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The George Hotel - Edinburgh

4 star Hotel Edinburgh

19-21 George Street - Edinburgh

Price starting from £ 79.31

An award winning luxury hotel! Mark your special occasion, annual conference or romantic weekend away, with a stay at the distinguished 4-star George hotel in central Edinburgh, situated on one of the most prestigious street's in the New Town district.

Scotland's capital city resonates period elegance and charm, and at this refined Grade II listed building you can take immerse yourself in the grace of a bygone age while enjoying all the comforts of the 21st century. The Hotel George was voted by the Scottish Awards Best Hotel in Edinburgh 2011, and rightfully deserves its reputation for offering hospitality at the highest level.

The International Airport and train station are within easy reach, and this affordable Midlothian accommodation is also conveniently located for the business and shopping districts, making it a prime choice for visitors. Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Palace are a stone's throw away, whilst Leith Port - home to the Royal Yacht Britannia - and the Midlothian countryside offer you ample opportunity to sample the breathtaking elements in Scotland's most visited city.

Great for a VIP occasion!

The historical and enchanting Hotel George understandably attracts a high class of clientele, including those looking specifically for a luxurious Edinburgh New Town lodging with excellent service and a relaxing ambience.

Welcome to the perfect romantic Edinburgh wedding venue, where 18th century character, gorgeous banqueting rooms, refined catering and exemplary attention to detail will help make your magical day that little bit more special. The recently added Panorama room commands breathtaking views of the Castle and the Forth from the outdoor terrace, whilst the nearby Queens Gardens will inspire many photo opportunities for the album!

Working guests are also invited to make use of the 9 individual conference and event suites. They won't find a better gala venue than the remarkable Kings Hall, which can accommodate 270 seated diners in an impressive setting. Additional business amenities include a business center, wired and wireless Internet access, and audiovisual equipment. Parking is available nearby, for a discounted rate.

A fashionable location great for shoppers!

This Edinburgh business and wedding George Hotel prides itself on offering sumptuous splendour in an excellent location with an abundance of upscale shops and cultural attractions on the doorstep. However you choose to spend your day, treat your weary feet to a rest in the chic Tempus Bar & Restaurant, while your palate enjoys superb dishes created with the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

It's easy to see why it was voted the Best Bar and Lounge at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2009. Whether you are here to rub shoulders with the stars of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, scout the up-and-coming talent at the Fringe Festival or simply to join in the Hogmany Street Parties of the New Year, you are in the perfect place for an unforgettable visit.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.2 Good
Based on 17 hotel reviews © 2015

We stayed in a Superior, One King Bed - Business Package. We were travelling with...

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Breakfast at The George Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at The George Hotel

  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): GBP 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: GBP 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10
  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovation and closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

The George Hotel is also known as

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The George Hotel reviews

4.0 Ordinary
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Wedding / honeymoon Double Room The welcome in this hotel was substandard. Reception staff could do with some more training in customer service. Very poor. For a four star hotel I was extremely disappointed with the customer experience in all areas.

  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We did not expect to be given a room at the side/ rear of the hotel, looking down on rubbish bins, with a Fan running all night, giving a constant drone. Also being disburbed by a local business emptying bottles in their rubbish bins at 03.00hrs in the morning. VERY VERY disapointed and will NOT be staying or recommending our friends to stay there.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

They still have the old 3-round-pin electrical sockets in the rooms, the nearest square-pin socket was 10 feet from the bed. If you use a CPAP machine, you will need a long extension cord or an unusual converter plug. Also, the wifi is difficult to log into, unnecessarily complicated, but at least they have a free one-hour-every-3-hours freebie version. Apart from that, old-style comfort. And an excellent concierge. So, poor hardware, good humanware.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The desk staff was uninformed about local dining and could not begin to make a recommendation when asked. The concierge personnel doubled as bell hops and were unavailable most of the time. For the price we paid for a room, we expected a more knowledgable and available staff. The sitting room was completely taken over by a loud wedding the majority of one day -- very strange situation.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Cannot fault the George, everything is on the doorstep, staff are wonderful and the food in the Tempus bar is absolutely gorgeous!

7.5 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Iceland

the breakfast was low-grade

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Uruguay

Great place to stay in Edinburgh. The rooms are spacius. Very tastefully decorated and appointed. Great value for money. All in, a top choice. Breakfast excelent. The location is close to the centre.

5.8 Ordinary
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

The room had a very low ceiling, my husband is over 6 foot and could not stand up straight in the shower. We were on the top floor and did not have any view from the room except the roof. i chose this hotel for a special occasion, but felt that it did not quite live up to expectations. The breakfast was very good and the dining room very impressive

7.5 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Location can't be better, chic and upmarket very nice entrance to hotel, bar great to have a drink, city fantastic, and yes everybody is truly friendly in this city, its really enchanting, my only disappointment was with a lady at the concierge that really left a bitter taste in my mouth, she really put me off with her insincerity, I complained her to the manager who was most professional and appropriate and apologetic and dealt with the problem instantly its amazing how everybody in the hotel is trying their best and one person can ruin it for everyone, other than that I highly recommend this hotel and this city its on my top 3 for sure

7.3 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Qatar

A nice old historic hotel in an excellent location. As such it is a popular choice for weddings and conferences. Accordingly it can be noisy and busy. We were initially in an older room that looked onto an alleyway with dumpsters that staff from nearby restaurants regularly threw empty bottles in. Moreover, it was exceedingly noisy with very loud music from a wedding below which made sleep impossible and was contrary to my pre-booking request for a quiet room with a nice view. On bringing our concerns to the staff they offered a change of room. The night manager (Douglas - I think), and day manager Ewa were both very helpful. We moved into a newer wing of the hotel which was much better and quieter. It was interesting to discover that hotels in the UK don't seem to have minibars for cold water to drink. In trying to meet guest needs the hotel provided cold bottled water daily to our room. An excellent location for seeing Edinburgh which was a wonderful city to visit. There was a choice of bars and cafes nearby if you didn't want to eat at the hotel whose food could be improved for interest, quality, and value. So I would recommend The George hotel Edinburgh, and recommend you request a room in the new wing; visit not over a weekend when it can get busy; and don't include the breakfast with your booking and hope that you have as nice a visit to Edinburgh and The George as we did.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Amazing hotel, nice location

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

7.1 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hong Kong

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at The George Hotel, offering 249 guest rooms with climate control. TVs with premium digital channels offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes during their New Town visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs.

Accommodation Services

  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach The George Hotel

By car
From all directions, head for the A720 Edinburgh bypass and turn off towards Edinburgh City Centre on the A702. Follow the A702 all the way into the city centre and eventually you will meet the junction with Charlotte Square. Turn right as if heading towards Princes Street, (you will be obliged to turn left before you reach Princes Street). The second turning on the right takes you onto George Street, where you will find the George Edinburgh Hotel.

Distances from The George Hotel

Assembly Rooms - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Scott Monument - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Royal Scottish Academy Art Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Princes Street Gardens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Andrew Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Princes Mall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Gallery of Scotland - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hanover Fine Arts Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Museum on the Mound - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Edinburgh Dungeon - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
City Art Centre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Writers' Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Gladstone's Land - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Fruitmarket Gallery - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Tartan Weaving Mill - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for The George Hotel is Edinburgh (EDI) - 10.5 km / 6.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services The George Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport