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    The Principal Edinburgh

    19-21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland
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    2017-08-06 2017-08-07
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    Overview
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good23%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    Reviewed yesterday

    This place is definitely good, and at the right price we would stay here again. The room was a pretty good size, clean, and comfortable. The bathroom was also clean (watch the trick shower, one by handle pointed straight at you, one overhead, play with...More

    Thank Ralph M
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We are very impressed with the level of service we got here from every staff member. We got married here and it was amazing. Service, food and staff, all top for the whole duration. You will love this hotel.

    Thank Curly v
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    The hotel is located in the modern side of the city. The old charming feeling is in the air. The location, very central. The rooms beautifully decorated also the bathroom with everything you need. My only complaint is the lack of staff. If you call...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    My wife and I spent three nights at the Principal in Edinburgh. An experience no to repeat! The expectations raised by the description and pictures of the hotels website and the price level are from two different worlds! We expected a bright and spacious room...More

    Thank Roman R
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Fantastic hotel right in the middle of new town. We would rate it as 5 star.... free snacks in room, very comfy beds and pillows! The bar is fantastic! And the best showers (waterfall and optional normal shower!)! Very close to prince st gardens and...More

    Thank Shannon R
    Response from PrincipalEdinburgh, General Manager at The Principal EdinburghResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Shannon R , Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and publish this fantastic 5 star review. We have a passionate team of staff here at Principal Edinburgh so I am delighted to read your comments and look forward to sharing...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    Details
    • Price range
    • US$195 - US$528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #17 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 249
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    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • New Town
    • Also Known As
    • George Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • The Principal Edinburgh Scotland
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    clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
    helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
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    Emma K
    27 June 2017|
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    Response from PrincipalEdinburgh | Property representative |
    Good Afternoon Emma, Our website has some great pictures to help you find the perfect room for you. For you however I would suggest our Deluxe Rooms with a View. These spacious and comfortable rooms have an incredible... More
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    Mark M
    23 June 2017|
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    Response from DALE S | Reviewed this property |
    Many rooms do not have air on dx.
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    8 June 2017|
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    Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, there is a lift....make sure you let them know.
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    "insist on second floor, front view - 3rd and 4th floor has no AC"
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    "I was on 3rd floor - room was lovely- quiet and pleasant -"
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    "Had a deluxe room with a beautiful view"
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    "All rooms would have the same qualities"
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