Without doubt one of the oldest hotels in the city, the Principal Edinburgh George Street‘s elegant buildings date back to the late 1700s. Rooms are suitably classical, with neutral, warm colours, decorated with paintings and drawings that nod to the rich history of both the building and the city. The Deluxe rooms offer scenic views of the Edinburgh skyline, while the Signature Suites are situated in the old Georgian townhouses that are now part of the hotel.
Taste the finest Scottish ingredients, artfully assembled into delicious dishes like succulent lamb rump or whole roast plaice, at the hotel’s Printing Press restaurant and bar. Once home to writer Susan Ferrier, this elegant and relaxing establishment serves late night cocktails for a delicious nightcap.
The Burr & Co. café, on the other hand, is just the place to savour a rich morning coffee before exploring the city. With tea sourced from Shibui and a selection of buttery pastries, it’s also a relaxing lunch location. Take your time here before a walk to the lush Queen Street Gardens, which are only a short distance from the hotel.