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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

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

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8.8

Excellent
based on 3,203 reviews
Intercontinental Edinburgh The George - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Value for money 7.8
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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Deluxe rooms

$746+

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$746 per night

Classic rooms

$237+

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$237 per night

Superior rooms

$213+

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$1,117 per night
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King bed
$213 per night
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Twin bed
$213 per night
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King bed
$241 per night
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$300 per night
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$311 per night
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Twin bed
$358 per night
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King bed
$381 per night

Double rooms

$173+

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$212 per night
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$361 per night

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
  • Okay
    Dec 2019
    5.0

    Comfortable bed Good doormen

    Lack of good lighting in bedroom. Useless ordering system for room service. Very small bathroom. No bathrobes. No view from room. Length of walk from lift to room. This hotel gives poorer service and value than when in previous ownership.

  • Good
    Dec 2019
    7.9

    Excellent location staff very helpful little hard to find our room right at the back of the hotel and the only lift working always busy couldn’t find the stairs bit of a maze

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    9.0

    The hotel is in an excellent location the staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is wonderful!

    Our stay could have been longer.

  • Okay
    Dec 2019
    6.0

    The outside of the hotel is decorated and lovely

    Couldn’t see out of the windows as Christmas trees were blocking the view. I wouldn’t have minded if the trees were decorated in the back so it looked nice in the room. We stayed a few years ago in the same room and there was a Christmas tree in the room - this year it was missing.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    9.0

    The location combined with the quality of the hotel makes it great for a Christmas shopping experience

    The silly pricing policy for the snack tray in the room just comes across as a cheap way of raising profit and isn't appropriate to such a nice hotel. Don't have it or encorporate into the price of the room.as it just devalues the experience

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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
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 3,203 reviews

9.1

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.1

Staff

7.8

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.

Where is Intercontinental Edinburgh The George located?

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.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George?

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

Does Intercontinental Edinburgh The George offer free Wi-Fi?

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

Does Intercontinental Edinburgh The George offer free parking?

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

Does Intercontinental Edinburgh The George offer free airport shuttle service?

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

How far is Intercontinental Edinburgh The George from the airport?

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is 11 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is 56.4 km from Dundee.

Can you bring pets to Intercontinental Edinburgh The George?

Yes, Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Intercontinental Edinburgh The George have a pool?

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

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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

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Dundee 56.4 km
Edinburgh Waverley 0.4 km
Edinburgh Slateford 4.2 km

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