InterContinental Edinburgh The George

19-21 George StreetEdinburghEH2 2PBUnited Kingdom
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About InterContinental Edinburgh The George

InterContinental Edinburgh The George is a truly iconic hotel containing all the ingredients for a memorable stay in Edinburgh.

Rooms are single standard, double or twin standard, superior and double deluxe with sea view option. Plasma LCD TV, cable and movies on demand, laptop compatible safe and Wi-Fi availability, are included in room facilities.

An 18th-century building, InterContinental Edinburgh The George makes every concession to cutting edge technology as staff strive to cater for conference, business and wedding and social event needs, to perfection.

Seasonal and continental cuisine is created in the Printing Press Restaurant and Bar. The champagne capital of Edinburgh; lovers of fine beers and wines will be in a heaven of their own. Live music and roast lunch are ‘musts’ for visitors and locals.

InterContinental Edinburgh The George has 240 rooms and is the perfect place from which to explore Edinburgh. It is also easily accessed via rail, road or air.


19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +441312251251 | Fax: +44 131 225 1251 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Off to a flying start

If flying in to Edinburgh Airport, the number 100 bus costs only a few pounds and drops you off, only 50 metres from The George. This is a great money saver and well worth noting.

Really helpful staff

If the room isn’t to your liking, staff will go out of their way to find an alternative. It’s an old building with associated problems but there are rumoured to be refurbishment plans at The George, so it’s worth hanging on in there!

Great food. and drink!

Breakfast at The George is getting to be as legendary as its ‘Champagne’ status and is a great way to start any business or pleasure seeking day. At the end of the day, too, there are great food choices.

Negative Reviews

Why stand for it breakfast, that is

Queuing for breakfast seems incongruous in a hotel of this standard. Equally strange, at night - and strangers until now - dinner guests can be placed at the same table, just like it used to be in boarding houses! Not on at all.

No chic, just shabby

Dated charm is all well and good but when it extends into some slightly shabby top of the range bedrooms, the appeal wears off. Also, (*never assume anything!) it is assumed, wrongly, that the higher rated rooms would all have impressive views. Not so.

No parking

There is no parking facility here which is a real downer. You can get a ten per cent discount at the nearby NCP but, if staying more than a few days, the cost really ratchets up! Dump your luggage at the hotel , then go in search of a space Good luck!

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1347 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
  • Expedia
    8.8 /10
  • SuperBreak
    8.0 /10
    8.5 /10
  • Zoover
    7.9 /10
  • Catch it
    6.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.1 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 1347 reviews