The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square 4* - Edinburgh - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • This hotel is perfectly placed for discovering Edinburgh, close to a myriad of shops, delectable restaurants & impressive sights such as Edinburgh Castle - just 20mins away!
  • This chic hotel resides behind an elegant Georgian town house that overlooks the year-round beauty of Charlotte Square.
  • Treat yourself to food that has the locals coming back for more in the hotel's constantly buzzing street bar & grill.

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The Permanent Collection is a selection of the best high-end properties: luxury hotels, chic boutique hotels and elegant villas ... If you book accommodation through our Permanent Collection, you will receive a voucher for 5% of the total booking amount, to be redeemed on your next Voyage Privé booking. And to make your stay even more enjoyable, we have negotiated two exclusive perks.

Please note: Permanent Collection rates are non-refundable, non-changeable.


Edinburgh is a treasure to discover from the New town adjacent to Princes Street to the quirkiness of the Old Town starting at the Royal Mile - both jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can enjoy boutique shopping in Multrees Walk and a wide choice of restaurants and bars in the West End - or visit the once famous medieval market square at the Grassmarket, which also offers splendid views of the Edinburgh Castle.

From the iconic Edinburgh Castle sitting on its rock above the city, the modernistic buildings of the Scottish Parliament to the educational and fun Dynamic Earth - there truly is something for everyone.

Exit your hotel, turn right and you are immediately on the historic George Street where some of the city's chicest bars can be found along side designer boutiques and the iconic Standing Order Pub, which is housed inside an old bank.  And nestled between this vibrant streets and the Prince Street Gardens is Rose Street, a charming pedestrian only street which is a million miles away from its original use as servant entrances to the grand houses on both George Street & Princes Street.

Nearby attractions:

  • George Street: 1min / 50m
  • Calton Hill with its panoramic views of the city: 10min / 2km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 20min / 1.5km

All times & distances are approximate

Your Hotel

A storied icon situated on the famous Charlotte Square, this hotel is very much a destination in itself. The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square welcomes guests into its historic walls for a stay that combines a traditional British experience with modern hospitality.

A hotel of two halves: a very traditional hotel in a historic Georgian building (as so many Edinburgh hotels are), with a new wing grafted on, an airy atrium successfully connecting the old and the new.

Linda MacDonald
Destination Expert at The Telegraph


Just for you: Complimentary late check-out until 12pm

These newly refurbished rooms boast a palette of rich colours and materials, superbly comfortable new beds, mattresses and bed linen. Some rooms also have stunning views of either Edinburgh Castle or the roof tops of Edinburgh’s skyline.

- Single Guest Room (15m² / max. 1 person): These stylish rooms are perfect for the single traveller who's looking for space to unwind.

- Double / Twin Guest Room (15m² / max. 2 persons): These rooms feature generous touches, including complimentary tea, coffee, fresh milk and mineral water.

- Superior Room (19m² / max. 2 persons): Settle into your elegantly styled room where you can wake up to an inspiring view every morning. 

- Deluxe Room with a View (25m² / max. 2 persons): Wake up to a pleasing view every morning when you opt for this room type.

- Deluxe Room (40m² / max. 2 persons): 
Beautifully furnished, these rooms are generously sized and offer free Wi-Fi, a flat -screen TV with over 40 channels and upgraded bathroom amenities.

- Signature Suite (50m² / max. 2 persons): These suites are all located in the original Georgian townhouses with views of Charlotte Square, period details and quirky features as well as a separate living room area.

- Junior Suite (55m² / max. 2 persons):
Fine finishes, stunning period features, an extensive lounge area, free Wi-Fi and complimentary in-room refreshments complete these luxurious retreats.


Attached to the hotel is the ultra sophisticated George Street Bar & Grill which is frequented by locals and tourists alike, thanks its excellent location and equally enticing food.  When this newly renovated bar reopens you can treat yourself to a staggering array of speciality liquors.


Unwind in the hotel's heated pool, followed by a trip to the sauna and steam room.  Pamper yourself with a treatment where expert therapists use world-class spa branded products to banish everyday stresses.

Practical Information

About the hotel: 
Number of rooms: 199
Check-In: 3pm; Check-Out: 12pm 
Pets are not allowed.

The hotel is accessible to people with reduced mobility (subject to availability)

Please note: some rooms are accessible for disabled guests, subject to availability. For reservations for people with reduced mobility, please contact our member services team by email on

Hotel amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Gym
  • George Street Bar and Grill
  • Luggage storage

Room amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Flat Screen TV with over 40 Channels
  • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
  • White Company Toiletries

Please note: some facilities/services may incur a surcharge payable locally


By public transport:
Your hotel is approximately 7min / 1.5km from Edinburgh Train Station.

By plane:
The transfer time / distance between Edinburgh Airport & your hotel is approximately  25min / 13.5km by car.

If you wish to travel to your hotel via public transport you can take the Airlink 100 towards the city centre & exit the bus at the Shandwick Place stop (8 stops away), your hotel is approximately 4min from this stop.  This journey will take approximately 30 minutes.

Hotel address:
38 Charlotte Square


If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours. Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible. 

Accommodation Only:
You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Flight Inclusive Offers
The airline is ticket-less and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website. You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents. We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Please note

* Opening times of restaurants/bars and amount of city tax are indicative and may be subject to change.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Permanent Collection rates are non-refundable, non-changeable.

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