Every Moment
Made Magical

The enchanting story of InterContinental® Edinburgh The George

A grand hotel since 1881 and nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage area of the beautiful and cultured city of Edinburgh is a collection of fine Georgian townhouses that make up the InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Proud of the connections with literary legends such as Robbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Scotland’s answer to Jane Austen, Susan Ferrier, we invite you to be inspired by the charming character in our rooms, gardens and enchanting hospitality.

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We are very proud of our hotel’s achievements in recent years, the success of our colleagues and the character of this unique property are the reasons we make an award-winning team. Our love for creating memorable hotel stays and delivering outstanding hospitality continues to inspire us all.

Condé Nast Traveller 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards – Top 10 Best Hotels in the UK

  • Winner of Best Cultural Hotel in the World Luxury Travel Awards 2022
  • Winner of Best Hotel in Scotland over 200 rooms in the 2022 Prestige Hotel Awards
  • Winner of Best Concierge, Scott Keenan, in the 2022 Prestige Hotel Awards
  • Regional winner for Luxury Business Hotel of the Year in the 2020 Scottish Hotel Awards for the Edinburgh & The Lothians Region
  • Winner of Luxury Brand of the Year in the 2019 Scottish Hotel Awards
  • Awarded Conference Hotel of the Year in the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards for the Edinburgh & The Lothians Region.


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Rooms & Suites

All our rooms at InterContinental Edinburgh The George take their colour palette from 19th century Scottish landscape paintings: from highland glens to forest ferns and mountain heathers. Cool in tone but materially rich, the rooms provide homely comfort with luxurious treats.

Elevate your InterContinental Edinburgh The George stay with a Club InterContinental room, located on the upper floors of the hotel with spectacular views across Edinburgh, all the way to out to the Forth river estuary. Club InterContinental rooms also include indulgent amenities such as Nespresso coffee machine, still and sparking water, complimentary bottle of wine, Treat Box complete with sweet and savoury snacks, and breakfast included during your stay.


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Valentine’s Weekend

Timeless Love

With cobbled streets perfect for tranquil wonders, stunning architecture and exquisite fine dining -Edinburgh is the perfect Valentine’s Day escape.

Begin your romantic trip with a bottle of champagne and chocolates on arrival in your room. Followed by a full Scottish breakfast the next morning.

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Moment of Tranquillity

We’ve worked alongside a sleep expert to create the ultimate ‘Moment of Tranquillity’ experience, to help you wake up refreshed after a peaceful night sleep, ready for the day ahead in our beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Relax and enjoy a dream stay in any of our splendid rooms with our curated sleep experience, which includes calming yoga and a luxurious turndown service, complete with our signature sleep scent.

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Stylish spaces

As a beautiful hotel in the heart of the historic city of Edinburgh, your celebrations and business meetings are expertly handled at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Just minutes from Waverley Station and 20 minutes by car from Edinburgh Airport, we offer convenience and the highest standards of planning and production for all occasions. In May 2022 the hotel was awarded Best Hotel in Scotland over 200 rooms in the 2022 Prestige Hotel Awards

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Food &

As much as we want you to enjoy all the delights our wonderful city has to offer, you cannot miss out on our three inviting options to dine here at InterContinental Edinburgh The George.


Where the classics come to life

The legacy of the capital’s rich literary heritage weaves throughout The Printing Press which gets its name from the link to Scotland’s prestigious publishing house, Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, founded by renowned writers from the late 1780s who were also residents at this address.

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A Scottish style all on its own

Alongside The Printing Press restaurant, this welcoming watering hole and late-night bar is a beacon of hospitality and is not surprisingly, the winner of Cocktail Hotel Bar of the Year, Edinburgh at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2019. Here we have a collection of local spirits from single malts to Edinburgh gin and even Scottish vodka.

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Comfort, coffee and cakes galore

The original Burr & Co. is right here on Edinburgh’s George Street and we are proud to have this cosy yet lively coffee shop nestled within our historic hotel. A popular meeting place for friends and colleagues to enjoy beer and wine, or the best coffee the city has to offer.

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Warm welcome

Our Front of House team would be delighted to assist you with any travel plans and inside information on how best to explore the secrets of this fantastic city, as well as a wide variety of other requests.

As a handy guide we have our own, specially designed map so you can easily choose the best places to visit and if you have only a short time in this beautiful city, our Front of House team is here to help you make the most of every hour.

The perfect day


Luxury gifts

Treat someone special with an InterContinental Edinburgh The George experience. With a choice of packages from historic, literary-inspired dining, to cocktail masterclasses or memorable weekend escapes, there’s something relaxing or exciting to suit any occasion.

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At InterContinental Edinburgh The George we offer all of the traditional facilities and services you would expect from a 4 Star hotel in a city centre, many free of charge.


Street parking is free between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Monday to Saturday, and until 12.30 p.m. on Sunday. Outside of these hours there is a maximum parking time of three hours for £5.30 per hour.

We offer a preferential rate for our guests at the Q-Park Omni Centre car park EH1 3AN. On arrival please drop luggage at the hotel and our Concierge will be happy to guide you. Please note that pre-booked spaces at Q-Park do not benefit from hotel parking discount.

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Hotel services

24 hours Reception, housekeeping service, dry cleaning, ironing service, 24 hours Room Service, business centre, Pet friendly, scanning, copying, printer, doctor on call, 24 hours concierge, limousine, taxi and tours.

If you have any other queries please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Our newly refurbished gym is conveniently situated within the hotel and offers a fresh and smart way to keep you on your fitness toes during your stay with us.

Find Us

Being centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh New Town we are easy to find.


There is regular tram service from the airport for £5.50 for a single trip, or £8.50 return, which takes about 40 minutes and stops at St Andrew Square.


Edinburgh International Airport is just 7 miles, or 25 minutes via taxi, from the hotel. A typical fare is under £25 (this may be higher on public holidays).


The nearest train station is the Edinburgh Waverley Station and is only half a mile, or a 15-minute walk, from the hotel. It has direct service to the London King’s Cross railway station. Getting a taxi from the station takes approximately 5 minutes, and the fare is between £6 and £8.


Travelling from the North, East, South or West? Find your route from the link below and enter in our postcode EH2 2PB.

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