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Kimpton Charlotte Square

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Overlooking one of Edinburgh's prettiest private garden squares, Kimpton Charlotte Square consists of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town. Our beautifully formed bedrooms and suites are inspired by the golden age of travel and a genuine sense of Scottish hospitality. Sitting proudly in the middle of the hotel is The Garden bar and restaurant, an oasis of calm in the centre of the city. Light and bright during the day for breakfast and lunch, transforming in to a fairy lit hideaway in the evening for cocktails and dinner. Sample our Twilight Tea, a unique take on the classic afternoon tea with a focus on savoury flavours from 12pm to 10pm every day. BABA restaurant is a sumptuous, relaxed journey to the Levant, featuring mezze, charcoal dishes and small plates with bold Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours perfect for sharing. Cocktails take on the adventurous flavours to continue the journey until late in the BABA bar.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Gathering M wrote a review 21 Feb
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What a wonderful stay at the Kimpton. The rooms are stylish and spacious, with charming decor. All of the staff are lovely, going way out of their way to ensure that guests are well taken care of. Simon for one, was an incredibly sophisticated, personable and knowledgeable concierge who went the extra mile providing top notch advice for food, entertainment and Edinburgh nightlife. Elvira at reception is the loveliest—with such a rare sweetness about her, and Stefen at the door was so authentically present and full of genuine care for everyone’s wellbeing. There are more names to mention, as everyone on staff at the Kimpton are the best of the best. So happy for my week long stay!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Gathering M Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the hotel. It fills me with pride when I read that the key thing after the stylish & spacious rooms that made your stay so great was the team. A week long stay is a stay where you see how a hotel and its team truly operates. I'm pleased to see that for you it was "fabulous" this is absolutely our aim! We will certainly recognise the team members who you have named above. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and indeed for choosing to stay with us we look forward to hosting you very soon again! Best Wishes Kieran and Team
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Meneinah A wrote a review Jun 2023
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My experience of staying at the hotel was excellent and comfortable. All thanks and appreciation to Mr. Simon.M., who did not hesitate to help me by providing me with alternative basic supplies due to the loss of my bag at the airport. He advised me of some shops for shopping and answered all my inquiries and followed them up.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 29 Jun 2023
Dear Meneinah A Thank you for your great review and the time you took to write it. We really appreciate you choosing to stay with us and calling out the service delivered by Simon. So sorry you lost your bag enroute here though! We really do hope that you come back! Hope we see you soon! Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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Allan wrote a review 18 Feb
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Room on the 5th floor was very nice, clean and spacious, we booked through Amex and one of the offers was a room upgrade. The week before arriving I tried to reserve a table at their restaurant BABA but it was fully booked, it’s obviously very popular. On the day however they managed to squeeze us in and we had an exceptional dinner, amazing tastes and great wine. Breakfast let it down, we were shown to a table and then forgotten about I think, after about 10 minutes I went to find someone to order tea and coffee and food from the menu. It was explained that the items from the menu came with a surcharge, which didn’t really make sense as another one of the booking offers was “daily breakfast for two”, we therefor didn’t get this as we had to pay. And lastly, the coffee at breakfast, this needs to be sorted asap, it was tasteless.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Allan Thank you for your feedback, the positive and the constructive we treat both with equal importance. Pleased to see were able to accommodate you in BABA & that you enjoyed the offering. Really appreciate your choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your feedback Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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Hector M wrote a review 17 Feb
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
A fantastic Hotel. Myself and my now wife stayed here during our Wedding. The staff are exceptional and extremly kind and friendly. The concierge at the desk where great one man with an exceptional Moustache I believe his name was Simon was exceptional and really made our stay perfect. I would stay again and recomend the hotel to everyone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Hector M Firstly congratulations on your wedding! The team and I wish you very many happy years ahead! Really appreciate you calling out the service that Simon delivered we'll be sure to recognise this. Thrilled your stay was "perfect" Hopefully we will see you back on your anniversary! Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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Jeff C wrote a review 17 Feb
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Stayed at the hotel in February 2024 and had a wonderful time. Fantastic room and service in a beautiful part of the city. Thanks very much to Simon for some great recommendations for places to visit around the city. Overall wonderful stay, will fully recommend in future. Jeff
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Jeff C Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Thrilled you had a "great stay" We'll be sure to recognise Simon who clearly had a positive impact on your stay! We are humbled by your recommendation and hope to see you back soon! Warm wishes Kieran and Team
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jandk1234 wrote a review 14 Feb
21 contributions18 helpful votes
Perfect 3 day stay in Edinburgh at the modern and beautifully kept Kimpton Charlotte hotel! Great location to explore the city and amazing amenities for guests to use. We were suprised to know that between 5-6pm everyday they had "social hour" in which you can get free wines or beers from the bar! A big shoutout to all the staff who made the visit so amazing….however, special mention to Peter who worked in the bar! He was super attentive, helpful and willing to go the extra mile! I don’t own a bar but if I did I would want him working in it! We also did 2x55mins massage in the insight spa! These were really professionally done and super relaxing treat! Highly recommend the hotel for any stay in Edinburgh!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear jandk1234 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for this 5 star review. So pleased that you enjoyed our offering and we'll certainly pass on your praise to the Spa team and Peter - who I might add we'd like to keep here, so glad you do not own a bar! We really appreciate and are humbled by your recommendation, I do hope we will see you back very soon! Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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Kirsty B wrote a review 14 Feb
Hampshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
The bed was unbelievably comfy, the room was stunning, and the food in the restaurant and at breakfast was fantastic. There is a lovely pool, sauna and steam room and a great sized gym with free classes and Peloton bikes, too! I have to say though, my very favourite part was that the welcome was so warm and personalised. I am vegan and the Front of House team provided vegan treats for my arrival, as well as a hand-written note. It was such a lovely touch and made me feel so special :)
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Kirsty B Thank for you choosing to stay with us and sharing your feedback! So pleased that the overall hotel offering was so well received. Our aim is that everyone feels special so pleased that we were able to deliver on this aim for you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Wishes Kieran
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Nazia P wrote a review 13 Feb
17 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Kimpton hotel in Edinburgh. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially Gavin who arranged a fantastic upgrade for us with an amazing view of Edinburgh castle. If you are celebrating a special occasion, then room 462 is the room to book. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable, with all the amenities we needed, including a few special touches with the complimentary tuck box and Nespresso machine. The hotel has it's own Spa with free access to the swimming pool, sauna and steam room which is all very clean and modern. Hotel bar offers a happy hour service between 5-6pm where 1 complimentary drink is offered. The hotel is also in a perfect location for walking to all the tourist spots. We were looking to book the Waldorf but we are so glad we opted for the Kimpton instead.  The only slight negative was the lack of personal touch as we were celebrating a special occasion but there was not a mention from the hotel. However, this did not spoil our experience and we would highly recommend the Kimpton to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Edinburgh. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Nazia P Thank you for sharing the detail of what looks like a great 5 star stay! 462 is one of our most popular rooms. For clarity Social Hour is not limited to one drink we are proud of our spirit of generosity on this! Apologies if the upgrade was not communicated as the special touch for the special occasion. Thrilled though that this doesn't appear to have had a negative impact on your experience. Very grateful for your recommendation - do let us know when you are coming back! Really appreciate your feedback! Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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lisa wrote a review 12 Feb
Hamilton, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
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One of the best hotels we have stayed in, right in the heart of Edinburgh. We booked for my husbands 50th birthday and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. The Spa was lovely, dinner in Babas restaurant was amazing, breakfast superb and a bonus social from 5-6pm with free wine/beer. Great atmosphere and will be back again
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear lisa Love love love the headline! So pleased that your husband's landmark birthday stay was such a success. Glad to see that the team and Social Hour was such a positive impact on your stay! Thank you for already deciding to come back we really appreciate it! Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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759miked wrote a review 7 Feb
York, United Kingdom36 contributions53 helpful votes
just back from another great stay at the kimpton been here a few times now and stayed for my birthday this year no better place to spend it than the kimpton and edinburgh itself , made to feel welcome without ever being to fussy a proper old fashioned 5star hotel, great breakfast good rooms a swim in the pool theres a lot to like we will keep coming !
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 759miked Thank you for your continued loyalty to the hotel, given the great offerings Edinburgh has we are humbled by this I assure you and grateful for your custom and taking the time to share your feedback. Please do "keep coming!" Warm wishes Kieran and Team
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£165 - £453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel macdonald roxburghe, macdonald roxburghe edinburgh, roxburghe hotel edinburgh
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
199
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KIMPTON CHARLOTTE SQUARE - Updated 2024 (Edinburgh)

Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Charlotte Square
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe (0.2 miles), Georgian House (0.1 miles), and Princes Street Gardens (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Caley Bar, Dine, and Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Kimpton Charlotte Square located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kimpton Charlotte Square offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kimpton Charlotte Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.