The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HQshow map
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Overview

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is rated 4 stars and provides visitors with currency exchange, a luggage storage and a lift. An example of royal architecture, this hotel was opened in 1848 and was fully restored in 2012.

The hotel has a central location in the center of Edinburgh within a 15-minute walk of ScotlandsPeople Centre. Guests will find Edinburgh city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

Nearby points of interest include a theater, a castle and a gallery.

15 minutes drive will take guests to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms feature European décor with contemporary furniture. Guests will appreciate a stunning view of the city center from their rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, free toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the courtyard from 07:00 till 10:00. At the The Garden restaurant guests can try local cuisine. George Street bar is available on site. Serving a wide range of dishes, Affogato and Castle Terrace can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The prestigious hotel features 24-hour front desk, ironing service and wake up service.

Relax

Steam baths and massage are available on site. The hotel offers a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness centre to ensure active guests' pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 25 per day.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Afrikaans, Panjabi / Punjabi.

Year renovated:   2017.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   198.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle2300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land2300 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk2300 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral2700 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements2000 ft
National War musuem of scotlandNational War musuem of scotland3300 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens700 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo2300 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre3300 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 300 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2400 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Royal Mile Royal Mile 2700 ftRoyal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland3800 ftChambers Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument4200 ftCalton Hill
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AffogatoAffogato800 ft36 Queensferry Street
Castle TerraceCastle Terrace1900 ft33-35 Castle Terrace
Kanpai SushiKanpai Sushi1900 ft8-10 Grindlay Street
Stockbridge RestuarantStockbridge Restuarant2300 ft54 St Stephen Street
The Atelier RestaurantThe Atelier Restaurant2800 ft159-161 Morrison Street
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1.0 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.3 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.5 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.5 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk4600 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.1 mi
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre3700 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery4000 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.5 mi
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.3 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.4 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle3.1 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.9 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.5 mi131 High Street
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.0 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.9 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station3700 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  1207  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The excellent, warm and attentive but not over the top service from all staff. The standard of food was excellent and as we always judge a destination by it's coffee - it was in the "good" ratings from my husband!

    One of our usual problems - the dim lighting at the bedside - some of us like to read. This is a common problem and the low energy bulbs haven't helped.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were very helpful from when we drew up outside in the car until we checked out 2 days later. Well recommended.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very comfortable room with castle view, great location and elegant settting. A real Georgian feel very fitting to New Town

    Spa was slightly disappointing, maybe as steam room out of order? Didn't use restaurant so can't comment on food

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Staff were very friendly and there to fit our needs, bar and restaurant was a very comfortable atmosphere and pleasant surroundings - excellent food! Room was a little small but very comfortable.

    The pool was a little cold and was dissapointed there wasnt a jaccuzi, but other than that alot of other spa choices.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    excellent standards in all areas . the staff were very helpfull and friendley . great value and wouls stay again .

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff were very efficient and friendly and gave good advice on what to see and do. They also very willing to book restaurants for us. The hotel rooms whilst very traditonal were of a reasonably high standard and very clean. The pool wss great and the location is ideal as the hotel is right at the begining of George/Rose and Princess streets.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Quiet yet great location very close to the city centre. Comfortable room and friendly, helpful staff.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    location for the planned trip

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    It is a very comfortable hotel in anexcellent location for visiting Edinburgh. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and the breakfast was great.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Very nice hotel right in the middle of the town

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The location in the centre of Edinburgh and the staff were very helpful. My room was upgraded to a twin.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I was not inthe hotel for much of the day but room and breakfast facilities were good.Staff were helpful. Gym equipment and pool (about 12.5m(?)) were good.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Exceptionally friendly staff, excellent room service clean and very well layed out

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    lovely hotel, great staff very friendly, great food in the resturant great location myself and my fiance really enjoyed our stay and would reccomend this hotel....

  • 6.6
    Good

    Convenience

    Average quality of facilities in room Noisy

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  1207 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.0 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.9 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station3700 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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