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The George Hotel - Edinburgh****

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The George Hotel, Edinburgh****
Offering the most exquisite toiletries you could wish for

The street view of The George Hotel, Edinburgh

When I arrived at The George Hotel in Edinburgh, there was a wedding ceremony in full force. They must be getting something right I thought to myself because the wedding party seemed exceedingly happy. The hotel is a short cab ride from the main train station though if your bags are not too heavy, you can easily walk it. Housed in an elegant grade 2 listed building The George Hotel exudes prominence and provides the most elegant toiletries.

A stay at the George means that you are residing in one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious locations in the heart of the city and a few metres away from the proud statue of King George which stands prominently in the middle of George Street. Bustling and busy is the word I would use when you immediately enter the hotel. The hotel is a popular meetings and events destination with its elegant Kings Hall a regular choice for wedding planners. Kings Hall is the events room that was created after an extensive £12 million refurbishment in summer 2006.

The statue of King George as it stands in George Street, Edinburgh

Exquisite toiletries in the George Hotel bathrooms

The Hall seats up to 270 people for a gala dinner or 200 guests for a dinner dance. The hotel also has eight additional state-of-the-art rooms that hold between 16 and 80 people for private dining. Upon arrival, the reception desk is situated further down the main hallway so if you want any immediate special attention, you will need to make those extra few steps to the desk to get it.

It is a very popular hotel and has the added bonus of being next door to the very popular Tempus Bar and restaurant offering live entertainment and Sunday jazz both to guests and non-guests at the coolest address in town.

The bedrooms
The rooms have all been fully refurbished and range from Standard to Superior Deluxe, with one Suite. Executive Traveller is satisfied with The George’s room space and amenities. The bathroom accessories are exquisite and are highly recommended. All rooms come fully equipped with Modern ensuite facilities with showers over a bath

Standard bedroom at The George Hotel, Edinburgh


• Plasma TV with cable and movies on demand
• Broadband internet access
• Laptop-sized safe
• Iron and ironing board
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Work space
• Voicemail
• Hairdryer

A central Business and Incentives Hotel
The George is definitely a business and incentives hotel which is also a big hit with weddings. It has 8 conference and event suites all seating for up to 300 delegates. The hotel’s King's Hall is very popular for weddings and large banquets. Apart from weddings, it boasts Edinburgh's most exclusive meeting space, The Library together with its breakout areas. It also has a dedicated conference team in place to assist with you all your meeting needs.
Purely leisure
If you had to choose a hotel in the centre of Edinburgh to complement your visit to the Royal city, then The George will make an excellent choice. It is ideally situated within the shopping haven of Edinburgh making it very practical for you to enjoy the best of Edinburgh as well as the hotel’s own exclusive neighbours EH2 Tempus Restaurant and Bar which is a city hotspot.
The city's leisure attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Princes Street Gardens and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the foot of the Royal Mile are all only a short walk away.
The hotel is exclusively a non-smoking hotel and the Management imposes a minimum 3 day cancelation policy on all reservations and unless this is cancelled within this period prior to arrival, and will charge the costs of the full nights stay for every night booked on the original booking basis.

The George Hotel
19-21 George Street
Edinburgh
Scotland, EH2 2PB
UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1312 251 251
Fax +44 (0) 1312 265 644

Executive Traveller 2003