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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
Fitness centre
Concierge
Spa
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
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4 Star Hotel
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...
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38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
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9.7 km to Edinburgh Airport
235 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.5 km from Edinburgh Castle
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5 Aug.6 Aug.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have stayed at the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte square a few times and always look forward to my next stay WiFi is good Rooms are comfortable and include bottled water and some complimentary snacks. Nice decor in rooms and restaurant Short walk from the West...More

Thank Darla S
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded today

Dear Darla S, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your room and that it was well appointed for...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent three days here as part of a tour. Staff was friendly & efficient at the front desk. Rooms were lovely & thankfully had air conditioning, as we visited during an extended heat wave. Very close to lovely parks & many eating establishments. Breakfast was...More

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

Dear Louise J, Many thanks for your recent review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square following your stay with us. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to relax here for 3 days with us whilst on your tour....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights at the Principal as part of a Grand Circle tour. The room was nicely appointed, the bed was very comfortable, and the staff was excellent. The restaurant served a nice breakfast. There is a lounge and bar area.More

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

Dear James K, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased your enjoyed your breakfast and that you and your tour group...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed here in a single room in July. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. The room was comfortable and offered everything required. Everywhere was well appointed, spotlessly clean and well decorated. Breakfast was included in the overall rate and was plentiful, a good...More

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

Dear Maureen D, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our recent renovations were to your liking. I am pleased your enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at this hotel but felt certain areas had been changed and not for the better. First impressions count- check-in staff too casually dressed and too informal in manner. There is also an area within the lounges which is screened off but appears...More

Thank virginreviewer2015
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 5 days ago

Dear Virginreviewer2015, Thank you for choosing the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square for your recent business trip. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your room and that you found breakfast to your liking. I am sorry to hear that our more relaxed feel surrounding the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Details
Price range
USD 177 - USD 539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 177 - USD 539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 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
...More
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charhiker
5 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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BassetloverUSA0686
17 May 2018|
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Response from heenangray | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does although it was not needed at the time of our visit
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