InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

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14-inch TV with satellite channels
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPrinces Street Gardens4 min walk
  • Popular LocationScott Monument4 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Gallery of Scotland5 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)32 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Located near the beach, InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel is in New Town, a neighborhood in Edinburgh with great shopping. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include St. Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Easter Road Stadium or Murrayfield Stadium. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as mountain biking and hiking/biking trails in the area. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • National Gallery of Scotland - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 8 min walk
  • The Hub - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Burr & Co — 1 min walk
  • Printing Press — 1 min walk
  • Papii — 2 min walk
  • The Dogs — 2 min walk
  • Bella Italia — 2 min walk

About this property

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel

Luxury Edinburgh hotel in New Town, near Princes Street Gardens
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 240 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.
InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel offers 240 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

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

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 23.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Fitness center

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

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

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 14-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 10

Special check-in instructions

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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 23.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day
  • 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.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The name of this property was previously The George.

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is 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
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel Hotel
InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel Edinburgh

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 622 out of 993 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 250 out of 993 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 81 out of 993 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 27 out of 993 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 993 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a 4 star hotel at best. To start with, the bathroom floor was dirty and hadn’t been cleaned properly. I ordered room service which was forgotten about. I kept having to chase it up and it eventually arrived 1hr and 45 mins later and finally at breakfast the next morning the waiting staff forgot our breakfast. They served several people who arrived after us even though our order was taken 30 minutes prior to other guests. I doubt I will stay here again. They class themselves as a 5 star hotel which is accompanied with a matching price tag. In my opinion it’s not worth it.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Elegant and classy georgian building. Fantastic location, on the doorstep of everything, but away from the bustling crowds. Fantastic teams both in reception and the restaurant. Friendly, helpful and welcoming. Special mention to Nathan, very dashing in his kilt, very professional, always courteous.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful hotel. Very well located. Great staff. Breakfast only offers buffet option at 20 pounds. Should have mor options. Will certainly return!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property - very clean and well maintained. Staff were friendly and professional and made us feel well looked after. The room was spacious, with a comfy bed and very quiet through the night. Breakfast was fantastic.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location. Very efficient & friendly staff. Extremely comfortable Super King bed. Lovely breakfast with most delicious coffee. Perfect for an central Edinburgh break.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021