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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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Dining (15)
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuck box”(24 reviews)
“garden room”(9 reviews)
“beautiful hotel”(14 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
4 Star Hotel
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All reviewstuck boxgarden roombeautiful hotelgreat touchesroxburgh hotelreal milk in the fridgebooked this hotel onlinenewly refurbished hotelhotel deserveschocolate biscuitshelpful member of staffjunior suitesrose stsmashed avocadofamily weekendtrendy hotelincluded in the room rate
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Reviewed today

Just one night but the service and facilities were amazing. The pool was lovely and the room was very nice indeed. The exterior looks quite ordinary but the interior is extra ordinary, nice one! And there were some free crisps in the room! I would...More

Thank Mr C
Reviewed yesterday

Recently refurbished hotel which is one excellent. Staff, rooms, facilities and restaurants are great. Breakfast is great using Scottish sourced food. I just had a small breakfast as the full Scottish looked like a monster. I would ask for a quiet too if you plan...More

Thank Douglas S
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded yesterday

Dear Douglas S, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you liked the renovations and all the special touches for guests to enjoy during their stay. The Garden bar is certainly the feature of the hotel...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On my first visit to Edinburgh this gorgeous hotel was where I stayed. Fabulous! Excellent location 4 minutes walk from the airport bus stop. On arrival I was shown to my room by a polite young man, he explained how the heating worked, showed me...More

Thank kmp_221
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded yesterday

Dear kmp_221, Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback following you recent stay at Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. I am delighted to read that everything was to your liking and that you will recommend us to others. I look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I give this hotel 3 stars purely cause the hotel is lovely in terms of decor and the house keeping service is very good ... that’s where it ends ... traveling with a baby (2yearold) I have yet to come across a hotel that’s as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Overnight stay in Edinburgh with my husband and we both loved this hotel.Perfect location for a city break,relaxed and friendly atmosphere,helpful staff,gorgeous room with quality fittings,lovely spa,fabulous breakfast-what's not to like?! We would recommend and we will definitely stay again on our next trip to...More

Thank Lyn W
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 6 days ago

Dear LynW, What great feedback - I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback following your recent stay with us - thank you were much. I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you enjoyed...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Details
Price range
US$162 - US$679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$162 - US$679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (84)
Room & Suite (51)
Dining (15)
Pool & Beach (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (6)
Nearby
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
...More
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Terps52
18 April 2018|
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Response from KThewander | Reviewed this property |
Within easy walking distance. Routes are uphill, the castle sits atop the hill. Two options are available without steps. Walking at night, love it. Lots of nooks and alleyways to explore. Always felt safe in Edinburgh
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Dilanthi D
13 March 2018|
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Response from Gillian M | Property representative |
Hi Dilanthi, Thank you for your question. Our Rates change on a daily basis but we gaurantee the best price when booking with us direct so why not visit our website I look forward to seeing you in July Gillian
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Linda G
20 February 2018|
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Response from Gillian M | Property representative |
Hi Linda, we do indeed have parking by at the hotel. Please contact our guest services team if you wish to book in advance.
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"If you want to eat in the main restaurant make sure you book ahead"
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"Superior castle view on the 5th floor"
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"Any requests speak to staff, they are so,helpful"
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"Upper floors can have excellent views."
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