Elegant hotel with a prime Edinburgh address

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Scotland

Superior room


Superior room


A refined hotel spread across seven traditional townhouses, with breakfast and more

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Prices and availability were checked on December 24, 2018.

Unless specified below, the offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not permitted.

A collection of classic townhouses brimming with Scottish charm and modern comforts, in Edinburgh's New Town

  • The Principle Edinburgh Charlotte Square's BABA restaurant delivers an exquisite menu of Levant flavors – think beetroot hummus with orange-blossom feta, plus charcoal-grilled seafood and beef. Locally sourced produce takes center stage here, and a bar is on hand for cocktails.

  • The newly opened gym and spa is a true sanctuary in the heart of the city. You'll find a pool, a sauna and a steam room, as well as a range of resistance and strength-training equipment. Studio classes, such as yoga, are also available.

  • You'll love marveling at the thoughtful décor throughout the hotel – recently refurbished to a high standard, it's spread across seven grand townhouses in Edinburgh's New Town and offers an eclectic blend of Scottish tradition, Western modernity and Oriental accents.


- Sauna
- Steam room
- Indoor pool
- Fitness area
- Restaurant
- Cocktail bar
- Garden

How to get there

The Principal Charlotte Square is centrally located in the Scottish capital's New Town, a 15-minute walk or 10-minute drive from Edinburgh Waverley train station. It's also a mere 20-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport.

Good to know

This hotel was a regional winner of both the Brand Hotel of the Year and Style Hotel of the Year titles at the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards.

Please note that the hotel’s restaurant can be very busy at times, particularly on the weekends, and advance reservations are recommended.

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38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, UK

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We like

  • Admiring the property's elegant décor and charming Scottish touches
  • Staying in New Town, within walking distance of many of the city's top sights
  • Climbing up to Arthur's Seat and taking in views of the entire city

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