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    The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

    38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    1 - 5 of 124 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I spent four nights here over Hogmanay 2017 and had an amazing experience. After a long train ride up from London due to terrible delays, arriving at this hotel in the cold and dark, two hours off schedule, was like showing up at the home...More

    3  Thank Erika S
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded yesterday

    Dear Erika S, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you liked the renovations and all the special touches such as the warm tartan blanket and the modern amenities and the little bottle of whisky in...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    I visited Edinburgh a few times, in the past, and this time was definitely the best, also thanks to the location of the hotel, as well as the warmth of the rooms and nice professionality of the staff. The room has personality and resulted welcoming,...More

    4  Thank Roberto P
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Roberto, Thank you for your recent visit to The Principal Charlotte Square and for taking the time to write such a positive review. We have worked really hard to ensure all our rooms have a distinctive feel of Edinburgh and are warm and welcoming...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The Hotel is in a central location, near to city bus stops. The Deluxe Room is super; it makes you feel like a king. The breakfast is plentiful and very good with fresh food. The staff is very polite.More

    2  Thank Giorgia A
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Giorgia A, Thank you for your wonderful review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in one of our deluxe rooms and enjoyed our delicious breakfast! I do hope we will be able to welcome you...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This hotel,has been beautifully renovated ,so tastefully done.Many rooms where you can just sit and enjoy the decoration and a lovely inside garden bar which has a glass roof.Bedroom was one of the nicest I have ever stayed in in a Scottish hotel,lovely bathroom,and large...More

    2  Thank Marion M
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Marion M, It's great to read that you were impressed with the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square and the service you received throughout your stay. We're lucky enough to have a brand new hotel with beautiful new bedrooms and bathrooms so it's wonderful to read...More

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    My wife and I stayed for the weekend and overall we really enjoyed it. The staff were great as was the breakfast, and the whole ambience of the hotel is wonderful, a very pleasant yet professional feel. Our main concern was probably the size of...More

    2  Thank Vernoso
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Vernoso, Thank you for your recent review of the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you were impressed with our colleagues and especially enjoyed breakfast! I will ensure this great feedback is passed onto our colleagues. Due to the age of...More

    About
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    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
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    • Price range
    • US$139 - US$530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #21 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #29 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #51 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 199
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    • New Town
    • Also Known As
    • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe ,
    • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh ,
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    • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
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    New Town
    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
    until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
    play. This is the city’s central business district
    with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
    of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
    clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
    helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
    Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
    ...More
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    caza8787
    10 January 2018|
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    Response from skippyWestmeath | Reviewed this property |
    not sure was part of my booking but it was lovely.
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    13 December 2017|
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    yes but out of action
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    Room Tips
    "Bedrooms overlooking George street are noisy"
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