Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9DE
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8.5
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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
  • Edinburgh Castle420 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions500 m
  • Royal Mile650 m
  • National Museum of Scotland690 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town840 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse1.39 km
  • Arthur's Seat1.68 km
  • Calton Hill1.68 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh2.32 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia4.24 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    4-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Location is right round the corner from Grassmarket so brilliant for unique little places and bars and restaurants and a nice walk up to the Royal Mil..."
    Sally-Anne - 16 January 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.2 room quality and comfort
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.1 facilities on premise
    • 970 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

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    Room comfort score
    8.2/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    26 sqm.
    Value for money score
    7.8/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Bigger than
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    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center1.1 Miles
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport10.3 km

    Rooms available at Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Executive Queen Bed
    Executive Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Executive With Breakfast Queen Bed
    Executive With Breakfast Queen Bed
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds
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    Executive Queen Bed
    Executive Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Queen Bed
    Superior Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Executive Queen Bed
    Executive Queen Bed
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Double Superior
    Double Superior
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Superior
    Superior
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
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    What people love about Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel

    • 6.8
      Good
      Bathroom

      "Shower and room facilities are great."

      Jenny

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      02 October 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff were friendly and helpful."

      kristina

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      03 July 2017

    • 9.7
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff were friendly and helpful."

      Sally-Anne

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      16 January 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great location near Grass Market and Castle."

    Alison

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    08 January 2019

    Description

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    7 mentions
    Housekeeping
    4 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    3 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    6.8
    Good
    Cleanliness

    "This is a neat, clean and spacious hotel."

    Jenny

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    02 October 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Full English/Irish
    Gluten-free

    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant
    Cuisine:International
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.5
    Excellent
    From 2286 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.0
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    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.1
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.8
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    9+ Exceptional (19)
    8-9 Excellent (19)
    7-8 Very Good (22)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (11)
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    Mar - May (19)
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    Dec - Feb (23)
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    2.4
    Sunarman from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2018

    Acceptable”

    1. ROOM NO TOWEL , CALLED 4 TIMES AND BEING REPLIED TO WAIT , THE 5TH TIMES SAID NO TOWEL AS THEY SHORT OF TOWEL. 2. BED EXTREME DIRTY , THE BED COVER SHOWED BROWNISH COLOUR AND SANDY , SEEMS NOT BEING CHANGED FOR MONTHS. 3. SHOWER SINK NOT WORKING , CALLED RECEPTION AND BEING ASKED TO WAIT UNTIL THE DAY AFTER AS THERE WAS NO TECHNICIAN AVAILABLE , THE TECHNICIAN CAME ABOUT CHECK OUT TIME BUT AFTER REPAIR STILL NOT WORKING , AT THE END DONE SHOWER AT THE OTHER ROOM. 4. THE WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED SO FAR.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Jenny from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September, 2017

    Clean and spacious hotel, 15mins walk to the old town”

    This is a neat, clean and spacious hotel. Shower and room facilities are great. The hotel is just next to the University of Edinburgh. It is a good 15 mins walk to the Old Town where the attractions are and about 10 mins to a small area where you can do banking and dining. Breakfast was good though staff serving is abit slow.

    Reviewed October 02, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    KUOWEI from Taiwan
    Group
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2016

    Hotel is good but staff unprofessional ”

    In general hotel Hardware is good but service feft terrible by 3 complains. Unprofessional checkin exp at the beginning. We booked rooms inc. breakfast, but staff seems forget that and didn't tell about info about breakfast and attitude make me feel cold. We booked rooms for 2 nights, but we need to change room key at second day without any notice, which is rediculous why I need to change room key at my second stay? Finally, the housekeeper mistakingly take 3 of our switch adopters because they may think it's belonging to hotel, which is very rediculous that 1. We stay in hotel for 2nightd and they took away switch auditor at 1st night; 2. The type of 3 adopters are different from hotel's in color and make no sense to make this mistake. By the way, when talking this issue with receptionist, her attitude shows it seems not hotel mistake even if her attitude is no unfriendly.

    Reviewed April 26, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Sally-Anne from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in January, 2016

    Great stay”

    location, room size

    I was there three nights. Got there early for check in but they had a room ready so let me check in there and then. Room was a great size - really large for a hotel room. Location is right round the corner from Grassmarket so brilliant for unique little places and bars and restaurants and a nice walk up to the Royal Mile. I ate twice in the hotel and was impressed with the quality of the food. My only complaints would be that the heating wasn't great - didn't seem to make much of a difference when I had it on. Also, the shower was too hot and I couldn't seem to change the temperature - close to scalding temperature. I did let them know at front desk and they said they would have a look but I didn't notice any difference. Great size bathroom with a bath and a separate shower and the toilet itself completely separate. Staff were friendly and helpful. The pool was small but cute! I would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed January 16, 2016
    5.7
    Sum from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in March, 2015

    Old hotel ”

    Staff service with reasonable location

    In general, I was expecting better stay condition since it claimed to be 4 star hotel. Apart from the very old furniture and old-fashion bathroom, a very helpful staff service has offset it. Maybe I was just being unfortunate to have that rusty old room. However, I don't think I will be back for this hotel again.

    Reviewed April 28, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Andrew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in January, 2015

    Birthday stay”

    Could not falult the customer service in particular at reception, restaurant and bar

    Check in was easy and pleasant requested a quiet room and it was comfortable and very quiet (particularly for a city centre), Excellent size room with sofa bed for children, might bring the grand kids next time. Breakfast a little busy on the first morning but calm restored on the other mornings, good selection of food. Had the table d'hote menu in restaurant 2 evenings which was very good (and reasonable). Nice little swimming pool/Jacuzzi/sauna/steam room. Biggest plus however were the staff all very pleasant and very helpful

    Reviewed January 30, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mairead from Ireland
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in January, 2015

    Excellent Location”

    Location, swimming pool, comfortable room

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Novotel. If using the map which the hotel supplies, you may want to turn it upside down. We didnt and ended up walking completely out of our way. Having said that, the location is fantastic and is a beautiful walk towards the Royal Mile and all the stunning architecture on the way. Not difficult to see where J K Rowling got her inspiration for Happy Potter!!

    Reviewed January 25, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Andrew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in October, 2013

    Great hotel”

    Great room, big buffet breakfast, cleanliness

    Everything is what you would expect a premium chain to be, great bedding, comfy bed, excellent food. Just the location for us was a bit if a pain, but I suppose that's cos Edinburgh is so hilly! If you don't mind walking to get into the city this is the place for you.

    Reviewed August 16, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Bruce from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in June, 2014

    Pleasant One Night Stay”

    breakfast, location, staff

    My first stay at this hotel. Only one night, but it provided as advertised. The breakfast was excellent, with a wide range of buffet selections. Friends suggested that the restaurant was a bit short-staffed at busy breakfast times, but I encountered no problems. The room was comfortable and clean, but obviously had been "lived in". Very good location near Tolcross and The Meadows, and within 10-15 minutes walk from Grassmarket and Princes Street. £100 for 1 night seemed a bit steep, but maybe I'm contaminated by Bangkok prices. Overall, though, I'd happily recommend the hotel.

    Reviewed July 05, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sean from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2014

    Excellent room, early check-in ,central”

    Clean, friendly and central.

    Booked this hotel for 2 nights sightseeing and nightlife in Edinburgh, was pleased with hotel, clean and spaceous room with curteous staff! Just a short walk from Grassmarket and Old Town. Would definately recommend!!

    Reviewed April 02, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Kathryn from United States
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in January, 2014

    Very nice business hotel”

    Large, clean and comfortable rooms

    Very clean hotel that was easy to walk to the city center from. The staff was helpful in making sure we could catch a very early train on our last morning. Walking distance to Edinburgh Castle but it wouldn't be a recommended walk.

    Reviewed February 07, 2014
    4.3
    LOO from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in August, 2013

    shooping quite a distance to princess street, ”

    new, aircon, pool

    as i know from the website only a few hotel with air con, so this hotel one of them ,my son enjoy the heated pool and jazucci, only problem a long walk to the shopping area like primcess street, overall okay to stay

    Reviewed August 17, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Lisa from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in November, 2011

    great hotel”

    comfortable rooms, private carpark, central location and leisure suite

    Enjoyable three night stay rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet at night with nice extra features such as minibar, safe and hairdryer. The central location meant it wasn't far to access city attractions as well as pubs and restaurants. The service was always good and the leisure suite was easily accessible and very pleasant.

    Reviewed November 10, 2011
    8.0
    Excellent
    Richard from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in July, 2011

    Lovely hotel”

    Walking distance to Royal Mile

    In the room, we were taken aback by the huge bathroom. After doing my job, I pulled the red string in the tiolet, Thinking it's the exhaust fan. We then realised, we were given a room meant for wheel- chair users Guests shd be asked whether they mind taking such room in the first place We did change room after that

    Reviewed July 22, 2011
    5.2
    Matthew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 1 night in September, 2018

    Renovations Noise Disturbancr”

    We were not informed at any point during online booking or check-in that there would be renovations taking place. So the Monday morning which we took off of work to have a long weekend and a lie in was disturbed by drilling and hammering. This could have been acceptable if only we had the courtesy of being told about it in advance by staff!

    Reviewed September 17, 2018
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Thu from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2013

    Good location”

    Service, price, location
    Reviewed December 26, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    VARIN from Thailand
    Couple
    Double Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in February, 2011

    Good Location, Good Rooms”

    Helpful Staff, Good Breakfast, Clean Rooms, Comfortable.

    Everything was good

    Reviewed February 13, 2011
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alison from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in January, 2019

    Lovely hotel, great location ”

    Lovely and modern, large room. Great location near Grass Market and Castle. Has its own bar and restaurant, breakfast was excellent

    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    6.0
    Haryo from Indonesia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2018

    Above average”

    Disappointing, as we have been located to the room that the floor is being under construction (4th floor), so we have to go to 5th Floor, then step down with my big luggage to 4th Floor, and same when we want to go out , need to step up first. Floor which is unclean, messy..,. I am disappointing, as have not been informed before.. Also no drinking water provided ..

    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    7.0
    Very good
    Lorraine from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November, 2013

    Hotel was not as good as we had expected.”

    Central located

    WE expected a better standard to this hotel. It was very much like a travel lodge but not a travel lodge price. Toilet is separate from the main bathroom but no wash hand basin in the toilet so you had to then go to the bathroom to wash your hands. Breakfast was not the best for £8.95.

    Reviewed November 06, 2013
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