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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived at around 11am and were impressed by the whole feel of the hotel. The lobby and communal areas were vibrant and atmospheric. Despite being four hours early for check in we were given our room immediately. However at check in, there was an issue...More

Thank Iain M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here a year ago and the hotel was under renovation. Came back again and didnt recognize the place. It is beautiful. The hotel is made up of 7 old Georgian townhouses, and that gives it a funky charm. There is a wonderful glass atrium...More

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Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 1 week ago

Dear Yecats59, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. I am delighted to read you had a great stay with us and that you appreciate our extensive refurbishment. I am glad you were able to come back and see the completed...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Couldn’t comfortably bend my elbows in the shower to shampoo my hair. (No, that is not an exaggeration.) Staff was friendly, restaurant was amazing, room was nice... but super small! If you’re staying for more than 1-2 nights, shell out for an upgraded room!

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed in a deluxe townhouse room with a view... From the time we arrived having requested an early check in, we were very impressed with the non pretentious yet attentive, friendly and genuine reception/valet parking staff. Guest relations staff James Veitch and Jen stood out...More

Thank momovroom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had stayed at The Principal in Manchester and loved it so much I chose to stay in the Edinburgh branch. However, I was a little disappointed. The hotel is beautiful but definitely lacking something. Staff were efficient, rooms clean, breakfast very good but for...More

2  Thank Cassowary
Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cassowary, Many thanks for your review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. I am pleased to read that everything was to your satisfaction, the staff were efficient, hotel beatiful and breakfast enjoyable also. I would welcome any feedback you thought we could improve on by...More

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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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
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Luxury
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Family
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Luxury
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
199
Price range
USD 145 - USD 429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Roxburghe Hotel
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
,
Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
,
Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
,
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Luxury
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
199
Price range
USD 145 - USD 429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Roxburghe Hotel
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
,
Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
,
Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
,
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Traveller (163)
Room & Suite (94)
Dining (13)
Pool & Beach (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (9)
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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Questions & Answers
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scotfisher
13 August 2018|
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Response from Patty K | Reviewed this property |
No. They have a valet/bellhop. It is directly on the street. There is street parking. As we had a car service, we did not use this amenity.
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charhiker
5 July 2018|
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Response from Hessah A | Reviewed this property |
Take the train; very accessible. Less than 10 mins walking distance from the Train station
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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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Room Tips
"Frnt rooms can be abit nosiy with traffic,though it quietens down later at night"
birchgrovesydney
1 week ago
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"Ask for a room facing the courtyard."
N8615KVjohnl
3 weeks ago
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"The rooms that overlook the courtyard can be noisy if there's a party going on down below."
16deborahb
3 weeks ago
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"New section only - we had 373"
sascanlan
1 Sep. 2018
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