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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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Overview
38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our four night stay in this hotel was truly wonderful, so much that we were very sad to leave. The whole hotel has a wonderful feel to it, merging the old world with the new. The property has clearly undergone changes to make it work...More

Thank Mark A
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded today

Dear Mark A, Thank you for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read you had an enjoyable stay with us and enjoyed all of the little touches in the rooms. What a great compliment! I am thrilled you didnt want...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hotel truly is unique. The rooms, although quite small, are gorgeously fitted out and the bathrooms are perfect. Our room even had a lovely view of the top of Edinburgh castle. The bar area was also great for a drink with reasonable pricing. We...More

Thank Lucinda B
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded today

Dear Lucinda B, Thank you for your review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read you had a great stay with us! We really appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed the bar and the view from your room. We do hope we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights, recovering from the trans-Atlantic trip before moving on. Quiet enough, and the bar/snacks were very good. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Only downer: the area they use for larger parties is adjacent to the lounge/bar, and, if they...More

Thank Fran S
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 1 week ago

Dear Fran S Thank you for your review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read you had a great stay with us! We really appreciate your feedback and that the dogs were comfortable too! We do hope we can welcome you back in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat here in my room that has cost £240 for the night. I could hear music and drums in my room called down to reception to be told there was a function on until midnight. When I asked what I was supposed to do about...More

3  Thank redharvey64_10
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 1 week ago

Dear Redharvey64_10, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am disappointed to read that you had a less than enjoyable stay with us and your sleep was interrupted by a private function in the hotel. In the first instance, please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves and stay here for our anniversary. Unfortunately there were to many niggles which detracted from it being as special as we hoped and for the quality no where near reflects the prices. We did arrive early and intended to drop...More

3  Thank eddjames2017
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Eddjames2017, Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the issues you raised during your stay. I would love the opportunity to discuss...More

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Description
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square (Formally The Roxburghe Hotel) is located in the centre of Edinburgh on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlotte Square. Waverly and Haymarket train stations are a 15-minute ...More walk away while Edinburgh Airport is 30 minutes away by bus or tram. The hotel is perfectly placed to explore the shops and restaurants of Princes Street and George Street with Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo nearby. Designed by the award-winning Goddard Littlefair our rooms are some of the very best the city has to offer. The bedroom reference the golden age of travel in details such as wooden trunks and antique mirrors while providing for the needs of the modern traveller - including plenty of sockets USB charging points and well-appointed bathrooms. The creation of the new Principal Suite on the raised ground floor of The Wee House will provide VIP guests with the option of using their own front door. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
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Family
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Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
199
Price range
US$150 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Roxburghe Hotel
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
,
Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
,
Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
,
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
199
Price range
US$150 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Roxburghe Hotel
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
,
Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
,
Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
,
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Traveller (150)
Room & Suite (90)
Dining (13)
Pool & Beach (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (9)
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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Questions & Answers
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scotfisher
12 August 2018|
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Response from Patty K | Reviewed this property |
No. They have a valet/bellhop. It is directly on the street. There is street parking. As we had a car service, we did not use this amenity.
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charhiker
4 July 2018|
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Response from Llamma2 | Reviewed this property |
We took a cab. It was about 25£. There was no where to park by our hotel, and the city is easy to get around by bus nice you get to the hotel. So, we did not see the need to hire a car. The train/bus did not come close... More
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"New section only - we had 373"
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"A few rooms (e.g., 570) have a spectacular view of Edinburgh Castle."
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"The front of the hotel overlooks a tranquil park."
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"Room 243 - perfect for bridal party preparations!"
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