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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Principal George Street, located in the heart of Edinburgh is a classic luxury hotel. The hotel seamlessly blends restored original Georgian features with comfortable, modern furnishings. Perfectly located, Edinburgh's famous sites are moments away.

At a Glance

  • Central location in the heart of lively Edinburgh

  • Glorious city views from the upper rooms

  • Historic building, sensitively renovated with modern touches

  • Cosy home-from-home atmosphere

  • Burr & Co, the on-site coffee house is a favorite with the locals

Couples, Culture, Adventure, Family

Insider's View

Head to Burr & Co, the on site coffee house to blend with the locals and enjoy a cake and a coffee.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to The Principal Edinburgh George Street or take a look at our itineraries to Edinburgh the Lowlands


The Principal George Street sits in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. Just step's from the capital city's famous shopping district and a short taxi ride from the castle and the Royal Mile, this hotel is perfectly situated for your time in this historic city.

Behind the elegant facade you'll find a grand and welcoming lobby area with high ceilings and arched windows. The hotel has been converted from former Georgian Townhouses and the designers have been careful to maintain the elegant, original features of the buildings, which date back to 1775. The furnishings are all carefully-selected in muted tones creating an ambiance of class and sophistication.    

The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier and it showcases the best of Scottish contemporary cuisine. If you are visiting on a Sunday, make sure to try a traditional Sunday Roast, a classic combination of roasted meats, potatoes, vegetables and lashing of gravy. The late-night cocktail bar offers an impressive collection of local spirits, including many different single malts and Edinburgh gin. The Burr &Co. Coffee shop is a favorite with locals and the perfect place to grab a coffee and cake in the afternoon.

Each room and suite has been tastefully-decorated with subtle dashes of color, reflecting highland glens and forest ferns, as well as hints of Scottish tweed and tartan. The complimentary Tuck Box (snack) is a welcome touch and is filled with Scottish treats for you to sample. We recommend staying in a Deluxe room or one of the hotels spacious suites, which have the advantage of fantastic views of the Edinburgh skyline.

With an ideal location and an incredible sense of place, the Principal George Street is a well suited to both families and couples looking for a central location in historic Edinburgh.


With 204 rooms and suites, this hotel offers traditional Scottish luxury and style with modern amenities and elegant bathrooms. The subtle touches of color are carefully-selected to emulate the natural colors of the Scottish Highlands. Deluxe rooms and suites offer views over the Edinburgh skyline.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe bedrooms offer 258 square feet of stylish space. Each room has a king bed, ensuite bathroom with rainfall showers, and beautiful views of Edinburgh.

Junior Suite

With 300-474 square feet, these suites are each individually designed and they offer a little more space. They include King beds, ensuite bathrooms with walk-in showers and separate bathtubs.

Principal Suite

This beautiful suite is 797 square feet and it includes a living area, a dinning table for four and a king size bed. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower and roll-top bath.


The Principal George is home to The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen and the Burr & Co. Coffee Shop. The restaurant is a nod to the capital city's rich literary history and it showcases fresh Scottish ingredients. The bar and the coffee shop have both quickly become local favorites. The hotel also has a fully-equipped gym.


The Principal George Street offers the perfect base for exploring the best that Edinburgh has to offer. Spend your day exploring the castle, wandering down the Royal Mile, shopping on Princes Street or enjoying the National Gallery.

Location & Directions

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Principal George Street is located in the heart of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from Waverley Station and the famous Edinburgh Castle.

When to go

It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to The Principal Edinburgh George Street or take a look at our itineraries to Edinburgh the Lowlands

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