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Kimpton Charlotte Square

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38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ Scotland
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#45 of 161 hotels in Edinburgh
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Kimpton Charlotte Square is located in the centre of Edinburgh on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlotte Square. Waverley and Haymarket train stations are a 15-minute 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 Townhouse Suite on the raised ground floor of The Wee House will provide VIP guests with the option of using their own front door.
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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
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
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 front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 7 more
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Ruaridh W wrote a review Dec 2020
22 contributions12 helpful votes
perfect location, extremely central. we were there just before christmas (and just beofre lockdown) so was very quiet. staff were great. we arrived early as had a funeral so they gave us a room to change in as ours wasnt ready. our room had a great sterio so me and the wife danced the night away. first outing since lockdown began and had the best time. thank you all! and merry christmas
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Dear Ruaridh W, Thanks so much for your visit. Despite the reason for your stay I'm delighted that the service you received made it as good as it could be. Hope you have had a great Christmas, we all wish you a great 2021 ahead. Look forward to seeing you back soon we hope for a stay with an altogether more positive purpose! Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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Dave F wrote a review Nov 2020
Chester, United Kingdom83 contributions35 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel in central Edinburgh , quirky and modern whilst retaining its character also. Food was good ,great bar areas and quick walk into the centre Lots of different style rooms with individual features
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 17 Nov 2020
Dear davefurnival, Thanks for your review, really appreciate you taking the time to share your love for the Hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kieran and Team
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Richard2020 wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Kimpton Charlotte Square is a superb hotel in an enviable location right in the heart of the new town with views of Charlotte Square and Edinburgh Castle. Very warm welcome from the team on arrival, in fact everybody we encountered from reception and concierge to the waiting staff at breakfast, were wonderful and really made our stay. The junior townhouse suite in the Georgian part of the hotel was a real delight, beautifully refurbished and with huge windows in the room and bathroom looking out over the square. I'd highly recommend upgrading to these rooms for a bit of a treat! In these difficult times, the hotel managed to deliver exceptional service, all with a smile - and we felt very reassured by the IHG Clean Promise, everything was spotless. We booked a slot for breakfast each morning and everything was table service with a lovely continental plate and Full Scottish Breakfast on offer. I stayed for a few days with my family and wouldn't hesitate to return, hopefully when Edinburgh is able to fully re-open and shine once again! Well done Kieran and team!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 8 Nov 2020
Dear Traveler58951, Thank you for your detailed review. Thrilled that as always the team really "made your stay" They are the ones that really make the magic! We have worked hard to ensure that we have the right balance of safety & cleanliness using IHG Clean Promise. Great to see you had such a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again once we can! Best Kieran and Team
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Helen wrote a review Oct 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Kimpton Charlotte square for 2 nights mid week, during the current lockdown restrictions. The hotel is great and the staff are so friendly and welcoming, they will do anything for you. Our room was beautiful, and we were lucky enough to have a castle view 😀 We booked a session for the pool each afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel is beautifully kept and the measures they have in place for COVID are excellent, all areas are spotless and we felt safe and well looked after. I have no problem recommending this hotel and can’t wait to stay again
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 1 Nov 2020
Dear helsemp, Thank you for taking the time to share with everyone your feedback. Naturally thrilled that you seem to have enjoyed everything. The team are great and I am thankful for you recognising them in your review. We look forward to seeing you back again! Warm Wishes Kieran and team
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Neil Sigsworth wrote a review Oct 2020
Urmston, United Kingdom42 contributions58 helpful votes
Loved this place, great location, don't get a cab from the station, lovely 15 minute walk to Charlotte Square which is one of the nicest in Edinburgh. Great room, very clean. Had a lovely meal in the restaurant as we were on local lock down, will definitely be coming back to this place when everything is open again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Dear neilsO3761EI, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and 5 star review! Thrilled to hear you will be back, we look forward to welcoming you back, despite the restrictions currently in place we're doing everything we can to ensure that everyone's stay is a close to normal as possible! Again thank you to the team for ensuring you had a great stay! Kieran and Team
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PRICE RANGE
USD 177 - USD 392 (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
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
199
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Charlotte Square
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Charlotte Square?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.2 km), Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe (0.4 km), and Georgian House (0.2 km).
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 Dine, Fortuna Coffee Bar, and Aizle.
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 1.0 km 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.