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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

2,596 reviews
+44 131 656 3500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Cheap Lodgings Near the Royal Mile

Walking Distance from the Best Parts of Edinburgh

If you are visiting Scotland and want to stay in central Edinburgh, the Novotel Edinburgh Centre is a great option. It is located close to the famous Grassmarket, the Royal Mile in Old Town, and Princes Street. The 180-room property is within walking distance of everything from the National Museum of Scotland to Arthur’s Seat. If you are traveling to or from the airport, note that it’s only about 25 minutes away.

Celebrate History and Shopping in the Same Area

The Old Town portion of Edinburgh has structures that date back to medieval times. Fans of the Restoration era in particular will be captivated by the remaining buildings from that time. The legendary Grassmarket beneath Edinburgh Castle is the tourist highlight of this region. A pub crawl here is something to cross off your bucket list. The clubs and shops in Grassmarket are famous throughout Europe.

Just down the road from Old Town is New Town, although that term is somewhat misleading. Many of the buildings here were crafted between 1765 and 1850, making them equally culturally significant. The two regions in combination are a UNESCO World Heritage Site you will not want to miss.

Traveling to Arthur’s Seat provides a panoramic view of the city. This site rests upon a dormant volcano. If you are willing to make the trek from St. Anthony's Chapel to Holyrood Park, you will be treated to a breathtaking look down below from one of the highest points in Edinburgh.

Enjoy Some of the Finest Cuisine in Edinburgh

The locals rave about the Novotel Edinburgh Centre breakfast offerings. Elements serves modern cuisine as well as classic dishes. The adjoining bar is open later if you need a quick bite and miss dinner service. Room service is also available. Also note that this hotel is pet-friendly. If you are bringing a furry companion with you, it is one of the few properties in the area that will welcome them.  

Top Tier Amenities for the Area

All rooms at the hotel include amenities such as coffee maker, minibar, HDTV with satellite programming, iPod docking station, bathrobe, slippers, complimentary WiFi, and upgraded soaps, shampoo, and lotions in the bathroom. If you choose to upgrade, suites include additional televisions and a second bedroom.  

The Bottom Line

The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is a moderately well reviewed property that is much more affordable than some of the competing properties in the city. Save a lot of money by staying here.

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80 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9DE
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Highly efficient staff" "Breakfast staff excellent"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
88% said the reception staff was great.
"Excellent position" "Street food and drink amazing"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 63%.
"Buffet breakfast was excellent" "Breakfast was excellent"
65% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Hotel room was clean and quiet" "Rooms were clean and spacious"
70% thought rooms were spacious.
85% said the beds were comfortable.
"Free internet" "Free Wifi"
58% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Lack of changing facilities" "Kids enjoyed a dip in the pool"
Only 50% thought the pool was clean.
Wellness Area
"Hot tub didn't work" "Not even a dumbbell"
53% thought the sauna was ok.
top-notch fitness area, thought 73%.
"Toilet was tiny" "Broken ice machine"
70% thought rooms were spacious.
51% complained about the bathroom.
Value for money
"Meals in the restaurant were very reasonably priced" "Steep hill"
65% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Friendly service
Wonderful sightseeing
Clean rooms
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Time Out
Novotel's central-Edinburgh property is pretty typical of the chain: clean, straightforward and...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible