The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

up to -46% today On selected offers.

Superior room

Princes Street Gardens

St. Giles' Cathedral

A plush Edinburgh stay at a landmark hotel on an iconic street

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Up to -46% hotel website price ?
This offer is based on two adults only.

Breakfast will be served in The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen.

Check-in is at 3pm and late check-out at 1pm.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 46% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices.

The discount above was checked on 2 May, 2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Modern elegance, plush rooms and all-round excellence at an Edinburgh hotel set across five listed Georgian townhouses – includes breakfast and a drink voucher

  • Old-school grandeur meets contemporary comforts at The Principal Edinburgh, a landmark hotel which dates back to 1881. Spread across no fewer than five Georgian townhouses in the city centre, it's all about historic elegance and high-class service at this hotel, where an entrancing culinary experience and ravishing décor await.

  • Treat yourself at The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, where you'll find a wood-panelled bar and laid-back atmosphere beneath an ornate ceiling. You'll enjoy classic-meets-contemporary Scottish fare - opt for Rabbit bridie with medjool date and curried carrot, followed by a honey and thyme-roasted plum with cinnamon granola.

  • Measuring in at 18 square metres, Superior rooms are beautifully styled and well equipped for a comfortable stay. From the warm hues and en-suite bathrooms with sleek white accents, through to the soft upholstery and relaxing seating areas. The Principal won Luxury Brand Hotel of the Year at the 2019 Scottish Hotel Awards.


- Restaurant
- Bar
- Wi-Fi
- Events rooms
- Fitness centre

How to get there

The Principal Edinburgh George Street is right in the heart of the centre, with less than a 10 minute walk to Edinburgh Waverly train station. If you choose to fly, you'll find Edinburgh Airport about nine miles away.
19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)


Set in Edinburgh's city centre, The Principal Edinburgh offers refined hospitality in the city's heart, so you're never too far from the best sightseeing opportunities. Stroll to Edinburgh Castle for a spot of history, shop your heart out on Princes Street, climb to the top of Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat for compelling views, or take in the blend of medieval and Neoclassical architecture across the Old and New Towns. The Principal Edinburgh is a mere six-minute drive or 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

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