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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Park View
Historic Hotel
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Grade: 100 out of 100
190Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
90Attractionswithin 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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Two nights in Edinburgh ahead of us. A perfectly situated, pretty hotel. Very friendly staff. A beautifully decorated and well appointed room. What could go wrong? Well, the room was cold and never warmed up - the air conditioning was fiddly and it wasn’t obvious which
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Stayed here for a quick business trip recently. Will probably be bringing back family for stay at some point. Lovely ambience - boutique hotel. Great service. Lots of character pride themselves on comfort.
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Responded 3 days ago
Dear bfg_hightower, Thank you for your 5* review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your business stay with us and i look forward to welcoming you back with your family in the future. Kind Regards, Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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I wanted somewhere central and this was an excellent choice. The building is a collection of large Georgian townhouses but the interior is 21st century comfort. I'd booked a single room for one but was given an above averagely large double on the fifth floor with superb views of
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Stevendeacon, Many Thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. I'm delighted to read you had a wonderful stay with us and thought the hotel was a "a collection of large Georgian townhouses but the interior was 21st century comfort." The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Apart from the difficulty of arriving in a car this was a good choice of hotel. Rooms are comfy - mine had a fantastic view of the castle - and service was very good. Slightly funky touches were a good design addition. Breakfast was excellent.
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Responded 5 days ago
Dear BigglesandBadger, Thank you for your review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's great to read you enjoyed the "slightly funky touches" of the hotel's decor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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Having had a previous stay here last year, I knew this is where I wanted to take my fiancée to celebrate our anniversary as a surprise. I was in contact with Jen prior to the stay who was wonderful in helping me chose the perfect room for the surprise and we spoke at length not
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Response from G_Mylles, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Responded 5 days ago
Dear B_Daly, What a review - thank you so much! It really does sound like you had an exceptional experience from start to finish and you were well looked after during your time staying with us. I will pass all your great comments and appreciation onto the team who will be delighted to hear from you again. I am pleased that we were able to make your anniversary memorable and look forward to welcoming you back for years to come. Best Regards, Gillian Mylles Hotel Manager
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They do have a car park but spaces are limited you should book in advance if you want to use it
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Do the rooms have hair dryers?
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No the hotel faces east and north
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"Ask for a view of the castle, it's at the back of the hotel."
"Some rooms have castle views."
"Choose a superior room for unlimited spa access and a higher floor for a better view."
"Get room higher up to minimise noise."
"Ask for a room in the newer part of the building if you prefer modern decor. Also request to be put further away from the cleaners cupboard."
USD 142 - USD 493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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