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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

A cosmopolitan clubhouse in Scotland’s historic capital city Overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square — formerly The Roxburghe Hotel — consists of seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. As the newest Principal hotel, it has undergone a multi-million restoration and refurbishment. All of our bedrooms and suites have been given a smart, new look, inspired by the golden age of travel and a genuine sense of Scottish hospitality. Our beautiful internal courtyard, The Garden — an oasis of calm with a glass roof — is now open from breakfast through to the wee hours. Inspired by the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean, our new restaurant, BABA is brought to you by the team behind Glasgow’s award-winning Ox and Finch restaurant.

Georgian interiors, historic charm, and beautiful views over the leafy Charlotte Square set the tone perfectly for a meeting in Edinburgh. We have six meeting rooms that can seat from 12 to 350. The largest of these, the Gallery, looks out over George Street and is a light and airy ‘blank canvas’ that is ideal for presentations, parties and product launches. The Cellar, found in the basement level, is an industrial space and ideal for private parties, product launches and drinks receptions. The Executive Boardroom can be booked for up to 12 people making it perfect for smaller meetings. All of the rooms have been kitted out with all the AV and IT you are likely to need.

Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel.

Ideally located for short breaks in Edinburgh, the hotel is just two minutes’ walk from Princes Street and overlooks the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. There is also on site car parking for central Edinburgh and easy access to Waverley train station.

Scottish Hotel Awards:
Brand Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2018
Style Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2018
Brand Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2016
Business Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2016
Business Hotel of the Year | Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2015

Certificate of Excellence Award by Tripdvisor


Winter Meeting Offer - DDR/24HR

Book your meeting in the heart of the New Town at the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. Make your new booking to arrive between October 2018 and April 2019 to take advantage of our winter rates.

Day delegate rates from £36.00 inc VAT
24 Hour rates from £190 inc VAT

Valid on new bookings only. Booking is subject to availability and excludes public holidays and special town events (high demand periods). For more information or to book, contact our Events team on 0131 240 7139 or email ===============================


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Meeting Rooms

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Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
Drawing Room 10 6 27m2 4.0m
Private Dining Room 15 15 37m2 4.0m
The Cellar 48 14 50 24 125m2 2.0m
The Executive Boardroom 12 29m2 4.0m
The Gallery 250 70 184 150 300 300 382m2 3.3m
The Gallery 1 96 50 64 64 125 125 200m2 3.3m
The Gallery 2 96 50 64 64 125 125 182m2 3.3m
The Gallery Pre-Function 48 20 20 20 60 40 65m2 2.6m

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Masquerade Party Nights at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

This Christmas, dress up for one of our masquerade party nights and disguise yourself with a mask to add a festive frisson to a party you’ll remember for a lifetime. Begin the night with a glass of Prosecco on arrival before sitting down to a three-course, festive dinner. Entertainment includes a live singer, and a DJ — and you can capture the moment in our special masquerade photobooth.

Masquerade party nights from £50 per person

£50.00 p/p - 30th Nov, 6th, 13th and 20th December (includes half a bottle of wine)
£55.00 p/p - 7th, 14th, 21st and 22nd December
£59.00 p/p - 1st, 8th and 15th December

To find out more:
Call us on: 0131 240 5500 or email us at:

The Principal NYE Party

Celebrate the New Year at our house party with a difference! Start your night with Prosecco and canapés in The Garden where guests can be glammed up with a glitter mask by the infamous Gypsy Shrine makeup artists. The Gallery will then open with food pop-ups and a DJ, you’ll dance till you drop, at which point we’ll have fluffy slippers in which to rest your weary feet. After the fireworks, head back to The Garden for midnight snacks, and then dance till you drop.

At a glance
Arrival drink and canapés in the Garden
Food pop-ups in the Gallery throughout the night
Live music, DJ and dancefloor
Glass of Champagne at the bells
From £130 per person

To find out more:
Call us on: 0131 240 5500 or email us at: