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A cosmopolitan clubhouse in Scotland’s historic capital city

Charlotte Square

Overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square consists of seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town. Our beautifully formed bedrooms and suites are inspired by the golden age of travel and a genuine sense of Scottish hospitality. Sitting proudly in the middle of the hotel is The Garden bar and restaurant, an oasis of calm in the centre of the city. Light and bright during the day for breakfast and lunch, transforming in to a fairy-lit hideaway in the evening for cocktails and dinner. Sample our Twilight Tea, a unique take on the classic afternoon tea with a focus on savoury flavours from 12pm to 10pm every day. BABA restaurant is a sumptuous, relaxed journey to the Levant, featuring mezze, charcoal dishes and small plates with bold Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours perfect for sharing. Cocktails take on the adventurous flavours to continue the journey until late in the BABA bar. Inspired by the spa towns that rose to popularity in the 19th-century, The Spa at Principal is the place to relax, reenergise and rejuvenate. Treatments use natural, organic ingredients, with products by OSKIA and ishga skincare ranges. Guests can make use of Intenza Fitness cardio equipment and Impulse strength stations along with free weights, fitness studio and a designated stretch and core space. Heated relaxation rooms and use of the pool, sauna and steam room are also available.

local-time
CHECK IN: 3PM (Early check in available)
CHECK OUT: 12PM (Late check out available)
FRONT DESK : +44-131-2405500

Languages Spoken by Staff

  • cs
  • nl
  • en
  • fr
  • de
  • el
  • hi
  • hu
  • it
  • pl
  • ru
  • es
  • lt
  • Currency

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    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Allowed
    • Wheelchair accessible guestrooms are furnished with grab bars in the bathroom and emergency pull cords at the bedside. The front entrance of the hotel is accessible likewise all areas throughout the hotel for wheelchair use including our meeting rooms. For further information, feel free to contact the hotel directly.
    • Guestroom Accessibility Details
      • Wheelchair Accessible HVAC & Light Controls
      • Furniture can be rearranged for added space
      • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms & Routes
      • Bathroom Cord/Button Emergency System
      • Bedroom Cord/Button Emergency System
      • Grab Bars/Adequate Maneuvering Space/Tall Toilets
      • Adequate Turning Space
      • Padded Plumbing/Clearance Beneath Vanity
    • Elevator Accessibility Details
      • All Level Elevator Access
      • Wheelchair Accessible Elevator
      • Elevator Near Accessible Rooms
    • Public Area Accessibility Details
      • Public Restroom: Padded Plumbing/Vanity Clearance
      • Public Restroom: Wheelchair Accessible Stalls
      • Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Entrance
      • Wheelchair Available
      • Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom
      • Restaurant Wheelchair Seating
      • Public Facilities Accessible
    • Parking Accessibility Details
      • Flat Terrain Between Parking/Entrance
      • Wheelchair Accessible Curb Cuts/Street Parking
      • Disabled/Accessible Parking
      • Wheelchair Accessible Parking/1 Spaces

    Pet Policy

    • Your four legged friend is welcome, in our hotel, your pet is also on vacation. There is an additional charge of 30 GBP per room per night per dog. Dog amenities provided include a dog bed, Principal dog bowls, one for food and one for water.

    Transportation

    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    • Estimated taxi Cost : 25.0 GBP
    • Estimated time by taxi : 30 minutes

    Parking

    • Car parking is available
    • Parking Spaces/16 Spaces
    • Daily self parking fee : 30 GBP
    • Valet Parking is available
    • Daily Valet Parking Charge: 30 GBP
    • Reserve onsite parking in advance directly through our concierge. Then, when you arrive at the hotel, a member of our concierge or front-desk team will park your car in our covered garage.
    Dine

    Dine in Edinburgh

    Dine

    The Garden Bar & Restaurant

    6:30 AM-10:00 PM

    Sitting proudly in the centre of the hotel, The Garden bar and restaurant is an oasis of calm in Edinburgh. By day, the space is light and bright, a perfect setting for breakfast and lunch. At night, when it transforms into an illuminated hideaway, there's no better place in town for cocktails and dinner. Sample our Twilight Tea, a unique take on the classic afternoon tea that focuses on savoury flavors. 12pm to 10pm daily.

    The Garden

    BABA Restaurant and Bar

    12:00 PM-10:00 PM

    BABA restaurant is a sumptuous, relaxed journey to the Levant open for lunch and dinner. Featuring mezze, charcoal dishes and small plates with bold Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours perfect for sharing. Cocktails take on the adventurous flavours to continue the journey until late in the BABA bar.

    The Garden

    The Garden

    12:00 AM-10:00 PM

    At the heart of the hotel, The Garden is a spot where guests can sit back and relax, whatever the time of day or night. With a drinks menu that's inspired by botanical infusions, spritzes and toddies it's the perfect place to relax. Alternatively try our eastern Mediterranean inspired cocktails at BABA bar. Let our bartenders expertly craft unique cocktails that bring refined flavours with a Levant twist to life.

    The Garden
    The Garden Bar & Restaurant
    BABA Restaurant and Bar
    The Garden
    Rooms

    Classic Rooms

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    Classic Rooms

    Executive Rooms

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    Executive Rooms

    Suites

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    Suites
    Rooms

    Classic Rooms

    Our standard rooms are cosy and full of character. Ideal for short stays and solo trips, they are located across the Georgian townhouse buildings and the new house. Bathrooms have signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story
    Most of our guest rooms overlook the hotels courtyard with some offering George Street or Rose Street views.
    Home from home amenities in all our rooms including tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary WiFi, complimentary tuck box and flat screen televisions.
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    Executive Rooms

    More spacious than our Guest rooms, our Superior rooms are ideal for longer stays or as an affordable upgrade and are located across the Georgian townhouse buildings and the new house. You'll find a mix of either sofas or a table and chair in these rooms.
    Most of our superior rooms overlook the hotels courtyard with some offering George Street or Rose Street views.
    More spacious than our superior rooms offering home from home amenities in all our rooms including tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary WiFi, complimentary tuck box and flat screen televisions.
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    Suites

    Our suites are located in the original Georgian townhouses with views of Charlotte Square, period details and quirky features as well as a separate living room area.
    Our suites overlook Charlotte Square, George Street or Rose Street and for those looking for a quieter room some overlook the hotel courtyard.
    Our suites are located in the traditional townhouse of the hotel.
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    Classic Rooms
    Executive Rooms
    Suites
    Highlights
    Meetings + Events
    BABA
    Weddings
    Specialty Suites
    The Spa
    Meetings + Events
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    Whether it’s a birthday bash in Charlotte Square or a conference that draws colleagues from all over the world, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel brings something special to every meeting and event. There are multiple newly renovated spaces to choose from, all with handsome decor and state-of-the-art technology.
    BABA
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    With a turquoise palette, eye-popping textiles, cooking that blends Middle Eastern with Scottish influences, and contemporary cocktails, BABA is a George Street dining destination in its own right. Mezze take center stage here, but a charcoal grill pulls its weight, too. The best strategy? Come with friends and share.
    Weddings
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    Say "I do" in the most celebratory way possible at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. Whether you’re looking to party the night away with 350 friends in The Gallery or prefer the idea of a small, outdoor gathering in Charlotte Square across the street, all of our options offer something unique.
    Specialty Suites
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    Boost your stay in Edinburgh by opting for one of our spacious suites. Whether you’d prefer to lounge around waiting for your night on the town to begin, or you’d sooner stay in and catch up on “The Crown” by streaming Netflix from your phone to the TV, there’s no plusher place to relax.
    The Spa
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    Our spa treatments incorporate natural, organic ingredients and products by Scottish skincare lines. OSKIA’s luxurious facial treatments are designed to give you a healthy glow—particularly helpful after a late night in our courtyard. And soothing massages incorporate seaweed-based products by Ishga.
    Services
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    Services

    Fee Based and Staff Assisted Services

    • Shoe Shine
    • Dry Cleaning Pickup or Laundry Valet
    • Same Day Dry Cleaning
    • Storage Space Available
    • Housekeeping Daily

    Other Services

    • Turndown Service
    • Business Centre
    • 24-Hour Business Centre
    • Printer
    • Copying Services
    • Courier Service
    • Email and Internet
    • PC's available in Business Center
    • Unstaffed Business Centre
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    MEETINGS & EVENTS

    Weddings & Events

    Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, on the corner of George Street & Charlotte Square Home to 7 flexible meeting spaces with in-house AV support. Accommodates events large or small, for up to 300 guests.