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Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 4HQ, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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Awesome vibe
Great location
Great room
Tasty breakfast
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Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

from £179
  • 1 Bed Standard
  • 2 Bed Standard
  • 1 Bed Superior Room
  • City Single
  • King Deluxe
  • 1 Bed Suite
  • Superior King
  • Townhouse Suite
  • 2 Beds Superior Room
  • 1 Bed Superior Townhouse
  • Junior Suite Townhouse

What’s around Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street (1-minute walk)
  • George Street (1-minute walk)
  • Usher Hall (7-minute walk)
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre (8-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (9-minute walk)
  • National Gallery of Scotland (10-minute walk)
  • Scott Monument (10-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 22-min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 13-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 17-min walk
  • Slateford Station 6-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 199 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

WiFi rated super fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming and videochat



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Spa at The Principal. Services include massages.

The spa is open daily.


BABA – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
  • Principal Charlotte Square
  • The Roxburghe Hotel
  • Roxburghe Hotel
  • Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe
  • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
  • The Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh Scotland
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Principal Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Roxburghe Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • Principal Charlotte Square
  • The Roxburghe Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Edinburgh The Roxburghe
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
  • Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel Edinburgh
  • Kimpton Charlotte Square Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Kimpton Charlotte Square
  • Hotel Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel Hotel
  • Hotel Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Kimpton Charlotte Square Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • The Roxburghe Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Edinburgh The Roxburghe
  • Roxburghe
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
  • Scotland
  • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
  • The Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh Scotland
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Principal Charlotte Square Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

On-site credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 20.00

The spa is accessible for GBP 10 per person, per day.

Self-parking costs GBP 30 per night

Valet parking costs GBP 30 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 17.95 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for GBP 0 per stay (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 430 reviews

Good 6.0
Definitely not a 5 star
Okay stay. Definitely not a 5 star. Very stylish (loved the decor!) but they were definitely missing on a lot of key 5 star rating experiences. Our first night, the noise from a club outside was so loud that at 3 am in the morning, we had to ask for them to move us. They did not clean our room after the first night. We had to ask someone to make sure that they would clean our room the second day. Lying in bed in the morning, you can hear the cleaners outside (their phones on loud) and doors slamming all around you. An alarm was mistakenly pulled by one of the guests in the room around 11 at night and it took me to call them 15 min later before someone 10 min or so after that saw to the room and switched off the alarm. Breakfast was delicious. Spa and gym was great. Definitely not 5 star.
Damian, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would recommend
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was lovely and the dining area, especially in the sunshine, was just wonderful. We will be returning
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Work or Pleasure
I often send work colleagues where when visiting Edinburgh on Business. I wanted a really nice hotel for a treat for my partners Birthday and this was prefect! The room was very large and clean with a beautiful bathroom. The tuck box was a great addition!
Lisa, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Stylish comfortable stay with good service.
Amazing hotel. Unique style , pool is added bonus though no jacuzzi :( Service excellent, staff really informative and friendly. Little trouble finding out how to work the radiator heater but a call to reception sorted that. Rooms done out really stylish, fabulous products, I've been left searching for the products but alas not available to the general public. Well placed just off rose street and princes street. Taxi from Waverley station only 6/7 pounds. We chose this as its name as has a special meaning and can't wait to return. The Garden restaurant is reasonable for meals and big portions. The hotel is a little expensive in terms of accomodation but it was a really lovely stay and I would return.
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel!
Amazing hotel!! Room was very spacious with an amazing view of the castle! Breakfast was brilliant, lots to choose from and very tasty!! Perfect location! Staff were all very helpful! Had the most amazing facial in the spa too!! Would highly recommend!
Nicola, gb2 night romance trip

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