InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

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Overview of InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is S$313
Price available on 02/10/2022
Map
19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PB
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk
  • George Street - 1 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 10 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 8 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 37 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk

About this property

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of New Town
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile are located near InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, which provides a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The onsite coffee shop, Burr & Co, features light fare. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like beach volleyball. In addition to a bar and a business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a ballroom, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Meeting rooms, multilingual staff, and an elevator
  • Smoke-free premises, express check-in, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 240 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks like laptop-compatible safes and laptop-friendly workspaces.
Other amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 14-inch TVs with satellite channels
  • Electric kettles, heating, and daily housekeeping

Languages

Czech, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 240 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.
  • Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1775
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 14-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Burr & Co - This coffee shop serves light fare only.
Printing Press - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 23.95 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

George Edinburgh
Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
George Hotel Edinburgh
Principal George Street Hotel
Principal Edinburgh George Street
Principal George Street
The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Frequently asked questions

Does InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel on 2 October 2022 start from S$313, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability). Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel also has a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Burr & Co. Nearby restaurants include Dusit (3-min walk), Fishers (3-min walk), and Iris (3-min walk).
What's the area around InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel like?
InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel is in New Town, a short 9-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 9 minutes' walk from Royal Mile. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings

8.8

Fabulous

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.2/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Bring back triangles of toast in racks please.
Breakfast, once one of the highlights of this otherwise lovely hotel, has taken a backwards step despite a huge hike in room prices. Eggs horribly thinned out with milk and cheap sliced bread you had to toast yourself. Ok for holiday inn. Not ok for the George.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

For the cost I would have expected better
The pros are; - great location, I was pretty much able to walk everywhere - very attentive and friendly staff (Tomas the duty manager was great) - nice “grand” looking building and reception However, whilst I realise I went during the more experience August month, the price I paid for a premium room just isn’t worth it. The first room I was put in was practically down in the basement with not a lot of natural light (not ideal for a work trip) and after being upgraded, the second room had a faulty TV and the Wi-Fi didn’t work. Both rooms the cleanliness was ok..rooms on the whole felt just a bit run down and breakfast was what I’d call a standard hotel offering. It’s fine.. but I’d go for fine somewhere else and save yourself some money.
Aaron, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Coral, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service and Thanks to the concierge for excellent restaurant choices!
Lisa, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Room description not accurate
Description said premium room with king bed and sofa bed. The hotel said I paid for king bed with informal sitting area which was tiny little table pushed up against the window. Be careful with your booking. I ended up with a much smaller room than expected.
Ken, 5-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Julian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

jim, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The stay at the George was great. It’s conveniently located to everything at walking distance. Plenty of sites and good restaurants around. The staff is super friendly and the roooms are nice.
Monica, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful 2 moght stay, centrally located and the staff were so wonderful! We had breakfast included, it was exceptional! Definitely will be back when in Edinburgh. Cheers!
Tammy, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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