The Principal Edinburgh

19-21 George Street, EH2 2PBTel: 0131 225 1251Fax: 0131 220 3624

The Principal Edinburgh has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, creating a sense of restored grandeur by means of sympathetic restoration, simple detailing and the use of rich materials such as oak, brass, leather, velvet, glass and marble. The hotel offers stylish bedrooms in soft greens and creams and Scottish heritage finishing touches and the creation of the brand new destination restaurant and bar Printing Press Bar & Restaurant and newly opened coffee shop: Burr & Co is a welcome addition to Edinburgh’s vibrant restaurant scene. Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, on George Street, one of Edinburgh’s most famous addresses, The Principal Edinburgh enjoys an enviable city centre location and is ideally placed, close to Edinburgh’s Waverley train station, major transport links and airport. The hotel offers a spectacular environment that combines stylish architecture across nine conference and event suites. Choose from the grand King’s Hall for large events with a capacity of 300 delegates, the elegant Hanover Suite with seating for 100 or the unique Forth View suite, at the top of the hotel with views across Edinburgh ideal for boardroom meetings and private dining. Bannatyne's Health Club, under five minutes walk away on Queen Street, hotel guests have full use of the facilities at a discounted price of £12 for a one day pass.

Quick facts

Convenient City Centre Location
Recent £20m Refurbishment
Printing Press Bar & Restaurant
Burr & Co Coffee Shop
Parking: Paid Nearby


249 Bedrooms
Family rooms available
Ground floor rooms available
Accessible rooms available
Lift to all floors

Internet access

Bedrooms: Chargeable
Public areas: Chargeable
Conference space: Free


Conference rooms: 9
Max event capacity of largest rooms: 300
Max capacity for banqueting:


This hotel has no Leisure facilities.


Restaurants: 1
Restaurant styles: Both
Bars: 1


No Pets

Credit cards accepted

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Switch/Delta
  • Diners Club
  • JCB