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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

#82 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Peel, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't comment on the accommodation because we didn't stay here however the meeting rooms are fabulous as is the restaurant. I would definitely recommend it for corporate training days etc. The staff were lovely and very helpful. The restaurant was lovely and clean with delicious food served. My only complaint would be the toilets downstairs, as the week went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty nice hotel. We were a family of four and have very little to complain about with this hotel other than two minor issues: -Sofa bed mattress could be better; -quite a bit too much chemical in the pool. Other than this, pretty good place to stay right down town. Also note, the parkade for the hotel is tiny (maybe... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly, welcoming staff, nice hotel, located with short walk of all the major attractions, 5 walk minutes to the castle, 10 minutes to Princes Street. The hotel is modern, clean spacious rooms, car parking was a mere £15 for 3 days in a City! The leisure area is small but very good. The breakfast is of good quality and... More 

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Craig M, Guest Services Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, Karine Girard More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time at this hotel, booked through another website for a one night stay in the capital. Upon arriving was impressed with décor and layout of reception, staff very efficient. However booked basic room, and it was basic! Toilet/shower room reminded me of French motorway service station toilets, room looked as if it hasn't been decorated for a while! Had... More 

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Craig M, Guest Services Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

I am sorry that on this occasion that you were disappointed with your stay. I treat all feedback with the utmost seriousness and I am currently investigating this matter. Please feel free to contact me on 0131 656 3602 or h3271-rd@accor.com to discuss this further. Kind regards, Karine Girard. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for business. Room a good size, though overlooked other rooms so no view for me. Bathroom clean, with separate bath & shower, plus good size towels. Had separate WC which I guess is handy for 2 people sharing. Didn't watch much TV, but had lots of channels. Also had speakers for MP3 players. Comfortable bed. Free wifi... More 

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Craig M, Guest Services Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards, Karine Girard More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived (myself and one of the VP's of our company) and where told upon arrival that even though we had reserved our rooms over three weeks ago they had no rooms to offer us.......We where then told to drive to Mecure hotel with no parking to spend the night.............

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Craig M, Guest Services Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

I am sorry that on this occasion that you were relocated to our sister hotel. I treat all feedback with the utmost seriousness and I am currently investigating this matter. Please feel free to contact me 0131 656 3602 or h3271-rd@accor.com to discuss this further. Kind regards, Karine Girard More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Straff is very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is good. One thing we liked was that a waiter gave you a table at breakfast, which made it feel less chaotic than it can be sometimes. Rooms are great. Wc and bathroom are separate though. This is a bit odd but works fine. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Craig Munro More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel on business, and was more than happy with the hotel. Good sized room and very clean. Buffet style breakfast had a lot of choice, but the breakfast room was very busy. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, Craig Munro More 

Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with our tour group from Trafalgar Travel, we were surprised at the size of our room which was clean and very tidy, The hotel is in a good location with lots to do within 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

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Thanks for your review. I am glad you had a good stay with us. See you on your next trip hopefully! Kind regards, Craig Munro More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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