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InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel

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19 - 21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB Scotland
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#42 of 165 hotels in Edinburgh
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The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh's most prosperous citizens. Today, The InterContinental Edinburgh The George offers all the luxuries of an InterContinental life in the heart of the Scottish capital. Explore our city's stunning architecture, the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, just moments away from our charming hotel.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Safe
VIP room facilities
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
Laptop safe
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Czech and 3 more
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Florenceeeeeee wrote a review Yesterday
Isle of Man, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
Breakfast on our first morning was awful, we needed to ask for someone to take our order and for the hot food and bread to be replenished. Dirty plates sat on the surrounding tables and we decided to breakfast in our rooms the following morning, not something we would choose to do on a family holiday. The water pressure of the showers was extremely weak, which exacerbated our son's eczema. I acknowledge these aren't third world problems, but not what you'd expect from a supposed 5 star establishment and their prices.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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melon_1996 wrote a review 16 Aug
Queenstown, New Zealand9 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel locates right at the city centre. Interior design and decoration display in a glamourous way. Breakfast is in high quality and yet food varieities are a bit boring. Unfortunately, despite its heritage, hotel infrastructure and service fail to meet our expectation. The elevator did not serve any residents throughout our stay. It raises accessibility issues, especially for the elderly, people with chronic lung conditions, wheelchair users. We think the elevator would not be repaired at all in order to reduce the operation cost. Even worse, there were an unfinished wine bottle and a dirty spoon in the minibar. It was disguising. We will stay at the Balmoral next time instead.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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William S wrote a review 14 Aug
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights prior to leaving on a self drive tour of the Highlands. I am an Ambassador member and was expecting upgrade. Rep at check in stated that 2 double beds was the upgrade. TV in the room had been disconnected and paint peeling on wall in bathroom around a patchy repair of dry wall. Multiple gouges with paint gone on bathroom door. Room located on 1st floor by back alley with loud yelling from patrons leaving local bars around 3 o'clock in the morning. This property does not deserve the Intercontinental brand. Stayed at the Ibis Styles around the corner from this property upon return from driving tour. !00% improvement in rooms, service and food for much less money.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Request a high floor room away from back of property.
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RothenbergM2015 wrote a review 12 Aug
Rome, Italy32 contributions33 helpful votes
The hotel is in a fabulous location. The staff is friendly, service is excellent. Breakfast was fantastic, and the concierge of the hotel made our whole trip to Scotland special with his assistance and tips. The rooms are very well furnished, super clean, but very very small. Other than that, excellent hotel with super service.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: make sure you get a room big enough to fit your bags...
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Paloma wrote a review 8 Aug
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Front Desk employees were delightful at all times, easy to talk to, very helpful and with a great attitude. The building and amenities are fantastic, and the bed is super comfortable. You have everything you need just steps away from the hotel, and I will forever be obsessed with the cookies they provide at your room. Great stay and looking forward to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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GatorBearBob wrote a review 4 Aug
Hollywood, Florida158 contributions125 helpful votes
I've been travelling the world for many years and this was one of the best hotel stays ever! I had recently made IHG Diamond and we were treated like a King! We were upgraded to a fantastic suite with a separate living room and a huge luxury bathroom. I love how the hotel is not modern looking but has an historic elegance. Standing guard at the front door was a doorman that couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. And he's decked out in a kilt! The location is perfect for seeing the city with the double decker bus and lots of bars and restaurants nearby. There's not just one thing that made this a special stay, it was just great in many ways. One night the hotel hosted the local Prom and the next was a traditional Scottish wedding with a bag piper playing out front on the sidewalk. And as an IHG Ambassador member one night was free!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Get a suite, they're fantastic.
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Gemma H wrote a review 2 Aug
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I stayed at this hotel for a night away with my other half as it was our anniversary. We stayed in the city view suite. The AC and Wi-Fi wasn’t working. The bathroom is absolutely tiny and the bed bath as uncomfortable. The service from staff was completely lacking. We arrived after the check in time of 3PM to be told our room still wasn’t ready with the excuse of the hotel had a wedding on. I was then told I would have to get changed in the public toilets for the bar/restaurant. The hotel staff then said they would store our clothes and take them to the room when ready. Upon us returning to the hotel and getting ready for the evening I discovered my brand new dress for the evening was full of dark brown stains in multiple areas around the bottom of the dress and I was unable to wear it. The only good thing we found with this hotel was the location I’m disappointed to say. This wasn’t a 5* hotel and certainly wasn’t a 5* service.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book somewhere else in the area
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Gustie80 wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia20 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed at the George for a few days in July prior to heading to St. Andrews for The Open. The hotel was absolutely packed, but despite that all members of the staff were consistently friendly and helpful. I hesitate to single out any one member of the staff, but Scottie the concierge was of great assistance and Joseph, a bellman who had literally just started working at the hotel, always had a big smile and a friendly greeting for me. The location can't be beat, close to restaurants, shopping, and the tram and buses.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Gustie80 Thank you for your 5 star review. I cannot tell you how much the team enjoys receiving feedback like this. Thank you for the praise of the overall service over a really busy week. Your feedback on Scott and Joseph in particular is noted and greatly appreciated by them and us as a team. Thank you for choosing to stay with us Warm Wishes Kieran and Team
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Fillia F wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stay here for 5 nights for our 20th wedding anniversary trip. AC, wifi and plumbing weren't working well and we informed them on the first night. They said they they fix it, and nothing is done. We has. 2 nights of uncomfortable heat in our room. They finally moved us on the 3rd night since they cant fix the problems. Today is the last day, we went for sightseeing and back at 3:26 pm, disappointed to see our morning breakfast trays were still outside of the doors and room hasnt been cleaned. Definitely, not IHG service that we are used to, specially for 5 stars hotel. Beautiful location but just cant recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear filliaf2022, Thank you for this feedback, clearly this is very disappointing reading for us and for your special stay. My sincere apologies on behalf of the whole team. We would like to make this up to you in some way if we have not already done so. To that end if you could please email or call the hotel and we will connect with you. Email EdinburghtheGeorgeFrontofHouse@ihg.com or 0131 225 1251 and choose the option for Reception. Best Wishes Kieran and Team
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Abigail L wrote a review Jul 2022
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The hotel reception, staff and concierge were incredible! We had a lost luggage issue and they went above and beyond to quickly help us get what we needed for a wedding we were attending day of the event. Also, when our luggage arrived to the hotel and we had already left the country, they aided in safely returning our luggage through a shipping company. Very professional! Not to mention exceptional support, they were also overall kind hotel staff and ensured we were always comfortable. Highly recommend staying with this hotel!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Kieran Quinn, General Manager at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear A5196LEabigaill Thank you for your 5 star review, we genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and indeed choosing to stay with us! So pleased that the Front of House team had such a positive impact on what was clearly not a smooth arrival! Thank you for your recommendation! Best Kieran and Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$241 - US$487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
george hotel edinburgh
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
240
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Frequently Asked Questions about InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe (0.3 km), Scottish National Portrait Gallery (0.3 km), and Scottish National Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, The Table, and The Pakora Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.5 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.6 km), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.7 km).