The Principal Edinburgh, George Street 4* - Edinburgh - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Step out of your hotel and onto George Street, where some of the city's chicest bars can be found along side designer boutiques...the location couldn't be better.
  • This excellent example of Georgian architecture once housed Edinburgh's most esteemed citizens, now it is a modern hotel whose grandeur is still found in every room.
  • With its elegant restaurant, carefully cultivated artwork and leather bound books, this hotel highlights its literary past throughout.

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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.

Your hotel is situated 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 street 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:

  • St Andrew Square: 2min / 140m
  • Calton Hill with its panoramic views of the city: 15min / 1km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 15min / 1km

All times & distances are approximate

Your Hotel

This prestigious hotel has been pampering guests since 1881, drawing on the elegance of five listed Georgian townhouses which originally housed Edinburgh's most illustrious citizens.  The hotel’s interiors combine luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a plethora of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.

There’s nothing stuffy about Edinburgh’s oldest hotel; it does classy/contemporary on a grand scale throughout.

Linda MacDonald
Destination Expert at The Telegraph


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

Relax in the splendour of the hotel's fully refurbished rooms that combine rich materials, intuitive technology, and stylish lighting for an enjoyable stay.

- Single Room (15m² / max. 2 persons): Each of the hotel's rooms have been individually designed to have its own distinct style and feel, and these single rooms follow in this mould.

- Guest Room (20m² / max. 2 persons): 
These rooms offer the perfect balance of luxury and comfort for a beautiful retreat in Edinburgh’s New Town.

- Superior Room (18m² / max. 2 persons): Enjoy rich Georgian architecture, stylish decor and beautifully restored period features from the moment you enter your room.

- Deluxe Room (24m² / max. 2 persons):
Relax in a room where style take centre stage: from the sofa piled high with plumped up pillows to the large, ultra comfy bed, this room is all about comfort

- Junior Suite (30m² / max. 2 persons):
These open plan rooms are the perfect space for you to retreat to after exploring the beautiful city below.

- Signature suite (50m² / max. 2 persons):
Suites at The Principal Edinburgh have views of George Street, listed interior details and bags of space in which to settle down and make yourself at home.

- Principal Suite (60m² / max. 2 persons):
More space, more style and thoughtful finishing touches, these rooms are the pinnacle of contemporary chic.


The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen
The Principal Edinburgh is home to fine modern Scottish cooking which is served up in the former residence of renowned Scottish Lawyer, James Ferrier, who's townhouse has been transformed into the charismatic Printing Press Bar & Kitchen where local head chef Colin Fleming showcases his brilliance.

Burr & Co Cafe
Coffee culture has always been at the heart of Edinburgh's intellectual scene and this sweet cafe pays homage to that.  At Burr & Co. you will find the enticing aroma of freshly-roasted, ethically-sourced beans from Caravan Coffee that have been used to create the hotel's own George Street blend, with notes of chocolate and berries. Enjoy tea from the Rare Tea Co., juices, cakes, pastries, salads and sandwiches.

Practical Information

About the hotel: 
Number of rooms: 249
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:

  • Concierge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Cafe

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


By public transport:
Your hotel is approximately 8min / 600m from Edinburgh Train Station.

By plane:
The transfer time / distance between Edinburgh Airport & your hotel is approximately  30min / 12km 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 Princes Street stop (9 stops away), your hotel is approximately 6min from this stop.  This journey will take approximately 35 minutes.

Hotel address:
19-21 George St


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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