The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

Superior room

Princes Street Gardens

St. Giles' Cathedral

A plush Edinburgh stay at a landmark hotel in the Old Town

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Up to -39% hotel website price ?
This offer is based on two adults only.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 12pm.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 39% 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. An example of our top discount is:

On 22/03/2019, two people may book a one-night stay in a Superior Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £129 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £212 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 39%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 01/11/2018

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 - breakfast and a drink voucher included


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's medieval Old Town, it's all about historic elegance and high-class hospitality at this hotel, where entrancing Scottish culinary experiences are taken just as seriously as the ravishing decor throughout the thoughtfully-designed guest rooms and suites.

Measuring in at 18 square metres, Superior rooms are cosy yet beautifully styled and well equipped for a comfortable stay. From the warm cream hues and en-suite bathrooms with sleek white accents, through to the soft upholstery and relaxing seating areas (comprising either a sofa or table and chair), you'll find everything is perfectly set to please.


- Elemis bathroom amenities
- Principal bathrobes
- En-suite bathroom
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Mini-fridge (stocked with milk and still and sparkling water)


Treat yourself to a feast of the senses at The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, where you'll find a snazzy wood-panelled bar and laid-back atmosphere beneath a beautifully ornate ceiling. You'll enjoy classic-meets-contemporary Scottish fare here - opt for the Huntingdon Farm Barnsley lamb chop with spinach and potato croquettes, or the whole roast plaice with capers in brown butter, followed by the honey and thyme-roasted plum with cinnamon granola and honeycomb ice cream for dessert. Top things off nicely with cocktails, Edinburgh gin and Scottish-made vodka at the bar, or head to Burr & Co. if you fancy a coffee or tea.


Set in Edinburgh's Old Town, 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.

19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB

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We like

  • Staying in one of Edinburgh's grandest properties, set within five historic Georgian townhouses
  • Making the most of your drink voucher at the snazzy wood-panelled bar in the elegant restaurant
  • The plush guest rooms, each epitomising a blend of modern style, comfort and tradition

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