$141 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

4 stars
80 Lauriston Place, SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH, EH3 9DE
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
7 reviews
Overnight stay with friend

Walked to hotel from Waverley train station with a couple of stops for liquid refreshments en... See full review

  • jodim
  • Jun 27, 2013
Stayed 1 night

Good location, very central , near the sights and the station. The room was clean and comfortable.... See full review

  • Mysty
  • Feb 28, 2013
A modern hotel close to Edinburgh Castle, shopping, and nightlife

The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is a modern, 4-star hotel, close to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Princes Street, Grassmarket, and the city's shopping and nightlife. The hotel has meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a fitness room, and 24-hour room service. Internet access is available (fees apply). Children under 16 at this family-friendly hotel stay free with parents or grandparents and enjoy free breakfast, access to video games, and a healthy children's menu. Families also appreciate baby equipment and late check-out on Sundays.

Highlights
  • Children under 16 stay free
  • Wellness and fitness area
  • Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • All rooms are non-smoking
Rooms

The Novotel Edinburgh Centre hotel has 180 spacious rooms, each accommodating up to two adults and two children under 16, who stay free with parents or grandparents. Superior rooms have queen bed, sofa bed, private bathroom, work area, cable/satellite television with pay-per-view movies, high-speed Internet access (charges apply), hairdryer, mini-bar, and tea/coffee. Executive rooms also have a coffeemaker, iPod docking station, extra bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers, complimentary Internet access, and local calls. Suites additionally provide two flat-screen televisions, bathrobes, and unlimited access to the fitness area. Families can check out as late as 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Features

The Elements restaurant has a stylish, contemporary design and offers a variety of innovative dishes, from modern cuisine to old favorites. Dinner is available from 6-10 p.m. daily. The Elements bar serves a selection of light meals and beverages until 11 p.m. daily.

 

The Novotel Edinburgh Centre's relaxation and fitness facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, well-equipped fitness center, and indoor heated pool. The hotel has five meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 80 theater-style.

Transportation
  • Haymarket rail station (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Waverley rail station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.4 mi/11.8 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Usher Hall (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Royal Mile (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Princes Street (1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Portobello beach (5.5 mi/8.8 km)
Business
  • Five meeting rooms accommodate up to 80
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.4 mi/0.6 km)

Hotel Map

55.9449 -3.1993
Nearby airports
EDI, (EDI), 11.26, KM, W; GLA, (GLA), 80.46, KM, W; PIK, (PIK), 104.60, KM, W;
Area description
Downtown

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Novotel Edinburgh Centre Rooms

1 Qn bed + Sofa Sup
Superior Room Queen Bed + convertible Sofa. Enjoy modern decor and ergonomic comfort: Queen bed, en suite bath or shower, sofa bed , large flexible work area, 26” LCD TV, pay movies and internet access, broadband connection, hair dryer, iron, laptop saf
2 Sg beds Sup
Superior Room 2 Single Beds. Enjoy modern decor and ergonomic comfort Queen bed & sofa bed or two single beds, en suite bath or shower, large flexible work area, LCD TV, pay movies and internet access, broadband, hair dryer, iron, laptop safe, minibar,
Room 1 Qn bed + Sofa Exec
Executive Room with Queen bed + convertible Sofa. An experience combining relaxation and focus. All our Superior room features plus a Nespresso coffee machine, Bose Ipod docking station, extra bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, complimentary inter

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Express check in
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Cribs available
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Lauriston: 0.1 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.4 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.1 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.4 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.6 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.6 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 0.6 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.7 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.7 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.7 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.8 mi
  • Dalry: 0.8 mi
  • Greenhill: 0.8 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.9 mi
  • People's Story: 0.9 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.9 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.9 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 0.9 mi
  • Church Hill: 0.9 mi
  • Newington: 0.9 mi
  • Calton Hill: 1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • West Coates: 1.1 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.1 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Ardmillan: 1.1 mi

Dining

ELEMENTS
Stylish and contemporary in design, our Elements restaurant offers a variety of innovative dishes from modern cuisine to old favourites. Guests can choose to have their meal served as either an entree or main size.
ELEMENTS BAR
Elements bar serves a selection of light meals and beverages in a stylish and contemporay environment throughout the day. Modern facilities are available in a dedicated area with plenty of natural light.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.4

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Crumblies
Fife Scotland
Jul 3, 2014

A night at the Museum

Our reception on arrival was underwhelming in contrast to our departure which was smiley and friendly. The toiletries and bed linen were excellent We could find no information on car parking - whether there was anyh, if so the cost and for how long

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ZoeExeter
Edinburgh
Aug 13, 2013

Ideal location for Fringe Festival

Pretty standard hotel - fairly new and nice pool /gym. Great location for many Fringe venues.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jodim
Dundee
Jun 27, 2013

Overnight stay with friend

Walked to hotel from Waverley train station with a couple of stops for liquid refreshments en route! First impression of hotel was good. Easy to find and convenient location to the grassmarket for a night out. Hotel room was clean and tidy. Nothing exceptional but very comfortable all the same. Bathroom bit odd as toilet was in one room but sink was in another along with a bath and shower. Loved the Jacuzzi and swimming pool facilities. Staff was polite and helpful. Beware though of cost of water provided in room - £2.50 a bottle. Got a deal on the room rate so was good value for money. Don't think I'd be keen on paying full price although I would pay bit more for the jacuzzi etc. Would go back if got a decent deal. Been to Edinburgh a few times before and think this is nicest place I've stayed in so far. Don't tend to go for fancy hotels esp for one night but this was really nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mysty
London
Feb 28, 2013

Stayed 1 night

Good location, very central , near the sights and the station. The room was clean and comfortable. The only problems were the heating was on very high in the hotel generally but it was very cold outside. Also the card key to my room was faulty so had to keep asking the staff to open my door which got a bit annoying. Also there were stains on the carpet . However, the breakfast was good in the morning and they had reduced the price of breakfast and generally the staff were very friendly and obliging.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
anotherhappycustomer
Durham, UK
Feb 20, 2013

Great base for doing Edinburgh on foot

Excellent location for walking round the main sites of Edinburgh. 5 - 10 minutes walk from Royal Mile and Grassmarket, then on to Princes Street, to Cineworld etc. Very fresh, smart, efficient, clean hotel. We had a twin room, the beds were very wide for singles so great sleep. Modern furnishings and great bathroom with bath and walk in shower, and seperate loo. Works well when sharing with a friend. Swimmin pool, gym and sauna in basement. Really good value for our late rooms price. Highly recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Witchery for late dining. Fantastic setting, twinkling lights.

Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ak907
Alaska, USA
Nov 15, 2011

Got a good deal!

Good hotel but limited parking available, and the staff wasnt very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
dissed in Edinburgh
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 4, 2010

nice hotel, staff sucks

First, the denied there was a reservation, then finally found one of the two rooms. We had to pay to use the internet and email our reservation to them to prove there were two rooms at our rate . They refused to refund the internet charge on their own computers. They then said that we took stuff from the minibar, since they had forget to restock it prior to our arrival. The last straw was the cab they called did not arrive for the airport at 5AM and we had to hail one on the street in the snow.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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