Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom
+44 131 225 1251
R3 145

rate per night


based on 2 268 reviews

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
Thu 9/12
Fri 10/12
ProviderNightly total
ExpediaR3 181
roomsXXLR3 286

About Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Showcasing unique views of Edinburgh, this 4-star hotel is a short walk from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is situated in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Princes Street.

InterContinental Edinburgh The George has recently undergone refurbishment and features 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi and a coffee bar. For a fast and effortless check-in and departure experience, guests can take advantage of the express check-in/check-out feature.

All the rooms at InterContinental Edinburgh The George provide a refrigerator, bottled water and a flat-screen TV. The bathrooms are fitted with a rain shower, and come with luxury toiletries, bathrobes and a hair dryer.

The Printing Press Restaurant Bar & Kitchen, the in-house restaurant, is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers local specialties. Guests can choose from a range of beverages at The Editor's Bar - The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen.

The hotel is located in the City's popular shopping district. Guests can also visit St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile.

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Property safety measures

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

Rooms available at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

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Fri 10/12
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Standard rooms(R3 742 - R9 636)
Standard Room
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R3 742/night

R3 742 totalSnaptravel
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R3 899/night

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R4 002/night

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Double rooms(R3 145 - R7 679)
Double room
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R3 145/night

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R3 181/night

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R3 286/night

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King rooms(R5 164 - R11 070)
King room
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R5 164/night

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R5 740/night

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R7 453/night

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Superior rooms(R4 772 - R9 155)
Superior room
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R4 772/night

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R5 059/night

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Amenities at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Health and safety

  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Archery
  • Bingo
  • Bowling
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Hiking


  • Feather pillow
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Squash

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Terrace/Patio

Reviews of Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

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10,0 Excellent
Pros:We liked the welcome and all the staff who were friendly and helpful. The room and bed were extremely comfortable, great breakfast and the whole stay was a delight. The hotel is very well placed for getting round Edinburgh. We would highly recommend and would definitely use it again.
10,0 Excellent
9,4 Excellent
Pros:A very centrally located hotel with a freindly and helpful staff. The room was of a fair size with all you would expect of a hotel of this standing.
Cons:Although the room was finely furnished the room lighting was poor.
8,0 Great
Pros:Location. Friendly Staff. The new bar/restaurant area looks good however the only downside is the seating area near the bar soon filled up and even though there were empty tables on the lower floor level there seemed to be a reluctance to give these to guests who just wanted a drink.
Cons:The reception area is still going through refurbishment which meant long queues soon began to build up when guests began arriving in numbers which was an inconvenience to be honest. No doubt this will be resolved when the work is completed.
6,5 Okay
Pros:Location, cleanliness and the staff who welcomed at door. They have a great manner and seem genuinely want to please guests.
Cons:Reception staff need much more warmth, smile more and actually treat people as such. Rooms clean bu quite small for price - felt a little cramped at time.
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19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument181 m
  • National Gallery of Scotland220 m
  • Princes Street Gardens263 m
  • Waverley Mall272 m
  • Real Mary King's Close0.6 km
  • St Giles' Cathedral0.6 km
  • Edinburgh Castle0.6 km
  • National Library Of Scotland0.6 km
  • Museum of Childhood0.8 km
  • The Royal Mile0.8 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.8 km
  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.8 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

  • All existing bookings at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George can be changed or cancelled for stays up to 30 June 2020. For more information, visit the Intercontinental Hotel Response to COVID-19 page.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is located at 19-21 George Street in New Town, 0,2 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Scott Monument is the closest landmark to Intercontinental Edinburgh The George.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George.

  • Yes, Intercontinental Edinburgh The George offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Intercontinental Edinburgh The George does not offer free parking.

  • No, Intercontinental Edinburgh The George does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is 11 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is 56,4 km from Dundee.

  • No, Intercontinental Edinburgh The George does not have a pool on-site.

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Nearest airport

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Distance to airport

11,0 km