The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

ex. The Roxburghe Hotel

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HQ  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 10 am FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HQ

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City Centre
  • Edinburgh
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    800 ft
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1900 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    500 ft
  • Lake of Menteith
    1200 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2017
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

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Rooms and availability

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Family Room
  • Room size:

    295 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Family Room (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

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Superior Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Family Room - Bed And Breakfast

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Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Single Room (Single bed)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Suite|Double Suite (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

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Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Junior Suite|Townhouse Junior Suite King Size bed

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Superior Twin Room
City view
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Twin - Advance Purchase - Room Only

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Superior Single Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Twin - Advance Purchase - Room Only

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Superior Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
Room Description:

Superior|Townhouse Superior Room King Size bed

Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Suite|Superior Double Suite (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

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Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double With Balcony Advance Purchase Room Only

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double With Balcony Advance Purchase Room Only

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Deluxe Town House
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Townhouse Deluxe Room with View King Size bed

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Signature Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Suite|Signature Suite

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival400 ft
  • Scott Monument700 ft

Popular areas

  • Charlotte Square400 ft

Places of interest

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland400 ft
  • The Georgian House400 ft
  • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust400 ft
  • The Georgian House400 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel1000 ft
  • One O'Clock Gun1000 ft
  • Mons Meg1000 ft
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument1700 ft

Sport related

  • Edinburgh Chess Club700 ft

Amusement

  • Quicksilver700 ft
  • Booth Enterprise1400 ft
  • St Bernard's Well1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft

Historical sites

  • Dean Village1400 ft

Parks

  • Princes Street Gardens700 ft

Theaters

  • Usher Hall1000 ft
  • Traverse Theatre1400 ft
  • Assembly Rooms1400 ft
  • Filmhouse Cinema1700 ft
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Calton Hill5000 ft
    St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
  • National Monument 5000 ft
    Carlton Hill
  • People\'s Story 1.0 mi
    Canongate Tolbooth Royal Mile
  • Mansfield Traquair5000 ft
    Church House East London Street
  • Cadenhead\'s1.0 mi
    172 Canongate

Near the hotel

  • Princes Street Gardens500 ft
    Princes Street
  • Edinburgh Castle 1700 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist500 ft
    Princes Street
  • St Cuthbert\'s Church800 ft
    Lothian Road
  • Charlotte Square 300 ft
    West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
  • The Royal Scots Regimental Museum 500 ft
    Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill Castlehill Edinburgh EH12NG
  • Georgian House 600 ft
    7 Charlotte Square

Restaurants nearby

  • Affogato800 ft

    Address: 36 Queensferry Street

    84% likes this, based on 67 reviews

  • Kanpai Sushi1900 ft

    Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
    Phone: 0131 228 1602

    83% likes this, based on 245 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

  • The Atelier Restaurant2800 ft

    Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
    Phone: 0131 629 1344

    83% likes this, based on 161 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

  • Castle Terrace1900 ft

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

    90% likes this, based on 904 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Stockbridge Restuarant2300 ft

    Address: 54 St Stephen Street
    Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

    95% likes this, based on 221 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 57

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2017
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 1085 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Use of the swimming pool, central for shopping and sightseeing, friendly and attentive staff.

    Room was not 4 star quality, pretty basic and plain. surprising lack of beverages available in the room. Not much information in the hotel room about things to see and do and a ridiculous cost to access the internet (£4 per hour)

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Staff were very attentive when I fainted - could not fault them

    Lift was rather slow

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Staff were friendly and very helpful with a concern to the stay as pleasant as possible.

    There were two things not liked, one quite serious. As these would be classified as complaints I do not include them here.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Friendly & helpful staff to make the stay comfortable

    Just one grouse. We had to vacate at 11:00 Hrs. requested the staff if we could have a little late checkout to which we are told would cost £20:00 per hour. No other hotel world wide does that, If they are not full, they oblige late checkout.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    This is my 2nd visit to Roxburghe - the staff are so friendly & will do anything to please - breakfast is excellant. Spa / beauty services - the girls are lovely & actually know what their doing. Generally a good all round hotel at reasonable rates with a great location.

    There is not enough lighting in the room especially near the main mirror - the hair dryers are rubbish as keep cutting out and there is very little room between the dressing table/mirror & bed...so not for ladies! If you have a room near any hall doors...it's noisy! Bit of a problem to have an evening drink in the main bar area when there is a wedding party/function on - hope this is of assistance.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Friendly staff and close proximity to Shops and restaurants

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    Good location for the city centre.

    Room filthy and staff were very rude and argumentative.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    The room was very comfortable and bathroom clean and modern.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Reception staff, concierge and night porter were all very helpful - an asset to the Hotel.

    Room 310 was rather noisy as opposite the service lift, which is a shame as its a nice executive room.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The hotel's location makes it perfect as a base for exploring both old and new towns. The staff were superb - polite,helpful and just the right level of understated service at dinner and breakfast. All in all a great place to stay and good value for money as well.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    the guy on door was very helpful and tried to sort out our problem

    we had a strong smell of sewrage in room and on second day they did provide air freshener but did not mask smell, suggest that there was a problem with saniflow unit.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Room was fantastic & very clean staff at hotel were very good and had a nice relaxing feel to the hotel

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    We liked the price, the location, the room was lovely and most of the staff were very good. There is a small car park underneath the hotel and my windscreen was cleaned free of charge.

    We asked to borrow dressing gowns to go to the spa and were told there would be a charge of £10 each. We asked for our complimentary upgrade and were told the hotel was busy - doubtful - and to ask the next day. Unlikely once we'd unpacked.

  • Couple
    8.2

    All staff other than maides were really helpful and friendly!

    The lift was terribly slow! Everyone we shared a lift with commented on it often people thought it had broke, we were in room 484 and the maides storage room was right outside and all the maides sat on the floor having a chat every morning which woke us up and wasn't very plesant! And there is one pokey window in that room right in the corner which looks over a horrible office block! The bath is tiny and the water of both bath, shower and sink fails to keep a consitant temp often runs very slow and very hot burning you! The doors to the rooms where very thin so could hear everything outside the room

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Staff very helpful and accommodating. Breakfast very lovely great choice of food. The rooms were very clean and comfortable.

    We thought the car parking was very expensive

How to reach hotel

hotel The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HQ

Get directions
City Centre
  • Edinburgh
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    800 ft
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1900 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    500 ft
  • Lake of Menteith
    1200 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2017
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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

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