Amazing service in the perfect location!
Posted Feb 6, 2017
We had a wonderful weekend in Edinburgh and this was for a large part thanks to the kindness
of the staff at The Principal. Every staff member we interacted with was very friendly and helpful,
and several of them went out of their way to make our stay unforgettable! Ros and Steve, who were working their night shifts, helped us with a late check-in and were unbelievably affable and welcoming. Much thanks to Steve for recommending the best brand of Haggis and directing us to the right person at the Printing Press bar to try out whisky! The waiters and waitresses were also incredibly accommodating in getting my girlfriend haggis in the morning for her breakfast, even though they don't officially serve as part of their menu. As for their breakfast- it was delicious! It is very good value for the amount you can eat, but also the quality is superb (as a Frenchman, I can tell you the croissant here was absolutely delightful, you can smell the butter from fresh pastry they serve).
The hotel is ideally located, the rooms are very nice (although our bathroom was maybe a bit small), and the bar staff is very keen on guiding newbies through the immense range of whisky flavours ;) Credit must be given to bartender Bart for patiently guiding me through different taste notes, I have now found myself a new whisky to love!
Overall, we enjoyed our stay immensely at the Principal, we will be coming back for sure!