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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George Hotel

19-21 George Street 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom Show Map

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About Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

Awarded 2018 Regional Winner of both Conference Hotel and Wedding Hotel of the Year, The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a Grade II listed building set in the heart of Edinburgh. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station.

The hotel has been recently refurbished and offers an express check-in and check-out feature, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi. The front desk operates around the clock and the friendly staff can suggest places to visit and provide other tourist information.

Rooms at The Principal Edinburgh George Street provide a stylish space to unwind, complete with luxury toiletries, a flat-screen TV and a rain shower. Each have tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator and a private bathroom with bathrobes.

During their stay at The Principal Edinburgh George Street, guests can dine at The Printing Press Restaurant Bar & Kitchen and relax with a drink at The Editor's Bar - The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen. Every morning an English breakfast is prepared in the breakfast room.

The hotel is found in the city's premier shopping area. Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle are a brief walk away.

Excellent 8.8
2,429 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Golf, Cycling, Aerobics, Darts, Archery, Bingo, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Bowling, Table tennis, Pool table, Hiking


Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.


Business centre, Car hire, Wake-up service, Daily housekeeping, Fax/photocopying, Concierge service, Laundry service, Meeting/Banquet facilities, Multi-lingual staff, Photocopier service, Key access, 24-hour security, Conference rooms, Wedding services, Ticket service


Window, Electric kettle, Entire unit located on ground floor, Entire unit wheelchair accessible, Family rooms, Cribs available, Feather pillow, Fire extinguisher, Gift shop, Laundry facilities, Ironing service, Flat-screen TV, Fold-up bed, Packed lunches, Free toiletries, Shops (on site), Room service, Smoke alarms, Heating, Hypoallergenic pillow, Physical distancing in dining areas, Physical distancing rules, Inner courtyard view, Interconnected room(s) available, Key card access, CCTV in common areas, Kids meals, No smoking, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas, Express check out, Parking, Hairdryer, Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas, Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus, Air-conditioned, Newspapers, Non-feather pillow, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays, All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised, Food can be delivered to guest accommodation, Gay friendly, Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service, Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities, Coffee shop, Bathrobe, Private bathroom, 24-hour front desk, Storage available, Private parking, Raised toilet, Terrace/Patio, Disabled access, Roll-in shower, Linens, Towels, Safety deposit box, Sea view, Seating area, Lift, Minibar, Shampoo, Shower, Iron and ironing board, Shower cap, Accessible by lift, Slippers, First-aid kit, Snack bar, Socket near the bed, Sofa, Sofa bed, Bathtub, Body soap, Bottle of water, Breakfast in the room, Bridal suite, Tea/coffee maker, Telephone, Carpeted, Refrigerator, Toilet, Toilet paper, Toilet with grab rails, Safe, City view, Cleaning products, Cleaning products, Dustbins, Coffee machine, TV, Upper floors accessible by lift, Conditioner, Desk, Vending machine (drinks), Vending machine (snacks), VIP room facilities, Walk-in shower, Wardrobe or closet


Wi-Fi available in all areas, Internet, Free Wi-Fi


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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George reviews

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
from 2,429 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Comfort 8.8
  • Location 9.6
  • Services 8.5
  • Staff 9.1
  • Value for money 7.7

Recent reviews of Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

  • Sheila M

    Sep 2018

    Verified Stay

    Fantastic Stay

    Recently stayed at this hotel for the first time and we will be going back. We visit Edinburgh at least once a year and normally stay at the Waldorf Astoria. On this occasion we decided to try something new - and we were not disappointed! The hotel itself is beautiful and our 'room with a view' had an amazing view of the Forth and the Forth bridges. That said, the highlight of the hotel was the truly amazing staff especially at the front door and reception. Arriving a little harried and flustered at the front door off a city hotel on a popular road can be traumatic. The staff at the Principal made us feel like royalty. They helped with the bags, parking and most importantly with smiles, humor and helpfulness. The reception team was equally accommodating, despite the hotel being really busy. We arrived early on a Saturday evening as a wedding was starting to get into swing. We will definitely be back to our new 'home away from home'.