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The vibrant George Street runs adjacent to Princes Street and is home to some of the trendiest shops, bars and restaurants in the city. With a mixture of shopping malls, department stores and independent shops, George Street is the perfect spot for some serious retail therapy.
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After a day of shopping, you can let your hair down as it is also one of the most glamorous streets in Edinburgh, with an eclectic mix of designer bars and hip clubs. If you take your shopping very seriously and want a hotel close by for extra convenience; or if you want some of the city's best pubs and clubs on your doorstep, you should certainly consider a hotel on George Street.
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Which hotels are the closest accommodation to George Street? Read on.
Which hotels are closest to George Street?
The 4-star boutique Tigerlily is located at 125, George Street and offers luxurious contemporary accommodation, some with fabulous views over the Firth of Forth, coupled with state-of-the-art technology. There are pre-loaded iPods in each room chosen by the resident DJ at the Opal Lounge nightclub, as well as mood lighting, hair straighteners, DVD players and free Wi-Fi.
The fashionable and lively Tigerlily Bar is famous for its professionally prepared cocktails and the public areas are loud and glitzy, with mosaic mirror tiles and bright, bold decor and furnishings. There is also free priority entrance for guests to the resident nightclub, Lulu. For a glamorous and hip treat, right in the heart of one of the most fashionable streets, consider the Tigerlily - not a venue for the shy and retiring.
Le Monde Hotel
The 4-star boutique Le Monde is located at 16, George Street and offers unique accommodation with 18 individually designed guest rooms designed after the theme of a famous world city. Choose from an executive room such as Reykjavik, decorated in a Scandinavian style, or Atlantis, with its huge glass art wall in sea blue; or a spacious Junior suite such as the loft apartment style New York, the oriental Tokyo or Los Angeles, complete with a Hollywood sign.
There is a fabulous attention to detail at Le Monde, with books and CDs reflecting the theme of the room. There are three themed eating options, Vienna, Paris and Milan, and all guests receive free VIP entry to the resident Shanghai nightclub which makes it a perfect hotel for any party animal.
The elegant and traditional 4-star George Hotel is situated at 19-21 George Street in an old listed building tastefully restored and preserving many of its original features. It offers 249 rooms and suites, all decorated and maintained to a very high standard, and some with views over Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth. It took the award of the Best Hotel in Edinburgh at the Scottish Hotel Awards in 2009 and the lively bar, Tempus is a popular place for both visitors and locals. For a luxurious and elegant experience in the heart of the shopping district you should consider the George.
MacDonald Roxburghe Hotel
The traditional 4-star Roxburghe Hotel, part of the Macdonald chain of hotels, is situated in peaceful Charlotte Square, at one end of George Street and is home to award winning restaurant Melrose. This elegant hotel offers 198 rooms, all recently refurbished, but retaining many of the original Georgian features, some with balconies and views over the city. There is a leisure suite, Vital Health, with a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.
Roxburghe also offer a wide range of spa and beauty treatments. Although the Roxburghe is so close to the shops and bars of vibrant George Street, it offers a more relaxing and traditional experience to its guests - perfect for those who want the best of both worlds.
Rick's is a stylish boutique hotel located at 55A Frederick Street, about 100 metres from George Street. A sister hotel of the Tigerlily, Rick's offers cool and contemporary accommodation and is also home to a popular cocktail bar and restaurant.
Conclusion - Staying at a hotel on George Street, Edinburgh trendiest street
Most of the hotels on or around George Street are 4-star luxury hotels so a night there will not come cheap. If your budget does not stretch to these, you may have to consider a less expensive hotel or guest house a few minutes' walk away. This article only covers those hotels actually on or extremely close to George Street. Edinburgh, however, is a compact city and the hotels in and around Princes Street are only a 5-minute walk away, so if you do not find your hotel of choice here, there are still plenty to choose from.
Note that George Street can get very noisy at night - perfect if you intend to be partying until the small hours but not if you are looking for a good night's sleep. If noise is a concern, you should check this directly with the hotel before booking.
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