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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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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 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.
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Breakfast Available
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1272Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
429Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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Reviewed today

What a lovely hotel, great looking and central. Bang in the middle of Edinburgh couldn't be more central. Tiny niggle our bathroom door jammed and the night porter wasn't able to open it and was unable to offer any solution - we were told 'maintenance...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank RamsayG1953
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Behind the modest entrance on Charlotte Square, a modern wing of this hotel is comfortable and functional. We were there with a large tour group, which the hotel handled with aplomb. An evening banquet was just one of two special events on a Saturday night...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Piercove, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read you had a great stay with us. I am pleased that our Front Office team were able to deliver exceptional service for you! Thanks for recommending us and...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent stay , great decor, food really good , exceptional breakfast, amazing friendly staff , front of house always go that extra mile especially John always willing to please with a happy smile .fourth visit and will be back again .More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank LorraineSulaPowell
Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded yesterday

Dear LorraineSulaPowell, Thank you for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you had an excellent stay and an "exceptional breakfast with amazing friendly staff." I will ensure your kind comments are passed onto the team. We look forward...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked after having read review in guardian of its spa. Unfortunately I hadn’t booked any treatments in advance and there were no slots left so I only used the pool and sauna. This was however very nice. The pool area was clean and changing...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded yesterday

Dear Henricea2015. Thank you for your review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square following your recent stay with us. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the little extras in the rooms such as our tuck box and fresh milk. The...More

Reviewed yesterday

Great hotel, helpful service, lovely room, nice bar. Stayed here for a weekend in Edinburgh and I was not let down by The Principle Hotel. Concierge got us into a restaurant last minute, which didn’t quite work out but that wasn’t thier fault, however the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan753956
Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded yesterday

Dear Cosmopolitan753956, Many Thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. I'm delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay, and our Concierge team were very helpful during your stay. Thanks again for recommending us! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

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7 December 2018|
Response from scottybond | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn’t use the pool or gym facilities But take your swim wear just in case
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10 November 2018|
Response from G_Mylles | Property representative |
Hello, Check out is 12 noon Thanks Adam
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"Stay in the area called 'The Wee House' its much nicer"
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USD 142 - USD 467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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