Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
5 stars

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

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

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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
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About Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

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  • Freebies
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The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. Our historic hotel is comprised of five Georgian townhouses, which were built in 1775. Today, The InterContinental Edinburgh The George offers luxury accommodations with historic charm in the centre of the Scottish capital. Explore our city’s stunning architecture, the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, just moments away from our charming hotel.

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Classic room
1 double bed
2 double beds
1 king bed
Standard Room
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King room
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
Double room
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 double bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

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
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 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


  • 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
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 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

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Archery
  • Bingo
  • Bowling
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Hiking


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

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
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


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


  • 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 Wonderful
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 Wonderful
9.4 Wonderful
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 Very Good
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.
7.0 Good
Pros:Clean and comfortable. Good breakfast.
Cons:Got bait and switched. Upon checkin was told that breakfast was included with the prepaid reservation. Great! Upon checkout was informed I owed something like £60 for breakfast. Tried to argue my case but had a train to catch and ended up with a "discount" to £40. Extremely shady. Will let my CC company take care of this.
6.0 Okay
Cons:There was no air conditioner in the room. The room I got was in the basement close to a very noisy load and unload area. Eventhough they had better rooms available, they asked me for extra payment in case I wanted a different room.
6.3 Okay
Pros:Location and reception areas were great.
Cons:Room was terrible. Really hot. Could not open window and AC not working. Staff unwilling to help.


19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument194 m
  • National Gallery of Scotland230 m
  • Princes Street Gardens274 m
  • Waverley Mall283 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 Bobby0.9 km



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  • How long should you stay at Intercontinental Edinburgh The George? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

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.

  • 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 57.1 km from Dundee.

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