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Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.3/5 10,625 reviews

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Novotel Edinburgh Centre
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Hotel extras

  • 12 minutes' walk to the Castle and Royal Mile

  • A 15-minute walk to Princes Street shopping

  • Free WiFi

  • Relaxed, stylish restaurant and bar

  • Scottish gourmet and souvenirs shop. "A Bhuth" shop

Hotel location

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place
EH3 9DE edinburgh
united kingdom

Tel: +441316563500

Fax: (+44)131/6563510

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00


  • By plane

    EDINBURGH AIRPORT At 11.26km / 7 miles

  • By plane

    GLASGOW INT At 80.46km / 50 miles

  • By plane

    PRESTWICK AIRPORT At 104.6km / 65 miles

  • By boat

    ROSYTH At 24.14km / 15 miles

  • By helicopter

    EDINBURGH AIRPORT At 11.26km / 7 miles

  • By car

    M8 - JUNCTION 1 At 3.22km / 2 miles

  • By car

    M8 - JUNCTION 2 At 3.22km / 2 miles

  • By train

    HAYMARKET At 0.8km / 0.5 miles

GPS :55.944912, -3.199603

Hotel services


Entertain your palate at Novotel. Enjoy a range of local and international cuisine, simple yet authentic, in a casual setting.Whether you want to eat or simply have a drink, our restaurant has that extra something you can only find at Novotel.

Services in the hotel and nearby

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In summary

  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
Catering services
  • One Restaurant
  • One Bar
  • Breakfast
    • Buffet
  • Room service
    • Cold snacks
    • Hot meals
  • 6 Meeting rooms
  • Business Center
    • Business center is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
Hotel Services And Equipments
  • Hotel informations
    • 180 rooms
    • 9 rooms for people with reduced mobility
    • 144 family rooms
    • 14 connecting rooms
    • 180 non-smoking rooms
    • 7 floors
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • French
    • Italian
    • English
    • Spanish
    • German
  • Laundry / Valet Services
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Wi-Fi
    • WiFi in the communal areas
    • High Speed WiFi
    • WiFi at the hotel
    • High Speed internet
  • Reduced mobility Facilities
  • 100% Non Smoking Property
  • Check In & Check-out facilities
    • Late Checkout
    • Express check-out
    • Express check-in
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage storage
  • Concierge
    • Concierge
Access to property
  • Novotel Car Park Additional charge
    • On site
    • 15 parking spaces
    • Private
    • Parking opened 24/7
  • Novotel Pool
    • Covered
    • On site
  • Novotel Gym
    • On site
    • Hammam
    • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool bath
    • Sauna room
  • Gift shop/newspaper shop
  • Services for children
    • Board games available
    • Video game area
    • Play area

Our accommodation(s)

On Rooms and Rates Page for Superior Queen Room with Convertible Sofa Bed

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 7

  • Maximum size: 73

  • Maximum capacity: 80 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 30 people

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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

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ALL Rating 4.3/5

10,625 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

3,469 reviews

Excellent location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Suzanne K. Solo - 11/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Centrally located hotel for Edinburgh Old Town. Friendly staff, decent breakfast with plenty of choices. Friendly bar.

Good stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

George L. Couples - 11/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel was perfectly located with a lovely view of the castle, the room was absolutely amazing and cannot fault it. One of the things I would say would be the experience could have been better if your hotel rooms allowed you to connect your phone to the tv to allow you to use things like Netflix for example. I also had a couple of issues with the fact that I had checked in online and paid online, yet the staff did not seem to be aware of this and tried to get me to pay again, the member of staff did not seem to know too much about this option and therefore struggled to address the matter. However upon checkout everything was resolved by another member of staff. I also added a birthday package onto my stay and have to say I was not best impressed with the value for money however the cake was amazing. Overall our stay was great.

Well located out of the main bustle but within easy walk or bus ride

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Amanda F. Friends - 11/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Opposite the university buildings and a large park just behind. Comfortable surroundings good breakfast. Set for the day. Bonus of a swimming pool too.

Lovely comfortable room in great location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Mrs D. Families - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

A two night mini break to take in the sights of Edinburgh. Royal Mile, Castle and Grass Market all in walking distance

Good stay.. good location.. amazing breakfast and very helpful and polite stuff

Customer review rating 5.0/5

M. Families - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Comfortable bed Huge Tv Very good breakfast Friendly and fast check in

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff & great location!

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sara S. Couples - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Fantastic stay at this hotel. Staff were very friendly and super helpful. Special touch of cake and a card for my partner's birthday. Covid protocols were very good, extra high level of cleaning, especially at breakfast.

Well located, nice room

Customer review rating 5.0/5

W. Families - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL


Comfy stay, helpful staff

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Edward Solo - 09/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very polite and helpful front desk staff, restaurant also very nice food, and staff were excellent.

Very good location

Customer review rating 3.0/5

E. Families - 09/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Only 1 lift working which is no good for a hotel this size. Room was ok but the shower was terrible, pressure is way too low!


Customer review rating 2.0/5

Steve M. Couples - 08/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Car parking located too far from hotel especially when raining. A gift from my daughter was forgotten and only rectified when I complained about some balloons which were left in the room by mistake and they also forgot to add the message card which left me wondering where it came from. Poor service really!

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Julia Couples - 08/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hot buffet breakfast wasn't really that hot (just about warm) but the waffles, and provision for continental breakfast was excellent. Room was comfortable and made up well. Good range of gins in the bar.

Good stay - bar expensive and no room service

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Samantha Friends - 08/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Clean, decent sized room in a good location. They don’t clean the rooms now due to Covid (not sure why) and you have to request if you want your room serviced 24 hours in advance. We did request this during check in but we got back the following day & the room hadn’t been serviced. We had to WhatsApp for some clean towels and glasses and for our bins to be emptied (they’ve removed phones from the room). Housekeeping then came to our room about 6:30pm asking if we wanted the room serviced - we’d been out all day by this point and wanted to shower etc so didn’t want to have to vacate the room for this to be done We had a drink from the bar (one gin and tonic) which was £14.95- ridiculously expensive - wouldn’t have ordered it had I of known. Overall pleasant stay but wouldn’t use the bar again and would make sure I followed up with a WhatsApp about the room being cleaned. For us, we like to stay in hotels rather than apartments so that you get the service of the room being cleaned and amenities, which we didn’t get.

Good position in city

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Ian H. Couples - 06/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Inspite of requesting the room be serviced it was not and we had to do it ourselves. BBC News channel on TV did not work. The bar was noisy partly with the music but also, annoyingly, with the 3 staff at the bar talking and laughing between themselves. There was a long wait for the lift in the morning but I understand the need for the 'one person only' rule. The garage was expensive.

Well located a few minutes walk from the Castle etc

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Michael Couples - 06/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Front of house staff were all great, room clean and the views from the balcony in the suite were amazing, considering it’s central location it was very quiet at night so nothing disturbed our sleep at all!

Fabulous hotel well situated with superb staff.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anne M. Families - 05/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We loved it. Family reunion. Staff very accommodating and rooms were great. Bar stsff could t do enough for us . Plus menu had great choices.

Great staff very helpful professional and freindly

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Derek Families - 05/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very good

yes perfect

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Steve C. Families - 05/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL


Central clean easy to use

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Alan T. Couples - 04/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel one of favourite hotels but was really disappointed in food menu . Order salmon was swimming in water salmon was bland no taste

Great Break

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 04/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Well located hotel, very comfortable room and very good bar.

Stained carpets and late check in

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Patty5 22/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

I booked suite and arrived at 3.30 to be told the room wouldn't be available until at 6.30 at the earliest. No alternativ stiven room was offered. On returning to the hotel the room still hadn't been prepared. When we eventually had the room ad advertised we found the carpets heavily stained as in resturant are.

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