George Hotel  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
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Cribs/baby cots
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
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Mirror
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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 Hotel Executive Twin Room Executive Double
George Hotel 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 Hotel Deluxe Double Room
George Hotel Deluxe Double Room
George Hotel Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed

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 Hotel Junior Suite
    George Hotel Junior Suite
    George Hotel Junior Suite
    George Hotel Junior Suite

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

    Suite
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    George Hotel Suite
    George Hotel Suite
    George Hotel Suite
    George Hotel Suite

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

    Double Room
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    George Hotel Double Room Standard Room (Special Offer)
    George Hotel Double Room Standard Room (Special Offer)
    George Hotel 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 Hotel Executive Double Room Hotel information
      George Hotel 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 Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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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
      • Holyrood House
        1700 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
      • Hanover Fine Arts
        1000 ft
      • The Torrance Gallery
        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
      • Laserquest Edinburgh
        1.1 mi
        56B Dalry Road, Edinburgh
      • Summerhall
        1.1 mi
        1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

      Near the hotel

      • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
        800 ft
        1 Queen St., Edinburgh
      • Princes Street Gardens
        1000 ft
        Princes Street, Edinburgh
      • Scott Monument
        900 ft
        Princes Street Gardens, 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
      • Princes Street
        1000 ft
        Princes 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 Hotel Reviews

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

      Average guest rating

      8.4
      out of 10
      Exceptional
      Based on 2238 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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