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Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Ranked #73 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Good location for family break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and it was as advertised. A central location suitable for families.

Car park was full so we did need to walk about ten mins back to hotel from Semple Street (great value though at £16 for the entire weekend as we just walked everywhere).

As we unloaded car I could have done with a bit of help with our luggage as I was on my own with our 8 year old juggling bags and nobody offered assistance.

Room was great, clean, spacious and bath robes a pleasant addition for trips to the pool! The pool is small but very clean, changing rooms good. Gym looked good :)

Bar, good service and menu has plentiful choice if you decide to stay in after a long journey. Scottish law does mean no kids allowed in bar after 2000 so you will need to move to restaurant area. Book breakfast when you check in as it is approx. £5 per head cheaper, alternatively loads of brilliant placed in Edinburgh to catch a bite to eat.
Team employed at the hotel all pretty friendly and keen to offer assistance where they can.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a good stay with us and apologise if there wasn’t always a member of staff available to assist you. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed here on 3rd April 2014 in order to see Adam Ant at the Liquid Room. The hotel is amazing, great gym facilities, pool and sauna facilities, lovely big rooms, nice reception area, first class service and a lovely breakfast (which i had to pay extra for and i would recommend). On site parking is available which is a bit costly, but that is the way of the world at the moment. Ideally situated for the liquid rooms too. Would visit here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
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,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Paid a good rate for this hotel and was not disappointed. Nice staff, room adequate, etc. no traffic noise at night, bed very comfy and had 3 good nights' sleep. Lovely view of the castle from the room.
Hotel is close to a stop for the city sightseeing bus, and other bus stops. Not too far to walk to the main attractions. Plenty of nearby cafés for breakfast ( hotel breakfast a little too expensive for me).
Bathroom is separate to the toilet, which isn't necessarily a problem, but does mean walking out and around to wash your hands.
All in all, a nice little hotel. Would recommend and go back again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Novotel Edinburgh Centre. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

I stayed with my wife for seven nights, between 20 and 27 of March 2014 and i must say that we had a perfect stay at this hotel.The spot is very good and the most of the "best see sites" of the town are about 15 minutes by foot.Grassmarket i just behind and bus lines (for airport,Rosslin Chapel etc) are two minutes walk.The room was hot enough and the aircondition was working perfect.We are Greeks and the -2 celsius at nights is a bit unusual for us, at the end of the March. The breakfast was great, fresh , very well cooked and hot as possible. It's a great value for money.I definitely would come back again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
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,
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

On entrance to this hotel you are immediately dazzled so much by the bright lights and strange seating arrangement that it feels like you are in a car showroom.Everything is open plan which results in a smell of the pool and restaurant mixed together. The rooms are very strangely laid out with a separate toilet away from the bathroom and very minimalist.There is very little storage area,no plug sockets near the bed,the bed was uncomfortable and there was stains on the very worn carpet. Right, thats the bad bits over so now to the good....the staff are excellent, the bathrooms are fine with a separate shower, the pool/sauna/steam/gym are fine, the location is good and the price is good(especially for Edinburgh hotels). For us it served a purpose for our visit but we would not visit again.....sorry.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Novotel Edinburgh Centre. We appreciate your positive feedback on the staff, but I am sorry that on this occasion you were disappointed with aspects of your stay. Kind regards,
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Property: Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Address: 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
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:
#10 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#52 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Edinburgh Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 180
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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