Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom
+44 131 225 1251

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8,9

Excellent
based on 3 600 reviews
Intercontinental Edinburgh The George - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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TripAdvisor R1 772
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Good to know

Value for money 8,0
Distance to city centre 0,2 km
Location rating 9,6
Nearest airport Edinburgh Turnhouse
Distance to airport 11,0 km

Rooms

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Double rooms

R1 716+

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R3 567 per night
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R3 567 per night

Classic rooms

R2 342+

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Superior rooms

R2 109+

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R2 109 per night
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R2 109 per night
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King bed
R3 774 per night

Deluxe rooms

R7 379+

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Reviews

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beautiful hotel in 336 reviews
bottles were emptied in 9 reviews
breakfast not great in 262 reviews
comfortable bed in 234 reviews
concierge was very helpful in 51 reviews
friendly staff in 790 reviews
george street in 10 reviews
great location in 501 reviews
room was small in 573 reviews
room was very hot in 21 reviews
shopping bars restaurants in 27 reviews
tea and coffee in 14 reviews
tuck in 33 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    Very comfy bed

    Breakfast a little disappointing - wasn’t offered the a la carte menu

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    Beautiful old building

    Nothing not to like

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    6,3

    The overall decor was nice and the staff were pleasant.

    There was a role of masking tape left in our room and the wallpaper was peeling off the bathroom wall. We waited in a que at breakfast for 15 minutes and when taken to our table walked past 10 or 11 empty tables which weren’t being cleaned quick enough for a que to be formed.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9,6

    Welcome from the staff, room quality and room service, excellent location, hotel ambience and hotel facilities. Food was good at both breakfast an in the Printing Press restaurant

    Struggling to think what could be improved - a slightly larger bathroom and more ergonomic breakfast arrangement perhaps but we couldn't complain about anything.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    Need to check on overcharge for room after paying in advance.

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About

Overview

The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier, whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely quirky coffee shop with a devoted local following. The hotel also boasts 8 meeting rooms and equipped gym.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,9 Excellent

based on 3 600 reviews

9,2

Cleanliness

8,9

Comfort

9,2

Staff

8,0

Value for money

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
Business centre
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Tennis
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Pool table
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Lift
Hiking
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Wedding services
Linens
Towels

FAQs when booking at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

What can I have for breakfast at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, seven days a week at The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen. The Cold Breakfast Table buffet includes pastries and croissants, muesli, fruit, yogurt, and fresh juice. If you prefer to start the day with a cooked breakfast, select the Full Scottish with free-range eggs, smoked back bacon, sausage, haggis, tomatoes, mushrooms, and baked beans. A Full vegetarian option is also available with Quorn sausage. Other options include Peterhead kippers, homemade pancakes, and brioche French toast.
How do I get around if I’m staying at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
If you are flying into Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport is 20m west of the hotel by taxi. If you prefer to take public transport, there are good connections from the airport by tram and bus to St Andrew Square, which is only a 2m walk from the hotel. The hotel is a 10m walk to Edinburgh Waverley rail station, so it is easy to explore the area by train. The Principal Edinburgh George Street has a great central location and is within walking distance of many of Edinburgh’s top attractions.
Is The Principal Edinburgh George Street a good base for business travelers?
Business travelers can take advantage of the 24h Business Center, which has copying, scanning, and printing facilities, mail and courier services, and onsite computers. Executive rooms have king size beds, a large working space, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities provided in each room. Same day dry cleaning and laundry valet are available.
What are some of the attractions close to The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
One of Edinburgh’s must-see attractions, Edinburgh Castle, is only a 10m walk from The Principal Edinburgh George Street. Cultural attractions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the Writers’ Museum, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are also a short walk from the hotel. Popular sites such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Botanical Garden, and Scott Monument are also worth a visit. If you’re traveling with kids, the Camera Obscura curiosity museum and Dynamic Earth science center are some of the best local picks.
What kind of accessible amenities are available at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
The Principal Edinburgh George Street has wheelchair accessible guestrooms with clearance beneath vanities, grab bars in the shower, and adequate turning space. Controls for heating, air conditioning, and lights have been lowered for easy access. The common areas of the hotel such as the front entrance, restaurants, and meeting rooms are fully accessible by wheelchair.
What is the pet policy at The Principal Edinburgh George Street?
The Principal Edinburgh George Street is a pet-friendly establishment and welcomes your four-legged friend to stay with you in your guest room. Dogs staying at the hotel must be chipped and fully vaccinated. There are plenty of parks within a short stroll of the hotel where you can take your dog for a walk. Guests will be charged an additional pet fee per night.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Scott Monument 181 m
  • National Gallery of Scotland 220 m
  • Princes Street Gardens 263 m
  • Princes Mall 272 m
  • Real Mary King's Close 0,6 km
  • St Giles' Cathedral 0,6 km

Getting around

Edinburgh Turnhouse 11 km
Dundee 56,4 km
Edinburgh Waverley 0,4 km
Edinburgh Slateford 4,2 km

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