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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I have stayed her 4 out of the last 5 years, while attending a charity ball ! The only reason we missed out last year, was that The Roxburghe Hotel which it was originally called, was being totally refurbished ! We returned...More

1  Thank Michael M
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded today

Dear Michael M,, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you liked the renovations and found our colleagues very helpful and friendly. I will pass on your thanks to Awinash and his team. Thanks for recommending...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice rooms. Entire hotel newly renovated. However, staffing a problem as large tour groups arriving throughout the day and front desk plagued by delays as a result. I stayed one night and it took about 25-35 minutes to checkin.More

Thank Akbar A
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 4 days ago

Hello Akbar A, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. Please let me apologise for your wait and check in. I would love to get some more feedback from you. Please email charlottesquareguestrelations@theprincipalhotel.com so we can discuss your stay further. Best...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This hotel is in a very good location and has excellent staff . It has been tastefully refurbished and is clearly keen to bring a touch of class into play . Only downside was the breakfast . Sadly lacking in many facets . Slow inattentive...More

Thank RollerCoaster999
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 4 days ago

Dear Rollercoaster999, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you found the location convenient and the staff were accommodating and helpful. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy our breakfast offering and I will...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the Principal hotel for one night when we first landed in Edinburgh because a small group tour we were taking departed from there the next morning. At first, I hesitated to book there because the rate at the Principal was a fair...More

Thank Mark_in_Mass
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mark_in_Mass, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you liked the renovations and found our colleagues very helpful and friendly. The Garden bar is certainly the feature of the hotel and quite unique in the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were upgraded on arrival to a Junior Suite which was absolutely wonderful (beautiful bathroom, large room with all the trimmings). We were very happy with every aspect of this hotel, especially the service which was second to none. We will definitely be returning.More

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

Dear Whojoe, Thank you very much for such kind feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read you had an enjoyable stay with us and would recommend us to all in the future. I look forward to welcoming you back in...More

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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
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$181 - US$630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#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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Price range
US$181 - US$630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#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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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
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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
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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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