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“Quality hotel close to Edinburgh cit y centre” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Edinburgh Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #91 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
north east scotland
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“Quality hotel close to Edinburgh cit y centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

W e stay here regularly -comfortable rooms , ten minute walk from the Grassmarket or the west end.
If you like Novotels you will like this one

I suggest you skip breakfast and walk down to the Turkish Cafe where your food will be freshly made and cost a fifth of the hotels.

Do not forget your swimming costume the pool is good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cmunro96, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
I’m very grateful that you could take time to leave us your thoughts and write a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again in the very near future.
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Novotel Edinburgh Centre
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Stayed here for a Christmas break, miserable receptionist who gave no welcome to us, no christmas decorations at all, rooms were clean and clinical, food was average, no atmosphere in the bar, no music, poor location, pretty drab really. Visitors to this beautiful city could do better than to stay here, disappointing...............

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cmunro96, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
I’m sorry we failed to live up to your expectations. The team and I at Novotel Edinburgh Centre appreciate your feedback, though, and we are addressing the issue. Please feel free to email me on h3271@accor.com to discuss further.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My wife daughter son in law and 9 yr old grandson arrived sat 8th dec for a one night stay visiting the grand xmas market that has now been held for many years now. We choose the novotel and were not disapointed we arrived at 11.00 and wonderd if our room was ready but no joy so we left our cases in the left luggage room parked our car in semple st car park as there were no spaces left in the hotel's car park and then walked into town about 15 minutes to princess st. About 8 hrs later arrived back at hotel and checked in recepionist met us with a smile
told us everything we needed to know 2 minutes in our room very clean warm and loverly bed
every thing worked in the room and the water was hot after a brilliant nights sleep my grandson
sonin law and myself hit the pool very quiet really enjoyed. we had buffet breakfast which was very good we checked out about 10.30 and left to spend anouther 4 hrs in edinburgh

OVERALL
nice hotel,room, staff
nice breakfast
would stay here again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cmunro96, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
So glad you had an enjoyable time at Novotel Edinburgh Centre ! We very much appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Me my partner and her daughter and friend stayed here Friday to Sunday on dinner bed and breakfast deal food superb bar a little bit pricey swimming pool perfect sauna and steam room good a little bit small the steam room . Bedroom was excellent 2 adults 2 teenagers in room . Would stay again if we got the same deal as the hotel is a bit pricey without it .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cmunro96, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, and I hope we can welcome you back to The Novotel Edinburgh Centre very soon. Kind regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have stayed here before. It was well situated for Usher Hall where we were attending a concert as part of our weekend break. 10 minutes walk from Usher Hall so not too far. Waverley Station is a short taxi ride away or a 30 minute walk.

Room was modern and well equipped. We appear to have had a double room which would of suited someone disabled. Not sure why although having recently retired maybe they are trying to tell me something! Adjustable room temperature thermostat helped keep the room heated to a comfortable level.

First night there were some inconsiderate guests in the next room who came back approx 4.00 am and decided to have a party in their room. Lots of noise, music and smoking in a non smoking room. A quick call to the night porter quickly sorted the problem out. Although reception contact numbers were not readily apparent from info in the rooms.

Free Wifi in public area downstairs was adequate depending on where you were sited. Staff were generally polite and helpful.

We did not eat at the hotel except breakfast which was fine. All in all we would go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cmunro96, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Many thanks for posting your comments. We appreciate all feedback very much and the team and I look forward to welcoming you back at The Novotel Edinburgh Centre.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel in Edinburgh to stay even if the views from the rooms are largely uninteresting. Edinburgh center being not too big, the hotel is at an easy walking distance. Rooms are comfortable and very quiet. Breakfast: good quality ! Wi fi free of charge in the hall, but not in the rooms... Altogether: a good stay

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Cmunro96, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Many thanks for the review. We always welcome feedback and my team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Novotel Edinburgh Centre. I hope we can be part of your future travel plans. Kind regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night at the novotel just off the grass market in Edinburgh I had good night out as it is well situated in centre of the city beside good resteraunts and bars, then back for restful night's sleep.we were leaving early so up and down for buffet breakfast and if you are like me and like to eat what you choose to eat well its the place to have breakfast after a good night out enjoying the delights the city has on offerit was very filling as I think I had to full plates as I really enjoyed it and would recomend it to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Many thanks for posting your comments. We appreciate all feedback very much and the team and I look forward to welcoming you back at Novotel Edinburgh Centre.
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Additional Information about Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Address: 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Edinburgh Centre 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is an AA rated 4 star hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Perfect for a holiday in the Scottish capital, close to Edinburgh Castle and the lively Grassmarket Area, 10 min walk from Princes Street shopping and the Royal Mile. The famous Arthurs Seat is 15 min walk away and Edinburgh International Airport 15 min drive. Relax with friends or family and enjoy Elements Restaurant and Bar, 24 hour room service, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym and whirlpool. Limited pay parking. Complimentary WiFi available. ... more   less 
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