George Hotel - Edinburgh  4 stars

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2PB  show mapSave
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Overview

The historic, chic and very central George Hotel is close to Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Palace.

It has spacious elegant rooms and the popular Tempus Restaurant and Bar.

Each room features a plasma TV, broadband internet access and more.

The hotel also has a bar and 24-hour room service.

The hotel is centrally located near the Waverly Train Station, public bus service, and the Edinburgh Airport is a 10 minute drive away.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   199.

City Center Edinburgh - 2300 ft
Airports Turnhouse (EDI) - 6.3 mi, Dundee (DND) - 35.1 mi
Train Stations Edinburgh Waverley station - 1700 ft
Bus stop - 1400 ft
Restaurants Number One (cuisine: Scottish) - 1500 ft, The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British) - 1400 ft
Parks Princes Street Gardens - 1000 ft
Ski areas Midlothian Ski Centre - 1400 ft

Rooms

All rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and feature elegant decor in warm shades of aubergine and brown, plush furnishings and the latest technology in services. Each room is appointed with plasma TV with cable, laptop-sized safe, broadband internet access, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, voice mail, hair dryer, bathtub with shower.

Room types:

Single

Double

Twin

Superior Double

Dining options

The Tempus Restaurant features buffet breakfasts, à la carte dining - range of traditional favorites and local specialties, tempting Sunday lunches.

The Tempus Bas offers an extensive list of cocktails and a selection of champagnes.

The 24-hour room service is available on demand.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Work

The hotel’s business facilities are composed of eight meeting rooms equipped with permanent internet connection, fax/photocopying services.

The hotel renders business and secretarial services.

Leisure

The hotel’s leisure and relaxation facilities are represented with an on-site golf course.

Additional features

Luggage storage, parking, 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, heating, non-smoking rooms, currency exchange, express check-out, barber/beauty shop.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room view
  • Sea view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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All rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and feature elegant decor in warm shades of aubergine and brown, plush furnishings and the latest technology in services. Each room is appointed with plasma TV with cable, laptop-sized safe, broadband internet access, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, voice mail, hair dryer, bathtub with shower.

Room types:

Single

Double

Twin

Superior Double

Executive Twin Room
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George Executive Twin Room Executive Double
George Executive Twin Room Executive Double
George Executive Twin Room Executive Double
Bed type: Double Bed

Contemporary decorated room offers two Single beds, work desk, rest zone, private bathroom and all modern facilities.

Deluxe Double Room
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George Deluxe Double Room
George Deluxe Double Room
George Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 240 sq. feet

Spacious contemporary room offers a King size bed, work desk, rest zone, private bathroom and upgraded bathroom amenities.

Room facilities
    Junior Suite
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    George Junior Suite
    George Junior Suite
    George Junior Suite
    George Junior Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet

    Spacious contemporary room offers a King size bed, work desk, cozy lounge, private bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Suite
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      George Suite
      George Suite
      George Suite
      George Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 540 sq. feet

      Spacious contemporary room offers a King size bed, separate living room, private bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Double Room
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        George Double Room Standard Room (Special Offer)
        George Double Room Standard Room (Special Offer)
        George Double Room Twin Room
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 175 sq. feet

        Contemporary decorated room offers a Double bed, work desk, private bathroom and all modern facilities.

        Room facilities
          Executive Double Room
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          George Executive Double Room Double Room
          George Executive Double Room Double Room
          George Executive Double Room Hotel information
          George Executive Double Room Hotel information
          George Executive Double Room Hotel information
          Bed type: Double or Twin beds

          Contemporary decorated room offers a King size bed, work desk, rest zone, private bathroom and all modern facilities.

          George LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Museums
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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Scottish National Portrait Gallery is in 100m

          Assembly Rooms is 100m

          Nobles Amusements is in 100m

          National Galleries of Scotland is in 200m

          Scottish Gallery is in 200m

          Hanover Fine Arts is in 300m

          The Torrance Gallery is in 300m

          Edinburgh Dungeons is in 400m

          Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd is in 400m

          Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House is in 400m

          Princes Street Gardens is in 400m

          City Art Centre is in 400m

          Edinburgh Military Tattoo is in 400m

          Tourist attractions
          • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
            400 ft
          • winter wonderland
            700 ft
          • Scottish Gallery
            700 ft
          • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art
            700 ft
          • German Christmas Market
            1000 ft
          • Scott Monument
            1400 ft
          • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd
            1400 ft
          • Edinburgh Dungeons
            1400 ft
          Places of interest
          • New Club
            400 ft
          • Speakers Corner
            700 ft
          • Sir Walter Scott Monument
            1000 ft
          • The Edinburgh Dungeon
            1400 ft
          • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House
            1400 ft
          • 1700 ft
          Train stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            1400 ft
          Convention centers
          • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
            1400 ft
          Shopping areas
          • Princes Mall
            700 ft
          • Multrees Walk
            1000 ft
          Amusement
          • Nobles Amusements
            400 ft
          • Booth Enterprise
            700 ft
          Museums
          • The Torrance Gallery
            1000 ft
          • Hanover Fine Arts
            1000 ft
          • City Art Centre
            1400 ft
          • National War Museum Of Scotland
            1700 ft
          Parks
          • Princes Street Gardens
            1400 ft
          Theaters
          • Assembly Rooms
            400 ft
          Galleries
          • National Galleries of Scotland
            700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Royal Botanic Garden
            5000 ft
            The Garden, Edinburgh
          • Inverleith Park
            5200 ft
            Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
          • The Queen's Hall
            5300 ft
            Clerk Street, Edinburgh
          • Summerhall
            1.1 mi
            1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
          • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
            1.1 mi
            75 Belford Road, Edinburgh

          Near the hotel

          • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
            800 ft
            1 Queen St., Edinburgh
          • Princes Street Gardens
            1000 ft
            Princes Street, Edinburgh
          • Church of St John the Evangelist
            800 ft
            Princes Street, Edinburgh
          • Scottish National Gallery
            1000 ft
            The Mound, Edinburgh
          • General Register House
            1000 ft
            Princes Street, Edinburgh
          • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
            1900 ft
            Castlehill, Edinburgh
          • ScotlandsPeople Centre
            1300 ft
            3 West Register Street, Edinburgh

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Number One

            72% likes this, based on 450 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish
            Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

            1500 ft
            The Balmoral Hotel

            Phone: 01315576727

          • The Pompadour by Galvin

            72% likes this, based on 133 reviews
            Cuisine: French, British
            Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

            1400 ft
            Princes Street

            Phone: +44 131 222 8975

          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

            83% likes this, based on 397 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

            1800 ft
            25-27 Cockburn Street

            Phone: 01312252832

          • Dubh Prais

            81% likes this, based on 457 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish

            2300 ft
            123B High Street

            Phone: 0-131 557 5732

          • Bar Frizzante

            72% likes this, based on 218 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
            Price Range: USD 1 - USD 102

            2400 ft
            95 Lothian Road

            Phone: 01312297788

          Getting there.

          Edinburgh International Airport is only 11km from The George Hotel.

          Getting to the hotel by taxi takes 25 minutes and costs under GBP 20.

          A shuttle service is available for 8 GBP per person delivering people to the hotel in 30 minutes.

          Getting around.

          Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is in 400m and is less than a five-minute walk away.

          George Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at George

          Average guest rating

          8.2
          out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 2427 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          8.7
          Rooms
          7.4
          Service
          6.9
          Value
          7.2
          Dining
          8.6

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            Central location in Edinburgh, and very friendly helpful staff.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Single

            Well kept, modern, clean and central.

            My room was at the front over the main street. The sash window provided little if any noise insulation. The night club opposite emptied noisily between 2.30 am and 3.30 am. I was treated to a long and out of tune rendition of the Marseillaise. Ask for a room at the back!

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Older travelers

            Simple thing,like being offered a glass of champs on arrival and a friendly welcome

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Family with children

            quiet location yet accessible to places of interest in the city, including the church, train station, shops, and restaurants; the room I got was spacious and had the minimum amenities one would expect in a 4-star hotel, the staff were generally friendly and helpful, particularly, the concierge

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Family with children

            The staff were particularly thoughtful, as they provided for an extra bed for my daughter who accompanied us in our trip. The room and bed were big (they said they upgraded our accommodation to what we reserved online). The concierge was helpful and recommended some excellent restaurants.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Older travelers

            friendly, excellent staff and accomodation, good food and facilities

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Single

            Bang on the main street in New Town Edinburgh. Convenient for various museums and shopping. Communal parts are pretty swish. Rooms nice.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Older travelers

            Staff were very courteous in all areas of the hotel.

            On checking in I was second in the queue of first 3 people, then 4. Others were offered a glass of champagne, we were not, I asked Reception if I could have coffee, they confirmed I could have it in the lobby as I waited for my husband to arrive, 10 minutes later I was still waiting. No big deal but slightly irritating, especially when otherwise service was impeccable.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Older travelers

            We booked The George hotel for my 50th birthday celebration and loved every minute of our stay. The room was lovely, the breakfast delicious, the staff attentive, the building glorious and the bar perfect for people watching both through the windows and inside the bar! Any negative reports we read about the hotel from its website were obviously from people who have nothing better to do than complain. We adored it, will recommend it and will be returning.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Single

            Location excellent, great views from room. Staff gave good help and advice after Edinburgh airport was shut due to Iceland ash - helped us make a good fast decision

            Slow lifts (even got stuck once, for a very brief time) and internet was down most of the time - but that can happen anywhere I guess. Noisy (heavy) room doors could be heard often.

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Older travelers

            Fabulous position in great part of Edinburgh. Excellent restaurant and bar.

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Older travelers

            The room was very good. Staff were particularly good and accomodating.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Older travelers

            The staff were very good and attentive

            The music in the bar was so loud you couldn't have a conversation

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Older travelers

            the location was good for all amenities, Bar very nice and relaxing

            It certainly was not value for money, the room was quite small, certainly not luxury hotel by any means,

            • Average rating
              5.4
          • Older travelers

            The hotel was central and the staff were very efficient and friendly.

            Felt that the rooms were rather small and would not like to stay more than a couple of nights as not much storage etc. Tempus Bar was ideal for breakfast but would not like to dine there - felt there was a bit of a smell of stale beer.

            • Average rating
              8.4
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