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InterContinental Edinburgh The George

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
Room is all right

InterContinental Edinburgh The George

from £106
  • Superior Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (King Forth View)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed (Urban)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (George Street View)

What’s around InterContinental Edinburgh The George

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Princes Street Gardens (3-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (5-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (6-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (6-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (8-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (11-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) (11-minute walk)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (14-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (15-minute walk)
  • Royal Yacht Britannia (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 26-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 9-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
  • Slateford Station 15-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 240 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1775
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 14-inch Smart televisions
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Burr & Co – This coffee shop only serves light fare.

Printing Press – On-site restaurant.

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.

InterContinental Edinburgh The George’s small print

Also known as

  • George Hotel Edinburgh
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Edinburgh
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel Edinburgh
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Edinburgh
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel Edinburgh
  • George Hotel
  • George Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • Principal George Street
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel


The name of this property was previously The George.

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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and sofa beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50 per night

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of GBP 0

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 23.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

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.

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Superb 9.0 From 1,281 reviews

Very good 8.0
Not a 5* Experience
Check in was straightforward, then we were asked what time we would be checking out? I replied probably after breakfast, we were told our room Cards would be disconnected at 11am, let them know if we were planning on being later!! There was no AC in the Room, there was a fan in the wardrobe which worked fine, we still had to open a window which looked onto the back of the hotel, during the day there were service trucks making deliveries & refuse collection & bottle collection, which was very noisy. from 6am the deliveries started again!! We had a Room next to the Cleaners Room, which again was noisy, 1st thing in the am, even at night. The carpet was quite stained & the bathroom was small & dated. On our last morning, we went down for breakfast & on our return there was a child’s travel cot & towels left outside our room, I felt they couldnt wait to get rid of us. The breakfast was Ok, Tea & coffee served from a thermos flask, not what you would expect from 5* Hotel. I asked for a fresh pot of tea which I got, the cold Continental Breakfast was served from the Bar worktop, nothing was in a Chiller, again not what you would expect from a 5* Hotel. We had a lovely time in Edinburgh, not the 5* experience from this Hotel.
Karen, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing service in the perfect location!
We had a wonderful weekend in Edinburgh and this was for a large part thanks to the kindness of the staff at The Principal. Every staff member we interacted with was very friendly and helpful, and several of them went out of their way to make our stay unforgettable! Ros and Steve, who were working their night shifts, helped us with a late check-in and were unbelievably affable and welcoming. Much thanks to Steve for recommending the best brand of Haggis and directing us to the right person at the Printing Press bar to try out whisky! The waiters and waitresses were also incredibly accommodating in getting my girlfriend haggis in the morning for her breakfast, even though they don't officially serve as part of their menu. As for their breakfast- it was delicious! It is very good value for the amount you can eat, but also the quality is superb (as a Frenchman, I can tell you the croissant here was absolutely delightful, you can smell the butter from fresh pastry they serve). The hotel is ideally located, the rooms are very nice (although our bathroom was maybe a bit small), and the bar staff is very keen on guiding newbies through the immense range of whisky flavours ;) Credit must be given to bartender Bart for patiently guiding me through different taste notes, I have now found myself a new whisky to love! Overall, we enjoyed our stay immensely at the Principal, we will be coming back for sure!
gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
The Intercontinental Edinburgh is a pleasant luxury hotel in the heart of the city, with easy access to many wonderful sights. We got the impression it was a grand hotel perhaps slightly past its prime. It could stand a tough of paint here and there, while the dirty carpeting in several locations could definitely use an upgrade. One note of caution when booking: try to determine the dimensions and amenities of a room when choosing it. We opted for a "room with a view", which was excellent, but a couple travelling with us chose the same category without specifying view. They wound up with a larger room, MUCH larger bathroom, air conditioning and still an adequate view. We would have traded for it in a second. While the overall experience was fine, we will likely opt for another hotel if we return to Edinburgh. Another nit was that repairs were ongoing on the first floor but guests were not warned where to go and not go. This resulted in our having to take a couple of different elevators to finally end up on the ground floor. Finally, the hotel seems to attract a considerably older crowd. Young couples may not feel they fit in as well.
JohnS, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good hotel
Hotel was in general nice, but the rooms were small. Also when staying at any other 5* hotel we have always been asked if it was a special occasion. Usually it was , birthday anniversary etc. We were never asked this. It was our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff although friendly were just not on the ball . When my daughter tried to get some wine and chocolates put into our room as a suprise, no one seemed to know what she was talking about and she was told to call back the next day. When she did there was a total lack of understanding, as the receptionist wanted to charge the things to our room. One of the barmen in the evening was also a bit conceited as when ask about a pinot grigio blush he acted like we were asking for an obscure wine . This all may seem a bit picky. But when dealing with a 5* hotel things should run smooth, that said breakfast was lovely and so were the waiting staff there . The concierge was also very helpful and friendly. On the whole it was a great and enjoyable stay with a few small hiccups.
James, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great Location but Very Warm Rooms
Overall a good hotel within walking distance to all the old town and new town attractions in Edinburgh. Even the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the far end is just a short 20 minute walk away. Location is definitely a major plus with the Edinburgh Waverley train station just 3 block walk away as well leading to no need for a transfer if you come in by rail. My stay was during the summer (Aug 2019) and the rooms can be uncomfortably warm as many rooms do not have air conditioning installed. With windows that only open just a narrow amount for safety, it's hard to get a cooling breeze in even though the temperature might be quite pleasant or even cool outside. I found once the outside temperature dropped past 15 or so the room would get cool enough to sleep reasonably comfortably (but as the windows are open you should not be a light sleeper as things in the street outside the hotel can be noisy at times). Furniture in room was in somewhat worn condition, but that didn't really bother me much. Room was in good cleanliness when I stayed which matters more to me. Next time I visit Edinburgh in summer, I will look at other properties nearby with air conditioning (or at least ones where you can actually open the windows up far enough to adequately cool the room).
us4 night trip

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