Rooms & suites

 

Eclectically styled and cleverly detailed, the bedrooms and suites at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square celebrate the golden age of travel. A curated collection of art adorns the bedroom walls; and accessories mix books and miscellanea with PRINCIPAL touch points such as red bedside phones and a tuck box of treats.

Guest room

  • 13 - 26 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1-2 Beds

Our entry-level 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. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

Bathrooms include signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story, rainfall showers and Principal bathrobes. Access to our spa is complimentary between 7-9am and 6-9pm. There is a small charge of £10 per person for those staying in our Guest rooms who wish to have full access.

 

  • 13 - 26 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1-2 Beds

Our entry-level 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. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

Bathrooms include signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story, rainfall showers and Principal bathrobes. Access to our spa is complimentary between 7-9am and 6-9pm. There is a small charge of £10 per person for those staying in our Guest rooms who wish to have full access.

 

In this room, you’ll find…

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge in room
  • Mini fridge: fresh milk, still and sparkling water free of charge
  • Smart TV
  • Tea and fresh coffee
  • Tuck box of treats
  • Virtual newsagent: download magazines and newspapers free of charge

Room Details

BedsRoom sizeOccupancy
Single13 - 19 sq. m1
Double17 - 26 sq. m2
Twin17 - 26 sq. m2

Number of beds: ?

Number of beds

1 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 1 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


2 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


1 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


2 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 4 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


Family of 3

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 1 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


Family of 4

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 2 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in

Superior

  • 19 - 27 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1-2 Beds

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. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

Bathrooms include signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story, rainfall showers and Principal bathrobes. Superior rooms also include complimentary access to our spa.

  • 19 - 27 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1-2 Beds

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. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

Bathrooms include signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story, rainfall showers and Principal bathrobes. Superior rooms also include complimentary access to our spa.

In this room, you’ll find…

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini fridge: fresh milk, still and sparkling water free of charge
  • Smart TV
  • Tea and fresh coffee
  • Tuck box of treats
  • Virtual newsagent: download magazines and newspapers free of charge

Room Details

BedsRoom SizeOccupancy
Double19 - 27 sq. m2
Twin19 - 27 sq. m2
Double with sofa bed19 - 27 sq. m3

Number of beds: ?

Number of beds

1 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 1 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


2 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


1 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


2 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 4 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


Family of 3

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 1 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


Family of 4

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 2 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in

Deluxe

  • 25 - 31 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

Deluxe rooms are some of the best in the house, with a real sense of place and a lovely attention to detail. All rooms have king-size beds with a larger working space, and are located across the Georgian townhouse buildings and the new house. Townhouse Deluxe rooms have Nespresso coffee machines. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

Bathrooms include signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story, rainfall showers and Principal bathrobes. Deluxe rooms also include complimentary access to our spa.

  • 25 - 31 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

Deluxe rooms are some of the best in the house, with a real sense of place and a lovely attention to detail. All rooms have king-size beds with a larger working space, and are located across the Georgian townhouse buildings and the new house. Townhouse Deluxe rooms have Nespresso coffee machines. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

Bathrooms include signature toiletries designed in collaboration with The Perfumer’s Story, rainfall showers and Principal bathrobes. Deluxe rooms also include complimentary access to our spa.

In this room, you’ll find…

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini fridge: fresh milk, still and sparkling water free of charge
  • Smart TV
  • Tea and fresh coffee
  • Tuck box of treats
  • Virtual newsagent: download magazines and newspapers free of charge

Room Details

BedsRoom SizeOccupancy
King25 - 31 sq. m2

Number of beds: ?

Number of beds

1 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 1 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


2 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


1 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


2 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 4 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


Family of 3

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 1 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


Family of 4

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 2 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in

Junior suite

  • 28 - 44 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

Junior suites are generous open-plan rooms with space to stretch out and relax, many of which have Chesterfield-style sofas. They are located across the Georgian townhouse buildings and the new house, and include hand-made, pocket-sprung king mattresses made in the UK especially for PRINCIPAL, as well as thoughtful touches such as Nespresso coffee machines, portable record players and vintage vinyl. Our suites also include evening service. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

The ceramic-and-marble bathrooms offer a mix of walk-in showers and bathtubs with 70ml Perfumer's Story toiletries.  Junior suites also include complimentary access to our spa.

  • 28 - 44 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

Junior suites are generous open-plan rooms with space to stretch out and relax, many of which have Chesterfield-style sofas. They are located across the Georgian townhouse buildings and the new house, and include hand-made, pocket-sprung king mattresses made in the UK especially for PRINCIPAL, as well as thoughtful touches such as Nespresso coffee machines, portable record players and vintage vinyl. Our suites also include evening service. Townhouse rooms occupy the original Georgian buildings, and have a classic design in golden hues with complementary blue velvets. Guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s modern wing have a fresher, more contemporary feel with smoky greys and tan accents.

The ceramic-and-marble bathrooms offer a mix of walk-in showers and bathtubs with 70ml Perfumer's Story toiletries.  Junior suites also include complimentary access to our spa.

In this room, you’ll find…

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini fridge: fresh milk, still and sparkling water free of charge
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Smart TV
  • Tea and fresh coffee
  • Tuck box of treats
  • Virtual newsagent: download magazines and newspapers free of charge

Room Details

BedsRoom SizeOccupancy
King28 - 44 sq. m2

Number of beds: ?

Number of beds

1 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 1 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


2 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


1 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


2 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 4 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


Family of 3

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 1 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


Family of 4

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 2 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in

Signature suite

  • 50 - 67 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

Signature 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. They include hand-made, pocket-sprung king mattresses made in the UK especially for PRINCIPAL, and thoughtful touches such as Nespresso coffee machines and portable record players with vintage vinyl. Our suites include fresh flowers and evening service.

The ceramic-and-marble bathrooms offer a mix of walk-in showers and baths with 70ml Perfumer's Story toiletries. Signature suites also include complimentary access to our spa.

  • 50 - 67 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

Signature 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. They include hand-made, pocket-sprung king mattresses made in the UK especially for PRINCIPAL, and thoughtful touches such as Nespresso coffee machines and portable record players with vintage vinyl. Our suites include fresh flowers and evening service.

The ceramic-and-marble bathrooms offer a mix of walk-in showers and baths with 70ml Perfumer's Story toiletries. Signature suites also include complimentary access to our spa.

In this room, you’ll find…

  • Smart TV
  • Tea and fresh coffee
  • Tuck box of treats
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Daily VIP amenity
  • Air conditioning
  • Fresh flowers
  • Mini fridge: fresh milk, still and sparkling water free of charge
  • Virtual newsagent: download magazines and newspapers free of charge
  • Free Wi-Fi

Room Details

BedsRoom SizeOccupancy
Super king50 - 67 sq. m2

Number of beds: ?

Number of beds

1 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 1 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


2 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


1 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


2 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 4 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


Family of 3

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 1 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


Family of 4

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 2 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in

Principal suite

  • 74 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

The Principal suite is the largest and most generously appointed suite in the hotel, and occupies the raised ground floor of one of the original Georgian townhouses. There’s bags of space in which to make yourself at home, including a big, comfy sofa; a dining table that seats four, a roll-top bath and separate, walk-in shower; and of course a king size bed with our signature linen.

You’ll find all of the upgrades in our Signature suites, plus a full Scottish breakfast for two with your choice of newspaper.  The Principal suite also includes complimentary access to our spa.

  • 74 sq. m
  • 1-2 Adults
  • 1 Bed

The Principal suite is the largest and most generously appointed suite in the hotel, and occupies the raised ground floor of one of the original Georgian townhouses. There’s bags of space in which to make yourself at home, including a big, comfy sofa; a dining table that seats four, a roll-top bath and separate, walk-in shower; and of course a king size bed with our signature linen.

You’ll find all of the upgrades in our Signature suites, plus a full Scottish breakfast for two with your choice of newspaper.  The Principal suite also includes complimentary access to our spa.

In this room, you’ll find…

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Perfumer’s Story bathroom amenities
  • Smart TV
  • Tea and fresh coffee
  • Tuck box of treats
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Fresh flowers
  • Mini fridge: fresh milk, still and sparkling water free of charge
  • Virtual newsagent: download magazines and newspapers free of charge
  • Free Wi-Fi

Room Details

BedsRoom SizeOccupancy
1 king bed74 sq. m2

Number of beds: ?

Number of beds

1 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 1 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


2 Single Bed

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


1 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 2 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


2 Double Beds

Max occupancy: 4 adult

Typical bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in


Family of 3

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 1 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in


Family of 4

Max occupancy: 2 adult & 2 child under 12

Typical double bed size: 135 cm x 190 cm or 53 in x 75 in

Typical single bed size: 90 cm x 190 cm or 35 in x 75 in

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ

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