Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel
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8.0
Excellent
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8.2
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
  • Wee Red Bar50 m
  • Armchair Books130 m
  • Dragonfly150 m
  • West Port Books170 m
  • Flodden Wall210 m
  • Edinburgh Art Shop230 m
  • Cloisters240 m
  • Aquarius250 m
  • Blue Blazer250 m
  • Iconic Design & Vintage250 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel

    80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9DE - See map
    "Great location about 15 min from the Royal Mile."
    kristina - July 3, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    • 970 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    Property ranking|Compared to 4,231 Edinburgh properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.2/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.7/10
    Value for money score
    7.8/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    97
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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
    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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    Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen 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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    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 Queen Bed
    Executive Queen Bed
    ...
    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Queen Bed
    Superior Queen Bed
    ...
    • 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

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great location near Grass Market and Castle."

      Alison

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      January 8, 2019

    • 9.7
      Exceptional

      "I ate twice in the hotel and was impressed with the quality of the food."

      Sally-Anne

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      January 16, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Has its own bar and restaurant, breakfast was excellent"

      Alison

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      January 8, 2019

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    9.7
    Exceptional

    "Location is right round the corner from Grassmarket so brill..."

    Sally-Anne

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    January 16, 2016

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    What they offer

    6.8
    Good
    Bathroom

    "Shower and room facilities are great."

    Jenny

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    October 2, 2017

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    Reviews of Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (93)Booking.com Reviews (2136)
    8.0
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    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.8
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (19)
    8-9 Excellent (16)
    7-8 Very Good (21)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (11)
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    Mar - May (19)
    Jun - Aug (11)
    Sep - Nov (23)
    Dec - Feb (21)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Steve from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Good but one fault”

    Room had en-suite wc separate from Bathroom but without basin for washing hands and we had to go between bedroom to wash hands. Not sanitary.

    Reviewed August 05, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    6.8
    Good
    Sheau from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

    The room is spacious”

    Although the hotel room is spacious, the room wasn't clean. When I checked in, the room still have leftover rubbish from the previous guest.

    Reviewed December 10, 2017
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    kristina from United States
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Wonderful stay. ”

    Staff were friendly and helpful. Great location about 15 min from the Royal Mile. Would book again.

    Reviewed July 03, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Balamohan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Breakfast”

    Breakfast was good, but the cleanliness of the room is not very good, carpets are dirty. Otherwise its really a nice hotel to stay

    Reviewed April 13, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    ADRIAN from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

    HOLIDAY”

    STAFF EXCELLENT HOWEVER THE ROOM CARPETS ARE FILTHY AND THE HEATING WAS SWITCHED OFF REMOTELY . THE ROOM WAS CHILLY IN THE EVEVNINGS AND NO HEATING AVAILABLE .

    Reviewed August 15, 2016
    5.6
    Chay from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room with Sofa
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Disappointing”

    The room need some renovation. The breakfast was very good.

    Reviewed May 30, 2016
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Winifred from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Had a great stay.”

    Location to shops. Location to great eateries.
    Reviewed June 25, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Udit from India
    Family with young children
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    Happy to stay at Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel”

    Near to Edinburgh Train Station at Waverly Bridge. The Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour stops at the Hotel. Sainsbury is 2 min walking.
    Reviewed June 07, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    cheryl from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

    Edinburgh stay”

    location, room and pool

    very lovely stay. My 3yr old loved it!!

    Reviewed June 02, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Diane from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

    long weekend break”

    room, breakfast, staff

    Great lost to see and do

    Reviewed May 15, 2015
    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
    8.7
    Excellent
    Kris from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Great for a weekend with friends”

    Location, value and room size
    Reviewed April 20, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Beverley from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Great hotel”

    Clean, comfortable room, good location

    Great hotel would definately recommend to others !!

    Reviewed February 12, 2015
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