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InterContinental The George

InterContinental The George

The enchanting story of InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Since 1881 and nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Edinburgh's beautiful and cultured city, a grand hotel 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 Austin, Susan Ferrier, inviting you to be inspired by the charming character in the rooms, gardens, and enchanting hospitality.

Experience the Heritage 

The address for InterContinental Edinburgh The George is a collection of five fine Georgian townhouses originally built in the 18th century. Still, the property has been a grand hotel, historically known as “The George Hotel,” since 1881. Over the past two hundred years, in the New Town area of Edinburgh, this elegant establishment was enjoyed by literary legends such as the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns and author Sir Walter Scott and one of the townhouses was even home to Scotland’s answer to Jane Austin – Susan Ferrier. The celebrity endorsements continued with Hollywood great Elizabeth Taylor and pop queen Kylie Minogue. Over time the buildings changed in use from gracious living, grand insurance offices, artist’s studio, and now, the stunning InterContinental Edinburgh The George.

The distinguished hotel, so full of stories, charm, and character, is part of the neoclassic New City developed in the 18th century to house Edinburgh’s growing population and is the largest area of Georgian architecture Europe. On the list of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage sites since 1995, the district represents a remarkable blend of two urban phenomena: organic medieval growth and 18-19th century town planning.

Rooms & Suites 

All the rooms at InterContinental Edinburgh The George take their color 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.


As much as we want you to enjoy all the delights the wonderful city has to offer, you cannot miss out on the inviting options to dine here at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. The Printing Press Restaurant and Bar offer stylish drinks and a modern take on the best of Scottish produce, whilst Burr & Co. provides a cozy rendezvous, serving comforting coffees and irresistible homemade cakes. "The Printing Press Restaurant'' - 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. ''The Printing Press Bar'' - A Scottish style of its own - Alongside The Printing Press restaurant, you have the welcoming Printing Press Bar, a late-night beacon of hospitality that exudes elegance. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Bar was the winner of the Cocktail Hotel Bar of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2019. Here having a collection of local spirits from single malts to Edinburgh gin and even Scottish vodka. Cocktail masterclasses are available for the adventurous guest who loves to learn about the local tipples.

"BURR & CO'' - Comfort, coffee, and cakes galore - The original Burr & Co is right here on Edinburgh’s George Street, and as it is with pride to have this cozy yet lively coffee shop nestled within the historic hotel. Start your day right, with coffee, and finish the day of exploring Edinburgh with a delightful sip on a spritz. It is also a popular meeting place for friends and colleagues to enjoy beer and wine or the best coffee the city has to offer. With a tantalizing selection of homemade cakes, pastries, and sandwiches, you can while away hours in the great company or alone in a quiet corner to watch the world go by. Free Wi-Fi and quiet corners make it the perfect place to work, and you can even bring your pet!
Hotel Services - Hotel services - 24 hours Reception, housekeeping service, dry cleaning, ironing service, 24 hours Room Service, business center, Pet friendly, scanning, copying, printer, doctor on call, 24 hours concierge, limousine, taxi and tours. Gym - The 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.

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Why we love this hotel

  • The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881.

  • At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens.

  • Today, The InterContinental Edinburgh The George offers all luxuries of an InterContinental life in the heart of the Scottish capital.

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Rooms and Suites at InterContinental The George

From 163 USD

Deluxe Room ( 28m2 - 31m2 )

Expand your sleep and work capacity with a King Deluxe room. Decorated in soothing tones, you can enjoy a great night’s sleep in a king-sized bed and...

From 186 USD

Forth View Room ( 28m2 - 31m2 )

Time to stop and stare - The views of the Edinburgh skyline and the Firth of Forth are the main feature of the King Forth View room. Decorated in cool...

From 170 USD

Urban Room ( 12m2 - 20m2 )

Full of character, the Urban Double rooms are perfect for short stays or solo trips. Nestling throughout the Georgian buildings and the new house thes...

From 288 USD

Double Room ( 16m2 - 23m2 )

Decorated in a contemporary style, the Double Room makes for a relaxing stay with all modern conveniences. These rooms offer a comfy double bed, free...

From 136 USD

Superior Room ( 22m2 - 30m2 )

Spacious and stylishly presented, the Superior room offers plenty of space and all your creature comforts. Each room includes free Wi-Fi, smart TV, la...

From 264 USD

Junior Suite ( 32m2 - 45m2 )

These thoughtfully designed open-plan rooms are perfect for long stays and special occasions. Fresh flowers and an evening turndown service will bring...

From 348 USD

1 Bedroom Suite ( 40m2 )

Located in the original Georgian Townhouse. Fresh flowers and turndown service provided. The ceramic-and-marble bathrooms come with Agraria toiletries...

From 456 USD

1 Bedroom George St View ( 55m2 )

Indulge in the largest and most generously appointed suites. Located in the original Georgian Townhouse with views over George Street. Fresh flowers a...

From 226 USD

Standard Room ( 16m2 )

You deserve a room as unique as you are. While bed type is not guaranteed and subject to availability the best will be done to meet your preference. F...

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