9.6
Exceptional
Kay from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Wonderful hotel, brilliant location, great value for money”

You can't find a better spot for exploring the beautiful city of Edinburg. It's right in the centre of the New Town and its shops, a short walk to the atmospheric Old Town, a stroll to the trams if you are coming from the airport. Recently refurbished, it retains all the charms of yesteryear with what we require today. Love the usb sockets for re-charging in my room. A special note for the staff -nothing was too much effort, they went out of their way to make my stay memorable, whether it was providing excellent recommendations for dinner nearby, printing, and generally just being delightful. As you can read, I would definitely recommend staying at The George.

Reviewed October 21, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Frank from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

Great hotel in central Edinburgh”

Central, clean, great breakfast, large room and excellent staff
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We stayed here on a Treat Your Partner break and it was such good value. The hotel is right in centre of town and has a great atmosphere. The staff were so friendly and we loved the kilted porters and bar waiter. Our room was beautiful with rose petals strewn on the bed and there was a little tray of sweets and chocolate dipped strawberries on our arrival. We also enjoyed the complimentary glass of champagne which we drank sitting outside in the sunshine at the front of the hotel. The hotel was spotlessly clean and our room was spacious and decorated to a very high standard. If we stay in Edinburgh again this will definitely be our first choice of hotel.

Reviewed July 21, 2010

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8.3
Excellent
Margaret from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Small room but excellent location”

refurbished, clean, great location

I haven't stayed at The George for over 30 years and so was a wee bit surprised when I saw that my room was about a third of the size of the room that I had the last time. Good decor, plenty of cupboard space but I prefer to have at least a couple of drawers for storing smaller items like underwear, socks, scarves etc and there were none. Good bathroom but I would have preferred a smaller basin so that room could have ben left for some kind of shelf on which to leave my toilet bag. My main issue was that I was frozen. I cannot believe that a hotel room in Edinburgh of all places has neither a radiator in the bedroom nor a heated towl rail in the bathroom. The newly tiled floor in the bathroom was dreadful to walk on as it was so cold. The Air Conditioning was set on high fan and at 20 degrees C. 20 degrees C with the sun on your back is quite warm. An AC set at that temperature is just plain freezing, especially in a room the size of the one I was in. I tried the AC at both 27 and again at 32 degrees and still just had cool air blowing on me. I tried switching it off completely but it just turned itself on again. I have lived overseas and so I know about AC.This would be good in the summer months when the city can be warm but it has put me off staying there again even although it's in a perfact location for shopping in Princes Street, George Street and the St James' Centre.

Reviewed October 31, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from Australia
Couple
1 Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Grand hotel”

Staff; location; room

Only had one night at The George and loved it. As you walk off the street the Foyer is magnificent, but it's the staff who set this hotel above others. We got a super deal and didn't have breakfast, but I'm sure the meals would have been of a high standard. The corridors had the squeakiest floorboards we've ever encountered, but the carpets and furnishings are so plush that you don't notice them once in the rooms (we were on the 3rd floor). The room has enormously high ceilings, lovely comfy bed, beaut bathroom with all the trimmings, tea/coffee & jug .... would definitely recommend The George.

Reviewed September 12, 2014

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7.6
Very good
Mademoiselle
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Awesome hospitality from staff - special credit to Martin from Concierge!”

Despite the horrendous weather, Edinburgh is just the loveliest and friendliest city of all times and the George Hotel definitely adds credit to it with an exceptionally friendly & helpful crew of staff - big applaud to the Concierge Team, especially Martin, who loves his job and is super willing to assist. This is my third stay in this hotel and I've always loved it - superb location on the posh George Street, surrounded by luxurious brands and opposite the wonderful restaurant - The Dome. Bed is comfortable, room is spacious - though bathroom plus all doors in the room are major let-down, they're all too old and InterCon should really consider a major renovation, all the wardrobe & bathroom doors look as though they will fall off any time. But the shower itself is very good with strong water pressure. No gym or pool in the hotel though - necessary for InterCon to look into this. I might be biased but George Hotel is certainly the go-to in Edinburgh, no doubt!

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
jean from France
Couple
1 Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Beautiful hotel and perfect service”

Excellent breakfast, situated in the center of the city. Comfortable bedroom ....

Friendly greeting from the concierge on arrival. The receptionist and manager were extremely helpful as it was our first time in Edinburgh. (Things to see, restaurants...). My husband and I will definately go back to The George Hotel. A must-stay hotel in the city.

Reviewed October 03, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Anne from United Kingdom
Couple
2 Beds Superior 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

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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
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
9.0
Exceptional
James from United Kingdom
Couple
King Superior
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Birthday Present from the Kids”

The best three things about the George hotel were the bed, the location and Staff

This is the second time we stayed in the George Hotel in Edinburgh and it was every bit as good as we remembered. The rooms are to a high standard, the staff were helpful, very polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. Look forward to our next visit

Reviewed February 03, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Helen from United Kingdom
Couple
2 Beds Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Wonderful hotel in the heart of the New Town”

This is my second time to stay at this hotel and it did not disappoint on this second visit. It is in a good central location on George Street and so was really close by to all the things we wanted to do; shopping and eating! The only downside to the location was that we had to arrive by car and the designated parking was not very convenient or close by. Also our room became very warm in the night and when we opened the window obviously it was quite noisy being on George Street. The room was lovely though, especially with all the little touches and the Christmas decorations in the hotel were beautiful and so we loved our festive stay!

Reviewed December 22, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Karen from United Kingdom
Couple
Junior Suite
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

great addition to Edinburgh hotel scene”

a welcome refurbishment and new livery for this property... staff were very accomodating and helpful - especially Valaria on the front desk. Hotel feels "loved", something rarely found in UK properties. we stayed for two nights on a short trip back to UK and would certainly stay again when next home in Edinburgh. If there was one thing to improve I would suggest breakfast was a little chaotic and that the brasserie was a little small for the number of rooms however food was tasty and a big thing for me - good coffee. I doubt you will be disappointed if you stay here and location is fantastic.

Reviewed June 20, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Rida from United States
Solo traveler
Urban 1 Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

Great location”

location, location, location
concierge was rarely at his station

I stayed at the George for 2 days over a weekend. Location is much better than any hotel on Princes Street. Right in the best shopping area (not for "touristy" shopping). Conveniently close to major attractions and a short walk to other areas. I had a single room so it was a bit on the small side, but comfortable enough for a single traveler. The George seems to be a combination of a few buildings so navigating to get to my room was a bit maze-like with several twist/turns and tight stairs. Make sure to have the concierge handle baggage.

Reviewed July 05, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Pui from Singapore
Couple
King Superior
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

A beautifully designed and extremely comfortable hotel! Love how a touch of history was maintained in the space and how posh it felt. The tuck box full of snacks was our favourite part of the room, so handy for munching on during our days out. On top of that, the location was excellent, only a short walk to many places including Old Town. Would definitely recommend The Principal to anyone looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh!

Reviewed May 03, 2019

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Dear Pui, 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, William Sdranis, Guest Relations Manager

Responded May 05, 2019
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
8.7
Excellent
Hooi from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in August 2011

Good hotel with good location”

Central location near to good shops and restaurants

it is a good quality hotel with great location for shopping and good quality restaurants and cafes nearby. staff are attentive and knowledgeable. historical sites are within walking distance. i would consider staying in the george hotel on my next visit to edinburgh.

Reviewed August 22, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Lee from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff”

Fantastic location

Hotel is situated perfectly. Within walking distance is everything you need, railway station, tourist attractions and shops. Edinburgh is an amazing city with so much to do the only downside at the moment is the extensive construction work for the tramlines. It was a horror story trying to park the car on the saturday we arrived and totally ruined our first day. Other reviews i read insisted on train travel and they were spot on. My only gripe with the hotel room was there was some type of generator outside its window (which had been covered so no view was available). It emitted a constant droning noise which became very irritating in the dead of the night and sleeping difficult.

Reviewed October 04, 2012

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