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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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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

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

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

Dining

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

Business

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

  • City view

Room features

  • 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

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Cot FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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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Airports
Train
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    800 ft
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1900 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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
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
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Town House
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Signature Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Superior Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Family Room - Bed And Breakfast

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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

Standard|Standard Single Room (Single bed)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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

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

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Junior Suite|Townhouse Junior Suite King Size bed

Superior Single Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Twin - Advance Purchase - Room Only

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Location

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Local attractions

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.3 mi
    Canongate
  • Craigmillar Castle3.1 mi
    Craigmillar Castle Road
  • Museum of Communication7.5 mi
    131 High Street
  • Royal Yacht Britannia2.4 mi
    Ocean Terminal
  • Rosslyn Chapel6.9 mi
    1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

Near the hotel

  • Charlotte Square 300 ft
    West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
  • Royal Mile 2700 ft
    Royal Mile
  • Nelson Monument4200 ft
    Calton Hill
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions2400 ft
    Castlehill The Royal Mile
  • National Museum of Scotland3800 ft
    Chambers Street

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

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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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

8.0
FabulousBased on1220 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    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.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

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

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    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

  • Couple
    9.6

    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.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

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

  • Couple
    8.8

    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.

  • Single
    7.8

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

  • Couple
    7.4

    location for the planned trip

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Very nice hotel right in the middle of the town

  • Single
    10.0

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

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    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.

  • Couple
    10.0

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

  • Couple
    10.0

    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....

  • Single
    6.6

    Convenience

    Average quality of facilities in room Noisy

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
Airports
Train
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    800 ft
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1900 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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