Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.1 K reviews
Very good luxury hotel. Close to Edinburgh Castle. Good for sightseeing and close to the city center. Fantastic service. Great pool.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Jacuzzi
    • Indoor Pool
    • Number of Pools
    • Swimming Pool
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
    • Children's Entertainment
80 Lauriston Place Edinburgh EH3 9DE Scotland


This hotel is located near to the beach (around 5 km away). The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the commercial district are only a few minutes walk away. Links to the public transport network lie just 50 m away.


The hotel was built in 2004. Guests can enjoy a pleasant stay in one of the 180 rooms. A lobby and a reception are available to travellers. Most storeys can be reached by lift. Services and facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, a dining area, a bar, a babysitting service, room service, a laundry service and a conference room. Wireless internet access in public areas allows guests to stay connected. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. The rooms each feature a double bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. A fridge, a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station ensure a comfortable stay. An ironing set is also available for guests' convenience. Internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi add to the comfort of the holiday. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer is also available. The accommodation offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.


The establishment features numerous leisure facilities, including a pool and an indoor pool. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. A range of options are available, including a gym, a sauna and a steam bath. Additional services include an entertainment programme for children, offering numerous activities.


Breakfast can be booked.


The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Restaurant staff superb. No apology for inconvenience. Reception staff were well informed and polite.

    "Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception." "Management and housekeeping are decent." "Bar service is acceptable." "Room service is average." "Booking process is sufficient." "Recreation staff is nice." "Great concierge service."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Excellent staff and surroundings. Excellent welcome and environment. Location is superb.

    "Great location." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Pricey, inconvenient parking." "Near to public transport and the airport." "Reasonably accessible by car."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Staff at breakfast was wonderful. Suite and breakfast was amazing.

    "Tasty yet pricey breakfasts."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Bar is awesome"

    Bar staff were exceptional. Friendly staff and bar man. Bar and serving staff superb.

    "Good, but spendy, bar." "Bar service is acceptable." "Alcoholic drinks are not the best."

  • Cleanliness

    Executive room which was spotless. Rooms were spotless and very comfortable. Hotel is always spotless and welcoming.

    "Clean hotel facilities." "Tidy rooms and acceptably clean dining area." "Pool is reasonably clean, but the bathrooms are less so." "Moderately clean wellness & sports facilities."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Pool facility clean and refreshing. Loved having gym and pool. Loved the pool area.

    "Good pool, acceptably clean."

  • WiFi
    "Regular internet service"

    Two MAC computers are provided free. Our 2 children loved the computers. A problem with the wi-fi.

    "Average wifi quality." "Free internet."

  • Food
    "Food is all right"

    Bacon was mostly fat and tasteless. Pastries were stale. Loved another veggie option.

    "Poor menus and okay food." "Okay dessert, fruits, and snacks." "Great dining, with delicious salads." "Unappetizing pork dishes and side dishes." "Restaurant is moderately priced and reasonably clean." "Poor vegetarian & vegan dishes."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Carpet in room looking dated/dirty. Carpet was dirty and needed vacuuming. Fridge was dirty.

    "Beds and rooms are average, overall, although A/C and minibars are poor." "Large, clean rooms with wonderful views." "Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Rooms lacking maintenance, with poor quality kitchenettes, furniture and TV's." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Stunning for the price. Reasonably priced and attentive staff. Bar drinks were very expensive and it was shame.

    "Fairly good value for money." "High priced breakfast." "Normally priced food." "Beverages could be cheaper." "Free internet."

  • Wellness Area
    "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities"

    Leisure area is very beautifully designed. Excellent leisure facilities. Smell in the changing room and hall.

    "Moderately clean wellness & sports facilities." "Sauna is ok." "Good fitness area."