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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 22 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

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 22 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

  • Non-smoking property
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Existing bedding FREE
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs 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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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    9.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.9 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    230 m
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    560 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    130 m
  • Lake of Menteith
    360 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    360 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2017
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

Rooms and availability

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Room
Skyline One-Bedroom Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This open-plan junior suites feature a living and bedroom area feature views of Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh’s skyline. The suite also includes a 48-inch TV with complimentary refreshments complete this luxurious retreat.

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

    27 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • 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 rooms are spacious and include a seating area. The bathrooms feature rainfall showers and bathrobes. All rooms have free WiFi, a 48-inch TV, laptop safe, iron and ironing board, snacks and tea/coffee making facilities. Fresh milk and mineral water are also provided.

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
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Single Room

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These rooms are located in the original Georgian townhouse buildings.

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Room Suite
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Suite|Suite

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite

Family Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Twin Room
City view
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • 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
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior rooms are spacious and include a seating area. The bathrooms feature rainfall showers and bathrobes. All rooms have free WiFi, a 48-inch TV, laptop safe, iron and ironing board, snacks and tea/coffee making facilities. Fresh milk and mineral water are also provided.

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Room Deluxe Double
Deluxe Room
City view
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These rooms with a view of Edinburgh Castle come with a private, outdoor terrace. The rooms include a small seating area and a larger working space within the open-plan layout. The bathrooms also feature rainfall showers and bathrobes.

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square photos Room
Deluxe Wing Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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

These air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, a 48-inch TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Housed in either the original townhouse or the modern wing, they also include space for a sofa, larger work space and have upgraded bathroom amenities. The bathrooms also feature rainfall showers and bathrobes.

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
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • 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:

These open-plan suites have period features and views of Charlotte Square. Suites also include a 48-inch TV, flowers, complimentary refreshments and a Nespresso machine. The ceramic and marble bathrooms feature walk-in showers and roll-top baths.

Luxury Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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

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Local attractions

  • Calton Hill1.5 km
    St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
  • National Monument 1.5 km
    Carlton Hill
  • People\'s Story 1.6 km
    Canongate Tolbooth Royal Mile
  • Mansfield Traquair1.5 km
    Church House East London Street
  • Cadenhead\'s1.6 km
    172 Canongate

Near the hotel

  • Princes Street Gardens130 m
    Princes Street
  • Edinburgh Castle 500 m
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist140 m
    Princes Street
  • St Cuthbert\'s Church240 m
    Lothian Road
  • Charlotte Square 70 m
    West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
  • The Royal Scots Regimental Museum 130 m
    Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill Castlehill Edinburgh EH12NG
  • Georgian House 160 m
    7 Charlotte Square

Restaurants nearby

  • Affogato230 m

    Address: 36 Queensferry Street

    84% likes this, based on 67 reviews

  • Kanpai Sushi550 m

    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 Restaurant850 m

    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 Terrace560 m

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

  • Stockbridge Restuarant680 m

    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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2017
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

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 1120 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

  • Older travelers
    9.6

  • Older travelers
    7.0

  • Older travelers
    8.8

  • Group of friends
    6.6

  • Group of friends
    7.4

  • Group of friends
    4.6

  • Group of friends
    8.2

  • Couple
    7.8

  • Group of friends
    9.6

  • Older travelers
    5.8

  • Older travelers
    9.2

  • Older travelers
    8.2

  • Couple
    8.2

  • Group of friends
    9.6

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 Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    9.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.9 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    230 m
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    560 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    130 m
  • Lake of Menteith
    360 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    360 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2017
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198