Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

Edinburgh, Scotland

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 favourite with the locals

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

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George 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 favourite 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 colour, 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 Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is a well suited to both families and couples looking for a central location in historic Edinburgh.

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With 204 rooms and suites, this hotel offers traditional Scottish luxury and style with modern amenities and elegant bathrooms. The subtle touches of colour are carefully-selected to emulate the natural colours 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.


Located in the original Georgian Townhouse suites enjoy beautiful views over to 18th Century George Street.


Intercontinental Edinburgh The 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 favourites. The hotel also has a fully-equipped gym.


The George 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.


  • A Round of Golf at St Andrews

    Follow in the footsteps of legends with a round on the world's oldest and most iconic golf course. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised globally, but the greatest feature of the Old Course is that it remains open to all.

  • An excluisve pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle

    An early start will be made worthwhile today as you enjoy exclusive access to Edinburgh castle before the crowds descend. Accompanied by an expert guide discovered the castle's enigmatic history, filled with battles and fights for control.

  • Edinburgh by Mini Cooper

    Take to the streets of Edinburgh in one of Britain's most iconic vehicles; The Mini Cooper. These small cars allow you to navigate the narrow winding streets of the city and explore like a local.

  • Edinburgh food tour

    Discover the tastes of Scotland with a fascinating tour of Edinburgh's top food spots. Enjoy six stops throughout your exploration of the city and you'll have the chance to taste a variety of treats and delicacies, including the famous Scottish haggis.

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution held every August, and a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival. Massed pipes and drums, military bands, cultural troupes and global musicians all perform against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

  • Evening tour of Edinburgh's Catacombs

    Discover the hidden world beneath Edinburgh's old town where destitute in habitants were sent to live, sunned away from public eye.

  • Explore the Scottish Borders

    Discover the area of Scotland which lies to the south of the Edinburgh featuring architectural gems such as Floors Castle, Abbotsford House and the enchanting Rosslyn Chapel.

  • Fishing the River Spey

    Enjoy some of the finest salmon fishing in the world along Tulchan Water on the River Spey. Whether you're a novice or a highly experienced angler, the experienced ghillies will ensure that you get the most from your day on the river.

  • Foodie walking tour of Edinburgh

    Discover both the food and history of Scotland’s capital as you explore the city with a specialist guide, taking in hidden restaurants, meeting the chefs and tasting flavoursome locally-sourced dishes accompanied by carefully paired wines and whiskies.

  • Guided tour and tasting at Glenturret Distillery

    Tour the Glenturret Distillery to discover the intricate process of making whisky and taste the end result paired with locally made fudge.

  • Guided Tour of Edinburgh

    Discover Edinburgh’s rich, multi-layered history as you explore the city’s Old Town with a private local guide, strolling the cobbled streets, secret courtyards and ancient buildings.

  • Holyroodhouse

    The Queen's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Originally founded as a monastery in 1128, Holyroodhouse has played a key role in Scotland's turbulent history.

  • Private access tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia

    Enjoy exclusive access to the Royal Yacht Britannia whilst it is not open to the general public with a private, guided tour on board The Queen's floating Royal residence. Gain an enticing insight into the life of the British Royal Family and their lives.

  • Private Cruise on Loch Lomond

    Cruise across the moody waters of Loch Lomond on a luxury private motorboat and uncover the history of this beautiful body of water.

  • Private tour of Edinburgh Castle & Old Town

    Discover the beauty of Edinburgh's Old Town with a private guided walking tour of the city. A fantastic family-friendly venture, you'll discover the winding cobbled streets of the Old Town before heading to the world-famous Edinburgh Castle.

  • Private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia

    Discover what life was like on board The Queen's floating Royal residence, the Royal Yacht Britannia. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over a million miles to become the most famous ship in the world.

  • Stirling Castle & the Trossachs

    Stirling Castle is one of the most important castles in Scotland’s history. It has witnessed the

    crowning of many Scottish Kings and Queens, and the earliest parts of the building date back as far as the 15th and 16th centuries.

  • The Scottish Larder

    Scotland's larder is a phenomenal culinary experience, renowned around the globe. Learn how to prepare some tasty dishes with Edinburgh’s top private caterer and cookery teacher, who regularly cooks for presidents, prime ministers and occasional, royals.

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.

How to get there

Fly in to Edinburgh Airport and the hotel is less than a 1 hour drive away.

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